The Luscious Luxury of Leap Day

Since I first started blogging in 2009, this is the very first time February 29th has ever fallen on a Thursday. So, with the stars aligning, I thought I’d share my thoughts about this quadrennial aberration.

Leaping into the harbor
This Laurie Cronin drawing is one of my favorites from Oliver’s Surprise

Turns out, a 2016 post Leaping on Leap Day already covers my evolving feelings about enduring not-so-fabulous February for an entire extra day, and I continue to wonder why it couldn’t be added to my favorite month of June instead. But now that weeks and months rush by far too fast, any chance to catch my breath before the calendar page turns once more is cause for celebration. 

This year, I’m enjoying our extra day in the paradise they call Antigua. We don’t go back to Rhode Island until March—which, thanks to the way planets rotate, has been delayed by a whole day! Could we get any luckier?

How do you feel about Leap Day? Share your thoughts in the comments below, or send me an email. I read every single one—though this week I might not get back to you until after my afternoon wingfoiling session. Maybe I’ll even manage to leap into the water on this Leap Day 2024!

2 Replies to “The Luscious Luxury of Leap Day”

  1. I have two people close to me with actual birthdays on leap year. My sis -in-law officially turns 12 today and my old next door neighbor turns 14. In regular years, that’s 48 and 56!

    Needless to say, leap day along with Pi Day (March 14) are big deals in my world.

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