2°C (35.6°F) That’s more like it, with winds 15-20 miles per hour, the wind chill is 25 degrees. Still warmer than normal, but at least we’re getting closer.  

18:27:35 PM

Sid was monopolizing my lap and my arm again, so I’m trying a pillow now to prop up his head. It seems to be working. My lap is warm, and he is comfortable. Symbiosis

18:36:10 PM

Cloudy; Light Rain
6°C (42.8°F) Abandoned, desolate, isolated snowbanks, caked with dirt and sand.
But they won’t be lonely for long.  

18:38:49 PM

Our smallest, wildest cat, Phoebe, loves to play in the ferns.

They’re a real pain to keep up, misting them almost every day (they’d do better if I did it every day), but now that our lettuce is done (just picked the last leaves yesterday), they are the only fresh greens Phoebe has… so I do it for her.  

18:51:07 PM

Cloudy; Rain
17°C (62.6°F) Wow. In spite of a little thunder, we went for a walk around the neighborhood, and got caught in a downpour! As it eased up, we saw a squirrel venturing out from a spruce, tail arched over its head to keep dry.

A warm rain… a little (not too much) violence from nature… invigorating.

Tomorrow we’re supposed to be back in the 30s for highs.  

18:53:31 PM

Cloudy; Mist
16°C (60.8°F) Unbelievable
. Over 60 degrees on an early December morning. This is normal for maybe late May, early June. We would have had more fog, only it was too warm
. It got so warm so fast, in fact, that there was condensation on the outside of our house.

Our weather pattern this year feels more like the rainy-season/dry-season I knew in San Diego than the spring-summer-fall-winter I need.