My view as I walked back into the house from a brisk walk outside. We didn’t live in this house till this past April, so it’s lovely to see what winter looks like here (without construction men and this window not installed yet, as was the case last January). It feels like January 1st as it’s my first Monday back home…not a bad thing. Way back in public school I couldn’t imagine the year 2000, let alone be welcoming in 2017. It’s good to be here, world. And time to take the Christmas ornament off the vulture’s neck.