Believe it or not, it's SNOWING here in San Francisco today! We woke up to a huge hail storm which left everything white outside, I don't think I've ever seen anything like this since moving here 9 years ago. It was quite festive :)
But the cold weather's another story... We don't have central heat in our loft here. Instead, we have this:
The way this heater keeps part of the place feeling like the tropics while the rest (mainly my work desk where I'm sitting right now) feels like Antarctica makes me believe that it probably traces back to the days when our building was headquarters of the Doble Steams Motor Co in the 1920's. (Yes, steam-powered planes and cars were actually cranked out from our unit some 80 years ago, neat, eh?)
Anyway, now warmed by my little space heater, I can share with you more photos of our X'mas tree (yes, that X'mas tree) that help me feel festive despite of the inclement weather.
I grew up with a 3-foot tinsel tree that's all the colors of the rainbow (and more). I used to think it was so cheesy and gaudy as a kid. So all the trees I've gotten as a grown-up has always been decorated in gold, silver, and white. No color, whatsoever.
But this year I thought, what the heck, what's Christmas if it's not gaudy and cheesy? So we went out an got all these candy-colored ornaments, oh what fun! Included is this nutcracker dude, isn't he so cute?
I just can't resist! He's such a poser! And notice the "fake presents" under the tree. They're wrapped empty shoe boxes set up around the tree so that he couldn't get to those toxic water anymore (and we changed it to plain water as well, but you know, just in case).