It is officially Winter in Southern California. This past week has been extremely cold with temperatures as low as in the 30ies (Â°F). And what can I say: It got me sick! When we went back to Germany in December, I got sick literally when stepping out of the plane. I thought coming back here I would be able to soack up some sun and enjoy a nice warm winter in Southern California again. But that plan didn’t come true, since it was super cold, our whole office went sick and I caught a cold once again.
Sometimes I really have to laugh about myself, because I became so American/Los Angeles already. I consider everything below 50Â°F really cold and wear my Winter Coat when the sun outside is beaming and my old german self would have enjoyed a nice and warm sunny day. Another thing that I consider very American by now is getting sick easily. Considering the amount of sick/vacation days we have in my office, I find it astonishing how often my colleagues get sick and with what kind of sicknesses they stay home.
Tomorrow I will have to take my first sick day of 2013, which makes me kinda mad since I am very german and hate to miss a day at work. But in order to get healthy again – especially in this cold weather – I need to get some rest. The forecast says that it will get a little warmer soon, which I pray for. I want to spent my free time at the beach, in the sun, enjoying what I love so much about Southern California! And not sick in bed with a cold – how unglamouros does that sound for someone who lives in Southern California?