Ahhhhh.......

After a winter of sufficient severity to nullify any prospect of hope, and a spring thus far unblessed by anything other than driving rains intermixed with sullen drizzles and knifing winds, we awoke today to find a spring day of such astonishing perfection that we suddenly discarded all thought of woe.  We therefore put away for its duration all our tools of punishment and, for now, at least, assume a disposition foreign to us, wherein hope triumphs over experience and amity over spite.

Tomorrow, however, is another matter entirely.