It has been a lovely holiday. Three celebrations which were actually one continuous one. Lovely gifts given and received (including a new computer.) Today is a gray day with warmish breezes teasing the wind chimes on the front porch. I slept 13 1/2 hours last night, though I woke several times with an awareness of Kelsea’s absence in the house – I was fortunate enough to have her with me for several nights in a row – best Christmas present ever. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday, that blends seamlessly into a wonderful new year.

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Estes Park, Colorado.

Quote of the day: “This is it, in the best possible way. That thing I’m waiting for, that adventure, that move-score-worthy experience unfolding gracefully. This is it. Normal, daily life ticking by on our streets and sidewalks, in our houses and apartments, in our beds and at our dinner tables, in our dreams and prayers and fights and secrets – this pedestrian life is the most precious thing any of use will ever experience.” — Shauna Niequist

Daily gratitudes:
That Dr. Bob says Mr. Man is healthy
Champagne
Stretching
Charlie, the new addition to the house
My shiny new computer
MKL’s love