a november hello

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i can't believe i've been gone from here for the better part of a year. i won't dwell on the reasons or make excuses, as you've heard it all before. in summary, "life gets in the way".

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so let's move forward, shall we? it's november. the skies are white, the trees are close to bare. we're preferring to light a fire over turning on the heat. it's a yearly challenge and we haven't flipped the switch just yet. we'll choose soup and chunky sweaters and a warm oven for now.

i can't help but being overcome with thankfulness in this season. that we were unharmed by hurricane sandy. that we have a roof over our heads and big piles of leaves in the backyard and that we live in freedom, and can choose our leader. i'm especially thankful for that today.

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i am so thankful for this space. that i can always pick up where i left off, and (maybe) someone out there will read. here's to a fantastic season… to crackling fires and cozy scarves and warm apple pie.

it's good to be back.