Saturday, December 17, 2011

Holiday Bloggini Break

I'm taking a bloggini break over the holidays, so I just want to wish you all the happiest of holidays, a very Merry Christmas, and a wonderful New Year.

Like every year, this one had its ups and downs. Mom passed away after disappearing into Alzheimer's for almost 10 years. I miss her every day. But I feel like Mom and Dad are watching over me together again, and it comforts me. I'm also grateful for all the blessings this year has brought. My book - my dream of a lifetime - is in the world and being well-received. Though it's been hard work, I've enjoyed EVERY SINGLE MINUTE of this launch.

This year I've reconnected with long lost friends and made so many new ones. I'm especially grateful to all of you who hosted me on your blogs during my book blog tour or who wrote wonderful spontaneous reviews, and to all who followed along or showed up here just to say hello. I love it when I go to comments and see your names there. Thank you for the friendship you've extended to me.

I really need to start writing regularly again, so that's what I'm going to do now. I feel the excitement of my new story starting to tingle, and that's the perfect place to be. I'm going to goof off a bit, get some rest, and then begin.

So, though I may not be posting much here for a while, I will probably still be dropping by all your blogs to see what you're up to. I love your words, wit and humor.

Sending lots of holiday hugs you way.

17 comments:

  1. I hope you have a very happy and festive holiday break Melissa! And all the best of luck with your new book writing venture! I can't wait to read it one day!

    Megan @ Storybook Love Affair

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  2. Hi Melissa .. Happy Christmas and a very successful 2012 to you both .. enjoy - cheers Hilary

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  3. Wishing you much peace this Holiday season, and a very Happy 2012 ...

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  4. Megan, Thank you for everything - hosting me and writing the wonderful review that I show to everyone! So pleased to know I have friends Down Under. Can't wait to get writing...

    Hilary, such a delight to have met you! Wishing you the best of the season and a beautiful 2012.

    Joanne, I always smile when I see you've visited. Look forward to continuing our adventures together in the new year. Wishing you much happiness!

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  5. Merry Christmas Melissa. Enjoy some holiday time and I look forward to the launch of your new book. Peace to you and your family.
    Carol

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  6. Happy holidays, Melissa.
    xoRobyn

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  7. My DW has been working long and hard for quite some time now on the book and other projects and my darling a rest has certainly been earned - :>) - your DH

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  8. Hi Better & Robyn, All the best to you both.

    DH, thanks Darlin' - it's been both exhausting and a whole bunch of fun! xo

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  9. Enjoy your break. We are getting ready to head north for Christmas but will be back home for the New Year. See you then. Merry, merry Christmas!

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  10. Merry, merry Christmas to you, Sally!

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  11. Enjoy your holidays!

    I'm a new follower visiting from the DejaVu blogfest. Nice to meet you.

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  12. Hi Margo - so pleased to meet you. Enjoy the holidays!

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  13. Merry Christmas! Enjoy your break.

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  14. Merry Christmas Paul. I hope you have a peaceful Christmas - I know you enjoy the season. And I hope that 2012 brings you great success and joy.

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  15. Merry Christmas to you, Melissa! Congratulations on what you have accomplished with The Christmas Village this year. Here's to a very Happy 2012!

    Have a wonderful holiday!!

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  16. Merry Christmas to you too, Julie! You've had a wonderful year too. xo

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  17. Melissa, you SO deserve a rest! Sounds like you have the best plan. Mine is similar to yours, and I intend to keep at it! Wishing you a beautiful, blissful Christmas and a new year of many publications and much success!

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