Merry Christmas To All!










Hello, dear friends. It’s been quite awhile since I last posted and I have missed you all so much.
I experienced a few health issues over the last few months and after many tests, it was determined that I needed a particular course of treatment that began right before Thanksgiving and ended last week. For the past three weeks I haven’t had my usual energy so it feels like I’ve been doing everything in slow motion – wrapping a few gifts each day, decorating the house for Christmas in one hour spurts and making pancakes and French toast and freezing it for Christmas morning breakfast.

Anyway, I’m feeling better everyday and I’m anticipating that I’ll feel like my old self again in another 2-3 weeks. In the meantime, I plan on enjoying every minute of the holidays! Christmas Eve and Christmas Day spent with family, eating all the foods I don’t usually eat (oh, yes, anything and everything containing sugar) and maybe some walks through the neighborhood enjoying the warm weather we’ve been experiencing. It’s actually going up to 70 today, 12/24/15 , in upstate NY! I’m looking forward to it all.

And to you, my friends, I wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas. May the peace, beauty and joy of this season bless all of you.

With love,



    • says

      Thanks so much for your healing thoughts, Julie. I honestly do feel better everyday and I’m grateful for everyone’s thoughts and prayers. Merry Christmas to you too! xo

  1. says

    I pray you are feeling better with each and ever day, it’s so hard to be ‘down for the count’ during the holidays when we want to do so much. Still, your home looks very festive and pretty.

    I’m a little late but Merry Christmas. Sending warm wishes and healing thoughts, Susan.

    Jane x

    • says

      LOL we definitely think alike, Jane. Of all times of the year to have to be “resting” – I found out though, that you can still accomplish quite a bit without killing yourself. I hope you’re enjoying all things Christmas this week with your family. And I’m going to remind you – sit down and relax, everything doesn’t have to be perfect all the time. Take some time for you! xo

  2. says

    Hi Susan. I’m sorry to hear about your recent health issues, but happy to hear that you are on the road to recovery. I will keep you in my prayers. Merry Christmas!

  3. says

    Oh my gosh… I am so sorry that you’ve been under the weather but am happy that they found something to help you out. I pray that it is only temporary and very soon you will be back to your fantastic self. I love all the nic nacks you have all around the place so sweet.

  4. says

    Wishing you a steady recovery, Susan. I hope you and yours had a happy celebration yesterday. Ours was happy and quiet at home since three of my five granddaughters had barky coughs/colds. Love to you xx

    • says

      Oh, I hope everyone over there is feeling better, dear Gracie. Seems like everyone is suffering from coughs and colds right now. Wishng you and yours a happy healthy new year. Thanks for the prayers. xo

  5. says

    Wishing you the same Susan and do so hope your health picks up in the new year knowing we are all sending you
    our healing vibes……..much belated love from me xoxo

    • says

      Thanks so much for the healing vibes, Wendy. I’m a big believer in prayer and I can honestly say I’m beginning to feel like my old self again – Woohoo! xo

  6. says

    I was sorry to read that you have been unwell, though glad you are getting better. I wish you a speedy recovery and a healthy happy new year. Thank you so much for your sweet comment over on my blog, and kind words about my book.
    Take care, and sending warm wishes to you for 2016.
    Helen xox

    • says

      Thank you, Helen. Wishing you and your family a very happy, healthy New Year. And I love your book – I don’t know what to try first. I was so happy to find it under my Christmas tree. xo

  7. says

    I’m so sorry to read that you haven’t been feeling well. I hope you’re back to yourself very soon!! I wish you and your family and very happy and healthy new year. It’s been a pleasure getting to know you thru “blog land” this past year!! : )

    ~ Wendy xo

    • says

      Hi Wendy – I feel the same way about you. I hope you enjoyed the holidays in your new home.
      Thanks for the kind words. I’m feeling pretty good at this point – nice to be back to my old self again.
      Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year. xo

  8. says

    I hope you had a lovely Christmas, Susan, and continue to feel better. I’m a bit behind on blogging, too. Hope to do better now that the holidays are past. Happy New Year!

  9. says

    I am so sorry to hear you have not been feeling well. Take care of yourself. Of course your post with all your lovely decorations and yummy food has made my day. I have been snowed in a couple of times, but I just sit and enjoy the beauty of it all. I should be cleaning but…..the snow is so lovely. At least that’s my excuse this week. :-)

    • says

      Hi Sharon- I can always find a reason why I shouldn’t be cleaning! I’m very easily distracted. I hope you’re enjoying your snow days – nothing more than a dusting here and temps ranging from the sixties down to the 20’s. I’m looking forward to one of those days where it snows from morning until night. Wishing you a Happy, Healthy New Year. The best to you in 2016. xo

  10. says

    Hello, Susan. I hope you are feeling better and that the new year is off to a good start. Thanks for sharing that tip about freezing french toast. I’m totally going to do that!!

    • says

      The French toast freezes so well – the pancakes too. It’s nice to be able to take a few pieces out at a time for a quick, delicious breakfast. Hope all is well with you and wishing you a very Happy New Year. xo

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