It is February and so far so good. The forecast is rain and maybe snow but the temperatures are still up so I am predicting rain. Plus the groundhog did not see his shadow, so according to tradition, spring will be six weeks earlier.

Happy birthday to all who celebrated their day this past week. Big balloons go out to Tiernan Crowell and Ethan Thibodeau, who celebrated their day Feb. 3, Haile Barbosa, Feb. 4, Amaral-Espinoza, Feb. 5, Christian De Silveira, Feb. 6, and to Stefano Avansini who celebrates his day Feb. 7.

I would like to send out fast healing wishes to Jonathan Polleys. Jonathan had a heart valve replacement last Thursday at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He is doing well and recovering fast. He still has a long way to go to get his strength back, and know his limits for now. But all in all we are thankful to the doctors and nurses taking care of him.

I don’t think it will ever cease to amaze me on what they can do. Now they are replacing hearts, and heart pieces and patients are home within days.

I woke up a few days ago and I heard the birds singing. I thought I was hearing things. I had two thoughts one I slept through the whole winter and spring was here, or that the birds are really out there and warmer weather is still really here. I looked out and there were birds at the feeder swooping in and out and it was only 630 a.m. Then, when I went on Facebook to check things out, there were other people talking about the birds singing early in the morning. Then, while I was preparing to write this column, I looked out to notice it was 5:30 p.m. and it was still light out. This of course put a smile on my face but I am not counting on spring because we still live in New England but I will enjoy it while it last.

I know I say it a lot but if you are looking for something to do check out the programs at the Edgartown Library. There are some great movies playing and different activities for adults and children.

Have a great week and keep the home candles burning.