The four walls that make up the perimeter of our house are closing in at a rate like I have never seen and despite the fact that each passing day means we get a bit closer to spring, it also means the depths of this winter sink its claws just a little bit deeper.
So today, in an act of shear unadulterated desperation, I rounded everyone up for a hike. At 15 degrees, I wasn't terribly popular with some in the house...but fresh air is what we all needed, and we had bright sunlight to boot (something else we all needed); so I kind of forced the issue.
Fortunately, Mrs. MacLoosh agreed to go, and in true parental fashion...the children and the dog were not given a choice in the matter. The hike was, in a word...AWESOME. I think even those in the tribe who weren't exactly excited about the temperature would agree. The smiles give them away.
And just because I can't go a full post without mentioning fishing of some sort...the early C & R season opens in less than two weeks. ............Bow chikka bow bow!