The weather is unbelievably mild in Chicago, in fact it has been more similiar to London particularly with the fog that hung over downtown yesterday and the rain that is falling today. I see both Heathrow and O'Hare have been badly affected by the weather, so I am doubly glad that I'm not heading home this Christmas. Meanwhile in Denver, which is where I will be spending New Year, they have had 20 inches of snow - great for skiing, not so good for airplanes in and out of the airport.
Last night I had my last Christmas work night out. It was with a client and actually it was quite a laugh but I was running the risk of getting bored of the season rapidly as I have been out almost every night in the past few weeks. Nevertheless a day off today and the weekend will fuel my excitement for all things Santa as I look forward to a quiet Christmas weekend in Chicago. I am then only in the office two days next week, I refuse to work on Boxing Day (it is not observed in the US) and then fly to Denver (hopefully) on Friday late afternoon.
I need to today go and buy some ski stuff as I don't own any, and later a trip to the cinema is planned. Tonight I will sleep like a baby dreaming of red shirts and goals only to be woken by the alarm and will then tune into the radio for a reality check.