Saturday, December 20, 2014

Snowflakes, Christmas Carols and Mistletoe...

Popping in from my short blogging break that continue's until after the start of the New Year. I want to wish you a Merry Christmas and much cheer, soon midnight clocks throughout our World will usher in 2015. I'm excited entering my second year of blogging and look forward to sharing more thought provoking posts, Poetry and writing from my heart. It energizes me to leave you with a post to ponder, while I weave my poetry into the story line.

I will start off with a handmade (by me) double giveaway as my 1st anniversary appreciation gift, plus what I do every year instead of a New Years resolution. Something of a promise that I never break and feel honored to do.

John and I embrace the serenity of Wintertime as our Christmas/winter decor reflects. I couldn't resist sharing this photo that encourages relaxation and peace. I snapped it as Max^^ was trying to catch a little cat-nap early today. He often lays near our antique Tibetan Buddha who greets visitors into our home. For winter Buddha wears a vintage white rabbit fur scarf as our precious little fur-kid slumbers.

Thank you for all your blogging support, encouragement and the endearing friendship's that formed. It's been one amazing first year! From the bottom of my heart, I thank you for your support and kindness.

Below I leave you with my two favorite Christmas quotes. Be Merry and Bright!

"Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance - each beautiful, unique and too soon gone."
~Deborah Whipp~

"I will honor Christmas in my heart and try to keep it all the year."

"Charles Dickens"


  1. Dear Vera,
    I can feel the serenity in this photo... Just lovely...
    I am blessed to have come to know you.. Even if just through blogging.
    You have inspired, given me joy and friendship... Your support of my work is appreciated more than you know...
    Wishing you and John a ~peaceful heart~ and joy at Christmas..
    Thank you for visiting, and leaving such kind thoughts.

  2. Dear Vera, I love the kitty sleeping next to the buddha, it's interesting in how they know comfort. Wishing you and your spouse a beautiful and loving Christmas and New Year. xoox It has been wonderful reading the poetry here throughout the year. Su

  3. Vera your beautiful Buddha dressed in the fur wrap is simple gorgeous and serene. What a beautiful welcome to your home. Max knows where to find his peace and serenity too. The energy is probably so wonderful near the Buddha. Thank you for sharing this beautiful photo and your kind heart in your first year of blogging. I so enjoy my connection with you and all you share with your beautiful writings. My heart and life are filled with joy knowing you. Thank you sweet friend. Merry Christmas to you and John. I too look forward to ringing in the new year with all the wonderful new beginnings the year will bring for all of us.
    Merry Christmas and Happy Happy New Year.
    Love you,

  4. Thank you for your visit, I love your words and peaceful images, I wanted to wish you a magical winter break.
    Hugs Lynn xx

  5. Merry Christmas, Vera. I am blessed to know you. It's amazing how like souls seek other like souls in blogdom. I am so happy you're blogging and heading into year two.

    Look at Max! He's got HIS priorities straight. I hope I come back as someone's big, fat, well-loved housecat!;>) xo Diana

  6. ...and a Merry Christmas to you, sister friend.
    The Dickens quote has always made me smile.
    See ya next year...:)

  7. Merry Christmas, Vera! Looking forward to another wonderful New Year with you.
    Mary Alice

  8. Merry Christmas, Vera. May the New Year bring much peace, and happiness to your heart and home.

  9. A peaceful year to come I wish for you.
    A true place of Zen, meditation and refreshing the soul.

    Looking forward to another year blogging with you.

    Will return to visit you more when I get home and comfortable.


  10. Good morning sweet sista!

    I was away from the computer all day yesterday as Ruben and I spent all day AND NIGHT, painting a room in the house. We had such fun, but by the end of the night, we were OUT OF IT! I am barely getting here.

    My dear friend, it was a spectacular year in so many ways. But for me, blogging and connecting with people WHO CARE makes creativity and writing even better. From the get-go, you immediately became a dear friend, and chatting with you and sharing sentiments and dreams is what I love about blogging the most.

    I wish you and your husband a peaceful and promising holiday as we enter into another year of work, hopes and dreams, and most of all, PLAY.


  11. Dear Vera, My world is a better place because of you. What a wonderful year and so glad I met you. Your friendship is a blessing and one I treasure.
    Love your photo to welcome your guests and your darling Max looks content and at peace.
    Wishing you and your family and special Christmas filled with new hopes going into the new year. Thank you for sharing your heart and talents.
    Congrats on your first year of blogging and best wishes for more fun to follow.
    Love the quotes and Love you my friend!!

  12. Max knew exactly where to rest for a little peace and serenity - wishing you a wonderful holiday season and all the best in the new year!

  13. Lovely. And may I say that I feel as if I've already received an early Christmas gift in getting to know you this year, dear Vera.
    Joy and love to you & yours,

  14. When I taught 6th grade social studies, I learned about Buddha - it was one of the standards. The one thing I will always remember one important message. This was my take on the quote - "most of man's problems come from wanting things he really doesn't need."

    I am off to Los Angeles now for a day with my sister - something I really do need!

    Merry Christmas

  15. Ahhhh, yes.
    Merry Christmas to you too, Vera !!!

  16. Vera, I adore your photo of Max!! I wish you and John and your sweet fur-kids a very Merry Christmas! I'm so glad to have met you in blogland and consider you a special friend! :)

  17. Wishing you the same Vera! I love the photo. Max certainly knows how to take in this beautiful season.
    The quotes are perfect, I love The Christmas Carol---my favorite!

  18. We share a favorite Christmas quote...the Charles Dickens one. Now, I've added another favorite Christmas quote, the Deborah Whipp one.

    Congratulations for completing your first wonderful year of blogging.

    Merry Christmas and Joyeux Noël


  19. Dear Vera -
    Warmest greetings to you and John for a festive and fabulous Christmas!

  20. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

  21. Dearest Vera!Good morning sista! I just came in with Ruben from a walk at the mall. It is at least -10 outside, a proper way for January to make its entrance! We got very spoiled over Christmas while it was about 45 degrees!

    Thank you so much for coming to visit my post. I can't believe it's been seven years. Thanks to Ruben's talented sister, I caught the blogging bug but what I never expected was to have such great friends. YOU.

    Love and quiet times to you my sista. Hope you had a fabulous Christmas. Anita

  22. Happy New Year, Vera... Sending you a gentle hug...
    Love and blessings,

  23. happy new year, vera. a beautiful and thoughtful photo of your lovely home! peace to you.

  24. Vera, a bright and wonder-ful 2015 for you. Your warmth of heart made me so happy, your comments meant so much to me, feeling so connected, as if we would know eachother for such a long time...
    Love and Hugs from Méa

  25. Dear Vera, I am so sorry you are fighting bronchitis and flu. I know too well it can knock you down. Wishing you a wonderful new year filled with many blessings. I look forward to more fun visits here and the joy you spread with your lovely posts. You are always an inspiration and so creative. Your talents will lead you and I am excited to share in another great year with you!!
    Thank you for stopping by and your sweet comment. You touch my heart with your kindness.
    Feel better soon.
    Prayers said!!
    Hugs and Blessings

  26. Kittie looks so content.
    Wishing you a wonderful 2015.

  27. What a dear you are to come by for a visit and leave such encouraging words for me... I am so sorry to hear you have had bronchitis and the flu... I hope you are on the mend...
    I am touched by your words, Vera..
    blessings and a gentle hug

  28. I hope you're enjoying your break, Vera. Thank you for stopping by and leaving the kind words behind. I can't believe you've only been blogging one year. You're a natural. and I enjoy all that you share. Looking forward to more good things in 2015. Hugs, Nancy

  29. Dear, dear Vera......I will come via email, but I have to run off to work. Your comment means a lot to me. LOVE YOU, Anita