Today I got my wish.
There were big fluffy white flakes falling from the sky in the South Loop.
As I was getting dressed this morning it hadn't started yet. But I put on my snow boots in an act of wishful thinking. And what do you know? About 20 minutes later down came the flakes*. Therefore these boots will henceforth be known as magic boots.
The snow was so lovely, I passed up the ride home that I was generously offered. I opted instead to hoof it. During my walk I relished every lovely, chilly moment of the snowy goodness.
*There was definitely snow in the forecast. I'm not sure the magic boots are completely responsible for today's precipitation.