Glad bday turned okay and you got to visit home. I hate snow too and usually we have lots of it here but this winter we got January in December and who knows what to call the mild weather we've had in January. I have that feeling of dread that Mother Nature will get us in Feb and March and April!
We had a very mild winter with just about no snow in December... even though we had some early snow storms last fall... now we're getting hit with snow storms then weeks of -20* F weather.. then snow again.... I don't know what the weather man wants with us but I'm gonna go after him lol