A quiet candlelit evening at my house. I need to take some time to reply to comments and questions from everyone, but yes, I am still here. I've just been busy with work and switching jobs (still waiting tables, just at a different restaurant). Now I'm curled up on the couch, typing this, sipping a glass of red wine, and enjoying a few pieces of ginger dark chocolate while listening to the Enya station on my Amazon Prime radio.
I worked at the restaurant today and made it home late after a busy day. It's been snowing a little off and on for the last few days. The mountains are reporting 212 inches so far, so we are a little behind our average. But everything is pretty and white and the temps are in the teens and twenties above zero, so this is nearly perfect winter weather as far as I am concerned.
Manipi is almost getting really heavy! He loves coming in for brief periods of petting and chin scratching, and has even recovered and become comfortable enough to venture out on one walk down the lane and back. That being the only time I've seen him more than a few yards from the house since he first returned near death.
Moose have been all over the area lately. There are more healthy cow calf pairs than I've ever seen at once. Several of them with twins! And several that seem to enjoy walking around and bedding down behind my house. I also got to see a fox scampering up the lane on a recent evening. Most of the rest of the wildlife have been staying curled up somewhere, or just not choosing to come by my house.
In other news, Fy Nyth has several new features that I need to write posts about soon. As well as some really neat gifts from a few friends. My youngest sister is coming out here for a visit at the end of this month and it will be fun to spend some more time with her as well as show her the area in the middle of winter. I'm missing my best friend Seth who's still holed up in a cabin in the south working on his book this winter. I've finally made the time to get back into Crossfit for the first since last spring, so I'm sore all over, but generally feel good.
I hope you are all having enjoyable winter evenings where ever you are!