. . . had been planning to publish this recap earlier in the week, but things are evidently still in holiday mode around here, with guests just leaving, and dinner guests on new year’s day, and have fallen a little behind, with tomorrow being already booked for even more trips and visits, before it’s back to work for everyone on monday, and so, at last, and the same as the last year, a recap of the most popular articles, by month, of the beautiful year we leave behind . . .