I know that this isn't earth shattering -- but my gawd, it's SO WELCOME!
In all my years here in Seattle (12 winters), this one has been hands down the most miserable for me. I'm not sure if it was any worse than the others. In fact, it might just be because I worked at the front desk at the YMCA and so everyone who came in also complained about it. So it's not like I just thought, "Sheesh, the weather sucks!" It's that practically every other person who came in from the cold also bitterly complained. So by the 20th person, my response is, "I KNOW - WHAT IS UP WITH THIS CRAP??!??"
But I do think it was just more than that. As I've been walking most places, I'm really more aware of the weather. And it's just odd to start out with sun, then hit rain, then get snow -- all within an hour's walk. I should say it would be odd anywhere else -- but not in Seattle.
I don't know where I'd go to (Austin? New Orleans? Maui?) but I don't think I can do one more winter here!!
But for now, I'm just REALLY REALLY happy that today will be 72 (which happens to be my favorite number).
Stevie Wonder all day long.