Thanks for Jingling my Blog’s Bells this Christmas

There may not be dancing and prancing in Blogosphere Square quite yet, but Christmas time has already arrived at my blog this year.  The tree tops on this event horizon are glistening, as I am grateful for your embrace of my recent memoir posts.  I’ve even decorated the house in your honor.

The tree is up.

Sometimes saying “thank you” seems inadequate.  Sometimes saying I’m grateful is nowhere near enough.  To say I appreciate your warmth and kindness, your encouragement and hugs does not come close to articulating just how overcome with love I feel.

The stockings are hung.

Despite that inadequacy, I still say “thank you.”  Thank you for reading, thank you for commenting, thank you for reaching so deeply inside yourselves to meet me in these posts.  Thank you for listening and loving, supporting and encouraging.

The ornaments are on the tree.

Thank you for gathering around this memoir-in-the-making, especially at this special time of year.  Its beginnings may be humble, but hopefully this baby of a book will grow into something more substantial, something worthy of your support. 

The table's nearly set.

I can’t imagine doing this without you.  I don’t know how memoirists manage without the community the blogosphere creates.  I’m blessed to have you and hope I can honor your support in continuing to tell my tale.

The poinsettia's in place.

I may not be dashing through the snow in a one-horse, open sleigh, but I have all of you to make my spirits bright—all of you to make my Christmas white.

A few flurries flew the other day.

So, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in my corner of the blogosphere this year.  May we each post our way to peace on earth this holiday. 

And thanks for jingling my blog’s bells this Christmas.  Holiday hugs to each and every one of you.

Note:  If you are new to my blog, you might have guessed that I am writing a memoir and blogging about growing up in an organized crime family.  To read  a post that is part of that story,”Kids Make the Best Bookies,” click here.  To read my recent protected post, please email me at for the password.

48 thoughts on “Thanks for Jingling my Blog’s Bells this Christmas

  1. Forgive me, but “Thanks for jingling my blog’s bells” sounds dirty. (Snicker). But seriously, Kathy, Merry Christmas to you and Sara. You are writing an incredible memoir, and you deserve all the fabulous comments and love. Thank you for giving as much (or more) than you receive.

    ❤ Lisa


  2. Kathy, your blog and your home are so inviting, sharing warmth and spreading cheer. I wish you and Sara the best wishes for health and happiness as you continue this remarkable journey.


  3. Thank YOU right back for all of your inspiring words this year, and for all of the fantastic reading material you have supplied! All the best this Christmas and in the new year.


  4. Here’s something interesting: I am not a fan of the color yellow, but your home looks so warm and inviting I can actually picture my own walls painted a similar color. That, my friend, is a Christmas miracle. 😉


  5. Your house looks lovely, Kathy. You have inspired me to follow your decorating lead since I have hung a single ornament in my modest abode for the first time in twenty years. I take things slow. Seriously, I’m glad to have met you through WordPress for I enjoy reading your blog immensely. I hope you and Sara have a great holiday!


    • Same here, my friend. I’m pleased to hear you have broken down and hung a single ornament. Always happy to inspire a little holiday cheer. However, what makes me think even that may have been a lame adventure in the making?


  6. What a beautiful, festive home you have, Kathy! It looks wonderful!

    So glad to be sharing your memoir-writing journey with you. I think the process of getting there will be just as special as the finished product.


  7. What a beautiful home you have! I love houses with all that character. Woodwork! This post gives me a warm fuzzy. Thanks for putting so much of yourself out there for us to share with you. You are a gift that keeps on giving. I hope you and Sara have a wonderful holiday season.


  8. Thank you for inviting me into your blog world. I feel honored. Your house is lovely. Even though we don’t celebrate Christmas, I enjoy the decking displayed everywhere. Your home, like your heart, is lovely.


  9. What a wonderful post! Thank you, dear Kathy, for being so honest and brave.

    I love the way you have decorated your home. It looks so warm and cozy. Merry Christmas! 🙂


  10. Kathy, your home is beautiful, and the Christmas decor gives it a warm and welcoming feel!

    No thanks are necessary. You pull us back to your blog day after day with your warmth and honesty. It is a pleasure to read your words.

    Hugs and happy holidays, my friend!


  11. Holiday hugs to you, too. And your living room looks like the perfect place to have evening chats in low light with a cup of tea and a blanket. Hope all’s well!


  12. Thank you for posting. Thank you for sharing. Thanks for leading the way when it comes to talking about humor and hard things.
    P.S. Your ornaments are on our tree. Thanks.


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