I just looked at the weather forecast for the week. Four out of seven days said "snow". Four days! When I am housebound for too long, I get crabby, cranky and sad. Honestly, with prolonged bad weather I am not my favorite kind of Mom. But who is a perfect Mom or Dad when the winter blues have settled in? Here are a few simple things that friends have reminded me of lately, that really do help when you're stuck in a terrible, wintry, mood.