Sometimes you go with your gut--I had little to no interest in heading north to a dinner today, especially since last year my husband ended up in the hospital up there (one of the less appealing hospitals I have seen, frankly)...turned out it wasn't serious, but it was scary.
Anyhow. I got up this morning and the fires were down, that's normal; stoked them up a bit and went out on the porch to get some wood and thought, my GOODNESS it's breezy out here, and the thermometer read -10. Looked at it three times and it still said -10. Annnnd we have a good 8-10 inches of snow all over everything.
The good news is, we don't have to leave. Just stay home, stoke the fires, and putter slowly.
Life is good, sometimes.