All the harbingers are good.
First of all, I’m no longer Peepless in Chicago®. Although my expected haul of Marshmallow Peeps didn’t materialize 🙁 , I made it to Walgreens before the half-price Easter candy was sold out. Although there had been a run on the Peeps, I managed to score four boxes, and found sundry other goodies at prices too cheap to resist. Everything below cost me the munificent sum of $2.50. (No lectures on health, please—these will be eaten over time):
On my 11-minute walk to work, I saw that the shapely tree (species unknown to me) in front of our Oriental Institute is in full bloom (click to enlarge):
And I almost never see cats on my way to work, save for the occasional bedraggled stray that makes me sad. Today, however, there was a funny-looking dude with a black nose who apparently had an owner. He looks as if he’d stuck his snout in an inkwell.
Any day is good if it starts with a cat.