the weather has been so peculiar this december - almost like it knows. another christmas has gone by but it's the first since i've been living in this house. new things all about, slightly out of place. my mind often drifts back to the past, but more so around this time of year - always before the new year.

i am thankful for where i am, here in our home.  everyone who was away has come home and gone again already - and so begins that long arduous manner until it's time to see them again. 

it's hard to imagine ever being anywhere but here.