The last few weeks, my house has been crowded with family and friends. All my kids have been home, and a bunch of extras as well. We've spent most of our time talking and eating, just hanging out. Yesterday, I spent the day with a bunch of women friends, gathering on New Year's Day for a potluck as is our tradition.
Today, Shaggy Hair Boy and I are sneaking away to Big City Like Other. We're traveling light so that it will be easy to negotiate buses and trains, and I won't have a computer with me. But I'll return with stories and photographs.