2016, you’re almost over, and I’m so happy! Today the electoral college went ahead and confirmed the dismal 2017 forecast, and news from the rest of the world recently has been extraordinarily terrible too, but I’m looking forward to at least symbolically closing this year’s chapter.
This weekend Andrew and I spent time with friends at our annual eggnog party and then participated in a tiki-themed holiday concert put on by our friends Amrita and Andrew in their music series Spirits on Spirits. Before the party took we took 30 minutes out of the whirlwind weekend to have an afternoon coffee with some satsumas, dark chocolate, and candied chestnut panettone. No, I didn’t bake the panettone myself, although I’m sure that would be a gratifying thing to do at some less busy point, but it was nice to take a few moments to breath in between everything else. For the rest of this year, and definitely into next, I plan on taking as many of those moments as possible.