It’s too warm
No, it’s not a rant about global warming – it’s me complaining about the lack of snow in Toronto and here we are only 10 days from Christmas. When I lived in San Diego a decade ago, of course this was an annual problem. And I wasn’t the only one who felt that way. My next door neighbor, bless his heart, would lay out a giant carpet of thin white cotton on his front lawn every holiday season. It looked remarkably like snow, even though conversion into snowballs wasn’t possible, at least I was one step closer to a proper (according to television and movies) Christmas.
Even though I hate malls, and most especially parking lots, I do enjoy this time of year. I love the songs, the TV reruns of “It’s a Wonderful Life”, and I love the getting of gifts that have been carefully thought out and matched to my personality, unlike my own gifts to others.
But where’s the snow? When mother nature doesn’t cooperate, it’s time to take things into my hands. I think I’ll go close all the blinds, turn off the furnace, and listen to some Christmas-sy audiobooks. Maybe the temperature will fall 20 degrees in the next couple of hours and we’ll get some snow. Just my luck it’ll still be sunny.