Brief Review

With candles and hot chocolate I'm contemplating all that happened this year. I'm overwhelmed and grateful and more aware than ever before that I could never have planned all that transpired.... 2012 was more than I could have imagined.

There was graduation and a completed thesis. There was Yale. There was a handful of publications that I'm proud of and a surprising amount of hate mail (which I'm assured means that I've arrived. I'm not sure I believe this.) There was a trip to Seattle and a family vacation in the mountains. There was a ton of cooking and amazing friends. I became a professor. It's still weird to spell that out. There was physical therapy and a great deal of stretching. There was a lot of knitting and sewing and keeping my hands busy as I wait for news. There was Dads cancer and surgery and more waiting. It never gets easier... Waiting, I mean.

And tonight, as I wait for 2013 to arrive, I can't help but wonder what could possibly happen next?

I can't wait to find out.

A few mornings ago, I woke up to snow on the hills behind my house... A sure sign of more surprises to come, right?