My, this is a lovely thread. I particularly liked Toe's comment, "Doc thinks she has a year before nursing home, she's only 85..." That's a lovely way to think.
And I loved lagatta's, "...one of the few times winter lived up to its overly cuddly mystique."
Finally, the Charles Dickens quote that opens this thread is beautiful: "It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade."
Wednesday was like that here. I was in a store and the saleswoman asked me what it was like out. I told her it was beautiful, just like spring, warm sun, balmy air. Then I went out and encountered a gust of the northeast wind and nearly froze!
We had a little snow overnight -- a couple of centimetres -- but we too are expecting rain tomorrow.