I’ve finally reached the end of a flurry of making, packing, preparing. We still have cards to send but they will be more likely new year’s cards than Christmas greetings. I have been waiting, eagerly and determinedly to be done with all of the preparations and obligations so that I can take some time for the next week or so to just enjoy things as they are. To let go of anything I think I should do or feel that I have to accomplish and to read, nap, be cozy and maybe even have some adventures out in the snow.

It is, of course, hard to believe that another year is drawing to a close. I’m not sure how much time I’ll have to really reflect on everything that has happened in 2013 and all that I anticipate for the new year. I have a few recipes that I hope to share soon and I certainly plan to keep sharing writing and photos here but for the rest of this year I am going to do my best to enjoy time with my family and find a little bit of time for myself.

I hope that you are finding yourself surrounded by warmth, light and love!