[velvet wing available on eBay]
I am not going anywhere today. I don't care if it's supposed to be warming up this afternoon. I am staying in. My brother-in-law was in Missouri on business; it was even colder there. My sister is revelling in the fact that after some frigid Texas days, it is sunny today. At least one of us is seeing the golden orb. In the end, I have to thank the founding fathers of this city I live in, to have placed it on the side of the lake that does the least damage -- unlike Buffalo, NY, to whom I send my sympathies. It's one way of counting your blessings: to be aware that there are places worse off.