We are all safe and well, thankfully, although many of my family and friends have tested positive over the past 22 months. It's hard to avoid when you're an essential worker, and I'm so glad they have all made it through to the other side safely.
Who would have thought back in March of 2020 that we would still be battling this virus 22 months later, with no end in sight? I remember back when my boss (at the time) called me to tell me I'd be working from home for about a week. Here I am, 22 months later, still working from home....and I certainly don't hate it, although I could certainly do without this pandemic lingering on and on.
However, as we enter a brand new year I have decided to try to take time to blog more often as I truly miss my interaction with all of you. Some of you follow me on Instagram, and I do try to post photos there regularly, but it's not quite the same, is it?
Meanwhile not much changes around here....I have to say I love working from home - I'm truly a homebody and I used to be sad leaving my cozy house each morning and would look so forward to coming home each evening. The pups, of course, are delighted to have me at home all day and they have gotten even MORE spoiled over the past 22 months, if that's possible!
One of the things I truly love about working from home is having the flexibility to take a break to tackle a chore or two. It's easy to fold laundry in between answering emails, and to start dinner in between video meetings. I have experimented more in the kitchen in the last 22 months than I ever had time for before, and nearly all of my experiments have been hugely successful!
Meanwhile it's a frigid day on the mountain top today and my woodstove is thankfully cranking out some good heat. The instant pot has been slow-cooking a batch of chicken broth since yesterday and it's the perfect night to make a big pot of soup.
Here's wishing you all a very happy and healthy new year, and hopefully you'll be hearing from me a lot more often in 2022!