D'nellin (dnellin) wrote,

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Well, I'm home for a few days, and delighted to be here. It's been quite a year and I have probably spent more time elsewhere than I have spent at home. Travel can be fun and seeing other places is exciting, but it takes absence to make you realize just how nice it is to be home. --Even by yourself! Or maybe that's the reason to enjoy it--silence, peace and solitude. A time to think and collect the many paths of your life together.

Today is a dark, cold, and rainy day; a good day to be indoors getting the last of the Christmas presents wrapped. It has been raining for a couple of days and nights now--a nice slow rain that soaks into the sandy soil here and gets the wildflowers ready for spring. We don't get rain here on the high desert that often, so it's good to see it when we do. And we're thankful for it when it comes. If we get some more rains during the winter it may be a good year for wild flowers. That is, unless we get a snow late in the season. You never know quite what to expect on our desert.

All in all, it's been a busy year. I sometimes wonder if I wouldn't be happier if I'd been able to skip some of it, but I suppose it was all important in some way. I do hope that the New Year will be a bit more orderly. However, I think it will be just as exciting.
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