As I left my house early on Christmas Eve, the above picture is the view I saw as I drove down the road. Snow had fallen in the mountains the night before and, when we see the foothills clearly, rain will soon come to our town. For all of the negative comments my little town receives, it actually has many positive points. We can see the beautiful foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, we are only an hour and half drive from the snow, two hours from the beach, two and half hours from Los Angeles, four hours from San Francisco, and the cost of living in our town is the probably the most economical in our state. In my little town, I can drive to the grocery store, purchase the item I forgot to complete dinner, and be back to my house in 10 minutes. My children attend a California Distinguished School and my oldest son can drive to the state university in 40 minutes. It makes me think of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. "This bed is too hard, this bed is too soft, this bed is just right..." Good and bad, I love my little town and it is "just right."