The first layer of soil was frozen on the first day of the year, but my sister and her "Tom Cruise" (though much nicer and more sane) agreed to pose in the cold with their Mary Deane on our front porch. They took their leave moments later and the kids and I were left with a much too normal home scenario.
So, I wanted to take the opportunity to exploit the forum for a little thanks to "the people". My people. They filled our corridors and sat round our tables as the year ended and passed into a new one. I am a better me with people around. I guess that's why I disclose it all here. It's like I'm sort of sharing my mundane then, in turn making it a little more marvelous by your reading of it.
Thank you, too, to the people that filled my wall. Those we've "gathered" on our trails that brightened our holidays with their effort of greetings.
So, the sheets are washed and the towels are hung. We're always open for business--or at least a visit.