Well. I still like winter, but maybe it’s really SNOW I like. I’m very jealous of Virginia — Richmond specifically and VA Beach, both of which are about to get dumped on by a foot of snow! Meanwhile, here in Madison, we freeze under an arctic blast this week, but no snow. The sidewalks are clear for the most part, so walking is not too hazardous. The wind is nasty, though, if you happen to get caught in it. I’m indoors all day all week, preparing with the rest of my colleagues for an external evaluation coming in 10 days. So, we are not out much; only to move between house & car, car & work, and back again. The treadmill and Irish music on DVD keep me moving in the dark evenings. I’ve lost another pound.