Cloudy; Light Freezing Drizzle, Mist
-7°C (19.4°F) Nothing like a little moisture to make it feel really cold again! It freezes to the windshield before the wipers can clear it, until the defroster warms the glass, and me. Days like today call for excessive heat. My internal fires running low, I ache for the feeling of heat, pushing back the chill, inch by inch.

We’re beginning to discuss what to plant in our first year of a real vegetable garden – last year was nothing but tomatoes and a little lettuce. I spent a lot of time adding composted leaves and other organic material to our mostly clay soil. I hope it did some good.  

21:31:58 PM

-7°C (19.4°F) More like winter today. I let the cats out for an hour last night, and they came in smelling of woodsmoke and snow – wild.

It’s funny how a simple rearrangement of furniture can change your whole perspective. My office seems bigger and brighter than before. I feel more organized and more energetic. (Cleaning all the piles of papers off my desk might have helped, too. ;-)