Monday, December 23, 2013

Christmas Is Coming -- Plus Giveaway Winner Announced

Ready or not, Christmas is coming.
I hope you will enjoy a few scenes from previous holidays.

A few Christmasses ago, a baby goat managed to lock herself in the front seat of my
husband's truck--and the engine was running. A quick call to On-Star solved the problem.

The winner of Becky's Povich's new memoir is Rettabug. Rett, please email Becky with your
address. I will email you, too, Rett. Congratulations!

Happy Holidays to all of our friends in the blogging community. We wish you
a Merry Christmas!

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  1. I just read your goat story. I am sure you were the talk at the Onstar Christmas party.

    Congrats to Becky.

    I hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Can't wait to see what happens in 2014.

  2. Michael,

    I wish you and yours all the blessings of this holy season and all the joy your hearts can hold. You are one of the nicest, and I mean that in the best t sense of that word, bloggers I have has the privilege of encountering. Thank you for sharing your home and your recipes, your books and your life with us.

    Merry Christmas, my friend!



  3. Christmas IS on its way, I was concerned that Santa and his sleigh might drown in all our rain and near flood conditions but it looks like it will dry out in time for the 8 tiny reindeer! I had to dash over and read about the the goat emergency, glad Blink was rescued for a happy Christmas ending :)

    Merry Christmas to ALL at Rattlebridge Farm and congrats to Rett!

  4. Oh what a WONDERFUL Christmas Eve Eve surprise!! Thank you & Becky SO much for pulling my name out of the hat. I think her book will be hilarious from all that I've read about it so far.

    I will contact Becky right away. I am looking forward to a nice QUIET January so I can snuggle down under a quilt with the fireplace going & have time to enjoy a good book.

    Merry CHRISTmas, Michael Lee & Doc & Bandy & the poochies, too!!

  5. Wishing you and your family a very merry and blessed Christmas, ML. XO

  6. Enjoyed seeing the pics of Christmas past, and the story about the goat kids. Reminds me of the time a daughter moved the gear into reverse when engine was running.
    Congratulations to the winner!
    Wishing and and your family a Very Merry Christmas!!!!

  7. loved the recap, wishing you all a very merry christmas if i miss you, i know you already got the best present ever!

  8. Love your pictures of Christmas past and that darling goat. Thank goodness for On-Star. They saved the day.

    Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas.

  9. Enjoyed the look back, Michael Lee. I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday. Thanks for sharing your creative spirit, your endearing friendship, and for hosting Foodie Friday. Merry, Merry! ~ Sarah

  10. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas Michael-enjoy:@)

  11. Enjoyed the recap, and just saw your photo on Facebook. Hope all is well. I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday. You are a peach! xo

  12. Merry Christmas to you and all you hold dear, Michael.♥ Thank you for the bright start you shine in the world.

  13. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Michael !



  14. Merry Christmas to you and yours! :)

  15. Merry Christmas, Michael Lee! And congratulations to you, Rettabug, for being our winner! I'm so glad that you're so excited about it! As soon as you send me your mailing address, I'll send it!