I could have probably used one of these things on my drive back home from the Art Museum on 290.
I love New England. I love the Springs and Summers. I love apple picking and apple pies. You just don't get the type of foliage you do up here.
But I hate the Winters.
There's not much to look forward to in January. Come to think of it, there's not much to look forward to in February. But at least with February you have that false feeling of a "Light at the end of the tunnel" before it sucker-punches you and dumps another foot of snow on the ground between then and April.
But January is the worst. The buzz of the holidays and New Years are over and now you've entered into the icy heart of Winter. There's no real fun Halloweens, Thanksgivings or Oktoberfest type celebrations to look forward to until the First Day of Spring.
In other words, hibernate! Stay indoors. Read a lot of books. Catch up on movies you've been meaning to watch. Learn to cook a new dish and drink a lot of dark beers. Or if you don't drink beer either red wine or rum and ginger beer are excellent substitutes.
And hope that the wretched groundhog doesn't see his shadow so we don't get another ton of snow dumped on us.
And if he does: COOK THE GROUNDHOG!!
That's probably the best way to get through January. Otherwise you might go mad and start writing blogs about it. Heh heh!!