I've been wearing my coat 24/7 for the past three months. Indoors, outdoors, you name it. South African winters - while short - are cold for the simple fact that homes are not heated like they are in many other countries. Whatever temperature it is outside, it is inside. My nose is perpetually cold. My fingers are always icy. I wear a hat inside to retain body heat.
Today, in my garden, I found a sunflower. It was straggly and small, but it was blooming. In winter. In my garden. And hope rises once again; spring is coming.