I was really happy to see the ground covered with snow this morning.  I grew up in the Midwest in the 1970s, and we almost always had a lot of snow every winter (a foot or more at a time, sometimes).  They don’t seem to get as much out there these days (global warming?), and we missed a white Xmas when we were back there.  I didn’t think I’d get to see any snow this year, but lo and behold, we got a nice, manageable inch of powder.  I even saw a snowman in Carrboro while driving to the vet!