The wind howled and whistled around the house all day yesterday. Even though it was warm enough in the house, the sound of that fierce wind blowing gives you a chill. After the ladies who came over for craft night left, the snow really picked up. Do you know how it gets really light out at night when it is snowing hard? The light seems to be trapped in the falling snowflakes, illuminating the sky. This morning there was almost a foot of new snow on the ground. We woke while it was still dark, the sky was clear, and I could see one bright star through my curtains. I love the sound of the snowplow on the roads as we lie in our warm beds under our quilts. It is much too cold out this morning to go for a walk with my little boy, so we will play inside instead.