With the coming of Spring, comes what feels like a never ending cycle of melting snow and a sloppy mixture of mud and slush that lines the sidewalks and pathways. Let’s be honest, we here in the North Country don’t really witness a coming of Spring until at the very least Memorial Weekend when we see the first lilacs bloom (Quick, don’t blink! You might miss them!) That being said, as I write this, I glance out my window and once again, I’m met with a gloomy, dreary, grey sky which does not do much for the mood or motivation. However, I have found some ways to get around these minor obstacles.