The weatherman says that over the next couple of days the weather will become cold and blustery. Oddly enough, I'm looking forward to it, not because I like winter weather--I don't (part of me is still a California kid)--but because maybe then I'll feel like Christmas is really coming.
Don't get me wrong; I have absolutely loved the mild temperatures we've been experiencing and being able to walk around to look at the holiday lights clad in a jacket has been a joy.
I'm not complaining, really, I'm not; it's just that the dissonance between the season, the weather and our typical climate in this area is a little bit disconcerting.
But then again, winter officially starts on the solstice, so technically, I suppose it's acceptable to have autumnal weather patterns until then.
Perhaps I better just shush the part of my brain that is bewildered and tell it to bask in the mildness. After all, winter will be just beginning and we'll have plenty of time for frigid temperatures and wintry weather to enjoy.
Just as long as it's not ice or four feet of snow.