Since this year is a leap year, it is a longer than normal February.
We do get an extra day this year, but what day is the extra day? Is February 29 the extra day? Actually, the extra day is inserted between the 23rd and 24th and then the days are renumbered for the rest of the month. This all goes back to the origins of the Julian calendar.
I had thought about writing an entire post about the differences between the Julian and Gregorian calendars, but have decided that it can wait until a later date. Maybe in a post about how the changes affect Genealogy.
The calendar differences do not really have a big impact on our lives today. Most of us will have the same amount of leap years in our lives as if we were still under the Julian calendar.
Instead, I will mention a few things that I posted during this longer than normal February.
Early in the month I wrote a post about my Chinese New Year Dinner. It has definitely been a month to think about different calendar systems.
The most visited post this month was Remembering Uncle Junior. My uncle passed away earlier this month and I shared some of my memories of him.
I also wrote posts about food, beautiful days, yard work and other topics but will let you discover them on your own.
Next month will be a busy month as I have a couple of trips planned. It is a good thing that I have one more day of this one to prepare 🙂