Over the last few years blogging has always come to a bit of a halt once the calendar marks February 1st. I know I should see this time as an awakening in winter, but it is hard. The days are noticeably longer, Valentine's Day brings a jolt of color, and we always take a ski trip. But, the days are still bitterly cold which means we spend a lot of time cooped up indoors. It feels more like the start of hibernation rather than the hopeful end of winter.
We were treated to a unexpected snow day yesterday. After a few hectic weeks at work a day of spent enjoying the snow was just what I needed. My trusty buffalo check shirt kept me warm while I ventured outside to make a few snowballs. I'll be glad when the snow melts and I'm no longer confined to wearing boots every day, but since that time is no where in site I will try to enjoy out final winter in Charlottesville.