Well it ended up being ice instead of snow. I'm glad we had the day off because there were hundreds upon hundreds of accidents on Houston's roads. You can see some of my photos in this photoblog post.
As for the unwinding aspect I've done a marginal job. I've done the things my body needed to unwind, lots of being lazy, laying about watching TV reading books and taking naps, but my mind is still going 100 mph on random things. I need to learn to quiet my mind.