Yes, it's been awhile.
Life has been incredibly busy (and wonderful; can't deny that) and time has been scarce. Lots of celebrations, a couple wonderful trips, and the occasional moment to rest - that's pretty much been the last couple of months in Maggie's World.
I am not complaining, just explaining.
I've visited Tucson, Orlando and San Antonio. I've spent time with friends old and new. I've reunited with the family folks to whom I'm not related but share a strong connection. I've eaten breakfasts, lunches and dinners in the company of amazing friends. I've run. I've rested. I've made gravy and pie. I've bid farewell to friends relocating to the earth's far corners and I've curled up next to the fire with friends I don't see often enough. I've gone to church, avoided the mall and still managed to find a few perfect gifts. I've made bread and tamales, I've danced, I've waved to Santa and I've dressed like him, too.
All of this is to say that yes, it's been busy. But it's been awesome. My heart is full. I am blessed to have brought 2011 to a close with the comforting knowledge that I did my best, pushed myself when it mattered, and accepted as much love - if not more - than I gave.
Here's to 2012. May our paths cross again before too long.