You can mark us safe; we survived the 2019 Snowpocalypse and Polar Vortex. But dozens were not so lucky, as tragic deaths were reported after snow blankets dumped from the sky and record-setting artic conditions gripped much of the Midwest. The historic bitter temperatures suspended the U.S. Postal service, closed businesses, and canceled schools (including mine and mom’s), as a state of emergency was declared and people were urged to stay indoors or risk experiencing frostbite and hypothermia within minutes. I was happy to oblige because I love my stay-home days. And because hot chocolate topped with melty marshmallows is good for the soul. And because fresh air never feels better than right before a polar vortex. And because SLEDDING… finally!