When I call my friend Silvia, in Italy, for our weekly chat, she will push everything aside to talk to me: her boyfriend, chores, friends, dinners out. Time zones and unpredictable work schedules mean we need to maximize the time we can carve to speak to each other.
Month: December 2017
Christmas gifts purchased so far: 0. But there is a tree, albeit still tied to the top of the car. How do I manage, every single year, me, the planner in chief, to reach this sorry state of affairs? Maybe I am at the age where I would just want to wish the holidays away…or maybe it’s the ridiculously warm temperatures that don’t exactly scream “It’s Christmas”. May you have a productive weekend.
I have never seen fires in Los Angeles in December! But there you have it: no humidity, drier than dry and hot. Combined with hellish winds that are not planning to abate until Saturday, four fires exploded, one in the center of the city (Los Angeles is full of large parks and canyons) that closed a major freeway and prevented thousands of people from going where they were supposed to. I will be picking up branches and ashes for days – but, hey, my house is intact (for now)- not something far too many people can say.