Saturday, December 19, 2009

Enjoying the season...




And the very best of what it has to offer - family, friends, love, and Evan Williams egg nog...




Taking my own advice to concentrate or "compartmentalize." Which is just another way of being mindful. Time to bake, cook, wrap, and hug those I love for the next couple of weeks. Hoping you all have a very Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy New Year. I'll be lurking and occasionally posting - see you next year!

P.S. Loved all the sleeping advice from my last post! Thank you!

46 comments:

SquirrelQueen said...

Good advice, I will be doing the same the next few days. Maybe I should pick up a bottle of Evan Williams too.

Happy Holidays,
Judy

Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

OK, evan williams sales are going to rise! Happy holidays and the best to you and yours, Nancy, in 2010!

DJan said...

I went to yet another Christmas party last night and even though I overindulged, it was not as bad as last week's party. But this morning I awoke and looking at the bottle of eggnog just made me feel a tiny bit queasy. The quote from Ticht made me feel better, though... :-)

Emom said...

I hope your holidays are FAB!smiles.

Bogey said...

Enjoy the time with your friends and family Nancy. Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, intellectually stimulating, healthy and prosperous New Year! Cheers! And as for the thought of you not blogging anymore, perish the thought.

ellen abbott said...

Have a wonderful holiday and bask in the warmth.

smiles4u said...

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas with all of your loved ones. Enjoy every moment of making memories. Blessings to you and yours! Merry Christmas! XX Lori

Joanne said...

Have a wonderful holiday season, Merry Christmas :)

Pat said...

Have a wonderful holiday! I never heard of that kind of eggnog.

I'm playing catch up on reading the blogs I follow. Sorry!

Erika C. said...

Wishing you a joyous holiday too. We are going to have enforced resting this weekend (thank goodness) due to a 100% chance of a huge snowstorm. Everything is cancelled. Stay home and wrap presents, write cards, play games and enjoy each others company.

Which for me now means, finally getting off my computer. I have been trying to catch up on blogging!

love,
Erika

JC said...

Hope you have a Marvelous Holiday.

** still trying to find a home for Beau Beau & Noni Noni. please stop by my blog & post about them on yours **

ds said...

Yep. I'm in the same spot (baking commencing today). Enjoy your family and your Christmas!!

A Year on the Grill said...

happy holidays, and a virtual clink of the egg nog to ya

Elizabeth Bradley said...

Have a great holiday, Nancy. I'm taking a break myself. Got to focus...

Love, Elizabeth.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Oh, Merry Christmas to you, dearest Nancy!!! Enjoy!!! It looks like your holidays will be just PERFECT!!! Sending you love and best wishes, Janine XO

The Good Cook said...

Merry Christmas Nancy. May you and yours be blessed with health, happiness and prosperity in the New Year!

otin said...

Have a great Christmas! And a happy new year. But like all blog addicts, you will not be able to stay away, so I will see you tomorrow! haha!

Marguerite said...

Relax, enjoy, and have fun, cher! Joyeaux Noel!

~JarieLyn~ said...

Excellent advice. I hope you have a very merry Christmas.

ρομπερτ said...

A much needed post...please have you all a wonderful Sunday and Christmas as well.

The Redhead Riter said...

I think you and your blog are great! I have an award for you at The Redhead Riter

http://theredheadriter.blogspot.com/2009/12/some-things-never-change.html

Thanks and enjoy!

Sophia said...

Happy Holidays to you as well. Happy baking and all! :)

Hilary said...

Wishing you all the best for the holidays and new year. Have a Merry!

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lakeviewer said...

Warmest wishes to you and yours.

Land of shimp said...

Have a lovely time, concentrating on the season, Nancy!

I also hope you are getting some rest :-)

Phoebe Miriah Kirby said...

Merry Christmas!!!

Boomka said...

That bottle of eggnog looks surprisingly like a bottle of Jack Daniels. That seems like it is the high octane eggnog. Hey, whatever gets you through the holidays =)

Brian Miller said...

happy holidays nanacy! i hope that you and yours have a great time making memories!

susan said...

A lovely photo on top. I hope you and your family enjoy all the very best of the Christmas season. Much love.

Lori ann said...

Merry Christmas dear Nancy, I am doing the same, it's a lovely time of year for settling in.
xoxoxo

Reya Mellicker said...

Happiest solstice to you, Nancy! And all good things to you for 2010: happiness, deliciousness, ease, a peaceful mind and peaceful heart.

Much love!!

Butternut Squash said...

I'll be watching for your return. You have been a great inspiration for me this past year. Thank you. Happy Holidays! May you and yours be blessed with peace and joy.

Valerie said...

Lovely picture(s) Nancy. Wishing you a Merry Christmas.

Mental P Mama said...

I always love stopping in for a visit with you and your wise friends. I wish you the best holiday. And that Evan Williams is looking mighty tempting;)

ρομπερτ said...

Already 24th over here, allow me to wish you a blessed Christmas.

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

I've been taking that advice all month and loving every single minute!

Here's wishing you a very Merry Christmas making wonderful memories for the years to come!

California Girl said...

Merry Christmas Nancy. Love the photo of the ornaments.

Herrad said...

Hi Nancy,
Happy Christmas.
Love,
Herrad

Jo said...

Nancy, I hope you and your family have a wonderful Merry Christmas.

Cheers,
Jo

Deborah said...

Nancy, I like your quote of the day a lot. And thank you so much for your wonderful comment at my place...Merry Christmas to you! (a bit late :)

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Dearest Nancy...Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!!! Wishing you all the very best in 2010!! So glad I met you this year...and so look forward to you, your blog posts and friendship in the New Year! You are a gem!!! Love you, Janine XO

Star said...

I've never heard of Evan Williams, but Larry is missing his favourite brand of Egg Nog, which we get in Krogers and which is sold out the day after it appears, apparently. I'm not sure what make it is but it comes in a black carton. He doesn't like the usual stuff. I love Advocaat, which you can't buy here AT ALL!! It is made with egg yolks and brandy with a little sugar, not so sweet as egg nog here, but more of a kick with the brandy. The best stuff is made in Holland.
Blessings, Star

susan said...

Keep on enjoying it. Now I'll be getting ready to wish you a Happy New Year to. Not quite yet but soon :-)

GYPSYWOMAN said...

dear lady, i'm a bit up and about this week and would be so remiss in not stopping by your place to wish you peace love and passion - so much going on these weeks for us all and much as i love it all, have truly missed wonderful friends such as you! hope you and yours are relishing every moment of beautiful days and enchanting nights - see you soon! jenean

oh, almost forgot, i posted on gypsywoman a couple of the paintings i've been working on the past few weeks - got the two large ones completed and to their recipients - anyway, should you be so inclined, check them out - i think the post is 12/28 titled the canvases of my recent days -

love - j

Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

OK, my friend. Waiting patiently for your next post!