The new year has come and gone... I'm a johnny-come-lately to my blog in 2007. A little too much "life" in my life, if you know what I mean. Health challenges, a new day job here in Sonoma County, little kids underfoot -- all conspiring against my time. But unlike a fictional place, Thimbleberry persists whether I blog about it or not. And 2007 has turned out to be very, very good at the cabin!
We welcomed the New Year with a rare electrical outage of several hours, which meant a festive pasta dinner cooked entirely atop the wood stove! Enjoyed the treat of emergency candlelight by which to dine, and then the power conveniently came back on just in time for dish washing.
Fortunately, nothing out of the ordinary happened to our oven on sugar cookie night.
Much of this trip was enjoyed outdoors in truly spectacular snow conditions...
Each visit's "last" night at the cabin is always bittersweet. The girls got in several good sled runs at that magical point in twilight when almost anything seems possible and all notions of time are temporarily suspended.
We left Thimbleberry Cabin the next day, snug and inviting, waiting for a New Year's worth of fresh visitors and old friends.