this winter, we're not that snowed as last year which is – should be said – already a plus. whereas december and january have been two awful dark months of stormy and rainy weather, suddenly, as if by magic, the sun came out again on january 25th, my birthday. light! blue sky! colors! sunny but icy-freezing-windy-cold days followed where temperatures went down to -15° C – back at something around 0° C, we feel happy about the mildness! it's all relative.

florida's countdown is on: 8 days to go before we take off. yippee!