Last year was definitely a character builder, but I'm grateful we all remain on top of the hill with middle fingers raised in triumph. I'm feeling light-footed and cozy in my PopJulia slippers, snow days and all. I've never been more relieved to cuddle up indoors with a cup of chai tea and the occational bubble bath. Overcompensating during winter by gorging on goodwill sweaters and candles is not only excusable, but also nessecary this time of year. With everyone hiding in their warm homes, I have ample alone time. Picking up old hobbies has become my new theme; ballet being the most recent. This year the intention is to spend more of my time doing activities I enjoy, instead of always worrying about whether I am wasting my time on simple pleasures. I have yet to reach the point of cabin fever, but there is still time. Wish me luck and remember, all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.