It’s just about time to say goodnight on the first day of the new year. We have had a very laid-back vacation this time around. We kept the holiday spending to a minimum this year and my favorite gifts were two: the gift of our son and our grandson being with us, as well as a visit from wonderful old friends from New York. It made for a crowded household: 5 adults, two teenagers, one baby and 6 dogs :*) It was a great visit. We always enjoy sharing our home and our little corner of Maine with good friends. And I don’t think that anyone minded the lobster dinner!