It's been super chilly in Los Angeles for the past couple of days. I've traded in my t-shirts for sweaters, checked and re-checked to make sure the windows were closed tight (there's a draft coming from somewhere, and I WILL find it), and I finally whipped out my Mukluk slipper boots that Toby's parents gave me last winter, because there aren't many days I can justify wearing them here, so I'm taking as much advantage of the situation as possible.
It's been cloudy, rainy, and windy, three adjectives you don't commonly hear to describe southern California weather.
We even experienced a sun shower the other night, as the sun was starting to sink low over the hills and bask everything in the golden glow that I love so much. The raindrops looked like they were floating down to the ground, carried on rays of light, and afterwards, the ground was drenched and shining. I stood outside with D&L to admire the view for awhile, before they complained about how cold it was and we rushed back inside, jumping up and down and laughing to warm ourselves up.
Angelenos always warn that no matter where you're from, and how cold you're used to being, you will acclimate to the temperatures in Los Angeles and find yourself becoming a bit of a wimp. Lucky for me, I was already a wimp, so no acclimating was necessary. I'd like to think that it was my destiny to move here, where I already fit in because I find forty degrees to be a bit too nippy.
I do have to admit, though, that it's been a nice change of pace. It's been fun to bundle up a bit and turn the heat on in my car. The last couple of nights, while the frosty air whistled around the side of our building, I could step outside, see my breath, and breath in that crisp, clean smell that reminded me of a brisk autumn night. Also, I swear that with the chill has come the scent of smoke in the air; Angelenos trying out their fireplaces for the first time, perhaps, or people having bonfires on their patios (doubtful). Either way, it has even smelled like October in the midwest. Los Angeles: where winter is actually fall. Fine by me.
All that being said, it's going to be sixty degrees and sunny today, and I ain't complainin'. We're looking at a Saturday and Sunday with temperatures in the mid-seventies and full blown sunshine. Adios cold weather, hello beach weekend!
Happy Hump/Leap Day! And I hear lots of people in Minnesota got the day off because of the snowy/slushy/icy weather, so happy Snow Day too =] Have a wonderful day!