Thursday, December 24, 2009

A Very Merry Christmas!

I'd hoped to make this a longer, more thoughtful Christmas greeting to all of you but our power has been out and our Internet was only restored today. So, before we lose power again, this is just to wish you all a Happy Solstice, a Merry Christmas, a Happy Hanukkah, and a Joyous New Year.

After several days of snow and gray skies, the sight of sunlight was the best Christmas present we could have.
And when the power came back on, the lights on the Christmas tree sparkled even more brightly than before.

Thanks to all of you for your continued support of the Elizabeth Goodweather books. I look forward to hearing from lots of you in the coming year.
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Susan T said...

Many blessings to you and yours this year, Vicki.

Sheila328 said...

Your pictures are so lovely--and what a wonderful tall tree!

The best of everything to you and yours.


Sue P said...

Vicki, haven't been in touch much the past couple of months (things at sixes and sevens and crazy, too!) But all OK and everyone is currently healthy and safe and warm and dry and speaking to each other and loving each other and adoring all all the incidental animals involved - BUT have been keeping up with your blog. Met a new friend, and for her Christmas gift, I gave her my standard gift that I give to people who truly like to read - the 1st 4 Elizabeth Goodweathers. She loved them. (But of course - I said she was my friend! Great minds and all that.)
Have been reading some good stuff:
The Inspector Rutledge series by Charles Todd

The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters

The Last(?) Inspector Wexford by Ruth Rendell - The Monster in the Box. As always, so good.

Necessary As Blood by my sort-of neighbor, Deborah Crombie

Got a Kindle for Christmas, and while I will NEVER give up real books, this will be fun for traveling, or instances like now when I am trying to read the new Stephen King (Under the Dome) - all 1100 pages of it. Especially in bed. It keeping conking me on the head.

Vicki, I wish you to "welcome the new year, filled with things that have never been..."

Blessed Be,
Sue Phillips

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas Vicki, your pictures are beautiful as they always are, your kitties look so cozy and snug! Reading thru the Liz Reader, Exerpts from the Late Elizabeth Daniels Squire, Miss her and Her Peaches Dann character!

from Fletcher

wasn't our snow beautiful! Sorry about your power tho!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the lovely picture of the cardinal on the snowy branch. I grew up in Indiana, where the cardinal is the state bird, and I miss seeing them and the snow. Merry Christmas!

Vicki Lane said...

Hoping you all had wonderful Christmases!

Sue P -- sounds like some good reading! I especially love Deb Crombie's books. (And what a great gift giver you are! So glad your friend enjoyed them!)

Carol -- one of those kitties is William - the dachshund/Chihuahua. He is afraid of Eddie and curled up very small, trying to be invisible.

Anonymous -- we are blessed with cardinals -- sometimes there are eight or nine of the males on that tree and the nearby feeder.

Anonymous said...

Mary says, "Merry New Year to Ms. Lane and all of her family! (mm, that is)

Vicki Lane said...

Thank you, Mary! And the happiest of New Years to you and yours!

Anonymous said...

What lovely Christmas photos! Your black cat is the twin of our Mr. Coal! Happy, Happy New Year! I wish you much joy and peace in 2010.