Arrived back in Minnesota last night and it was 72 degrees at 9 pm! No snow left anywhere - hooray. This morning I took my over-wintered pots of plants from the garage - hostas and others already quite big and very pale yellow-green. The lawn is green, the crocus beginning to push up from the ground. Spring - the grand pay-off we get for surviving each winter in this cold northern climate.
A wonderful vacation and a loving time with friends. I had lots of reflection time and now have a plan for the immediate and more long-term future - but more about those things later. I am just happy to be home.