Well, it is hard to believe that another year has gone by. This year I plan to do things a little different I plan to spend some quiet time by myself this year. No, I have not turned into the Grinch I just want peace and quiet this year. I don’t know about you but it was an empowering year for me. I finished a course after 18 long months of studying, I also read a fair amount of books this year, got a new dog, had a cat follow me home one day while I was out walking the dog, did several-week-long road trips each one more than 500 miles. Now that may not seem like a lot to you but this is still in between daily living, no I am not complaining I realize that I was on a mission. But the time has come to say I just want to spend some time home alone for the holidays. Yes, I am really looking forward to it.