Being a native southerner, I NEVER thought I'd have good things to say about extreme cold ... but it's grown on me, esp. this year.
1) If you have a Birthday THISCLOSE to Xmas, that is always a negative. Therefore, since it was -4 on my B-day morning, then a -4 was righfully taken off my age~! (the side story is, we went to bed and it was -15 .... not a a snowball's chance of passing for 25 again, here!) ;
2) It was -17 Friday morning here. Thought the thermometer was wrong but sure enough local TV channel confirmed it. The coolest thing is, the snow, which fell as a powder WAY EARLY LAST WEEK, is STILL IN POWDER FORM. It often falls as a powder, but then hardens on warmer (25) degree days. Well, with a high of 2 on Friday, everything is STILL powder. It's just GORGEOUS. Horses fluff it about and play like foals!
3) When you bring in horses at night, there is no silliness - they are quiet as little meece and have this big, soft, relaxed eye ... so grateful to be in! In the morning, they are hilarious! ( "Shhh ... hold it down, boys! Hold your breath, don't move and make like a stall wall ... if she doesn't see us, maybe she'll forget we're in!" ).
"If you don't know where you're going, you'll end up somewhere else."