It is cold here not what I am used to either. People here say that if you live close to the ocean like we do that it never snows. It is so cold today if by chance it does snow I would not be suprised! My best friend moved back to Alaska and she told me that it was -10 degrees! I guess I should NOT feel so unfortunate since it is only 20 degrees here. I thought about going for a walk at the beach but I need me a new pair of Wellies and the wind is so bone chilling today I think I am going to stay indoors and try to stay warm. I now know and my husband agrees. Older remodeled homes are very nice because they have history as does this one; but I only love hard wood floors in the summer months not in the cold! Carpet would be so nice right now, but socks will have to work. As I was looking in my food/spice/shoe closet/sewing /art room of a pantry. I happen to look at the very top of my bookshelf (of which I cannot reach) and as I was reaching for my favorite cook book; I happen to wiggle a loose some of my old paintings that I did. I gotta get organized! wow! its a mess in there! Anyhow as I was reflecting on warmer days I found a painting that reminded me of the reason why I love spring, It was a depiction of a painting I painted in kindergarten that I won 2nd place and a 5,000 dollar cash price. which also reminds me I need to ask my mom what she did with that money I won since I was only 6. We will see if she stops talking a mile a minute then! LOL!