Thursday – A little Personal





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We want to wish all of you Happy Holidays. It is Christmas eve at our house and the tree is all ready for Santa to finish the decorations with colorful packages. The packages will be there tomorrow providing we have all been good. I think it is a safe bet.

All the best from our house to yours.


  1. Hi, one of my favorite two Johns! I read/look at your blog post each time a fresh one pops up because it’s always the first one on my feed…most often, I only have time to enjoy the beautiful waterside view that you’re giving us. This post was so beautiful (the view…the tree, the ladder, etc.) that I just had to stop by and wish you and yours a very personal, a very warm Merry Christmas. And, if those that reside in your home are at all like you (I would assume that they are because birds of a feather…) well, I am here to confirm that Santa will be dropping by later this eve with loads of goodies for you all.

    Have a great one, my dear!

    Nonnie Jules

    1. Merry Christmas and a very warm and loving wish for happiness to you and your family Nonnie. You are a special person and we all are better people as a result of your friendship. Thank you for the year and here’s looking forward to more.

  2. Thank you John, it’s been good to connect with you over this year.
    All the best to you and yours over the festive season and I look forward to more of the same in 2016.

    1. Yes it has been fun and I look forward to more of same in 2016 as well. I’m going to go with Dale as I wish you the best of the holiday.

      1. Oh, Dale will always reside here. I’ll never get rid of him now, he’s very jealous of his role as blog curator. ;~}

      2. He does a good job as well.

  3. What a gorgeous tree, John. The photo really is a lovely composition. I like the lights reflecting in the window, and the palm tree in the distance. (And I’m green with envy over those built-in bookshelves.) Merry Christmas to you and yours, my friend — humans and four-footed family.

    1. Thank you, Teagan. Merry Christmas to you and I wish you a peaceful and Happy New Year. Mega Hugs to you my friend.

  4. Merry Christmas to you! I hope you have a wonderful holiday.

    1. Merry Christmas Pam. Wishing you the same.

  5. Thanks for sharing your beautiful tree with us John. Our cats are currently revising their Christmas list, adding a library ladder. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a bright and healthy new year.

    1. Merry Christmas Dan to you and your beautiful family. Thank you for the memories.

  6. Wishing you all the best John.

    Merry Christmas to you and yours.

    1. Thank you Cayman. Merry Christmas to you and your daughter. Enjoyed the year. πŸ™‚

  7. Didn’t know they had albino Christmas trees. Happy and Healthy Holidays.

    1. Thanks Charles. Happy Holidays. The tree is a cross between a Norfolk pine and an Aspen fir.(Work done in China)

      1. Cool. Never figured out how you can cross plants. Grafting?

      2. This was made in a factory. (pulled your leg on the cross. The hint was China.)

      3. I saw China, but thought it was the result of a scientific experiment. πŸ™‚

  8. Merry Christmas, John.

    1. Thanks Craig and to you.

  9. Beautiful tree. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

    1. Thank you and Merry Christmas to you and yours as well

  10. Merry Christmas and wishing you a Happy and successful New Year.
    Seasons Greetings πŸŽ…

    1. Thank you Hugh. All the best for Christmas and New Year to you as well.

  11. Merry Christmas, John, and wishing you a great New Year.

    1. Merry Christmas and a Happy new year as well.

  12. Quite the beautiful tree. Merry Christmas to you, your family, and your readers … and may be Steelers still lose. πŸ˜‰

    1. Thank you Frank. Merry Christmas and Happy New year. Bradshaw says the Steelers are going all the way.

      1. They could be an obstacle, but right now, they are still on the outside looking in …. however, their schedule is favorable.

  13. Merry Christmans and a happy new year to you, too,

    1. Thank you Pit. The best to you.

  14. Merry Christmas my friend!

    1. Thanks Pam and to you as well.

  15. Merry, Merry Christmas, John, to you and yours! (Don’t you just love it when writers double-up on their adjectives and adverbs?!?!)

    1. Merry Christmas Debbie to your and your ND family.

  16. Merry Christmas to you and your family, John!

    1. And to you, your wife, and Angus. πŸ™‚

  17. Merry Christmas John!

    1. Merry Christmas Lynn

  18. John, Merry Christmas! Beautiful tree with the touch of green focus. Love those bookcases! Enjoy the season & sunshine! Chryssa

    1. Thank you Chryssa and Merry Christmas to you.

  19. A perfect tree for your place on the beach! Happy Christmas to you and yours!

    1. Thank you and Merry Christmas

  20. Such a beautiful tree! I wish ours looked that good. Merry Christmas to you and your family! Looking forward to another year of blog posts from you.

    1. Thank you Jeffrey, The best to you and yours as well

  21. Hope your Christmas was merry, John.

    1. Thanks Michelle. It was and hope your’s was as well.

      1. Yes, it was. Thanks John.

  22. You do personal well, John.

  23. I took a little break from WP and missed this post, John. I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas. Your tree is beautiful!

    1. Thanks Jill. I hope yours was wonderful as well.

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