Saturday, December 20, 2008

It's Cold

For the past couple of weeks we've been assaulted by a Canadian cold front. (Will they send us their health care system? Noooo. Will they send us their nasty cold air? Sure, here's a couple weeks worth.) Now a lot of people laugh at those of us who think 43 degrees is a cold winter's day. But we're Californians. We're not used to it. We drag out our down jackets when the temperature gets below 50. And J has taken up wearing a scarf indoors, although I will admit that we only warm our house to about 62 degrees--our heater would run constantly if we put it up any higher.

Even the cats have been cold. Sure they demand to be let outside at 7:30, but they don't really mean it. We let them out at about 10, and they're usually back inside by 11:30 to settle down for their naps.

The appointment of Representative Hilda Solis as Secretary of Labor is a bone throw to labor. The real power will rest with the big boys at Treasury and the White House. I wonder if she'll last a full term.

The Winter Solstice is at 4:04 AM, Pacific Standard Time. The Sun returns!

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