The kids & I walked to the store today. It's a small convenience store, minutes from the house, filled with overpriced groceries. We've always appropriately called it "The Little Store." It was a good walk, with a sweet feeling of Spring. There were also reports of a bear in the neighborhood, a not-so-sweet sign of Spring. The fresh air, the blue sky, a hint of sun & the remains of our last snowfall melting away. It could easily feel like December in just a few days, but for now, we're soaking it up.