1. The sun hasn't come out, (though I have indeed continued to be present at sunrise) and I, (unlike the NU student who's vowed to watch the movie Julie and Julia every day for the next year...and blog about his experience. No really...that's true!), don't want to bore you to tears by just posting a series of gray Lake Michigan pictures every day.
2. I've been bogged down with homework.
I'm hoping my temporary absence will contribute to making today's posting as exciting to you as it is to me.
This morning I donned my layers (Honey...does the cold make me look fat?), braved truly Antarctic temperatures (-2 degrees with a windchill of -20), and trekked to school in time to bring you this...
By the time I was done shooting, my hands--even inside leather gloves--were throbbing, and I think my camera was actually starting to freeze. Still, as I ran up the stairs to the music building, I had the biggest smile on my face I've had in a long time. It took a lot of effort to stifle a full-on cheer of delight.