Friday, December 21, 2012

The Gang's All Here

My children are all home for the holidays. My youngest son took his last final at Penn State yesterday and arrived home in the afternoon. My daughter arrived home from Boston on Wednesday. We put up our tree yesterday and decorated it last night. My children are funny with their traditions about who puts on which part of the decorations. They don't want things to change even a little bit. There really is no place like home. There's nothing like Mom's cookies, mom's Christmas brunch and Mom's help with everything. At least, I think they feel that way.

I know many of my fellow bloggers are taking breaks over the holidays and I am only going to post two or three more times before 2013. That is if the world doesn't end today. I bought the Christmas ham just in case we're still here.

On this last day of school before the holiday, we'll be having a blood donation drive. I'll be giving as usual and so will most of our faculty and many students. It's a great way to start the holidays, by giving something that could save someone's life. It's one of many upcoming feel good moments.

I wish all my blog readers the very best health and cheer for the end of 2012. I hope you spend many hours surrounded by family and friends. I know many of you will find ways to share your good fortune with others.

On the writer's side of my holiday hopes, I wish everyone to receive lots of new electronic devices. Tablets, ereaders, laptops and smartphones. I expect to have three new books published in 2013, maybe even more and I hope there are lots of people eager to purchase some reading material for their new toys. I mean their new necessities.

Are you home for the holidays? Are going home for the holidays? Are you 'giving' in some special way this year? Expecting some new personal electronic devices?


  1. I'm so glad you have your family home and safe. Have a wonderful Christmas!

  2. Glad the kids are all there and the tree is up. My wife and I have certain ornaments only we put on the tree. Doesn't matter where though.
    Have a wonderful Christmas, Susan!

  3. That's awesome. I won't be able to spend Christmas will my fam, but I have my own little fam to provide it for. Tis the ropes when you live several states away.

    Have a very Merry Christmas! :)

  4. Bet it's wonderful to have everyone home. It will be just my husband and I (and the cats) but we like it that way.

    Merry Christmas!

  5. I share your eReader sentiments -- the more the merrier!

  6. I am happy you have all your kiddos home. Very funny about the traditions. Those are cool to have.

    Wishing you the best :-)

  7. Congratulations on having so many books published. Awesome! And have a lovely holiday with your kids.

  8. I'm so happy for you that all the nestlings have returned home to roost for the holiday. Enjoy your vacation and have a safe and peaceful Christmas, Sue!