I hope you enjoyed Christmas! We had a great time with a full house of our kids and grandchildren and even had a little snow! Lots of food and festivities were enjoyed but all have returned home and our house sits in quiet disarray.

I’ll have the tree down and all the decorations safely stored by the end of the day tomorrow. We used to take our time about that but Christmas is for children and colored lights and shiny bulbs don’t do much for me without them.

Looking ahead, I’ve started writing about a few of the important things that took place in 2017 as a reminder, and I’m looking ahead at plans and prognostications for the coming New Year and will share those here over the next few days.