Merry Christmas All!!!

Ha!  I logged on this afternoon fully expecting that Mel or Steve might have beaten me to the punch in wishing all of our family a Merry Christmas.  I was shocked to see that I would be first…..heh! 

So, let me first start by saying Merry CHRISTmas.  Feel free to say it.  Not “Happy Holidays” or such, but Merry Christmas.  And I do wish all of our non-Christian friends a Happy Hannukah, Kwanza or whatever else.  No need to leave anyone out.  But I celebrate December 25th to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ.  And I shouldn’t feel ashamed to say it.  There are many reasons to celebrate this time of year. 

Thank you to all of our readers.  And thanks to all of you (especially Mel and Steve) who have been patient and supportive while I have been somewhat absent recently.  I feel like this is a mix of Thanksgiving and Christmas.  I’m always reflective as we move into the new year, and that thought always goes towards my friends and family.  I feel like the folks here at are a mix of both.  You may literally be friends, but I will also dare to speak for Mel and Steve when I say – you are also part of our family as well.

So from me and my pup, Brodie, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. God bless all of you and may he keep you safe this holiday season.