Okay, campers, rise and shine, and don’t forget your booties

because it’s COOOLD out there today!

That’s right, rodent lovers!

It’s Groundhog Day!

…When Chekhov saw the long winter,

it was a winter bleak and dark and bereft of hope;

and yet, we know winter’s only one more step in the cycle.

And standing among my friends and family,

and basking in the warmth of their hearths and hearts,

I couldn’t imagine a better fate than a long and lustrous winter.

-Adapted from “Groundhog Day”