Saturday, December 24, 2011


I can’t believe Christmas Eve is here already. It seems like just yesterday we were celebrating the 4th of July. Where, oh where has the time gone?

I’d like to wish everyone a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and a joyous and HAPPY NEW YEAR. For those who aren’t celebrating the holidays, I’d like to wish you joyous days and much happiness.

In case I don’t get the opportunity to stop by your blog this weekend to wish you HAPPY HOLIDAYS, please know that is my wish for everyone. I am so thankful for each and everyone of you. I look forward to the coming year and the interaction and friendship we share.

This year Christmas will be completely different for us with my mother-in-law’s Alzheimer’s being more active. Last year she was able to enjoy bits of Christmas (a favorite holiday for her). She understood that it was Christmas and enjoyed the lights. This year she has no understanding of the holiday and can’t seem to comprehend the lights. However, we are most thankful that she and my father-in-law are at least still with us.

For those who have sick love ones, we wish speedy recovery. For those who have lost a loved one (human and/or animal), we wish for loving memories to help heal. Above all, we wish peace and love to everyone. May God Bless.


  1. Right back you, Mason! You've brought me hours of enjoyment here a Thoughts In Progress!


  2. Hello & Happy Holidays!

    Thank you for all your wonderful posts! Even though I don't comment often, I do read and very much enjoy your posts. You provide terrific insights, reviews, and interviews, and I have gained much from your recommendations. May you and your loved ones be blessed with much happiness throughout the new year and always. Remembering our fur-angels--Gumdrop, Elvis, and Kid....and so many more >^,,^<

  3. Hi, Mason. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  4. Mason, I wish you and your family a peaceful Christmas this year. I do know and understand about the challenges that Alzheimers can place on families at holiday times. Normality and familiarity are best, aren't they? I hope that all goes well and am glad that you guys can be together one more year. Hugs to you!

  5. Merry Christmas, Mason.

    I need those blessings especially now with a sick puppy.

    I hope your Christmas is filled with family (furry and otherwise) and lots of warmth and love.

  6. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas Mason!

    Alezheimers is such a tough thing to cope with. Sending lots of good thoughts your way! :)

  7. Merry Christmas Mason, wishing you peace and happiness in the coming year.

  8. Merry Christmas Mason !
    May the spirit of peace fill your heart and home.
    I know what you are going through and I keep you and your family in my prayers.

  9. Happy holidays to you! Thanks for your support this year and we wish you Merry Christmas and all the best for 2012!

    Dave & Donna

  10. Merry Christmas to YOU!!!

    I am so sorry about your grandmother, I know how painful that is and how hard it is to witness. I went through it with my Grandfather and with my father-in-law, it isn't easy (((((hugs)))))))

  11. Mason - Have a wonderful Christmas! May the day bring you and your family peace and comfort and the new year bring you strength.

  12. Have a wonderful Christmas, Mason! Sending lots of love and good thoughts your way.

  13. Merry Christmas, Mason! With warmest thanks for all you do for readers and writers, I wish you a blessed holiday and a bright new year! (Keeping you, your mother-in-law, and family in my thoughts and prayers.) Hugs ~ Cleo

  14. Hi Mason .. many thanks and for thinking of others .. there are so many challenges now for us all - be we young or old .. carers or just experiencing the loss of a loved one .. 2 or 4 legged .. they're all God's creatures ..

    Happy last week of 2011 and a very good 2012 ahead .. Hilary


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