I needed that rest.
Despite a fairly hefty manuscript sitting on my desk in desperate need of attention, I managed to avoid work for most of the holidays. Instead, there were some wonderful meals with friends and family, lots of reading and movie watching, a few great walks and even a nippy ride in our boat one cold day. It was wonderful to be able to spend time at home in Tofino, just relaxing and enjoying life here. I actually feel quite rested as we launch into the new year.
I refuse to make resolutions, but I do plan to keep up on this blog. (I'd love to hear from those of you who just might be reading it. What do you enjoy? What do you want to see more (or less) of? Any feedback would be great.) I'll have a few exciting things to announce when they're ready for public consumption. One is this book I've been working on. Once it gets its final title and a publication date (it has a publisher) I'll let you know. Exciting (and nerve-wracking) stuff. The other is a new venture with a good friend that hopefully will evolve into new possibilities for us in the years to come. Again, more news on that when it's time. (Soon on that one.)
I wish all of you the very best for 2010.
(Daughter P has been out and about with the camera quite a bit during the holidays. These are her photos of some berries still hanging on. The top, I'm not sure of. It's an ornamental I think. If you know, please leave a comment. The bottom is of wax berries. Both quite seasonal, no?)