This morning I heard a strange sound coming from outside my bedroom window as I struggled to wake up. Birds. It was birds chirping. "But it can't be," I thought to myself, "That would mean spring is coming." I listened for a few more moments wondering if it could really be true. And finally I decided that it wasn't my imagination. There were definitely birds chirping outside.
Excitedly (or as excited as I could pretend to be at such an early hour,) I threw back the covers and ran to the window. Imagine my disappointment when this is the scene that greeted my eager eyes: