In the Georgian calendar, the calendar that most of the world uses, February is the

second month of the year. Most of the months have 30 or 31 days in a month but

February is shorter. February has 28 days until Julius Caesar gave it 29 and 30 days

every four years. This is because the Roman emperor Augustus took one day from

February and added that to August because August was a month that was named

after him. February is a very cold month followed by January in the northern half of

the world. However, there are sunny days in February that indicates that spring is

almost here. Different from the northern half, the southern hemisphere usually

enjoys midsummer weather.

Below are some fun

facts about February:

1. The birthstone for February is Amethyst.

2. Two zodiac signs for February are Aquarius (January 20 - February 18) and Pisces

(February 19 - March 20)

3. The month has 29 days in leap years, when the year number is divisible by four. In

common years the month has 28 days.

4. Viola (plant) and the Primrose are the birth flowers.

5. Black History Month is celebrated in Canada and United States.

6. National Day of the Sun is celebrated in Argentina.

7. In order to complete the Soviet Union's victory in Stalingrad during World War II,

the last German troops surrendered in the Stalingrad pocket.

8. On February 4, 1861, a temporary committee met at Montgomery, Alabama where

they organized a Confederate States of America.

9. On February 6, 1933, Amendment 20 to the United States was proclaimed which

moved the Inauguration Day to January 20th.

10. In February 1910, the Boy Scouts of America was incorporated.

11. On February 6, 1899. The U.S. Senate ratified the peace treaty that led to the

end of the Spanish-American War.

12. On February 6, 1952, Princess Elizabeth became Queen Elizabeth II of Great


13. February 11 - National Foundation Day in Japan

14. February 12 - Abraham Lincoln's Birthday

15. February 14 - Valentine's Day

16. February 21 - International Mother Language Day

17. February 22 - Independence Day in Saint Lucia

18. February 22 - George Washington's Birthday

19. February 24 - Flag Day of Mexico

20. February 25 - People Power Revolution (Phillippines)

Step by step, your higher self is guiding

you through the dance of life...

silence the mind, go within, and listen

to the rhythm of your soul.

~ Unknown

Watch the sunrise at least once a year,

put a lot of marshmallows in your hot chocolate,

lie on your back and look at the stars, never

buy a coffee table you can't put your feet on,

never pass up a chance to jump on a

trampoline, don't overlook life's small joys

while searching for the big ones.

~ Unknown

Cinnamon Spice Cake Mix Cookies

1 box Betty Crocker Spice Cake Mix

1/2 cup Hershey Cinnamon Chips

1/2 cup vegetable or Canola oil

2 eggs

  • Combine cake mix, eggs, and oil in large mixing bowl, and beat well.

  • Stir in Cinnamon Chips

  • Chill dough in refrigerator for 15 minutes

  • Drop onto ungreased non-stick cookie sheet in rounded balls.

  • Bake for approx. 8 – 9 minutes {or until done} at 350 degrees.

  • ENJOY!!

Hello everyone. It has been 1 year now since Dad left us.
He is missed very much - but it gives me peace to know he

is in a much better place and is pleased that we are

continuing to move on with our lives. I just know that is

what he would want for us to do.

I do hope you had a good weekend and if you wanted

the Seattle Seahawks to win the Super Bowl, you should be

a happy camper! They played a great game. I was not that

impressed with many of the commercials this year and I
strongly felt the "COKE" one should have been in all

English .... just say'n .... and the half-time show did not

interest me at all. So, I sat and used my iPad while that was

on and turned the TV down! I guess to each his own.

Well, enough about football and the Super Bowl. Here we are

in the month of February. Closer to Spring is what I am thinking.

Now, here is wishing you all a great day filled with

happiness. Do take care and enjoy this day.

And now till another time, be safe in

all you do. Be aware of everything and

everyone around you at all times. A

very good habit .... take care!


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