I finally made it back to Maine, where I spent a lovely Christmas with my family. It had been almost two years since I saw my sisters or the Atlantic ocean. Plenty of laughter and hugs and crisp salty air put a few pieces of my heart back together.
It was rather odd to fly away from Maine at the end of my visit, but I was very happy to return to Pittsburgh (in time to watch the Steelers play at home for the last time this season!). Two days at work, just to confuse me, and then this afternoon my friend LE and I will head to Ohio to a little cabin in the hills to find the beginning of 2014.
Insert: promises about better blogging, intentions regarding reviewing more books, warning about lots of picture to follow, etc. etc., you know the drill. Nevermind that. Happy New Year!