Today is December 30th, my sister’s birthday and New Years Eve eve. It seems like a good time to say goodbye to 2020. It wasn’t all bad and there have been some extraordinary moments, but this has been a tough year for many of us. Erin and I learned so much about how to make and keep this small business viable when all of the rules were changed overnight. She made soap, I sewed, we learned more about keeping bees and we coped. Maureen and I experimented with all kinds of things at CFIW and I gained some new and interesting perspective on what it means to live this life. The experience of living during a pandemic has been instructive. I really hope that I am learning the lessons that I need to from all of this mess. I am thankful for my dear friends and family that sustain me. The gratefulness that I feel to those who supported our small business venture by choosing to shop locally is unbounded. Be well and Happy New Year!