My mother in Tennessee keeps telling me that she is constantly outside in 70+ degree weather. From the sound of it, she's frolicking in blooming irises and joniquils. After almost two months of continuous snow, I was beginning to think that spring time was much like a yeti, with alleged sightings which I could not confirm or deny.
Today was a breath of fresh air...so to speak. I was actually awoken by birds chirping out in the courtyard. The sun (I think that's what they call that yellow disc thing that floats in the sky) was shining. I walked all the way down to the drugstore for a Dr. Pepper (They stopped stocking RC Cola...the jerks!) without a coat. First time that has happened in months. Spring is here...at least temporarily. In Chicago, you never know, but I will take what I can get.
Take that, old man winter!