Ah Minnesota!  It’s the day after Thanksgiving and it’s snowing!!!  It’s been snowing all morning, and I think we’ve got about 3 inches on the ground this afternoon!  Its’ gorgeous—something I was hoping would happen during my 2 weeks at home.  I’d still prefer a "10-incher", but I’ll happily take this.  We get snow occasionally in Beijing, but in a city that doesn’t own a snow plow, snow is just a pain, and even an inch will bring the city to a standstill.  3 or 5 inches here and the locals barely notice! 

What a great way to start the Christmas season!  Let is snow, let it snow, let it snow!!