On Sunday I received two cheerful text messages informing me of snow in the Pacific Northwest. I looked out my window and saw no such thing but instead felt the heat from the blinds: the sun was out in Los Angeles. So while my family was snuggled up thousands of miles away, I was outside, using palm trees as goal posts while playing soccer for the first time since my youth. Tomorrow I'm saying goodbye to the sun and hello to the snow and taking a long and relaxing break at home. I can't wait!