My sisters and I were together for Christmas, the first time we’d seen each other in over a year. Two of us descended on the home of the lucky third (and her family), at her great house out in the Maryland countryside. For someone like me, who lives in a tiny San Francisco apartment, visiting there is like being at a resort. There’s tons of room to spread out, a fully stocked pantry, toys to play with (archery, anyone?), and endless woods to explore. And truly, you’ve never seen the likes of Christmas lights like those in my sister’s neighborhood. Those people go ALL OUT.
But we all know one of the best things about going away is coming home, and I arrived back in SF last night in time to grab a shower and get to a nice New Year’s dinner with Mr. MikaLane. It felt so good to return to the familiarity of my cozy little apartment, my guy, and my amazing city.
And now that it’s 2014 and I’ve assessed 2013, which really wasn’t too bad, I’ve set some goals for this year that I’d really like to try to meet. One of them includes getting back to my blog.
I’ve been away from MikaLane for a few months. I don’t really know what happened. I got busy…and, you know how it is. I took an unplanned break, and while Mr. MikaLane has expressed concern that I would lose all the great traffic I’ve been building, it is what it is. No harm, no foul.
Like I said, it’s good to be home.