It is SNOWING. In HOUSTON. It's been snowing in fits all day - if it keeps up as hard as it is now, it may actually stick. Four days ago, it was 70 degrees and sunny. Oh, that wacky weather.
Nicole and I had never seen snowflakes. We've both been to places where there was snow, but the actual snowing occurred before we arrived. We were delighted to discover that sometimes they really do look like the cutouts and drawings. I had always assumed those were simply over-stylistic representations, and that snowflakes were in fact little blobs of icy bits or some such. But no, they really are beautiful.
We've temporarily adopted scorpio9574's dog. She's a little dachshund named Mocha. Adorable. She's older (9) and tiny, so Belle can't really play with her. Poor thing, Belle would break her in minutes if we left them alone together. Not out of aggression, just because Belle is a big 'ol Lab, easily five times Mocha's size.