Merry Christmas, my candy pal! 🎄❤️🎅 I hope your tummy is stuffed with yummy Christmas goodies, and I hope you are feeling heat, protected and liked. When you’re flying solo this 12 months, please allow us to prolong a digital vacation hug to you, and please know there’s somebody on the market considering good ideas for you on Christmas day. You’re not alone. Connor, Rosie-Pose and I ship you finest needs and hopes from the little city of Novato.
This has been fairly a 12 months, hasn’t it? Once more. I don’t learn about you, however all of this “carry on keepin’ on” has taken a toll, and I’m all over the feelings circle this year!
I’ve felt disappointment, despair, exhaustion, heartbreak and SO MUCH fear, however I’ve additionally felt pleasure, reduction and hope, particularly throughout this vacation season. I admire the fundamentals greater than ever earlier than — well being, safety, love, having a roof over my head and meals in my tum. All the things else, to cite Tabs the cat (miss you, buddy), is “Simply gravy.” 2021 has been deeply humbling.
Thanks for all the time giving me a motive to smile each time you go to. 😊 Ever since I began this weblog in — anticipate it — 2007 (!), thanks for sharing your tales, your magnificence suggestions, your hopes, your fears, your congratulations, your time and your fantastic firm. Most of all, thanks for merely being a pleasant individual on the web, which appears to have turn into one thing of a rarity as of late.
However not right here. Not ever right here. I can truthfully say that my expertise running a blog each single day happening nearly 15 years has not been the nasty, petty, hurtful, unfavorable on-line expertise we hear and see a lot about these days. After 14,372 weblog posts — sure, that’s proper — I nonetheless adore it due to you.
I’m so grateful for you and for the connection we’ve made on-line.
Have a restful and joyful Christmas, my pal. Might your day be merry and vivid. Completely satisfied holidays.
Sending a lot love! ❤️
Your pleasant neighborhood magnificence addict,