I love snow days because nature is telling us to slow down. The amount of time and patience it takes to dig out a car from a pile of snow is something we rarely get in touch with. And just so you all know, a cardinal rule of Chicago living is that you never drive downtown unless you absolutely have to, especially not when bad weather is on its way. I'm counting my blessings to have been spared the Lake Shore Drive experience. Let's hope for that early spring.