Here I sit at my desk happily finishing up my homework; delighted to be inside after a brisk jaunt to the store. The windshield wipers are up and the shovel waits patiently by the door excited to be used one final time this season to clear my sidewalk. A bucket of paw friendly salt sits on the porch keeping the shovel company. I finally took my parka out of my trunk this afternoon where it has been happily resting for the last three weeks. I was hesitant to put these things away but certainly hopeful that spring was creeping ever closer. I suppose Punxsutawney Phil was right again.