I make no promises that I will be around here much but at least today, I've had a chance to visit and I'm really excited. It's been a terrific day - I sorted through my bookshelves (which were an abyss and which was like spending time with old, dear friends), we played games with the kids, we watched a movie together as a family and I even found time for a nap in the chair in the living room. It was the kind of quiet day that we NEVER manage to have. I couldn't think of a nicer way to start a new year (and a new year that ends in a 4, my favourite number!).
I also had a special treat this morning. We have been forgetting to put see in our birdfeeder and two days ago, I remembered. I didn't think we would have any visitors (usually, it takes a while for the birds to come back when I have been negligent). I had such a pleasant surprise this morning: