February is from the Latin Februarius, which is from februum which refers to Februa, a purification ritual that fell on February 15 in the old Roman calendar. It’s related to febris, which is Latin for fever.
Historically, February has been a tough month for Charlie when he makes it clear, he has had enough of winter. A couple of years ago, it was the month he had a massive breakfown that heralded the end of his days in a neighborhood school in a special ed classroom and placements of the sort he is in currently, out of district, separate, autism- and disabilities- only.
The second week of this February (when, after steady weeks of sun, it has been raining), Charlie got into a neuro-manic mode and didn't really sleep for five days, starting on Sunday night. What he did, was very loud stomping runs that brought him thisclose to crashing into the wall, throwing items (at school -- something that has occurred in the past -- a microwave oven; at home, a great deal of dishes, boxes, garbage and recycling bin contents, and smaller tables at around midnght on Wednesday).
We'd been given some ceramic dishes on moving here. The remains of these now being in garbage bags on the curb, it's back to plastic and paper; to the things Charlie doesn't have to worry that he can break; to a simpler-ness, a Februaric cleanout.