It’s cold outside right now, more like the winters I remember from my childhood, and some of 20 years ago. There is enough snow so the world looks clean, and it’s crisp outside so there is a clean smell when you go out. D3 remarked that it was hard for her to remember when the snow was so high that you had to inch out of every drive and parking lot, because you couldn’t see oncoming traffic. But, it’s supposed to melt this weekend. That never happened in my childhood. As recently as 35 years ago, I remember winters which started before my birthday in early November, and continued until April.
We’re having Chili for dinner, perhaps it will warm us up….