Baby, it's cold outside...

Cold weather moved in this morning on the back of a strong wind. Had visions of the Christmas lights being blown off the house, but the worst of it wasn’t as bad as it might have been, and things have calmed a little. Looks to be a blustery week with temps in the 40s. Would rather see snow and cold.

Had to take the Jeep in for service check. Ignition problems of some sort. Fingers crossed it won’t be a big deal.

Can’t believe the end of the year is only two weeks away. My reading list keeps growing, my drafts keep piling up, and the days just seem to get shorter. What I wouldn’t give for a few days of research time in the library!

Had two close friends for dinner last night. Ate stew and drank French wine, talked everything from contemporary literature to classical music to Renaissance architecture, and in short had as good a time on a winter night as anybody can hope for.