|Taken on a morning hike back in October|
December 10th is my eight blog anniversary. If I don’t say something now, I’ll forget it. Eight years—that’s a long time to tell tales and try on occasion to be entertaining. I am honored to have you reading this. Thanks! I always have plans to write more than I ever do. One day, maybe I’ll collect the stories together for a memoir for my kids and nephews and nieces. On another positive note, I was honored when Hilary at "Smitten Image" highlighted my post titled "They Shoot Canoes, Don't They" as a "Good Read" in her blogs of the week.
It’s been a little over two months since I have returned home and back to work after a four month Sabbatical. My time away was incredible, but it also feels good to be back on familiar ground. The past four years had been so busy that when I left in the spring, it took a while for me to slow down and enjoy and realize that the dream of a sabbatical had come true. It seems odd to have left not long after the leaves had finishing to bud out, only to come back as they were changing. Now the leaves are gone and we’ve had two small snow storms, nothing major, but enough to remind me that I missed out on summer (that’s okay as it was plenty hot in Indonesia and Southeast Asia. I need to dig out my skis and wax and be ready to explore the woods when we get the first major snow of the season.
The two months have flown by and now the tree is up and we’re counting down the days to Christmas. I have a number of crèches (or nativities). Hopefully, none of them are as bad as those in this blog that highlights the worst nativity scenes imaginable. Check it out. I think my dog might like the one created out of Spam! Another sign that Christmas is almost here is Judy’s posts of decorating the governor’s mansion in home state of North Carolina. Check it out.
May December be a blessing to you.