Thursday, December 23, 2021

Sending the Warmest of Christmas Wishes to All My Friends!

I am also sending apologies to you all for not being around and commenting on your blogs this past month.  For that matter, this is my first blog post since the end of August.  I know, that's bad! 

This has not been a usual December for me as it has been one of those months where everything seems to go wrong.  Tom has had continued health problems, my grandson was in a car accident in which he totaled his car and even one of my sweet cats has been ill.  While all this has been going on there's also been more than the usual number of little aggravating things like having fraud charges made on our bank card. Of course, it has also been Christmas time with shopping, wrapping, and other things going on. 

Please know I'm really not writing to complain but to let you know why I have not been around.  There's simply not been any time and my stress levels have been pretty high.  Actually, I feel very grateful because with all that has happened the outcomes could have been much worse than they have been.  Tom is doing better, my grandson was not hurt in the accident and even my cat, Zeus, is doing better.  I may not have gotten as much done in preparation for Christmas this year, but hey, we've made it to Christmas Eve!  

I've missed all my blog friends more than I can say!  I hope you are all well and enjoying the season.  I am hoping life will calm down a little in January and I can get back to reading and commenting on your blogs.  Please know I have not forgotten any of you and I am sorry I have not been around.

May you each have a peaceful and merry Christmas and a happy New Year! 






 






40 comments:

  1. Dear Bonnie, I have missed reading your always pleasant comments on my and other blogs, too. Please don't ever feel the need to explain to your readers why you have not been blogging - it's life, and it happens to all of us. Blogging is meant to be fun, not a burden, and when other things take precedence, so be it.
    I am very relieved to know that your husband and Zeus are doing better, and your grandson was not hurt.
    And hey indeed - you made it to Christmas! And you know what - Christmas Eve does not care how much we have prepared (or not), it will still always be there on the 24th of December, for us to be enjoyed and fill our hearts with warmth and love and peace.
    All the best to you and yours, dear Bonnie, all the way from Germany.
    Meike
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    1. Oh Meike, thank you for your always kind and understanding comment. I have missed you and I hope to be back reading and commenting soon. May you, O.K., your sister and your parents have a beautiful Christmas! xx

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  2. Happy Christmas Bonnie! I have stopped blogging for now. I wish you and your family a Happy Christmas and a Happy and Healthy 2022. x

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    1. Simon, how wonderful to hear from you! I'm sorry to hear you have stopped blogging for now but I certainly understand. Maybe we can both be back before long. May you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and a happy new year! xx

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  3. Merry Christmas Bonnie! Blogging and reading and commenting are tough this time of year. We all understand! It's good to hear from you!

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    1. Jennifer, it's so good to hear from you! I've been afraid everyone would have forgotten me. A very Merry Christmas to you, Gregg, George and Marco! Enjoy your beautiful family!

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  4. Good to see you posting again. All the best to you and your family for a happy Christmas. Have a great 2022.

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    1. It is good to hear from you Red! May you and your dear wife enjoy a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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  5. Welcome back Bonnie... and Merry Christmas! These last few months/years have taken a toll on many people. Glad things are doing better for you. Here too. We will all get through this, but need to keep encouraging each other.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and for all of your kindness and good wishes! Your encouragement is certainly appreciated. May you and your loved ones have a beautiful and happy holiday season! Merry Christmas!

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  6. I'm very glad you made it in for an update, and glad that in the end, the stresses could have been worse. Bad enough anyway.

    Here's wishing you a merry Christmas and a good New Year!

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    1. How wonderful to hear from you! I hope you are well and enjoying the season. I'm sorry I have missed your birthday. I send warm, although belated, birthday wishes!

      May you and your wonderful, handsome son enjoy a peaceful and happy Christmas!

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  7. Happy Christmas to you and your family! I haven't been around either so I understand.

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    1. I was sorry to hear about your Mother's death. I know this has been a difficult couple of months for you in many ways. I send you and your lovely family all my wishes for a peaceful and happy Christmas! We have a new year to look forward to and may it be a much better one for us all!

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  8. It's nice to see you whenever you show up. Merry Christmas!

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Thank you Janie! It's always nice to see you here. A very Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones!

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  9. OMGoodness! I can relate to feeling like you've totally lost control of your life for a while. I hope things settle down for you and yours now this new year. It's got to be a better year. :)

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    1. Hi Rita, you have been in my thoughts so much! I hope you are feeling at least a little better. A very Merry Christmas to you and all your very special loved ones!

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  10. Sorry to hear that there has been some tough stuff to deal with in the weeks running up to Christmas. I hope you have a great day tomorrow Bonnie - Christmas Day and more happiness and peace as we move inexorably into 2022.

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    1. Thank you Neil, I appreciate your kind words. I hope you and your beautiful family have a joyous Christmas. A first Christmas for that adorable new granddaughter, that's special!

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  11. Don't worry about it Bonnie! We all have times like that and everyone understands! I just do hope you can slow down a little and relax more than you have been. Merry Christmas!

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    1. Thank you Charlie. I'm actually looking forward to January. I'm so happy you were able to see that whale today. How exciting! Merry Christmas and lots of love!

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  12. Hi Bonnie! Got your Christmas card today, so sweet of you to send a card! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

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    1. I'm so glad to hear my card made it to you! May you and your wonderful family all have a blessed and happy Christmas!

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  13. Merry Christmas from Georgia! (by which I mean from me (Bob), Mrs. RWP (Ellie), and Abby (our 5-year-old Chihuahua/Jack Russell Terrier mix). Hoping and praying that 2022 will be better than 2021.

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    1. Thank you Bob. May you and all of your loved ones enjoy a peaceful and happy Christmas!

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  14. Hi Bonnie, I sure was sorry to read of the recent sad events in your life, but it was still good to hear from you again. Your kindness is always missed. I sure hope you & your family are having a happy Christmas. :^)

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    1. Thank you Doug. I appreciate your friendship. We had a good Christmas because most of us were together. I hope your Christmas was a great one and your coming New Year is filled with happy days!

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  15. So sorry for the string of events weighing you down. Good to know that the repercussions weren't as bad as they might have been with folks and cat on the mend, but the cumulative effect of all those worries has to have been very trying for you. Hope the post-Christmas period will bring some calm and quiet. Sending good thoughts your way. Take care of yourself, Bonnie.

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    1. Mary, how wonderful to hear from you. Thank you for your kind thoughts and understanding. We all have "off" months I know and the older I get the more I don't handle them very well. But things are looking up and I look forward to a relaxing January.

      I do hope you have had a wonderful Christmas and your New Year will start well! Thank you for your friendship!

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  16. I have missed your blog posts, but understand that sometimes life takes things out of our hands.

    I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and your New Year is all that you deserve, full of peace, joy and love.

    God bless.

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    1. Hi Jackie, thanks for coming by! I'm sorry I have not been commenting on blogs but I hope to get back into routine a bit before long. Thank you for your kind wishes! I hope you and your wonderful family have had a good Christmas and your New Year will be blessed for you all!

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  17. Oh Bonnie, you have been away for a while. I was sure happy to see a comment from you on my last post. So glad things are getting better...glad your grandson was not hurt and your husband is better. Car accidents are so scary. I worry about my grandchildren all the time. Our Dumperoo is not doing well. He is such a sickly cat. I have a call in to the vet for Monday. Happy New Year to you all!

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    1. It's so good to hear from you. I'm sorry to hear about Dumperoo. It really is difficult when our babies are sick. I sure hope everything goes well at the vet's office Monday. Happy New Year to you and Poppy!

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  18. I am sorry to be so late seeing this. I normally check on your blog regularly to see if I have missed something. It sounds like you have had a lot to deal with...even though things could have been worse. It was still not smooth sailing.

    I have been so out of sync myself. I would like to blog a couple times a week on my one blog and do well to do one. I just cannot seem to get it together. And nothing wrong here, except me. And that is nothing physically wrong...just little things.

    I am glad Tom is getting better, and sure thankful your grandson was not hurt. And always a blessing when a pet gets better.

    I hope you have a Happy, Healthy New Year.

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  19. Hi Rose, I'm glad you stopped by. I'm sorry I haven't been commenting recently but this past month has been a bit hectic. I know we all have times like that but it seems like the older I get the more difficult it seems to be to handle a lot at once.

    I sure understand what you mean about feeling out of sync with things. That is just how I've been feeling. I need to get back to blogging regularly if things will just settle down around here for awhile.

    Thank you so much for your friendship and understanding. It means a lot. Happy New Year to you and your loved ones!

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  20. Hope you and the family are doing better, Bonnie. Thanks for the update and take care.

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    1. Thanks Mr. Shife. Things are going a little better. I sure hope you and your beautiful family had a wonderful Christmas!

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