Monday, December 19, 2011

~See you in the New Year~


  Right about now I am longing to be sitting on one of these lovely balconies
 with a cozy throw over my lap 
and a hot steamy cup of cocoa.  

Why do we all complain about how early Christmas celebrations start
(often before Halloween)
yet every year it seems we still are never really ready for it.
Maybe we all really do need three months to prepare?

As for me
I am feeling just a bit frenzied and stressed
Mr. Secret Agent and I have agreed not to exchange gifts this year.
He was a bit worried about that, 
but I am sooooo OK with it this year.
I would love Christmas to become the type of holiday Thanksgiving is..
Relaxed and laid back
with the company of family and friends being the 
best gift to each other.
I am so ready for that!
With that said,
I am taking a holiday break from blogging
until 2012.
I plan on enjoying my time with my three men
and visiting my very big family in New York.
So from my home to yours

The Reason for the Season
Merry Christmas
&
 Happy Holidays
Best Wishes for a Healthy 2012



Until next time...be kind and stay creative.

28 comments:

Lyndi said...

Merry Christmas!!

Hartwood Roses said...

Merry Christmas, Janet, dear. Enjoy your family, have a safe trip, and give me a call when you get back.

Kelly Ann said...

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you and your wonderful family....
xoxo
KA

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

A well deserved break. Will miss you here in Bloggy Land but see you next year all rested and renewed. Merry Christmas, Janet!

Chris said...

Merry Christmas, Janet. Have a lovely, family holiday.

The LadyBugs Garden said...

Merry Christmass to you and all the family from Texas!

Claire said...

Stunning photo Janet......wouldn't it be great to climb through the computer screen and be there!!

Wishing you and your family joy in the holiday season.
May lots of love and laughter fill the house in the coming days and best wishes to you all for a healthy and happy 2012.

It's been a joy reading your posts throughout the year and I look forward to seeing you back in blogland after a well deserved break.

Claire XX

Rustown Mom said...

merry Christmas and thank you for the beautiful photo! I would swap that cocoa for wine...

Tammy at Tammy Loves Dishes said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family, Janet! Happy New Year, too!

I'm looking forward to visiting The Empty Nest often in 2012 and maybe even sneak in a visit to the Fox Den sometime as well.

Annette said...

Enjoy your family and the joys of the season!

Merry Christmas, Janet! XOXO

Mar said...

Merry Christmas to all the Metzgers and Happy Blessed New Year ! Retiring Dec. 30....ready to destress....

Atelier Conti said...

Merry Christmas to you too Janet! Enjoy your holidays with your family and I look forward to seeing you in the New Year!

Lady Courtney said...

Merry Christmas Janet, may you and yours have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! Donna

SOiNTOiT said...

Merry Christmas from Japan.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Have a grand time and Merry Christmas!!

Aprons and More said...

You are so right!! Hope you and your family have a restful and relaxing holiday season! Merry Christmas from Georgia!

Katy :)

Michele said...

You are one smart lady!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! You just gave me a few extra minutes too! haha

Amy W. said...

Wishing you and your family a relaxing Very Merry Christmas Celebration!! May your New Year be Wonderful too!!

MyShabbyPinkRoseCottage said...

Janet, I have been following your blog since you finished your kitchen. I really enjoy reading your blog and looking at the pictures of projects you have finished. You are a very talented lady. I like and agree with you about Christmas. We as a society have forgotten what Christmas is really about, the birth of our Savior. I appreciate you standing firm on your belief and taking time off to relax and enjoy your family. Have a VERY Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year. Jody

Hines-Sight said...

Merry Christmas, Janet!

Lisalulu said...

THAT IS WONDERFUL. I'm sure you will enjoy it and be well rested and relaxed come 2012~ Have a fantastic time

Tracey@Breathing English Air said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog, and for following me.
I look forward to your posts next year, and in the meantime I can catch up with your older posts.
I hope you have a Happy Christmas and good wishes for 2012.

Kathleen Grace said...

Merry Christmas Janet! I was just thinking maybe I need to start Christmas early, it seems to fly by too fast to really savor sometimes! Savor your time off, I'm taking a break too.

Tweed Delights said...

Have an absolutely wonderful time Janet - lovely to keep up with your blog this year, 'see' you in 2012!
Alison xx

Little Blue Mouse said...

Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year!

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Happy Holidays! congrats on becoming a stockist!!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

I too would love to be sitting on one of those beautiful balconies right now but at home here with Tinkerbell is not so bad. lol
Yes it would be the best thing ever if Christmas would be like Thanksgiving but I doubt my grandkids would agree to it.
Just thinking of you and wanted to come by and wish you a very Happy New Year
Love
Maggie

BumbleVee said...

I like it to be Christmas all year 'round....so we don't wait til then to do gift giving. It happens spontaneously any day that feels like a "happy giftie day" to us..... and we don't bother with gifts at Christmas. why spend just to say we did? ...