today is the happiest of days for me. it is march 1st. i have survived my fourth winter in the midwest. it is still rather chilly (a high of 40 is cause for me to jump with joy), and i have not seen the last of snow, but the end is in sight. in just a matter of time, winter will be a blur and i will be in love with chicago's weather, and thankful for the wind off the lake that makes for a lovely summer.
it's crazy to think that come may, i will have spent as much time in the windy city as i did in my beloved friendly city. time flies.