Greetings, and happy new year! Welcome to January. The new moon on the winter solstice has grown fat and full, now. This is the first full moon of the new year. It is sometimes called the Wolf Moon, or Cold Moon, and it is a vision of beauty over the winter landscape, the city at night, the Lake.
Sure, it's 20-below wind chill out there, but that's January, the coldest month of the year here. You don't need the weather records to confirm that, but they do. It's cold, and snow. It's winter. And it's even colder in international Falls, Minnesota--45-below!
This arctic air is expected to last all week. In case you have forgotten how to dress for subzero conditions, here is a helpful post. If you don't have time to read it, remember --hoodies and light layers are your allies, now.
And so, on to January, the good the bad and the ugly of it all. Holidays are over. Maybe there's a sigh of relief. Maybe there's a letdown, staring into that white expanse of the new year.
Now come the white sales, the post- holiday sales. Do you need a 2015 calendar? Do you need winter boots? Now is the time to find them!
Now come the bills, the colds, the aches and flus, the shoveling and scraping, the searching for lost gloves.
Now come the promises of "this is the year" that .....and whatever that resolve is, maybe already it's gone by the wayside. Don't become discouraged. You can do it, begin again. We are always beginning, again.
Look at the January Moon.
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