It's winter. Michigan seems to be pulling out all the stops this year and boy, howdy, is this something else altogether after 4 years of Tennessee and Kentucky winters. Not just the "let it snow, white Christmas, hot chocolate drinking, ooh look at the birds on the feeder, scrape off some ice from the windshield in the morning" kind of winter, either. This is the bone-chilling, municipal pipe bursting, too cold for the ignition to turn over, Great Lake solidifying kind of winter and I am so happy to be holed up inside my sister's house with our Mom and our children. Here's hopping you and yours are able to stay warm comfortable through the next few weeks.