It's been pretty quiet around here the last few weeks, and I settled into it quite well. I think I needed some time to step back and relax a bit. And as soon as I decided to do this, I -- of course -- got a nasty cold. But it didn't stick around too long and the holidays were still great in every way. The days were full of good food and family and hugs and love and all the important things. A lot of reading, a lot of Amazon streaming (this and this), a lot of time in the kitchen, a return to my sketchbook, and a bit of time thinking about my goals for the new year. I must say that I am looking forward to this new year. It feels like a fresh start in a lot of ways, and I look forward to seeing where it leads... and where I take it.
Happy New Year!