Saturday, December 19, 2015

seasons greetings

(Charles Phoenix and his Redi-Whip filled, volcano-like exploding Christmas Cake)

As this blog prepares to retire for a long winters snooze, I am wishing you a lovely holiday season and much joy in 2016! 

We've hit a new height in holiday procrastination this year - the feather tree has not even made an appearance yet. Indeed, all that has been completed is the most important thing, the wrapping of FIRST CHRISTMAS gifts for my little grand nephew. Oh and the buying of Amaryllis (since I can never manage to remember to buy bulbs in time to grow my own!), they remind me of my mom, who loved them so dearly - a must have for Christmastime.

Knock on wood, thus far we've had a healthy holiday season and been able to go see Charles Phoenix's holiday retro slide show again and go to the Swedish Christmas Fair --- next up is a stage production of A Christmas Carol, can't wait!

I am very much enjoying "blogging without obligation" and radically decreasing my online presence. Having spent many (many!) years in front of a screen, watching my rumpus grow and ankles swell, manically trying to keep up with a gazillion blogs for the latest creative wonderfulness, it is a HUGE relief to let it all go.

No more stressing over posting, or following, or commenting or responding or emailing. Zero obligation + zero guilt = sheer joy! I'm doing it My Way, like Frankie Sinatra.

Happy Hannukuh, Happy winter solstice, Happy Festivus, Happy Yule, Merry Christmas, Happy Kwaanza, etc. everyone!

Take care and be well!


  1. Merry Christmas to you! I think one fewer week between T'giving and Christmas has put so many of us behind. I have not been blogging as much but find it nicer to keep up with the few who I find as my blogging friends over the included!

  2. Sally, you are doing it your way and I'm glad you're loving it! Happy Christmas to you! Hope you enjoyed all the festivities.

  3. Happy New Year Sally! we all have to do what works for us. I just took a bloggy break myself. I just hope you dont turn too much into a stranger here. but there is a season for everything. and the blogging season is different for everyone. anyways.. I hope you have a great christmas. It sounds like you had a lot of neat things planned. and now on to 2016!! I need to remember to write 2016 at work today.. it'll take me a few days to do it. heck.. on my birthday this year I signed and dated something and then took it to my boss for her to sign and she asked me what the date was. I told her and she asked then why had I signed it 10/2/60?? lol!! I signed it with my birth year! lol!
    Happy 2016 Sally!