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February 1: Hula in the Coola Day

I don’t know who actually created this day, but, as this Texas girl shivers her way through another Michigan winter, I definitely understand the wish for warmer weather. The high today is 17 degrees.

beach-penguin hula [image credit leehansen.com]


is 17




If that seems normal to you, you really need to think about relocating.

Be that as it may, February 1 is Hula in the Coola Day. The goal of Hula in the Coola is to ditch your winter clothing in favor of a grass skirt and simple top, add some leis and throw a backyard luau in the snow and ice. To cut down on the frostbite, I’d avoid going barefoot.

Actually, as much as I’m ready for warmer weather, I think I’ll wait until it gets here to dress for it. I’ll watch the luau from inside, in my turtleneck, ready to call EMS when you hit hypothermia. 🙂

“God’s voice thunders in marvelous ways;
he does great things beyond our understanding.
He says to the snow, ‘Fall on the earth,’
and to the rain shower, ‘Be a mighty downpour.’”

Job 37:5-6


February 13: Get A Different Name Day

A day to be called Cordelia, not Anne and certainly not CARROTS!

Get A Different Name Day, celebrated every February 13, is primarily for those who despise their names. Today, they get to pick a different name, and everyone has to go along with it (at least for the day 🙂 ).

Today, take a moment to remember Mr. Pain from 1 Chronicles 4:10. Jabez is the Hebrew word for pain. He begs God to change his name, so he will no longer be a pain to all who know him.

Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, “Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.” And God granted his request.