for all intents and purposes it was a "good" winter. king louie only had to break out the snow blower twice and my car's thermometer only was in the single digits once. we had 80 degree temperatures in mid-march but we knew it wouldn't last. last year it snowed in early april. we only had one car, king louie needed it for work and so he drove me to work in the snow. i cried. i was a grown woman crying because it was snowing. it wasn't pretty.
today when i drove to work it was about 55 degrees. i had my seat warmer on. i watched the sunshine all day and 8.5 hours after my arrival they unchained me from my desk. i walked outside into the sunshine and i felt hope. hope that we made it. that these warm temperatures might be here to stay and we will be rewarded with more days where my thermometer reads 81 degrees.
if you're interested, the little ranch in the background of this picture is where king louie and i live. it's called suburbia.