I keep seeing these posts where folks are wishing winter away. No. Don't rush winter. It's a lovely, lovely thing to slow down, read books, do art, slow cook, do some forgotten crafts (Audra's phase this week is making cheese), get those seeds in order and do some winter sports (we've been alternating between snowshoes, skis, ice skates and sleds). I'm in no hurry for winter to be over.