I got back to Madison in time for a record high not only for February 22nd, but to experience an all-time record high for the month of February as well as an all-time meteorological winter record high temperature. Is this global warming? Well, we are headed back to regular winter weather tomorrow with a strong storm headed our way for the weekend. My day back was uneventful. Of course I started it with a nice walk with Balt in the morning. I piled on the work before I left that my students seemed not to even notice I was gone. Only my study hall lamented my absences explaining that I was so much nicer (read lenient) than the sub. I got donuts for my yearbook kids that turned in pages as I am always making sure they feel rewarded for their hard work. After school, I came home and let Balt sit out in the sunshine while I took down all the Christmas lights. I went grocery shopping to prep for a diet my sister-in-law told me about called The Plan that I am hoping to start tomorrow.