Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to All!


Congratulations to "Liza", "Melissa" and "Karen J.", the winners in Bobbi's giveaway. Thank you to all who participated!

I’ll keep this holiday post short. The hubs said something to me last night which I am SO guilty of. I took in his words overnight and decided to theme my post about.

Slow down. Yep. Something we can all do (though we may need to force ourselves) and is free.

Remember to enjoy the season and all those around us.

I’ll be the first one to admit I’m a Chevy Chase sort. Yeah. I’m that neighbor. Always adding one more strand of lights or one more moving decoration. I love watching the little ones faces. We live in, or rather used to, a neighborhood known for its grand light displays. Cars, groups and buses all came through.

I loved sitting outside and watching the faces of the children. There were even times I’d pass out candy canes to the cars with little ones who’d pulled over to sit and appreciate the decorations.

I’m learning that sometimes...it’s okay to admit you don’t have time to do it all. Or at least not without missing some of the more important things like enjoying the Season.

So go ahead. Slow down. Don’t have time for that batch of cookies you always make? Buy some at a local bakery and enjoy them with family or friends while driving around looking at lights.

No time to decorate like you normally do? Put a wreath on the door and wish everyone who knocks a very Merry Christmas.

Life is a gift, the holidays a treat, don’t miss out.

A Christmas of Coal and Mistletoe   does have adult content, but also embodies remembering what’s most important.

Blurb:
Cathy’s hit that 'married for so long' slump and coupled with the news she can't have children, grows distant and confused in her marriage. When her adoring husband Dan surprises her with a Twelve Days of Christmas trip, she hopes this might be the fix she’s been looking for.

All is well and spicy complete with Partridges in Pear Trees—or at least, owls on totems poles—until a cryptic text arrives on his cell.

A text that might end their marriage for good.

But a tragic freeway accident has Cathy re-evaluating what's most important in life. As things become midnight clear, the only question left is whether she is too late, or if just maybe she'll get all she wants for Christmas after all.


Giveaway: 
I’ll be giving out 3 three copies PLUS mini filled stockings. Simply tell me your favorite Holiday Memory.

A Christmas of Coal and Mistletoe   is NOW Available via:
http://www.stormmoonpress.com/books/A-Christmas-of-Coal-and-Mistletoe.aspx
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May you and yours have a Magical and Memorable Holiday Season!

Bobbi Romans

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21 comments:

  1. Hello Bobbi! I think your hubby is very wise! We all do need to slow down!! Im guilty of it too and we need to slow down and think about what this season is about.
    My favorite holiday memory is one I was just telling my daughter about the other day.
    I can remember when I was about 4, coming home from my grandmothers house to find that Santa had already visited and left my gifts on the porch! I don't even remember what I got...I can just remember that feeling of being so overjoyed that I didn't have to wait like everyone else! Santa came to my house first! lol

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  2. Oh Karen what a beautiful memory!

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  3. Hi Bobbi, You're husband has the right idea. This year because the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas was a week short I knew I would be stressed to do EVERYTHING plus write. So when I put my pre-lit tree up and stood back and thought "it looks pretty good just as is". That's right, I went minimalist this year with no ornaments but I'm happy. Visiting from Rom-Critters. Have a great Christmas!

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    1. I did the same Debra. Table top and prelit and I'm a happy camper.
      Thanks for stopping in.
      :)

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  4. Equally guilty of trying to make the perfect Christmas and now I'm off to finish decorating the dining room!
    Tweeted.

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    1. I did a wee bit outside, and a table top tree this year. Go stick an Elf on the Shelf on your chandelier and call it a day. LOLOLOL ;) I say that...but the fact I'm not highly decorated, has me jittery. For real.

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  5. Great job on the post. Merry Christmas. I tweeted.

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  6. Great post. Happy Holidays. Google + & Tweeted :)

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    1. Thanks Andrea and you too. May you have a wonderful holiday season.
      :)

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  7. Hi Bobbi! Your husband is very smart. I wouldn't say I'm the Chevy Chase sort but I'm a martyr. I have to do it all and forget to ask for help!

    My favorite holiday memory is when my grandparents got me and my sisters each a Barbie motorhome. Those were about 2 and a half feet of pink! Those motorhomes took up the living room but we had a blast playing with them!

    Thanks!
    Melissa
    daringzoey at yahoo.com

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    1. Oh I remember those! They were awesome! Never had one...but remember how cool they looked. :)

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  8. Good advice and so true! :) We all get caught up in the hustle and bustle....too easily.

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    1. Gotta give credit to the hubs. He saw me about to have the holiday postal meltdown moment and intervened. LOL

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  9. Great post, Bobbi, and congratulations on your latest release!

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  10. decorating the tree together

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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    1. Oh I do love that. I think one of mine is we've made it a tradition that after we take the kids to see Santa, we all go out to eat. Make a night of it. :)

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  11. Great advice. This year I decided I didn't have time to put and take down a tree, so I filled my bay window with reindeer and stuffed animals, trimmed the window with lights and called it done. It's very pretty from inside an out and will only take five minutes to put away.

    The book sounds very interesting Liza2write@yahoo.com

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    1. Sounds fun, festive and easy. I'd call that a WIN! :)

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  12. I agree with your husband and I try to make the holidays simple but enjoyable. My favorite memories are of my kids when they were little and the excitement of the holidays would make them so happy.
    mce1011 AT aol DOT com

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