So it seems that this year Mother Nature hates me.

In the spirit of looking on the bright side here are the best things to come from this terrible year of winter continuing to wreak havoc on Chicago:

  • Vocabulary expansion to include ‘Polar Vortex’
  • Discovery of my dog’s paws’ temperature limit (-5°)
  • Multiple Netflix marathons
  • Re-discovery of the show 19 Kids and Counting
  • Extra cuddle sessions with Bennie (and Andy if Bennie was willing to share)
  • A decorative birdhouse courtesy of my shopping trip I titled Help I’ve Been Working From Home For Multiple Days In A Row And I’m Losing My Mind
  • 10 hours outside enjoying the balmy 70° high on Easter Sunday
  • Significant progress toward my 1001 books list
  • Appreciation for those who have survived living in Canada