I started a draft of this post a week ago with the best intentions of doing a full out, new photos recap of the year. Well, fail. Instead Jason and I cut our Christmas visit home short in order to get him home to recover from a serious case of bronchitis, and for mine to really get rolling. We stayed around Georgia just long enough to pass it along to some unfortunate relatives; some Christmas present, huh (sorry BXP and Mimi!)? Last night we welcomed the new year blowing our noses instead of party horns, and downing gallons of water rather than celebratory bubbles. Despite all of that we were reminded of how amazingly blessed we have been in this past year. We have traveled the world,explored our own back yard, prayed for guidance, and received it, and grown to love and respect one another more with each passing day (which, after nine years of marriage, is a joy to find true).
This year’s travels aren’t waiting long to begin. Tomorrow we leave for two and a half weeks in Williamsburg. There won’t be any cooking going on, but I hope to be able to share some of my favorite restaurants, shops, and sites. Also, I’ll be taking the two weeks to teach myself how to knit. In addition, I will be working through some photography tutorials to see if I can’t get some better pictures around here :). Progress updates to follow.
As to our house: hopefully we will soon have a new door, followed by a new floor, leading to our renewed attempt to sell our condo. The next step is still unclear, but we feel comfortably sure we will know what to do when the time comes.
Some of my upcoming plans for O.i.H., aside from highlights from Williamsburg, are follow-up to the allergy elimination diet– things you should be keeping an eye on following the crazy diet changes of the a.e.d., and more basic skills tutorials.
I think that is all for now. I hope that your new year is off to a good start; see you soon.
P.S. Be sure to check out the new recipe page that Jason worked up during some of his copious sick time. I think he did a marvelous job!