Three things happened today that made me think that it was warm enough to sit on the deck after work tonight:
- The last person I saw before I left work came back into the building after a smoke break and said “You know, I think it’s nicer out there now that it’s been all day long.” Now that I think about it, he was wearing a puffy winter coat.
- The Shrub Truck must have come through NJ today because all of the nurseries and garden stands that I passed on the way home suddenly had yards full of shrubs and bushes.
- When I got home, Sami was already parked in front of the TV enjoying the hell out of the evening news.
Turns out it was more spring-like than spring. Although the evening news these days can drive me out of the house in any weather. When I got home, it took me 10 minutes flat to throw off the corporate wardrobe and assemble the martini ingredients on a tray. I guess when I had to put on a fleece jacket and zip it up to my neck , that would have been the time to give up on the idea. Or maybe when my nose and forehead went numb.
But I stuck it out. Who knows – next week they might socialize the gin so I’m taking it while I can still get it.