To kick off the new year on a peaceful note, on New Years day we went to a park nearby to where James grew up and fed the chickadees with James’s family. It involved a little bit of waiting, a good bit of bearing the cold, and the absolute thrill of patience rewarded.
We returned from our holiday traveling tour over the weekend and spent Sunday plucking away the dried up Christmassy bits to make room for fresh candles and new bulbs. We dusted the dresser tops, reorganized the book shelves, made a tidy pile of things to give away, and found places to keep a few new things. More on all of that later. For now, chickadees and a wish for a very happy new year.