If I remember correctly, we were rarely without ice last winter. It didn't snow until January but once it did, the temperatures stayed low and we had icy, snowy sidewalks to maneuver for the rest of the season.
This year we've returned to a more normal winter temperature cycle of snow, than warmer days which melt it within days. What snow we've had hasn't been around for long. We're this last year, today would be a snowy day and by tomorrow we'd be buried in it again. Thankfully that's not the case. So rain is a wonderful alternative.
We won't see the sun today, but it will return to warm us up tomorrow. There's a sunny weekend ahead and that's something to look forward to. In the meantime, we'll just need to look for the pleasures of winter. They're not too difficult to find!