I took a vacation day yesterday. I knew the house would be quiet and I just needed a day at home by myself, but then my daughter was home sick. It forced me out into the garden for some peace and quiet. It was freezing, but with a crystal clear blue sky so I bundled up and worked, pulled weeds and mowed for the first time this season. It was just what I needed. The tulips, daffodils, and poppies are just starting to grow and it reminded me that spring is just around the corner. Won't mention that we're expecting snow tomorrow...nah.