Just the day before yesterday I went outside and it was good. There was still, of course, snow on the ground, but it was warm outside. On Wednesday I swear the temperature dropped nearly 20° C. By the time I went home at 7 in the evening, it was unbelievably cold. Cold enough that I want to wear a scarf wherever I go, and gloves became mandatory equipment. I don't mind winter and snow, but it isn't even December yet. I sure wouldn't be all that opposed to a tiny bit of a warm-up. Today, for all those Americans out there, it was Thanksgiving day. I must say that I am rather sorry to be missing a few of the massive Black Friday deals, but it gos with the territory. I managed to celebrate in a fashion by going out for a turkey dinner at lunch with two of the chaplains at the university. It isn't quite the same, but I'll take what I can get, especially considering that I missed the first one this year due to jaw pain. Tomorrow I think I will start playing Christmas music a bit, considering that its open season, in a sense. I am looking forward to seeing this semester through and going home for a visit. It's been a long time.