Before leaving the Lodge this morning, I dodged the remaining snow in the front garden and succeeded in visiting my crocus.
At the State House, I was greeted by a snow pile far smaller than it used to be.
Here's what it looked like on Jan. 2:
And in all other respects, the day is very spring-like. I only brought a light jacket to town and I'm not even wearing it because it feels so nice not to!
I came here for a meeting with a State Senator and a House colleague and a troubled constituent. I don't want to say too much, but I knew this was going to be a potentially difficult situation. There were many uniformed officers stationed on the threshhold of the Senator's office. Before the meeting, I was concerned about possible dangers. But my worries were all for naught and everything went smoothly and calmly and I hope good things will result.
Right now I'm in my comfy chair on the basement level of the Legislative Office Building, killing time till my diocesan meeting this afternoon.
I believe I'm supposed to be meeting with some of Nan's fellow parishioners and priest, whom I saw from a distance at the event on Saturday but our paths didn't cross.
Many thanks to my friends for the group hug in yesterday's comments section. Much appreciated.