For the holidays I'm hanging out in Florida with my dad and stepmom and other assorted friends :). The weather so far has been glorious - rainy but temps in the 70's so I'm not complaining. I came down last thursday and will head back to the big city of DC on January 3rd. Two weeks of chilling out - now that's vacation.
The other night I was heading home from my friends house and driving along a back country Florida road late at night. I saw something in the middle of the road that looked like a big gray cat just sitting smack on the median. As an animal lover, I turned around and went back. Turns out it was a big gray owl that must have landed there and gotten scared. Cars were zooming by in the lanes and it's feathers were being ruffled but it just sat there. I honked my horn but it just moved it's head. I was afraid it was hurt or something so I pulled off to the side of the road to rescue it. An SUV behind me honked its horn at it and they drove up next to me and told me it had flown away. Phew! I was worried. Owls are one of my favorite animals. I think they are so cool but I hardly ever see them. I would love to hold one someday or have it as a friend.
Anyway, Paddington and I wish you a very Merry Christmas. He's enjoying the warm weather here with me as well and we hope that wherever you are, you celebrate the season with friends and family and other loved ones. May you glimpse the face of God this year!
On a side note - I will be in Atlanta for the New Year celebration with some dear old family friends the Mellars! I've known them since I was two (or thereabouts). Should be good times.