So today, as we are finishing the last-minute-throw-whatever-you-see-into-the-bag packing, the sun came out. It was startling, after days of ice and rain and ice and freezing rain and gray, gray, gray. The wind changed direction and warm breezes started melting everything. I sent the kids out to feed the kittens, and they came back in, exhilarated.
"Mom! It smells so good out there!" said Delaney.
"Oh, yeah?" I said. "Does it smell warm, like spring?"
"Yes!" she said. "Is it going to smell like that in Florida? I can't wait!"
(The cute hats were delivered to our doorstep this week by our thoughtful neighbors!)