There are smiles big and small every day. Talking to friends, family co-workers, acquaintances, etc. Yes, these are all smile worthy and they occur almost every day. Most days there are also smiles from strangers, which in turn make me smile. There are the things my cats and dogs do. The fact that my cat, Albert, has been sick but seems to be doing a lot better (had a vets appointment yesterday) is a smile (the getting better part). I’ve mentioned reading and writing before. Good food is a good one. Good food with good company is better. My last smile, Town Meeting, was big. As was yesterday election. So many other things. I’m sure you smiled about something this week. Something someone said or did. Something you did. Something that happened.
What I want to talk about is the return of warm weather.
After a warm second half of January and a record breaking warm February, March has been cold, mush colder than usual. In fact, March was far colder than January and February this year. So far the month has been closer to late-January than March. Yes, it’s been cold ;)
But spring is officially here. On Monday we made it up to a little over 50 F/10 C and on Tuesday it was over 55 F/13 C. No, that is not hot, but after two and a half weeks of below freezing temperatures, it was nice to have some those 50 degree days. OK, it is going to get cold, very cold, today, but then it warms back up. The forecast changes minute to minute. Last night they were calling for 8 inches of snow, but now it is rain and temps in the 40s every day except today and Thursday. It looks like it might even soon be back to the 50s again.
As you may guess, a lot of our snow has melted in this warmer stretch. We still have a lot (too much!) on the ground, but it is going away.
Spring might actually almost be here! And that makes me smile.
So, what made you smile this week? Write about it and post on the link-up (or click the little blue frog below). While you’re there, read what everyone else is smiling about! And come back to it later, if last week is any indication new smiles will be added daily!
Note – the weekly smile runs Wednesday Morning to Wednesday morning. I post in the morning (Eastern US) and put up the link usually between 7 and 8 AM EST. I also try to post on Sunday as a reminder. People can and do join throughout the week.