Because a year ago today, this is what we were looking at, according to John-John and Shel.
The year before that, according to Maddy, the power had been out for about three hours by this time, the house was 48F and there were almost eight inches of very heavy wet snow on the ground - with a LOT more on the way.
This year, however, it's just variably cloudy and chilly.
Chilly enough to break out the heavy shawl.
Felicity had better luck - we were out last week and found her a cute sweater outfit and boots all for $15. There's a shop two stores down from Joann's Fabrics that sells all kinds of handmade stuff and they had a little rack of hand-knitted American Girl clothes. The boots probably aren't handmade, but they were included.
What John-John wanted to see so badly last year - blue sky.
That's a hamster asleep in his food bowl. Not much you can add to that.....