leise rieselt der schnee…

outside the snow is softly falling, and i find myself wishing for a large fireplace, a cup of home-made hot chocolate and an endless supply of both time, and good reading material.   this year's holiday season feels like it is passing by faster than it should. the endless list of christmas concerts, banquets and parties fill up my time, leaving less for the things that truly matter. so, here's to a weekend of getting