To say it has been a long, intense winter would be an understatement. This has been one for the books. Not only have we been covered in snow and ice for months, but we have been battling negative and single digit temperatures for far too long. I think I speak for everyone when I say, "I'm over it."
Now, as a native Missourian I am no stranger to extreme changes in the weather. As the old saying goes, "If you don't like the weather, wait 5 minutes." This week has been a true testament to that saying. Monday and Tuesday brought sunshine and beautiful weather. Then Wednesday came and felt like a swift kick in the face. What started off as a lovely day quickly took a turn for the worse when the temperature dropped in half that evening causing horrible winds, storms, and even resulting in snow. What. The. Hell.
I'm glad to report that today we are back to pleasant temperatures, clear skies, and upbeat spirits. Taylor was even able to spend her first afternoon basking in the sunshine at daycare yesterday. It only took five months of her precious life before she was able to enjoy a day of nice weather! She was a very happy babe indeed.
And while I hate to jinx anything, I am going to go out on a limb and say that spring has officially arrived in the Midwest. And none too soon. I think everyone has become a little too grouchy after being confined to their germ-infested houses since December. It's time to open the windows and let in a fresh start. One that I can't wait to share with this sweet face...