That’s Right, Woodchuck-chuckers, It’s Groundhog Day!

Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.

The other day I was contemplating why I enjoy Groundhog Day so much. Is it six more weeks of winter or six more weeks until spring? Or is it a made up reason to celebrate life when it’s cold, dark and you miss the sun? Or maybe this movie reminds me of my Midwestern roots? Whatever the reason, I love Groundhog Day. So much so I haven’t missed a single blog post about it since the creation of WIP. Check-out 2020, 2019, 2018, and2017. It’s a fun snapshot into the past five years. What were we eating? What was I knitting? And of course there are the mandatory kitty photos.

Groundhog Day Poster

This year the event was completely virtual. They even had a mask for Phil. Tuesday morning he saw his shadow so we’re in for six more weeks of winter. Here’s a fun article about the event. Groundhog day is the perfect example of how gratitude and positivity can reframe your life. The first day of Spring here is on March 21, but you can choose to look for the positive in life. You can even celebrate the seemingly insignificant moments in life.

How do you celebrate Groundhog Day? This year I decided to celebrate by trying out a snack recipe from Peace + Love + Low Carb. Chili-lime mixed nuts seemed like an appropriate choice. If you’re looking for healthy snacks to watch during the big game or working from home, this is perfect. It’s quick to make and hard not to eat the entire bowl.

I also celebrated by casting on a new project. I know I should be focusing on my current projects, but I just couldn’t help it. I made it through the entire month of January without any new projects! I haven’t named this one yet so no project page with pattern details just yet. I will give you a clue it’s out of Malabrigo.

Burt’s trying his own version of Groundhog day. I don’t think he has it figured out yet.

How is your week going? I wish you all a blissful week.

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