Cautiously optimistic …

Yes, I’m superstitious.  And that’s why I try to be careful about making predictions.  Prognosticating.  Assuming.  Planning ahead.  Counting my chickens.  Because the last thing I want to do is jinx bearmyself.  Put a hex on things.  You know.  Screw things up.  And then curse myself forever and a day for having such a big mouth, for blowing it.

So let’s just say the signs are all pointing in the right direction.

Saturday, while I was out and about, I could see that restaurants and cafes had their terraces open; and, people were out there, enjoying the weather.  The streets were packed.  Old folks, Continue reading

Day 216. It’s Official

Well, we’re on our way now. I think it’s fair to say the dark days of winter are behind us. We may have lost an hour of sleep, but we’ve turned the clocks ahead and we’re timechangeofficially in daylight savings time.

We’ve turned the corner. Hallelujah!

And you know what this means, don’t you? Longer days are here again. And warm weather cannot be far behind. Consistent warm weather. Oh, I know we’ve had days here and there, where we’ve had Spring-like temperatures. But then, just as suddenly, we’ve been hit with snow and cold.

But at this point, it doesn’t really pose much of a threat. It’s just Mother Nature’s last hurrah.

Because now. HA! Now it’s for real.

I love my sleep. But let me tell you. Never was I so happy to give up an hour. What’s an hour compared to more daylight? And more and more every day? Until it’s still bright at 9 pm. Hallelujah!

It was a bit darker when I got up this morning, which never makes me want to spring right out of bed. But

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