First off: merry Christmas, to those who observe!
I've been away the past few days (for them as noticed), taking a long weekend retreat up at Zen Mountain Monastery, where my sister lives/studies.
There was meditation, and talks, and talking (and listening) and hiking and cookie-baking and a lot of sleep (generally asleep by 10pm and awake by 7 - my body isn't quite sure how to handle it).
And now I'm back with the World's Worst-Behaved Cats (Cas has learned to open drawers; I'm doomed) and 2014 peeking around the corner. Ready or not....
the creek in (unseasonable) flood
highway and sky
even monastics love cookies!