So why I am smiling?
BECAUSE IT'S NOT SNOWING!!!
If the temps had been lower, we probably would've had several feet of snow on the ground. Instead, it's been "unseasonably warm," -- warm being a relative term. In the 40s and (gosh!) low fifties. Heck, even if it's only a degree or two above 32, you'll get rain instead of snow, so I've been crossing fingers and toes that the temps would stay above freezing.
Spring is still officially ten days away. The daffodils don't know that. I keep looking for signs of the snowdrops and crocuses.
The end of winter is at hand.
(P.S. That's my cat Fred up above.)