1. It's December 4 and I spent part of the day reading on a lawn chair on the communal deck. I will never get used to summer in December. I actually had to move my chair to the shade within about 20 minutes. I know my Minnesota friends and family are going to hate me for saying this but IT'S TOO HOT.
2. Apparently there was a small earthquake in a Melbourne suburb today. I saw this on Twitter and love it so much. Needless to say, I didn't feel said earthquake.
3. We got a Christmas tree! Sort of. Since we don't really have room for a tree, not to mention we have exactly zero storage space for the 11 months it's not in use, we decided to go small this year. Really, really small. Here's the $3 battery operated light-up tree I got yesterday, with my hand next to it for scale. Note that my hands are the size of a first grader's at best.