Yesterday outside the coffee shop, our friend Bob took this picture of Gene and me, with the first snowfall we've seen in a couple of years here in Bellingham. Not much, but it's still sticking around a bit, even though the temperature reached a whopping 35 deg F yesterday. Some nearby places got a little more, but we had only two or three inches on the ground before it was all over. Gene hauls his Santa suit out and carries it around in his car at this time of year: you never know when a Santa might be needed.
Leo's birthday cake
Last Wednesday was my friend Leo's fifth birthday. I've known him since he was six months old, and this year I was invited to attend his party. He asked his mom for a rainbow sherbet cake with cherries on top. It was simply fantastic, along with the smoked salmon his dad had prepared, not to mention his homebrew. It's been a week of parties, food, and lots of celebration. Another week of the same lies ahead, but most of the parties I don't miss are behind me now.
I will leave you with a wonderful two-minute-long Simon's cat video from YouTube. It's three years old, but I never fail to enjoy seeing it several times a season. Enjoy!