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Musings for Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Hi, Dear Reader and fellow Persona Paper authors. It is 5:56 p.m. EST here in Miami, Florida, where the skies are dark, cloudy, and unseasonably rainy. Currently, the temperature is 80 degrees Fahrenheit under light rain. With the wind blowing from the southeast at 16 mph and humidity at 76%, the feels-like temperature is 85 degrees Fahrenheit. This is not exactly my favorite mid-December/early winter weather. Far from it. But I refuse to let it bring my mood down. Christmas is almost here, after all, and it’s better, I think, to accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative. (In any case, the weather is something I have no control over. Griping about it won’t shoo the rain away or cause the winter sun to shine, right?)

Right now, I’m still in a state of bliss. I enjoyed the company of the woman I love from Friday the 18th until a bit past four this afternoon. She decorated the house for Christmas, complete with tree, ornaments, lights, a holiday wreath, and other nice touches. We also went to watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens twice – Friday night and this afternoon – and exchanged Christmas gifts last night. As you can imagine, I’m in a happier frame of mind now than I imagined several weeks ago.

Well, it’s dark outside now – it’s 6:14 p.m. and the sun has set on this, the shortest day of the year. I must now go off and see what I can make for dinner.

Image Credit » Photo courtesy of Loreley Coma

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njchicaa wrote on December 22, 2015, 6:45 PM

what weather would you prefer? 80s and sunshine? or cooler weather? It is currently 62 here and is supposed to be 70 or warmer on Christmas day. Everyone is in an uproar that it. won't. be. cold. for. Christmas. I'm like "who freaking cares? I hate the cold weather!" I really need to live in CZM where I belong.

MegL wrote on December 22, 2015, 6:54 PM

Some nice, really big flowers on the Christmas tree! The film MUST have been good to go and see it twice in two days!

grandma20121 wrote on December 22, 2015, 7:05 PM

wow its still warm every where here in Massachusetts were in 60 s normally its cold and snowing but nope its raining here too

msiduri wrote on December 22, 2015, 7:12 PM

For once, it is raining here. The dearly beloved is cold. We just finished some hot chocolate.

alexdg1 wrote on December 22, 2015, 7:24 PM

Whether it is warm or cool doesn't matter much, so long as the cooler temperatures are not bone-chilling cold, njchicaa . Blue skies and bright sun are the main attraction for me right now.

alexdg1 wrote on December 22, 2015, 7:27 PM

Actually, we saw Star Wars: The Force Awakens twice but with three days in between screenings. Loreley and I liked it because it was fun, action-packed, and was reminiscent of the original trilogy.

alexdg1 wrote on December 22, 2015, 7:29 PM

It's certainly warmer than usual this winter. It feels like late spring here in Miami tonight.

AliCanary wrote on December 25, 2015, 12:21 PM

Wow that sounds like a wonderful time you two had--keep it up!