As Elvie so aptly put it, last year’s winter was deceiving. We had just moved to Maryland after many very warm (often hot and unbearable) winters in Miami. We were looking forward to a cold winter, not quite as harsh as those we experienced in Wisconsin, just the thrill of the chill. It was cold, but really not much colder than the occasional very cold days in Miami. But this year winter started with a vengeance. Luckily we are armed, prepared and ready to face the frosty air and weather the storm. Inside the house bravely looking out the window – what do I care? – I’ve got my blog to keep me warm.