Just a quick post to say Hello, & that we've arrived safely at our destination in Florida. No pictures to share as yet. I did manage to finish the 3 Crazy Bird cards I was working on at the last minute. Debating on whether to bring images to color, and stumbled on a travel box from another trip, so the copics bag and that box got packed. Then I nearly left the family cards on the desk, to leave at home! Happened to spot the pile just as I was turning out the downstairs lights to go up and sleep about 2am. Then DH woke me at 4am to get ready to depart. Not much shut-eye. However, I do sleep as we ride. (It's not really restful though!)

Tried to get round to all the email that had piled up - if I use the smart phone to look at email, it doesn't seem to really 'delete' stuff, even though I think I'm deleting it. When I powered up our webmail program, all that was still there, so had to tons of it to wade through. Tried to get round to visit all the sweet bloggers who had left comments. Hope I didn't miss anyone.

Will try to post the Crazy Birds cards later on. Just wanted to wish ALL of you a very Merry Christmas. If that's not a holiday you celebrate, then I'll wish you a Very Happy Day just the same.

The weather in So. Florida is just absolutely gorgeous today. Golden warm sunshine, but a soft cooling breeze. Talked with SIL this morning; it's overcast and a bit coolish at home. They were expecting rain later. So it's doubly nice to be with the DD, SIL and poochies in Fla.

Big hugs and many thank you-s to all who have sent snail mail cards, lovely ecards or sent email wishes. I'm so thankful for each of you, and feel very blessed by your friendship this past year.



  1. Pleased to hear you arrived safely, have a wonderful Festive Time, Kate x

  2. So glad you arrived safely in FL, and now I wish for you the best Christmas celebration possible! Enjoy that gorgeous weather and send some of it up north if you can - would love to be in a warm place today :)
    Merry Christmas my friend - have fun!!

  3. Have a really lovely time with your Daughter Mary and glad that the weather is good.
    Thank you for all your lovely comments and visits this year, looking forward to seeing your creations in 2017.
    I have also enjoyed our 'chats' by e-mail.
    Best wishes to you and Yours.

    Kath xx

  4. So glad to hear you arrived safely. Have a lovely time with your family. Wishing you a Merry christmas and thankyou for being such a fab blogging buddy.
    hugs Mrs A.
    Beltated hugs from those Pesky elves too.

  5. Same to you Mary. Have a wonderful and Merry Christmas. Enjoy your time with DD, SIL and poochies! xx

  6. Glad you are there safely, my dear friend! Enjoy your family and the fine weather! Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!

  7. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas Mary. The weather sounds great! A bit grey here but very mild for the time of year.

  8. Hi Mary, Glad you arrived ok and have lovely weather. Damp and dismal here. It's been years since we last had a white Christmas.

    Wishing you a very Happy Christmas. Sue, Polly & Honey

  9. Enjoy your visit to Florida. Merry Christmas Mary!

  10. Merry Christmas Mary! Glad you arrived safely. Enjoy your time in FLA and the beautiful weather you are having. I think Indiana is supposed to hit 50 today so that's a real heat wave for Christmas day. No snow.

  11. Glad to hear that you and hubby arrived in FL safe and sound!! The weather sounds just lovely. We started out cloudy today but now the sun is out. Cool but not cold. Enjoy that beautiful FL weather Momma Mary and have a beautiful Christmas and New Year's with the Kids!!! Big hugs, Brenda

  12. Enjoy your time in Florida and have a very Merry Christmas!



  14. Merry Christmas, Mary and Joe! I'm glad you are safely arrived at your daughter's! Enjoy the holiday and the sunshine, my friend!! Hugs, Darnell

  15. Good to hear your traveled well and got there ok Mary - so glad you got everything you needed, packed too, despite the close call!

  16. Good to hear that you arrived safely. Have a wonderful festive season with your daughter! Hugs, Anne xx

  17. Glad you arrived safely! I think I'd rather be in Florida! Really cold here! Supposed to warm up, and we had a great day!

  18. Merry Christmas Mary, I hope you are enjoying the holidays.

  19. I hope your trip went well and you arrived safely.
    I'm sorry I haven't been around for a while, both mojo and time was lacking... I had a lovely Christmas celebration, my sister's three boys all had chickenpox but they all behaved really well and were so excited by Santa's visit and all the presents. Enjoy the rest of your holidays!

  20. Glad to hear that you're enjoying the warmth in Florida :)

    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

    Love and hugs

  21. Been awol for a little while, but glad to hear you are safely in Florida and having a good time, I hope you did manage to sleep a little on the journey :)
    Happy New Year Mary and your family.

  22. So happy you are having a good time!
    xoxo Olga


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