The above picture sums up this last week for us here. That’s the smoke from the Thomas fire. Yes it is as bad as it looks.

This week has been hell for Southern California with the winds and fire. People lost their homes and several animals perished. Schools had to close simply from smoke permeating the air.

Trust me when I say I was jealous of everyone else’s snow.

For the next week we are supposed to stay in the low 80s and high 70s. It’s supposed to be 70 on Christmas. We never get freezing cold in December but damn…sigh.

Hard to believe it but it’s now two weeks until Christmas.

As before my concentration is on the holiday stories and just chilling really.

Someone left a comment on The Life You’re Given that I should say in the description that it’s incomplete or abandoned. Well it already says that in the description, so um, yeah. Although it doesn’t say “abandoned” because it’s not. I hope to begin writing on it again in 2018.

That’s about it for me this week.