It's supposed to be cold. That's what I keep reminding myself. If I made up Indian names for the months that match my moods, January would have to be Whining Moon. Cold weather in October and November feels good - it's a relief from the heat. December is such a lively month that I barely notice the cold. Then, along comes poor January - the holidays are over but winter is far from over, and most of us have had our fill of the cold.
If I had time to go and play in the cold, I think I might enjoy it more, but at the moment all it does is make my drudgery more unpleasant. It's hard to get up at 4:30, and harder still when it's cold and dark and dreary. See - I told you it was Whining Moon!
Still, we're more than halfway through the month, and before we know it will be February (which can be cold and unpleasant, too, but at least it's short!). February is followed by March, which can still be cold here, but we definitely start to see signs of spring. It's really only a few weeks away - we just have to hold out a little longer!
Hang in there, everybody - spring will come again!