We've been happily puttering around the house all day. All the schools were closed as a result of freezing rain overnight and sleet and snow all day today. Inside it was warm; the family was all together. Noel was working and fixing meals; the kids were playing videogames and pretending to be in school; and I was alternately knitting and working on various internet projects. The pictures in the above-linked post represent the scene outside before most of the snow fell. (Thanks to Noel for the fashion photography!) And with a minimum of icing weighing down power lines and making streets dangerous, it was a notably benevolent winter storm. Or was that just the satisfying feeling of spending a cozy day at home?