I don't know about your corner of the world, but it has been less than hospitable here outside. Seems like months and months of snow and colder than cold. But today there was hope. The temperature reached a balmy 41 degrees and like a pied piper, the warmer air called my kids out the door. Bikes were ridden, chalk drawings showed up in the driveway and the ball was banging the backboard. We might just survive another winter.