Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Home after the Holidays

We are back from a few days away, where we spent a fun and festive time with long-time friends.  I love these days after  Christmas, where the flurry of crazy activity is over and there's the sense of relaxing and savoring all of the preparation that has come before. 

Even while we're tidying up from the Christmas clutter we left behind before we went away, we're preparing for a visit from beloved friends from across the country.  So there's a bit more shopping and cooking and cleaning ahead, but then (hopefully) a relaxed period for just enjoying dear friends.  The last time our friends visited it us, we had torrential rain for a solid week so we did almost nothing outside of the house. This year, I'm armed with a list of day trips but the freezer is stocked with soups and other meals just in case we're house-bound again!

So I will continue my blogging break, but in the meantime, I wish all of you a cozy and warm time as you say goodbye to 2011 and hello to 2012!


  1. So smart to freeze food for those unexpected weather disruptions! Hope you have a good visit.

  2. Enjoy the fun of entertaining old friends! I look forward to visiting you online in 2012, and following the new direction of your 12 x 12 compatriots! All the best in 2012 Diane!