It's an odd December. It's raining and overcast. The temperature is 37 degrees. This is not a usual December day in Minnesota, but somewhat nicer than last year at this time for anyone planning to do any traveling. The ground looks almost like spring is about to spring. I walked up to Grand Avenue and had to wear a rain coat to keep dry. But who's complaining?
I played tennis for nearly the last time of the year and, although I didn't play too well, I didn't get hurt. One of the other geezers somehow injured his shoulder on an enthusiastic service return and had to retire from the match. GOINFS. The survivors played one on two for a while and then called it a day. There will be more tennis in the weeks ahead.
The weather in Oslo, the current residence of the Prairie Princess, is actually somewhat more wintry than Minnesota. They are blessed with 5 hours and 52 minutes of daytime this time of year, while we get a generous 8 hours and 48 minutes. Oslo lies at 59 degrees 57 minutes north latitude (about the same as the middle of Hudson Bay and north of Juneau, Alaska) - St Paul is 45 degrees north.