Supposedly, Monday (or Blue Monday) was the nadir of winter, the most depressing day of the year. And while January-February is never a walk in the park (mostly because all the trees are frozen and barren and the ground is choked with snow), it really hasn't been that bad this year. I *thought* it was going to be awful, back in November, when it came on like a drunk looking for a fight, but since then it's more or less gone down for a nap. No massive snow banks, no face-freezing, no storms of wind. So now it's just the everyday sort of drudgery, with slippery sidewalks and weak sun and darkness wanting to rush in.