I am writing tonight from the patio. The gas heater is on.
Even California has winter. It’s not what most people consider winter. We make do.
Because we’ve decided to totally embrace California we’ve allowed our bodies to adjust to a new normal. It’s not pretty. I’m not bragging. It is what it is.
All of this became obvious when Stef, visiting from Hollywood, asked if we wanted to take a walk? I threw on a sweatshirt and out we went. Helaine brought gloves for both of us!
Temperature: 56°. Wind gusting to 22 mph.
We put up our hoodies right away! Remember those live shots I once did in frigid and snowy Connecticut? I’ve blocked them out–every one.
Weather not withstanding it was a good night for a walk. We did three miles.
Christmas lights are up — some really nice, others weirdly weird. We love Christmas lights. We love Christmas.
At this point you might be saying, “But aren’t you….” And the answer is, “Yes.” We like to enjoy the spirit of the season with our friends and neighbors. Merry Christmas.
Which brings me to baked goods. Helaine and Stef have gone nuts the past few days baking. Tonight it all came together as they divided the cookies onto trays we’ll be giving to some friends nearby.
My daughter has inherited her mother’s baking skills. Seeing them working together in the kitchen was more than nice.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but too damned cold.
11 thoughts on “California Cold And Christmas”
Merry Christmas Geoff! So good to see you up and about, and especially your posts are so much more readable now. Visually that is
Hey… QUIT COMPLAININ’!! “Back East” we’re having the coldest weather in 3 YEARS! Temp this AM was 12°… Wind chill below ZERO! AND… we’re looking at up to 6″ of snow through tomorrow evening before it warms back up to 50° by Monday! Where’s that “global warming” when you NEED it?
Stay warm from Ct.
Those cookie trays are just beautiful!
Merry Christmas Geoff to you and your family. Blessings!
The most amazing cookie trays I’ve ever seen!
The Happiest of Holidays to you, Helene, and Steph.
Happy to see you are in shape to walk three miles. To damned Cold???. It was 5 above with a thirty MPH wind here in CT Thursday AM.. We will trade you for the Fifty degree temp. anytime.
Wonderful wonderful and the cookies trays look great Helaine and Stef <3
Be Healthy and Happy all 3 of you,
Merry Christmas , Geoff, Helaine and Stef
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Geoff! Great to hear Stef is following in Helaine’s baking footsteps! And it is a wonderful season to share the best of everyone’s holidays! Merry Christmas to you, too! <3 Love, Evi
Funny. “But aren’t you…..Yes!” I was thinking the same thing. Well, enjoy it! Funny too how you’re all bundled up in 56 degree weather. But it was cold this morning here in So Cal and very windy last night. Take a ride up to Big Bear Mountain. Have you been there yet? Much like Ct. woods. I have the heat on tonight in Inglewood, 2 miles from LAX. We get big jet airliners coming in right down the driveway!