December Is Upon Us!

Snowfall at Barlow Butte Hut in Mt. Hood National Forest, photographer Jackie Arnal of Outdoor Project (click on image for more info)

Snowfall at Barlow Butte Hut in Mt. Hood National Forest, photographer Jackie Arnal of Outdoor Project (click on image for more info)

December has arrived in Oregon. This photo of the Mt. Hood National Forest is evidence she has robed herself in ermine and is patiently waiting for the rest of the snow to fall.

Yesterday the wind was high out of the east, and our temps never reached more than 37. We stayed in most of the day, and on awakening today realized the 34 without the wind was much more comfortable.

I wanted to drop in and let you know I'm progressing well following surgery. Patience is hard when dealing with processes outside your control, but it is a humbling lesson. I'm feeling better than I have in months, despite continuing soreness and minor pain.

A smattering of posts will appear here between now and Christmas week (December 22, 2014). Regular postings will resume in January 2015 on Wednesdays.

The newsletter is scheduled for delivery around December 11th, the only issue being published this month. Also, be watching for a survey!

For now, thanks to all of you who have encouraged and supported me over the last two to three months as I waited on a diagnosis and then underwent surgery. Good friends, especially the writing kind, seem the best at shoring up those who need it.