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January 2015

"A New Year's resolution is something that
goes in one year and out the other"

Mid-Atlantic Weather Watch: Fair, very cold (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6); snow (7, 8) and rather cold (9, 10, 11, 12, 13). Heavy snow (14, 15, 16) turning fair but very cold (17, 18, 19, 20). Nor’easter, heavy snow, and windy (21, 22, 23) remaining windy and cold with some lake-effect snow (24, 25, 26, 27). Fair and rather cold (28, 29, 30, 31).

Full Moon: January’s full moon has been often been referred to as HUNGER MOON because of the difficulty Native Americans had finding food at this time of year. It has also been called Wolf Moon because of the increasing number of wolf packs wandering closer and closer to their camps looking for food. It will occur on December 25th making it Christmas Moon in 2015!

Holidays: Celebrate New Year’s Day on Thursday, January 1st. Famed civil rights leader, Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15, 1929. In 2015, the official day set aside for his remembrance (the third Monday of January) falls January 19th. We must all take a moment to reflect on the great movement he began and how far we have come as a result.

The Garden: Start planning your garden now. Pick up a few gardening books and magazines that are available, clipping out pictures that appeal to you. Then sketch out the designs you would like to incorporate into your own garden. Collect nursery and seed catalogs now and remember to place your orders early. Try to time all of your gardening and lawn activities around anticipated sales at local nurseries, hardware stores, and other local merchants. Now is the time to spoil your indoor plants! They not only brighten up the house but they also rid indoor air of nasty pollutants. Extra watering is required to keep them from drying out indoors and remember to use room temperature water when watering or misting them. They also need to be rotated periodically to ensure they receive adequate sunlight all around during the coming winter months. They will show their appreciation with healthy, full green foliage all winter long!

J. Gruber’s Thought For Today’s Living

"The next twelve months offers us a world of promise; it all depends on each one of us and how much we are willing to give of ourselves to help make it a better world"

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