The peas are simmering with the leftover Christmas ham bone and bay leaves, crushed red pepper, sweet yellow onion, and garlic. The fireplace is lit and warming the den. Outside it's chilly and a slight drizzle is falling. It will be dark soon, but inside our home everything is bright and cozy and clean. The dogs are napping. Everything is peaceful. It's a day to relax and do whatever we feel like. An auspicious start to 2017.
I wish you all comfort, health, peace, and happiness in the new year!