Currently in Eastern Idaho, it is sunny and-2 degrees out.
That's fucking cold, and it's not even technically Winter yet. It's only going to stay like this, and probably until March.
But I'm not sweating it. In 5 days, I'll be down in California, where it's nice, even in December.
I'm spending some time visiting my boys, and dropping off Christmas presents a little early. Since they're 5 and 3, it's still more about Santa Claus than daddy, so about half the gifts will be labeled "From Santa."
I also think this is a good political move. I don't want them thinking that it's mommy vs daddy in a contest to buy their love. The 'Santa' clause lets me buy them nice things without trying to take the credit.
The competition still seems to be there. When I want to buy them a present, odds are mom or grandma has already purchased it for them. I'm trying to coordinate what we're getting them so we don't overlap, but that's a toughie.
BONUS FOR CALIFORNIA:
I'm looking forward to temps in the 60's. That's short-sleeves and shorts for most Idahoans.
But I'm going to be getting to Cali sometime mid-Friday afternoon. Lots of time to kill.
I may go see some friends, or I may go take care of some business matters. Maybe both. Since I usually don't have a lot of 'free time' when I'm down there, I'm not totally sure.
All I can say is, I'll be doing it in style, with the windows rolled down and enjoying the warmth.
CALIFORNIA HERE I COME!