Watching a slice of moon at sunset I hardly noticed the cold temperature.
Yesterday afternoon we took our granddaughter to see Christmas decorations at the mall. She loved walking through the gaudy colors of Christmas commerce while I preferred the sunset that met us outside. The high for today was 18 degrees with an expected low of 1 degree overnight. There is definitely a winter feel in the air. Tonight we went to the museum for a holiday/graduation party of the Earth Sciences Department where my husband received his certificate for completing the fieldwork for his paleontology courses at the museum. Despite the blowing snow and chilling temperatures about 200 people showed up. Great fun to get a bunch of earth scientists in one room! Those who spend their careers searching for, cataloging and studying fossilized leaves and bones seem to have a quirky sense of collective humor and more than the average number of card-carrying eccentrics. This is one of my favorite tag-along events each year.