We still have snow on the ground. We have about 1" of ice underneath so I expect we will have it around for awhile. It looks so pretty on the trees, doesn't it? We are keeping warm and cozy with throws, sweaters and slippers. Tomorrow we will decorate our tree and Alex and I may do some baking. Chris's (our soon to be 25 yr. old son) birthday is this coming weekend and we are going to slip a homemade cake into a round cookie tin and send him some frosting and a few candles, as he lives in NC. That way he can celebrate it with his roommates. Have to send it out Monday as the post office said Weds. is the last day to ship to make it on time for Christmas.