Happiness is…

… enjoying the sunshine and warmth during a warm snap.
… having a final snowfall greet you. One last kiss of winter before saying farewell.
… when the sno-go finally comes by and cuts down the snowdrift in front of your house. The dumptruck carries away much of the winter’s accumulation.
… having your best friend visit while getting ready to move.
… socializing with friends and colleagues at the old watering holes ranging from the crowded snowmobiler habitats of The Downtowner in Houghton and the Upper Deck in Hancock, the sports bar of The Bleachers and the laid back lounge at Nutini’s Supper Club. Of course, there’s the Doghouse and The Library and the Keweenaw Brewing Company. There’s just too many bars in this area.
… singing karaoke. Last Saturday, Garrett and I were pretty much the only singers at The Bleachers’ V-Day party. I didn’t do very well, but I hope everyone had a good time.
… and, of course, saying “See you later” is happy, yet bittersweet.