Turns out I didn't dodge the flu germs after all. Let's just say, yuck. After a couple very unpleasant days, I'm feeling almost normal again. Time to get back to life as usual: kid stuff, laundry, pet care, house stuff. Hooray for normal routine! Although I do need to run some errands, which will be a pleasure today since the weather is actually warm for NY in February.
We're having our midwinter thaw this week. It's been in the 40s for a couple days, it's supposed to be almost 50 today, and the snow has melted away like magic under a steady southwest wind. I can see grass in the yard for the first time since around New Year's, and the meltwater is running across our back yard in a thousand gurgling little streams. I love listening to the sound of the thawing earth, and I even heard some birds chirping yesterday. Spring is coming, it won't be long now!