We don’t really get winter here in Austin. We’ve had one “ice day” this year causing all schools to close, despite the fact that there actually was no ice, just below freezing temps. Regardless of how tame our “winter” is we’re not used to it lasting this long. What most parts of this country consider shorts weather, when the temperature doesn’t reach above 60 we keep our jackets on. I however, am not complaining. I long to live where it snows and can wear sweaters more often than not. There’s something magical about cold cloudy days and it makes me happier than the sunniest summer day. Doiron and I have been taking great advantage, jumping in puddles, cuddling by the fire, and taking drives in the country allowing Doiron to dictate which way we turn. Soon enough the hot days of summer will arrive and we’ll find pleasure in wearing the least amount of clothes socially acceptable and swimming in the lake until the sun sets. For now, I’m pretending I live at hogwarts and that a change is brewing with each cloud that passes.