We usually get one good heaping of snow around here, in which the whole city shuts down for about 2 days. School is cancelled, shops stay closed, & it really is like living in a snow globe. Except then the sun comes out, the temperature goes right back up to nearly 50 degrees & the snow melts away like it was just a figment of our imaginations. This time, it's actually stayed cold for a few days, & nearly a week later, this blessed snow is still on the ground. STAY FOREVER, SNOW! Or at least until Valentine's Day. Then it can be warm, please.