I love days like these. Over a foot of snow in less than 12 hours. We were housebound, and I loved every minute of it. All three of us (well, five including the indoor animals) warm and snug in our wee house. There was dancing (The Nutcracker, of course), granola making, bread baking, shoveling (lots and lots), many many many rounds of wet snowpants, hats, mittens, scarves, coats, and boots, book reading, sewing for Purple Violet and her new horse, and an evening sitting around the table joking and laughing while knitting and sipping wine by candlelight.
I love how snow, especially lots, will completely calm a town. You walk out your door and there is...silence. All around, silence. There are no cars, no sounds of chatter. It is silent. Like you are the only one in the world marveling at the white wonderland before you. It's magical and my favorite part of winter.
Tomorrow we're prepared for more sledding, more snow fort making, more baking, and more snuggling. I can't wait.