I was inspired by the frost this morning, so I bundled up, grabbed my camera and my kitty and spent some time in the garden, looking closely. In the last 38 days, I've taken over 5,000 photographs for clients, and other than this batch, none for myself. I'm grateful to have had steady work the past few months, it makes the days pass quickly and makes me feel better about all the money we've spent on our home this fall. We started our kitchen renovation, which required our contractors to cut open the entire kitchen floor in order to access and repair the foundation (goodbye beautiful old growth hardwood 😢). Jeffery demoed the kitchen ceiling, restoring it to its original height (11 feet!) and our contractors removed the original chimney, installed a beam, and removed half the wall between our kitchen and dining. We now have a solid foundation, level subfloors, and a more open floor plan. And still so much left to do, most of which has to wait until January.

This time next week we'll be on the Big Island, and it will be our first time celebrating Christmas in Hawaii. My parents have lived in Hilo for over ten years, and other than the few times they've flown to California for Christmas, we haven't been together for the holiday in all that time. I'm looking forward to warmer weather, family time, the ocean, and my mom's garden. But I'm sure going to miss my kitties.