We've been home from Cabo for about two and a half weeks now and it seems worlds away. We came home just before Christmas to a bit of madness - last minute shopping, a few delayed meetings and decorating the Christmas tree. We did that last on Christmas eve itself! We had family here for the holiday which was really nice, spending time catching up and cooking a delicious Christmas dinner.
My beau hit the ground running right after the holiday and was back in Hyampom the day after Christmas. He came back in time for New Year's Eve, which we spent on the coast dancing to Be Bop Deluxe with the coast swing dancers. It was fun to be out dancing again as it has been a while. New Year's Day was spent doing chores, but we ended it with a nice dinner with my brother and his family and a couple of games of Farkle (that is a lot of fun).
Just before Christmas I got a new horse, Fred. He joins my other two geldings, Jac and Barney. Fred and Barney have really hit it off and are hardly separable. We just call them the Flinstones. Unfortunately, Fred has been diagnosed with a serious illness; he's treatable, but it will be a long course - and expensive, too, of course. I'll keep you posted, but he's getting the best care right now - special supplements for his immune system, along with acupuncture and cranial-sacral work to help him along.
I found myself surprisingly busy with real estate over the past couple of weeks; usually it is a very quiet time of the year, but people are out and about and looking. The beautiful weather, while indicating a dry summer, is undoubtedly helping with this situation. I'll send out some info on the past year in real estate in my next column. Until then, happy new year!