The biggest news here today is the end of the Arctic cold that has been blanketing the East coast of the United States for, let’s be honest here, way too long! I’ve grown up in New England, so cold and snowy winters are normal for me but over a week of below 10 degree weather was just too much. I had to laugh today when I took my dog outside and thought how warm it felt and how nice it was to not have to wear 18 layers of clothing, then I realized it was still below freezing. It’s all in the perspective I guess. Thursday’s supposed to be almost 50 degrees here, I’m going to be breaking out the shorts! I don’t know about others but it feels like I’ve accomplished something making it through this taste of Siberia. It kind of feels like a man conquering nature type of feeling. She can throw days of cold and nights of endless howling wind at me and I will prevail! I realize that’s a tad over dramatic but, what can I say, it’s how I feel today. And as long as I have a cup of hot cocoa and a good book to read, I can make it through any winter weather.