I almost don't want to mention it, for fear of jinxing anything but... I think spring approacheth!
The sweet, sweet, sun is shining; green shoots are poking up out of the dirt; the flower shop is selling tulips and daffodils; there are actual BUDS on actual TREES!; and the surest harbinger, pre-schoolers are out in their lines on the sidewalks, holding hands, being ushered around by grown-ups.
The first arrival of spring always makes me feel Scarlett O'Hara, dragging myself over muddy ground in a torn dress, all "God as my witness, I'll never be shriveled and pasty again!!!"
At least until next winter.