It's like the "get out of jail free card." After -15, the air feels downright tropical and the sun, the sun is shining. The birds have come out of hiding (wherever they hole up when it's so cold) and are enjoying the warmth and bingeing on the seeds put out for them. The hedge is alive with chittering back and forth. Below the feeder, the melting snow has revealed the spillage they missed. Sparrows especially aren't too shy to gobble from the ground and the rule is he (of she) who gets the best seeds wins.
The forecast is for this kind of halcyon weather to continue. The end of November and the first of December may be the late fall weather we skipped right by. I'll take it. (And try to quell the voice telling me climate change is here AND not good.)
I've been married a long time and often write about everyday events.