There really was more to life around here than just Market preparation last month. We stole our Spring from the Southern states, experiencing the beginning of blooms more than a month earlier than usual. In all of my adult years, I cannot remember a milder winter. Whatever downdraft from the North that came sweeping into our great nation, freezing out the Northeast and Midwest and even all the way down to the furthest South, completely swept past us, leaving us with early seasonal allergies and one of the worst cold and flu seasons on record. It has been beautiful, don't get me wrong, but when the seasons are off, it just doesn't feel quite right in the bones, does it?