Apologies for the long absence; blame NaNoWriMo and the 'flu!
This is what you should be doing in January amongst other things, according to Cardanus Rider:-
Let not Blood and use no Physick unless there be a Necessity; eat often and avoid too much sleep.
In this Month uncover the Roots of Trees and cover with Dung.
Our Eighteenth Century ancestors really knew how to enjoy themselves; I wish I had been around in 1755!