|The two of us in cold weather gear|
I won't lie: it was colder than I ever want it to be again, when we walk together. Lily leaves in a week to go back home to her family in Guatemala City and will be gone for almost a month. I'll miss her company and will look forward to her return. It's hard to imagine how it felt to be in that Florida warmth after experiencing three days of subfreezing temperatures. Tomorrow it should moderate a little and give us a rainy hike next Thursday. I'm just glad I had a break from it all for awhile.
This is a busy week for most of us, as we finish whatever we have to do before the holidays. I don't buy much, but there is a special birthday party to attend tomorrow with my friend Leo, who will turn eight (!). I ordered a book for him that arrived while I was in Florida, but there are still a few items on my list that need to be purchased. The stores and parking lots are all full everywhere and will probably remain that way until after next Saturday, Christmas Eve.
I was reminded that next Saturday's walk is at Lake Padden, where my car was broken into on Christmas Eve 2011. I wrote about it here. My pack (which doubles as a purse) was taken and my credit cards used, my iPad and camera gone too. It was awful, so I'll be very careful about where I park next week. No need for a repeat of that terrible time.
In any event, I hope you all will have a safe and very Merry Christmas! We'll be visiting a time or two in our blogs before then, but just in case I forget, please do have a great holiday week. I'll be continuing to eat too much, without a doubt, but hey, it only comes around once a year!