As promised, here I am on my 50th birthday, 365 days since the last time you saw me. I have walked or run every day for the last year. I’m 17 pounds lighter, significantly healthier and immensely happier than I was a year ago. I have been reminded every day of why we moved here and why our guests love Fernandina so much. It’s been a real joy and I don’t intend to give it up. In fact, it’s really a new beginning for me because I signed up last night for this year’s fitness challenge where I intend to add weight training – something that I should have been doing all along.

I’ll still be blogging but I’d like to her from you regarding what you’d like me to blog about. And I’ll be offering some occassional gift certificate opportunities, as well. To those of you who have offered me encouragement and feedback along the way (and birthday wishes) I can’t thank you enough. You’ve really helped and your support is appreciated. To our guests who have used my blog as a resource for activities, I say “thank you – you get the point”. And to my wonderful husband and our wonderful Fairbanks House staff who covered for me on many occassions so that I could get out there, I say “thank you thank you thank you thank you”.

So I’m going to open this up for comments. Please be nice but let me know what you’d like to see from here on out. And now, I’m going to follow up this day off that my husband has given me with a very large meal and a ginormous dessert. I’ll be answering e-mails tomorrow.