After a quick trip to Florida, I'm back in the frozen North. I really enjoyed those 80s, but now I'm back to reality here amid some morning snow showers. The winter is trudging slowly along up here, but it's high school basketball tournament time and my beloved Red Sox have started spring training in Fort Myers, so as they say 'hope springs eternal'. In another month, it's baseball season in the majors and spring REALLY will make it's way up here probably in early May. Until then, I'll be hanging on. Hey, I hear that Restaurant Week in coming in March. See, I'll make it. Basketball, the Sox, food and work commitments will guide and push me along.