Even though March is a couple days away, winter is showing no signs of loosening its grip. As I write this, the temperature is a chilly 4 degrees Fahrenheit. Last night it was below zero, and tonight once again it is predicted to fall to -3 degrees. On Sunday, we are expected to get three to five inches of snow. Here in Ohio, we usually can expect snow well into March and even occasionally in April, but by this time normally the temperatures are beginning to moderate, and there are breaks in the winter weather that give us hope for spring. The long term forecast (which is really just a guess by meteorologists) says that we might reach the low forties on Tuesday and Wednesday... but with a rain / ice mix. Yuck! Then the temperatures are supposed to drop below freezing again.
Even though I missed out on five weeks of winter during my trip to Mexico, I am sick of this. A friend asked me just yesterday, "Why did you bother to come home?" Well, as enticing as an entire winter in Mexico sounds right now, there are things that have to be done at home. So I will just have to put up with it until spring decides to arrive.