It's nice to be home and in the nice fresh air, even it that means 100% rain every morning. We spontaneously made a visit to the church a couple blocks away, and enjoyed a nice service and then an advent wreath making hour, where we constructed said wreath and met some great families. It's those moments of connection that make church better, not just sitting in rows in the sanctuary.

For the day's exercise, I really wanted to go hiking. Tim didn't, but was a good husband and trekked up the hill with me, and made my pace faster than usual. 40 minutes up and 25 minutes down, and zero minutes enjoying the view because the top was blanketed in fog. Oh how I love the fresh air of the northwest, and I didn't even mind the sprinkles of rain on the way down.