As February winds down a cup of something warm is in order. It has been a brutal month weather wise and in other ways too. How can a month with only 28 days seem so long? Tomorrow we have a break in the schedule to attend a conference in Illinois. Even with the promise of delicious food and camaraderie with colleagues it doesn't sound enticing. A cozy chair, a cup of cocoa and a good book...now that would do the trick.