This is the tree in my apartment. My cat keeps getting ahold of the tree skirt.

Warmest holiday wishes to you and yours!

It’s been a strange holiday season in these parts. Not everything has been pleasant, but I’m looking forward to a few days off and even to getting out of the city for a bit (I’m going up to New England in a few hours to spend the weekend with my dad, et al). My siblings and I will all be in one place, which doesn’t happen that often, so I’m looking forward to that. All my presents are wrapped, and I baked some snickerdoodles, so all that’s left to do now is to get on a train.

This has been a really amazing year for me, and I find myself introspective at the holidays. I’m so grateful to so many people who were encouraging and supportive and awesome and helped make a lot happen this year, and I, for one, am really looking forward to 2012. I feel like the possibilities are endless. Which is a nice way to feel at the end of the year.

Happy holidays!