Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Merry Christmas !!!


Natalie Cole sang it best..............

I wish you shelter from the storm
A cozy fire to keep you warm
But most of all
When snowflakes fall
I wish you love
I really wish you love..................

Unless you live in the South - and then I just wish you love
As much as your heart can hold - as deep as your soul can absorb - as far as your eyes can see.
If you're on your own this Christmas please know that you are loved - you're most definitely loved - each and every one of you..................
by me.

All the very best - today - tomorrow and always - I'm so grateful for your friendship - it's one of the gifts I cherish most.

I'll be back on Friday - ( for a little chat about this and that )


I had to crawl back out of bed - because John just mumbled - half asleep -
John says - Did you wish your bloggers a Merry Christmas?
Suzan says - Yes I did
John says - Did you include me in that?
Suzan says - No I didn't
John says - Do you think you could please?
Suzan says - I'm too tired to get back up

But I felt guilty - he considers you guys his friends too - so here you go

John says - Merry Christmas everyone !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

( he really needs to start his own blog................)


One of my readers ( Kim's Bliss ) just let me know that she is Paul Reid's daughter.
Paul Reid was a beloved figure in Montreal Radio ..............a tradition was to sit with hot chocolate and listen to his magical voice sweep us away with his Christmas Stories -
If you have last minute wrapping to do - or baking or just a little time to sit back in your favorite chair and listen to this - you'll be swept away..............I promise.
I am.
Every single time I listen to him.

This particular one is called " The Littlest Angel " which has always been one of my personal favorites -
Be prepared to be filled with much inner peace...................


  1. Lovely post Suzan! I'm one of those in the south, so no snowflakes for me, but do raindrops count? It has rained almost nonstop for the past couple days and is supposed to continue this weekend! Have a blessed and beautiful Christmas with John and your family.

    Blessings, Vicky

  2. Merry Christmas to y'all too, Suzan and John. Love you back! And yes, we'd love to read John's side of the story. His perspective would be hilarious.
    And while we don't have snow, we at least have cold weather. Yay! A fire in the fireplace. :)
    Big hugs,

    1. Thanks so much Cecilia - it's pouring rain here today so the snow is quickly leaving:(
      But I'm going downstairs to turn the fire on now and wrap last minute gifts !
      Have a beautiful Christmas -
      Much love

  3. Merry Christmas John! Don't tell Suzan, but I come half the time to see what torture your wife has brought onto you and how well you made it through. Especially was impressed that you knocked lightly (instead of knocking over) to get out of the doors she staged her chair in front of and walled you in behind...So, Merry Christmas...I have a feeling it's going to be a long new year for you buddy. Regards, Sharon (one of your biggest fans)

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    1. He's incredibly sweet ( except when he's not LOL )
      Merry Christmas Mo

  5. Merry Christmas Suzan and John. Thanks for the online friendship!

  6. awww, I just knew there was a softy in there, he should write his own blog, you give him lots of material lol!!!! Best wishes to you both, I think you are a wonderful match and for as much as John complains I think he secretly loves every project you wrangle him into, he loves you so much, I just know it. I think maybe he likes us bloggers too!

  7. Merry Christmas to you and John! Have a great time with your family. Hugs ~ Pam

  8. Merry Christmas Suzan and John! All the very best to you both. Do you ever listen to Paul Reids Christmas on CJAD? I know it's a Christmas tradition for many Montreal families. The show is played several times each December. He was my Dad- so I am blessed to still hear him remember Christmas each and every year. May all your Christmas dreams come true.
    Kim Reid Arsenian xxoo

    1. Well Paul Reid's daughter - I'm happy to tell you that we DO listen to your Dad's words ! How blessed you are !
      I'm going to include a link so that other's can share this as well - thanks SO much for letting me know -
      Much love Kim - and a very Merry Christmas to you and yours!

    2. Thank you Suzan! I kind of figured a Montreal girl such as yourself would be familiar. I'm all set now. Decorating, shopping, wrapping and baking all done. All that remains now is a fire in the fireplace, a glass of wine, and my kids to arrive. Of course, Dad will be on the radio! Love and blessings to you and yours!!XXOO

  9. Merry Christmas, Suzan and John! All the best. Enjoy. Have fun.

    (John should start a blog. I bet it would be just as entertaining as yours.)

  10. I hope you and John and your family will have a wonderful Christmas, Suzan, and Goddess blessings for a happy, peaceful and prosperous New Year.

  11. Kim & Suzan ~ thank you so much for sharing! You made this sentimental old fool blubber like a baby!

    John ~ Happy Holidays to you, Sir! Please consider doing a least a guest post or two on Suzan's blog ~ we'd love to hear from your side!

    Hugs to all ~

  12. Merry Christmas Suzan and John from your Kentuckian counterparts Karen and Jim!!! We are counting raindrops instead of snowflakes!!! Up to our eyeballs in Christmas wrap and last minute shopping and preparations!!! Hope you have a blessed Christmas Day and a Happy Healthy New Year!!!! Love Ya!!!! XOXOXOXOX Karen

  13. What a cool find, to learn who her dad was... :) I'm here to wish you a Merry Christmas!

  14. If rain were snow, we'd have it up to our eyeballs! But, alas, it's wet and very warm at 69 degrees. Best wishes in the new year to one of my favorite couples!

  15. Merry Christmas to one and All.
    Going to be in the 60's for us here in Texas tomorrow.

    Merry Texas Christmas, You All
    Merry Texas Christmas, You All
    May your Days be Sunny and Bright
    May your heart be Happy and Light
    Merry Texas Christmas, You All

    Merry Texas Christmas, You All
    We have no jingle bells or sleigh
    To display on Christmas Day
    There’s not much snow down Texas way
    But we sure mean it when we say
    Merry Texas Christmas, you all …

  16. Thank you for sharing "The littlest Angel" It was perfect. Merry Christmas to you Suzan, and John. You always make my days brighter!

  17. Merry Christmas Suzan and John! Best wishes for you and your family...God bless.

  18. Merry Merry blessed Christmas to you both and all creatures too! Love all your posts and never miss a single one!

  19. Hi Suzan!!!!

    Get-up!!! I'm commenting to you!!!

    Tell John we love him back and look forward to a whole lot more in the new year where he will be the star of She said He said!!! LingMBO!!!!!

    I want for you to have a great 2015 with lots of successful ideas that you'll be sharing with all of us, staying health and vibrant as always!!!

    Do you remember radio host Joe Van? I met him when we went on a field trip to the radio station.

    Have a great weekend girlfriend!!!


  20. I would have been devastated if John hadn't wished me a Merry Christmas after all the times I've taken his side in the argument last year! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to both of you!

  21. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Suzan and John!


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