I was sick with influenza over the weekend; Nils joined me shortly thereafter. I missed out on the warmest day we've had since November 6--and the first day above freezing in January. I wasn't too happy about that. Beth at least got to take the boys out for some snowman building.
Today we learned from the groundhog that there will be six more weeks of winter (actually that depends upon where you live--Wikipedia listed at thirteen different groundhogs' predections for today; our local friends in Sun Prairie, WI (Jimmy the Groundhog), and Wookstock, IL (Woodstock Willie), both predicted more winter as did Punxatawny Phil). Around here people were excited to hear that there would be six more weeks of winter. We were expecting at least another twelve.