I appreciate all of you who have kept in touch during my blog absence. December was a pretty tricky month, with 10 final exams that ate at my time for two weeks, several holiday parties, a stomach virus, and my grandma's ongoing recuperation from her hysterectomy surgery. Things seem to have calmed down now, though I know that the quiet is only temporary (school starts again on the 28th of January).
I wish I had pretty pictures from a walk on the beach or a hike in the woods. But, the fact of the matter is that we haven't been to a park in months, all of the beaches are still closed, and my digital camera is broken! Marge's life has become mundane in that regard, with fetch sessions and walks with me along the paper route making up the bulk of her exercise. Agility has started back up, though, and we're gearing up for what I hope to be a competitive 2013 season (more on that another time).
Anyway, I thought I'd pop in and make an appearance before the year ended. It's been a difficult year in many ways, and I expect 2013 to boast a similar set of challenges, but there are bright spots that shined through this year that I hope will continue to be a source of happiness, comfort and entertainment after the calendar turns.