Well, sort of anyway... I meant to write my update tonight but only got as far as posting this assortment of photos I've taken recently then I got distracted playing with my new iPod and now it is bed-time.
I *love* my iPod by the way. I was a bit concerned that I would have trouble working the software with windows, and read a whole bunch of sites that had trouble shooting info in preparation for difficulties, but I installed the software and transferred my music and everything is working just fine.
I had a great vacation, watched a lot of movies, saw a lot of my friends and family, and despite good intentions, barely cracked the spine on the book I meant to read over the holidays.
It has been beautiful and snowy here for almost a week, but tonight it is clearing up and the weather report calls for sun for the next several days. That'll be nice too, but I kind of wish it would snow more before what has fallen melts away.