Does anyone besides me feel like this January has been the longest on record? I honestly thought we’d already crossed into February territory last week.
I had driven across Tallahassee to treat my bracelet to its biannual checkup and cleaning only to be told by the nice man at the jewelry counter that the checkup wasn’t due for another two and a half weeks.
“But, I thought I could bring it anytime in February,” I stammered.
“You certainly can, ma’am,” he said. “But today is January 15.”
“Honest?” I asked.
“Cross my heart,” he replied.
Feeling thoroughly confused and slightly suspicious, I looked at the calendar on my watch. Sure enough, it indicated that we were just then experiencing mid-January.
“Well, I guess I’ll see you in a few weeks,” I said, adding,”But as God is my witness I thought we were already in February.”
He just smiled kindly. I hope he isn’t there when I bring my bracelet in for its checkup. I’ve got my disguise ready just in case.