After digging out the shoulder in front of my mailbox so the postperson will deliver my mail, I took off on the first round of errands in a week. We didn't get any more snow last night or today, thank goodness, and it is so much warmer that the last that fell is compressing to something manageable. In town, the gutters were clear so there wasn't the standing water in the road like last week, and front loaders were transferring the mounds of snow from parking lots into dump trucks to be hauled away who know where.
Everyone else in the area seemed to have the same idea. The grocery store was absolutely packed, as if finally, we all got dug out and needed to take advantage of the break to re-stock and just do something besides plow and shovel. I couldn't believe how good it felt to have a day out again. Besides the grocery store, I made stops at the post office, the bank and Coldwater Creek. I can always count on them to give me a breath of fresh air, a hope of spring, a tropical palette of colors to savor in February. I was only returning an item and exchanging another, but I'd seen this jacket in the catalog, and loved it when I tried it on. I have an artist reception coming up in April, and anticipated the usual wardrobe crisis. This, I think, is just the answer.
What would you wear to an artists reception where you are one of the featured artists?