Here in Chicago, we had a white Christmas—the snowiest Christmas Eve in 13 years, I heard on TV. It was lovely, especially since I spent most of the holiday weekend indoors with family and friends. It’s wonderful to look outside to watch snow slowly falling while baking and chatting and listening to music. Nothing prettier than snow coating tree branches and providing a backdrop for twinkling colored lights late at night.
But in many parts of the country, the snow went from picturesque to blizzard conditions—no longer quaint old-fashioned Christmas card but rather hazardous driving conditions, canceled flights and collapsed roofs.
So how was it where you are? Did you have a white Christmas? Were your holiday plans thwarted or rearranged because of the weather? Were you stuck in an airport someplace? Or did you take out the sled or snow shoes (or if you live in a warmer climate, the tennis racket) over the weekend?