By this time every year I am itching for warmer days. It's just too grey and too cold. I feel trapped in my little house. The walls feel like they are closing in on me. I try to power through but you just can't enjoy a long stroll when your teeth are chattering and your knees are knocking together. Those sounds are just not calming in the least. It feels like winter is a never ending season of heavy wet snow turned to snirt (snow/dirt) followed by slush and then mud. I long for the mud though. Mud means that spring is in the horizon. Oh hurry spring. Please hurry. I can barely find the motivation to walk from my car to the grocery store doors these days. How am I supposed to keep my motivation going to work out? If I can't even stand the cold long enough to fill my gas tank how on earth am I expected to put on running shoes and lycra? I can't get a solid stride in with snow pants on. Speaking of gas station fill ups, why do some not allow you to lock the handle so that you can quickly retreat back to your warm SUV whilst the tank guzzles away. Note to gas station owners: it takes about $80 to fill my tank and that takes a long time, so if I have to wait it out with my freezing cold digits wrapped around a handle, I will give up and just say eff it at a half tank.