I normally love winter, but for possibly the first time in my life, I'm ready for spring. I credit this to one fact and one fact only and that is that this is the first time in a very long time that we've had a winter like we used to have. That is, it's been very cold and very icy. Today is the 8th straight day with snow on the ground and it's probably been since the early 90's that it was like this around here. I believe in climate change, it's clearly a warmer world, but for this winter at least, it's back to normal. Perhaps we should celebrate that instead of wishing for warmer weather.