I nearly pinched myself yesterday to see if I was dreaming.
It reached 62 degrees in Chicago.
I was nearly floating on air ecstatic.
The little lady and I took a walk down to the river.
We were sprinkled on, but it was lovely.
I gulped in the fresh air like it was rationed.
I took her out of her stroller and we started swinging at Eugene Field.
I saw people sweeping out their driveways and opening up their garages.
Fresh open windows to blow away the dust and rejuvenate the interior nest.
That feeling awoke a desire to clean, declutter, toss out the old, stale winter slumber.
I rode the scooter home, but couldn't bring myself to go inside.
So I explored our yard which has been covered with snow since we bought it!
I picked up loads of trash, pulled up shingles and other things that were embedded in the ground.
I was wonderfully surprised by hidden growth.
Which after meeting our neighbors, they revealed that they are daffodils.
They also informed us that the huge bushes by our sidewalk with bear lilacs!
When I finally, begrudgingly resigned to the house, I threw open all the windows for the kitties.
My lovely came home with chocolates, ice cream, strawberries, and flowers.
We had glorious homemade cookies n creme milkshakes.
We basked in the sunset and the end of the first spring day in Chicago.
i hope there are many more of these to come.