Don, your energy and talents amaze me!
Carol, I wouldn't mind a little of your snow--very little, mind you! Enjoy your family!
Edy--Sending big hugs back to you!
Laurie, I remember that the first Christmas after a loved one's passing in the hardest, but just think about how wonderful Christmas must be in heaven for your dad! Praying that your issue will be resolved in a good way.
Barb, I am so sorry you're sick this time of year. Hope you're well soon.
My giveaway for those who entered the contest on Goodreads ended today, bringing two winners, one in Minnesota and one in Washington--both male. I noticed (in a little research) that one fellow was 22. I can't help but think he'll be disappointed in poems by a grandmother! That was a great way to advertise, and I enjoy entering for free books. I have won one, that will be published in January. I see a great number of vampire novels. Needless to say, I don't enter for those.
Missing Mariane here. She's such a ray of sunshine!
Happy New Year to all my porch friend. May you find extra blessings you hadn't even hoped for!