This past Friday, I received an e-mail from my friend, Linda.
Linda lives in Chicago, Illinois.
This was a photograph that Linda took on her way to work, Friday morning.
This is a photograph of our children riding their big wheels at the beach Sunday morning.
This is a photograph of our children making sand angels at the beach Sunday afternoon.
This is a picture of our children eating ice cream immediately after they made sand angels, when the temperature started to climb in to the high 80's.
This is a picture of the thermometer in my car early Saturday morning. This was the coldest I have seen the temperature drop, thus far in January. (And this is what I look like with no makeup, five hours of sleep and who-knows-how-many-days-since-a-shower.)
Since my blood has thinned to the point that I had the heat blasting and I still felt chilled to the bone, this is why I highly doubt we could live any place other than Southern California.
Unless, I dressed like this.