I spent the day before New Year's draped over the toilet boil, throwing up.
I bet a lot of other people did the same thing on New Year's Day morning, but their retching came from over-enthusiastic alcohol consumption on a New Year's party.
Mine came from good old stomach flu.
Alas, I feel better today, January first, 2017. And it's starting out absolutely beautifully, eight inches of newly fallen snow, and sunshine. SUNSHINE!
Lured by the magical white landscape, I put on a hat and jacket and dragged my body outside. I hadn't eaten anything in 24 hours, so I felt pretty weak, but who could resist an opportunity to take photos of this?
On my stroll outside I discovered that the kiwi trellis collapsed under the load of heavy snow.
I also noticed that the greenhouse plastic had given away in some places.
And the outside swing by the trampoline, where we like to sit in summer, sported a huge white blanket. I hope it won't collapse, too.
I just wanted to drop by here, queasy stomach and all, to wish you a happy new year. I hope it will be a good one for you. I hope all of humanity will unite to make the world a better place, as cliche as this sounds.
But you know, we have work to do. Let's do it!
I think this year will be an exciting and productive one for Marblemount Homestead. We scheduled all our courses and retreats for this year, so watch for an announcement.
We also have another exciting announcement in a couple of weeks, so watch for it as well. It's totally aligned with my soul's work, and I'm so thrilled I'll get to tell you about it soon!
I will leave you with an image of Steve, the best Daddy ever, and Eva. When I was sick, he spent hours reading to her, taking her for walks, and coloring with her. Such patience, such love. He's my man, and he's the best one.