December 5, 2013

December 2013 Welcome Message

Filed under: JOURNAL,WELCOME MESSAGES — carolyncholland @ 3:00 am
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It came upon the heels of November, a month of celebrations for my husband Monte and I: the first snowfall , the idea of Santa , a sixteenth birthday, and a family get-together that included latkes in recognition that the first day of Hanukkah coincided with Thanksgiving. Monte, Claudette (a writers group friend) and I also attended the Kristallnacht Service 2013 at Seton Hill University (PA) in Greensburg.

I responded to the WordPress NaBloPoMo Nchallenge (a variation of the Write a Novel in a Month challenge) to write a post each day in November and succeeded, except for November 1 (I didn’t see the email until November 2). It was an opportunity to display photographs (my favs: Osprey and Seagull Photos , In the Pink: Rt. 30, Westmoreland County, PA and New England , and Men at Work . The challenge also provided an opportunity to document some of our experiences from our September travels to New England: Haskell Free Library and Opera House a.k.a. Bibliothèque et salle d’opéra Haskell , and Wallis Sands Beach, New Hampshire (Sept. 2013) . However, I don’t like posting daily on this site (I post Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday—plus I do a photo post on Saturday). I must do other activities, and I don’t like sending daily emails.

During November we experienced a spell of mild weather. Then Old Man Winter stormed in, giving us a sample of weather to come. I just hope it’s not too severe, and that the days it is bitter cold and snowy I will accomplish some novel writing. Looking forward to that.

Have a safe December and a very Merry Christmas—and welcome 2014 in with joy.

Carolyn Cornell Holland



  1. Merry Christmas to you and Monte. May you enjoy this season of celebrations. Keep warm and enjoy December Blessings. 🙂

    Comment by merry — December 5, 2013 @ 9:48 am | Reply

  2. Ahhh…I like your new picture of Mr & Mrs Santa!:)

    Comment by merry — December 5, 2013 @ 9:50 am | Reply

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