Viklit. Make sure you stop by Scribblings or an Aspiring Author to visit and view the whole list of participants!
My celebrations this week are as you would expect:
50 States of Pray I am very behind on visitng the participating bloggers (guess what I'll be doing all weekend) but it was still wonderful. The collective energy of goodwill displayed on so many different blogs all across the country was trully heart-warming. I know I say it a lot but I am consistently overwhelmed with what a wonderful community this is and so greateful to be a part of it. And Mark deserves mad kudos for setting it up- thanks Mark!
Christmas was Wonderful We do a three-pronged approrach to the holiday in my family. Christmas Eve is spent with Dave's family in New Jersey where his Italian mother feeds us until we pass into a coma. Christmas Day is spent with my family up in New York where we open presents and, of course, eat even more. And the day after Christmas is spent back home in PA where we sleep late, exchange our gifts we got for each other and just enjoy not running around all crazy for the first time in the week. It is utterly exhausting but so very wonderful and my life is so, so blessed. I know how lucky I am to have so many wonderful people who care so deeply about me and I am grateful to be able to celebrate the holiday with them.
Best Reads 2013 My wonderful friend John over at The Bathroom Monologues hosts a yearly book share in which he asks us all to share our (you guessed it!) best reads of the year. It kicks off tomorrow but as I'm a bit more than halfway through one I think I'll want to include on the list I may not be posting mine right away. (Hopefully by Monday, though!) If you'd like to sign up head over here and leave him a comment with your blog link so he can add you to the list. It's a great way to share your love for the best books you've read this year and to find out which ones to add to your to-read list for next year. Needless to say, I'm looking forward to it.
Barely time to catch your breath While we are still knee-deep in stocking-candy and giddy over our gifts the end of the year is quickly creeping up on us. New Years Eve is only a few short days away and for me that means more yummy food, fun sugar-fueled video gaming sessions with my sweetie (he got us a new Lego game for Christmas) and watching the Twilight Zone until our eyes bleed. It's a signifcantly more laid-back holiday then the one just past and I'm totally looking forward to it.
I hope you all had a wonderful, joyous holiday and wish you all a very, very Happy New Year! See you in 2014! (Unless you come back for my #bestreads and end of the year reflections posts. Which, of course, I want you to. But if you're just a Friday goer I'll see you next year. That just doesn't sound nearly as cool...)