I recently had to register my car in New Jersey for insurance purposes. It made me sad, mostly because I miss home, and getting those NJ plates made our move to the East Coast feel extremely permanent.

But what really made me sad was that this morning, April 16, I had to scrape ice and snow off of my car.

Ice. And snow. April 16.

The good news is that the sun was out today. I hope against hope that spring has finally sprung.