Tuesday, December 24, 2013

I'm Back!!!!!! With Happy Holiday Wishes!!!

Where have I been?!?!
This is the longest I have ever been away from my blog!
A lot going on in my life...
some not so good but mostly
lots of good.
 
I've wrestled with some health and employment issues
but let's not focus on that.
(I am certainly trying not to!)
I spent Thanksgiving in
New York City
with my daughter
who has been student teaching in Harlem for the past 4 months.
We had a wonderful time
and I'll share some of that visit in
the very near future.
Another trip to the city
a few days ago to move her back home.
 
Reconnected (happily!) with my
high school sweetheart
who has been visiting for the
last couple of weeks.
Also had a reunion with
my old band mates
(I sang in a rock band in high school)
some of whom I haven't seen in 41 years!
 
I managed to fit in a couple of lovely
Christmas swaps..
also to be shared in
the near future.
 
But for now dear friends
I'll share some glimpses of my holiday home
with my very best wishes
to each of you
for a blessed and happy
holiday season.
 














Let us keep Christmas,
 
holding it close to our hearts,

for it's meaning never ends

and it's spirit is the warmth and joy

of remembering friends.
 

6 comments:

Rhonda said...

Merry Christmas Joanne! Love your images, very beautiful decorating.

Nook and Cranny said...

So happy to see you back on your blog.
Hope you had a wonderful Christmas as well.
Thanks for stopping by.
A great big holiday hug for you.
Michele

Martina2801 said...

Such a beautiful Christmas decoration, dear JoAnne!
Gave a peaceful and happy Christmas and I look forward to visiting again in the new year! Lots of love from MARTINA

Incipient Wings said...

glad you're back!
love your amazing decor!
have a wonderful new year:)

lynn said...

glad to see you back.. wishing you a happy and healthy new year.
thank you for your wonderful blog..
big ladybug hugs
lynnl

Jo said...

beautiful Christmas displays!!! and welcome back ... i wishing you a fabulous new year!!! and cant wait to see your swaps!