It’s been an exhausting week, at my end. But I won a Fitbit! I am excited mostly because I have never won anything in my life. $300 million would have been nicer but, for that, I will have to start buying lottery tickets.
Tag: things we love
While most of the country has been in the grip of a ridiculously cold spell, winter has bypassed Southern California altogether. My winter wardrobe is languishing. My galoshes are on an extended vacation. Oh well. I am enjoying the beach – haven’t worn a bikini yet but many people have, with just cause.
As I shuttle from my job at the hospital to my dog’s sickbed, I feel I am in caregiver mode 24/7. Internet, books and my beloved New Yorker are my distractions at the moment, as I am not roaming far from home, to make sure Portia has someone next to her at all times. Here are some things sofagirl sent me, and others I happened upon, that caught my imagination.
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.