The view from my front window upstairs early this morning : lots of sunshine but frost on the ground. After some early snow in November we have been spared any more. Today there is a massive snow-and-ice storm system moving over Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri (St Louis) and Illinois (Chicago) .. up to 20 inches expected in Chicago! Of course Egypt is an even bigger story. Friday when the religious services for the end of the week start is now seen by some as the big test for what the outcome of the protests will be.