Thursday, December 22, 2011

The Post Where I Tell You I'm Not Dead

Bet ya’ll thought I was dead, huh?
Well, Merry Christmas and call me Lazarus.

In the true spirit of Christmas and all things Holy,
please excuse my absenteeism.
I have no real excuse other than I just didn’t feel like blogging.
And when I set my mind to not doing something,
I am a freight train;
there is no stopping me from not starting something.
I was unstoppable in my not blogging.

This attribute of mine goes well beyond my ability to hold out on blogging.
I’ve been known to be steadfast in my not doing many things.
Like Showering.
Since the invention of dry shampoo and Febreeze, is it really all that necessary?
And Dieting.
You should see my ability to not diet, it’s unparalleled.
And Exercising.
My butt shaped couch cushion can attest to this.

But I am back.
And life is grand.
And Christmas is right around the corner.
Did you know that?
I feel a certain responsibility as a blogger to let you all know that.
We’re having a nice quiet, stress less Christmas around here.
The shopping is done.
The gifts have been wrapped.
Christmas dinner will be easy and almost everything can be prepared ahead of time.

My Christmas gift this year is that my Dad and Sally will be with me.
I can’t remember the last time we spent Christmas together.
They have moved back from New Mexico to the Phoenix area.

My all-time favorite brother Jon will be here too.
He’s my only brother but if I had 237 brothers he would still be my favorite.
But if I had 238 brothers, it would be a tough decision.
I love him because I get to make fun of him.
And he chases me.
And I scream.
And he sits on me and tickles me.
Yes, I am 46 years old.
And of course my beautiful children will be here.

Have a Blessed Christmas!!!
I know I will.

xxx-ooo
Holly

28 comments:

laurie said...

you are so sweet and I missed your great posts, I hope you never feel like stopping blogging again!
So great to have all the family with you, maybe your Dad will have some more sketches to show us.
Have the Happiest Christmas Holly, with that name how could you not right, Best Wishes from Canada, by the way , I have snow, want some, free shipping!!!!

just call me jo said...

I could say,"It's about time," but instead I'll say--"What the heck were you doing being gone so long?" That's just not fair. I've barely hung on and was even thinking of not blogging myself, but I'm such a creature of habit that I can't stop myself even when I have nothing to say. Have a Merry Christmas with all the kith and kin. My kith are all gone and I have no kin here--except Rick and we all know he's not either. What am I saying? I'm delirious with your re-imergence!! Yahoo! Don't ever leave me again.Please!!

ain't for city gals said...

Glad to see you back girl!...enjoy your family time this weekend..

Dina said...

So glad to see you back in bloggy world. You have been missed.

sally said...

You just had to post that picture of your brother AGAIN!!!

TARYTERRE said...

The blogging world was NOT the same without you. MISSED you. Glad you are back. I wish you and your loved ones a MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR.

Bethany said...

I was thinking about you!! I'm so glad you posted :)
Merry Christmas!

Kris said...

Well I'll be dipped in Bandini!!!! She BLOGGED!!!! Hooray! I am so happy your Dad is there with you for Christmas!!! And your brother too? I did not know you had a brother!!! I thought it was just you two girls??? Obviously I was wrong! Enjoy every minute Holly. I have missed your blogging, but I know you needed a break.
I am sending you Merry Christmas Wishes....
Love ya,
Kris

deb said...

great to see you are still among the living, I would miss you! enjoy your stress free Christmas, and time with your family!!!
Merry Christmas !!!!

Tammy said...

Yay!!!! I've missed you! So glad that you get to spend Christmas with your dad and sis!

Tabitha said...

I'm so glad you're ok. You've been missed! Merry Christmas!!!

Erika said...

I've missed you Aunt Holly!

You xmas pillows are so cute! And I also LOVE the Keep Calm & Ho Ho Ho on! So cute!! P.s. also luv your canisters!!

Hope you Christmas with your family is wonderful!
XO

~Niki~ said...

love the pics!
Merry Christmas girl!
Enjoy the food too! ;)

Ann said...

Sooooo glad you're back. Missed your wacky sense of humor.

Linda said...

Glad you're back...I've missed you!! Merry Christmas!!

Genn said...

Hooray for a new post from my Aunty Holly!!
Love your pretty Christmas touches in your home.
Happy for you that you will spend the holiday with all your family. Enjoy it!
Merry Christmas.
And once again, your post made me giggle. Loved the part about not showering since febreeze and dry shampoo came along! Ha. So funny.
Ho Ho Ho :)

Jan said...

I'd run from someone wearing that sweater, too! yikes.......

Knowing you're not dead is the BEST Christmas gift I could ever hope to get. Now, if you came with a big BOW on top of your head, it'd be perfect.

Welcome back my friend. And have a great holiday with your family all tucked in around you. I am sending you all my best virtual hugs and kisses.

Oh, it's snowing like CRAZY here so if you need a white Christmas, come to Colorado!

Amy said...

I am so glad you are back. It is exciting that you will be able so to spend teh holidays with your family. We are never too old to goof off and be silly with our brothers. My lil bro and I can get a little rowdy with each other too.

Hope you and your famiy hae a very Merry Christmas.

Angela said...

Oh My! I didn't know you but I am really glad you are not dead. Your house sounds like so much fun that I want to say one thing...... Can I come????? Merry Christmas

Bev said...

I'm so glad you're not dead! That just makes my Christmas!

So glad you're ready for Christmas. Thank you for sharing that with us. I'm pretty sure that I can be ready by January 5th given no further setbacks.

Merry Christmas, Holly!

corners of my life said...

Being not dead is a very good thing.

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

I've missed you. You know that because you were missing..but you're back. You know that too. Soooo..is "Sally" the darling pup? And, is your Dad as wonderful as he looks?..and I think I ove your brother..anyone who would wear that sweater HAS to be a hoot. Glad you're back..I've missed you.

Love love love your home..it's sooo me..uh..I mean.. you. It's perfectly perfect.

Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas..and many many wonderful wishes..

..and getting the blogging bug again, please :-)

Whosyergurl said...

Holly, welcome back. I take breaks, too, sometimes. Sometimes I've got nothing to say. There are some people who might not think that is true.
So happy you'll have your loved ones together!
xo, Cheryl

Kelly said...

Welcome back Lazarus. Missed you.

Lemon Lane Cottage said...

I just found your blog and am having fun browsing through your past posts. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and look forward to getting to know you this year. Patty

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Somehow in the hustle and bustle I missed your post. Glad to see you have all your loved ones around for the holiday. Nice to have everything ready and the stress level down. Lovely the Christmas sweater on your brother.

Betsy said...

Hi Holly,

I'm so glad to see you're back! I have really missed reading your posts. No one makes me laugh like you do.

Happy New Year!

Betsy

Debi said...

I knew you would be back at some point. I have missed you and your humor. Hope Christmas was wonderful and cheers to you and yours for a new and exciting new year.