Christmas At Home

This is my 500th post to you.  Thank you all for being friends and readers.  Over the past year and a half many of you have become dear, dear friends.

I’ve read some of your blogs, and I’m so impressed with the depth of thought I’ve encountered.  I’m fairly shallow, but I’ll blend my wishes with yours and maybe they will acquire some great wisdom.

Merry Christmas1

Christmas is a time for loving, and going the extra mile for others, those you know and those you don’t.  It’s the perfect holiday to follow Thanksgiving.  Being thankful just naturally flows into giving to others.  May you be blessed with the joy of giving until your heart can’t hold any more joy and love.

SFW Christmas Eve051r

God bless you all, those that celebrate Christmas, and those who don’t.  To the ones we know and see, and those we can’t

Love,

Marsha, Vince, Kalev and Manny


68 responses to “Christmas At Home”

  1. benzeknees Avatar

    Belated Merry Christmas Marsha!

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    1. tchistorygal Avatar

      Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, too, Benze. 🙂 Thanks for being such a great Cyber friend. I think it’s been just a year since we met. 🙂

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  2. mhdriver Avatar

    Merry Christmas Marsha and Vince and a Happy Healthy New Year. Does this mean that I’ve given you 500 likes.

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    1. tchistorygal Avatar

      Awww. I think it does, Jim. You’re my favorite MH Driver. Lots of love to you and your wife and family. Marsha 🙂

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      1. mhdriver Avatar

        Thank you and the same back to you and Vince

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  3. Map of Time Avatar
    Map of Time

    You’ll have to pardon this, Marsha (and feel free to delete!). I’m testing out my commenting capabilities as they don’t seem to be going through on my own blog. Don’t know if my IP address has been blocked or what!

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    1. Map of Time Avatar
      Map of Time

      Ah so it did go through. I don’t know what’s the matter!

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      1. tchistorygal Avatar

        I get so frustrated at times when I think I know exactly what I’m doing, technology-wise, and something doesn’t go as I expect it should. Do you have the chat service with WordPress. It’s wonderful for solving problems. M 🙂

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        1. Map of Time Avatar
          Map of Time

          Thanks, Marsha! I didn’t know about that but I’ll contact them to see if they can fix the issues. I’ve found a temporary solution, but I’m not happy with it. Perhaps they’ll be able to come up with something better. Thanks again! And merry Christmas!

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          1. tchistorygal Avatar

            Good luck. We don’t want you mucking around in the sea of spam, or worse! 😀

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          2. Map of Time Avatar
            Map of Time

            I know, right?! That’s what I’m afraid of and vice versa. Askimet wasn’t clearing some comments – not as spam or not-spam. It’s like they never were submitted. I wonder if I could impose on you to go to the “Tragedy in the North Atlantic” post (first post on the blog) and just submit a word to two to see if it will clear? It would be a tremendous help and I’ll remove it afterwards. I’m not sure if my IP address is being blocked…

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          3. tchistorygal Avatar

            I was able to make a comment without any problem. It was a great article, BTW. 🙂

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          4. Map of Time Avatar
            Map of Time

            Thanks, it was a bit long-winded though! 😉

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          5. tchistorygal Avatar

            Not at all. A post of merit can be longer because there is content to hold people’s interest. The Titanic was so well known, and such an unexpected tragedy I think people identify with it even though times are different. We all know how random life is, and at any moment, with any number of choices, that could have been me!

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    2. tchistorygal Avatar

      You are coming through loud and clear! Keep those comments rolling! 🙂 Merry Christmas, my friend. Keep your wonderful posts rolling as well. You have an amazing gift of writing. 🙂 Marsha 🙂

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  4. smilingtoad Avatar

    Excellent self-portrait there. Tooo sweet 🙂 And that photo of Chloe is most intriguing- it seems she is being rather stifled, even crushed, by that viciously careless smiling carefree brute of a snowman that has managed to pin her up against the wall….oh my….

    Corn-grats on 500 posts!!! CHEERS! It has been such a joy imbibing of your blog and sharing experiences together. You are such a lovely and wise lassie, Marsha. You share so much, spreading a light across the bloggy sea like…alright, I’m stopping right here for I feel I’m slipping down a very mawkish and dangerously maudlin slope…and we don’t need that….

    Hugs and happy Christmas!!

    Autumn Jade

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    1. tchistorygal Avatar

      No, my dear, don’t get maudlin! It’s too hard to climb back out! You are the dearest of dears. Have a wonderful Christmas, and a Happy New Year as well. Love you much! 🙂 Marsha 🙂 xox

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  5. Sally Avatar
    Sally

    We r having a fantastic time in the French Alps

    Miss you

    Merry Christmas

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    1. tchistorygal Avatar

      What fun! I miss you tons!!! Lots of love and hugs for Christmas! Tell your son I think he is hilarious! 😀

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  6. anotherday2paradise Avatar

    PPS: I’m sorry, I forgot Kalev. 🙂

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    1. tchistorygal Avatar

      She’s ok with that, but she send you her love. 🙂 Merry Christmas, Sylvia to you, hubby, your sister, both your moms, and all your kids and grandkids. I’m sorry I can’t put names to all those people from memory. 🙂 xox

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      1. anotherday2paradise Avatar

        Thanks so much, Marsha. I wouldn’t expect you to know all my family’s names, not unless you were Wonder Woman. 🙂

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        1. tchistorygal Avatar

          Which I’m not! 🙂 Have a wonderful holiday! 🙂

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  7. anotherday2paradise Avatar

    Lovely Christmas wishes, Marsha. Congrats on your 500 posts. Merry Christmas to you, Vince, and Manny. xx Sylvia
    PS: I see that you’ve commented on a few posts on my old blog. I thought I’d notified you that I’d started over, sans hammock, but maybe I was dreaming. 🙂 My new link is: http://anotherday2paradise.wordpress.com/
    I hope you’ll re-follow me here.

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    1. tchistorygal Avatar

      Duh! I’m slow to catch on! What you said was that you know Sylvia, so I’ve been wracking my poor little brain wondering who you were! Hehehe! !Why did you start again?

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  8. RoSy Avatar

    Happy 500th & many more Marsha!
    May you, Vince, Kalev & Manny have a Merry Christmas & a Hap, hap, happy New Year 🙂

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    1. tchistorygal Avatar

      Thank you RoSy! I’ve enjoyed our friendship this year! Many more years if those, too! 😀

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  9. R & P Photography Avatar

    I hope you have a wonderful Christmas Marsha! And all the best for the new year as well!
    Renee 🙂

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    1. tchistorygal Avatar

      Thank you Renee! It’s been so long since I’ve heard from you, and I have been bad about visiting as well! It’s almost your birthday, and I’ve been thinking about you, and the fun I had setting up your birthday party last year. What are your plans this year?

      Have a wonderful birthday, and a merry Christmas. Lots of love, Marsha 🙂

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      1. R & P Photography Avatar

        I know, its been so long! I have had quite a busy year this year with school and exams! I dont really have any plans for my birthday this year… some of my friends might come over and chill for a while but other than that, not a lot planned! and thank you! Hope you have a Merry Christmas(eve – where I am)! haha 😀 x

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        1. tchistorygal Avatar

          So it’s the day after Christmas for you now, and you are 17 already! Glad you’ve had such a great year. Hope I’ll see more of you this year. I’ve been really busy, too. Love, Marsha 🙂

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  10. rommel Avatar

    Congrats! Happy Holidays! 500 posts, yeahaw, I am halfway there. More power, and have fun blogging.

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    1. tchistorygal Avatar

      Yours are longer and more powerful. I’m amazed I’ve done so many! Merry Christmas, Rommel. 😀

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  11. Jilanne Hoffmann Avatar

    Be very merry and bright! Best wishes for the season and the new year! Cheers!

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    1. tchistorygal Avatar

      Thanks Jilanne, thanks for all your helpful and encouraging comments this year. You’ve been a real friend. Please join me on FB if you are into that. I live getting updates from my blogging friends that way. 😀

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  12. Cotton Boll Conspiracy Avatar

    And a Merry Christmas to you and yours, Marsha. I enjoy your blog and hope you’ll continue.

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    1. tchistorygal Avatar

      Thank you Cotton. The feeling is mutual. I love your blog. I always learn something. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas with family and friends, and never stop blogging yourself. 🙂 Marsha 🙂

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  13. Al Avatar

    Well done on reaching 500 posts Marsha. 🙂

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    1. tchistorygal Avatar

      Thanks Alastair. It’s hard to believe I’ve had that many. Thanks for being a friend this year. I wish you the merriest Christmas ever. God bless. 🙂 M

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      1. Al Avatar

        You’re welcome. I hope you have a great Christmas and a wonderful new year. Maybe even meeting the Queen again 🙂

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        1. tchistorygal Avatar

          Meeting the queen, something I’ve never done. Have you? Better do it soon! How old is she??

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          1. Al Avatar

            She’s 85 I think I believe she is trying to outlive her son so there isn’t a Charles III hehe

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  14. vel smith Avatar
    vel smith

    Merry Christmas to you; Love always, Vel Smith

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    1. tchistorygal Avatar

      Hi Vel, Thank you so much for the wish. It’s been so nice to see you on FB. I don’t comment too much, but I love seeing your smiling face, and I feel your love for all coming right through the internet. Have a wonderful Christmas. 🙂 M

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  15. nutsfortreasure Avatar
    nutsfortreasure

    Congrats! Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas

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    1. tchistorygal Avatar

      Hi Eunice. Merry, snowy Christmas to you. Thanks for being so much a part of my life this year. I look forward to another wonderful blogging year in 2014.

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      1. nutsfortreasure Avatar
        nutsfortreasure

        I look forward to many more posts from you honey. Send some warmth when your done with it OK 🙂

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        1. tchistorygal Avatar

          I’m never done with warm weather!! But you can come here! Thanks for being a good friend. Eunice! 😀

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          1. nutsfortreasure Avatar
            nutsfortreasure

            🙂 Now that is an idea 🙂

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          2. tchistorygal Avatar

            See, I do have some! 🙂

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          3. nutsfortreasure Avatar
            nutsfortreasure

            🙂

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  16. Andrew Avatar

    Merry Christmas, Marsha. May you all have a safe, happy and healthy Christmas and new year.

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    1. tchistorygal Avatar

      Thank you Andrew. I wish the same to you. I look forward to another wonderful year of blogging together. 🙂

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  17. the eternal traveller Avatar

    We’re going to miss Manny next week, but it is good to know that he is safely back with you and Vince. Happy Christmas.

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    1. tchistorygal Avatar

      Same to you Carol. This “Manny” stuff has been so much fun this year. It’s been a highlight. Who knew it could be so much fun. Vince and I considered buying another Manny to send away, and I’m so glad we didn’t. Manny has a real personality, and it was special knowing that a part of us with with you and your family. 🙂

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  18. Maddie Cochere Avatar

    Lovely post. Merry Christmas to you and your family, Marsha!

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    1. tchistorygal Avatar

      Thank you Maddie. Same to you. Thanks for all your help. I love your editing article. I told my husband about it this morning. 🙂

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  19. Marianne Avatar

    Merry Christmas Marsha 🙂

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    1. tchistorygal Avatar

      Thank you Marianne! Have a wonderful holiday. 🙂

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    2. Island Traveler Avatar

      A beautiful Christmas post and tradition. Christmas brings a joy like no other. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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  20. Glorious Mettle Avatar

    Merry Christmas Marsha to you and the family! I was over here waving at your image in the mirror from the top picture lol. I’m special 🙂

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    1. tchistorygal Avatar

      And I’m waving back! I didn’t notice it at first. 🙂

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      1. Glorious Mettle Avatar

        lol, we funny 😀

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  21. ytaba36 Avatar

    It’s been a pleasure to know you (and Manny) during this year. I hope we all have a tranquil future.

    Yvonne

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    1. tchistorygal Avatar

      Thanks Yvonne! It has been great to get to know you too. Manny is looking forward to coming for a visit in the future. 🙂

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