Dear Friends, how are you? I hope life has been good to you!
I’ve had a relaxing break, accomplished some tasks on a to-do list, and have enjoyed time away from the computer. I confess to have returned to Facebook earlier than blogland, simply because I haven’t been writing. I think my muse started her holiday vacation early and I just hope she comes back soon!
I couldn’t wait to return until after the holidays, as I’ve missed you all, but it’ll be a slow process. I don’t even have a poem for this post, but rather a photo of what I’m beginning to do for this time of year!
Take one if you’d like. 🙂
And so I need to start traveling around the land of blogs now, but I leave you with a holiday quote:
“Christmas isn’t so much about opening presents, but about opening our hearts.”
Sending you all virtual hugs and wishing you much Love, Peace and Happiness throughout this holiday season.
See you soon! Lauren ♥
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Welcome back, dear Lauren! Great to hear you’re doing well. 🙂 Hope to read your work again soon but for now let the Muse rest some more and enjoy the holidays! ^^ Lots of love! Xx Iris
Thanks so much, Iris, and I have no option with Mrs. Muse, I think! 🙂 Hope all is well with you and enjoy the holidays, too! Love and hugs! xo
I’m doing great too… ^^ Xx
I just opened and saw the cookies looking at me so i rushed to put the kettle on… always good to see you around x
Thanks, Doron, and a little cuppa tea sounds just perfect with some cookies! 🙂 Hope you’re doing well! xx
Welcome back, Lauren. Delighted to see you here again. Glad to hear you had a good break.
Thanks, Jean, it’s always nice to take a break, but nicer to return! And I hope all is well with you, too!
Welcome home! Missed you!
Aww, thanks, Martha! Missed you and everyone, too! Hope your holiday season has been joyous. xx
Hi, Lauren! Good to see you! Beautiful quote and yum yum cookies!! 😉
Thanks, Marina, I love that quote, so simple, but profound, too…and I wish I could share some cookies! 🙂 xo
Thanks, Steve, how’s life? Hope it’s been good to you! 🙂
Thank you Lauren; life has been good (however, don’t ask my family and friends, as they may be keeping a list of my complaints). Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and the best for the New Year.
Wishing you a Happy Christmas
Thanks, Ian, and wishing you the same!
Cookies looking yummy, welcome back… Just good to see a post from you. Take your time, I have bn doing the same. Happy Holidays and God Bless 🙂
They’re too yummy, honestly, PJ! 😉 And thank you! I think of you often and will catch up on your wise words..wishing you a joyous holiday season and many blessings, my friend…
I believe they are yummy. You very welcome, take your time, cause I know how it is when you return. Thank you for keeping me in your thoughts and prayers. Many Blessings… God Bless 🙂
You’re very welcome, always…hugs and blessings, my friend…♥
Good to hear from you again Lauren. Have a happy christmas.
Thanks so much, Joe, and wishing you the same joy this holiday season! I hope all is well in your world!
Yummm…thanks for the virtual cookie Lauren. 😉 So nice to see a post for you just before Christmas, you have been missed.
I hope 2015 is a super year for you, in every way. Hugs, G
You’re very welcome, Geraldine! 😉 Thanks for your welcoming words. I appreciate them and wish you a wonderful Christmas and New Year! Many hugs to you, too, and I hope all is great with you! xo
It was good to see your post in my inbox, Lauren. Merry Christmas. (((Hugs))), Peg
Aww, thanks, Peg, and Merry Christmas to you, too! By the way, I love your new gravatar! 🙂 ♥ Hugs back!
So nice to see that you’ve posted, Lauren, and what a lovely post too. You’re very thoughtful to have shared your holiday baking with us….thank you.
Hope your holidays are the best ever.
Sending you much love and hugs xoxo
Thanks, Deb, and I wish I could truly share some holiday baking with you! 😉 Wishing you the same at this time of year and sending lots of love and hugs back to you! xoxo
Beautiful – let your day fill with joy and delightful atmosphere and shinning stars!
Thanks so much, Mihrank, and I wish you the same in the days to come!
Is this another batch? Or the same one from FB? Still look yummy. I brought some sugar cookie and chocolate chips from Pillsbury. Shhhh! I know it’s cheating but the kids will love them any way. 🙂
It’s the same batch! lol Thanks, Kim! I give away as gifts and made some for a couple of parties…and I won’t tell anyone about your cookies. Yes, the kids will love them, especially, with added love from the baker! 🙂
My sister makes holiday cookies too.
Great to see you Lauren! And those biscuits look yummy, but you know that already! 😄 😊 xxx
Thanks, Chris, it’s good to be back! And I’m glad you like these cookies and yes, I know too well that they’re yummy! I think I should start a delivery business! 😀 ♥ xoxo
Great to have you back! Wishing you a wonderful holiday season 🙂
Thanks so much, Madhu! I hope life has been good to you and I wish you the same! I can’t believe we’re at the holidays again, though, as time surely is flying faster and faster. 🙂
Welcome back to Blogland… I wish you a great time ahead ⭐
Best regards. Aquileana 😀
Aww, thank you, Aquileana! I appreciate your warm welcome and it’s good to be back. I’ll visit you soon and I wish you a wonderful holiday season! 🙂
the wonderful quote
Thanks so much, Geo, and you’re welcome! I loved it, too! I hope all is well with you…
I was delighted to see you appear again in my reader. It was like passing a friends house and seeing her car at home.
Hope all are well and you are enjoying the lead up to Christmas.
Aww, thanks, Tric, that was a real sweet analogy! Life is good after a nice break and now we’re gearing up for Santa! 🙂 I hope you’re doing well, too! xx
Sending you a BIG ((HUG)) in return Lauren and I hope you don’t eat all of those delicious cookies all at once.. 🙂 Glad you returned early .. 🙂
Thanks for the hug, Sue! They’re always welcome! 😉 No, I didn’t eat them all by myself; others helped! I also baked for a couple of parties and gifts, as well! More baking to come, but I’m not as in the mood this year.
My daughter will help me on Saturday when she is home for Christmas so that’ll be fun…It’s good to be back and how are you? Still enjoying your retirement, I’m sure?? Big hugs back and wishing you a blessed holiday season..
Yes Lauren, still enjoying my retirement, although I confess I am busier than ever.. It will be good to bake with your Daughter.. 🙂 And I was in the baking mood myself yesterday, I made loads of cup cakes..:-) but they will soon do the disappearing act too.. 🙂
Enjoy your Family Time at Christmas… and special Hugs to you too xxxx (( Hugs)) ❤
YUM. Thank you! 😀
You’re very welcome, my friend! Hugs to you and wishing you much cheer during this holiday season! ♥ xoxo
Welcome back! And Christmas cookies are a great welcome for anyone.
Thanks, Binky, and they sure are, but next time I’ll add some chocolate. 😉
I’ll take some of these please. Got any brownies?
Always great to see you my friend. hugs. ♥ Merry Christmas.
Thanks, Renee, it’s good to be back albeit slowly. 🙂 Merry Christmas to you, too! ♥
no worries my friend. It is just great to see you around. 🙂 ♥
Good to see you back Lauren.
Christmas day is now late afternoon here, and I cant eat any more, even though your delights are tempting.
Wishing you a beautiful Christmas Lauren.
Lauren those cookies look delicious, and I’ll bet they are. I am glad you took a short break, but do understand why you’re back too, not an addiction but a need to share, I think! xx
I wish you could have a cookie, Penny! They’re really too good! 🙂 The break was needed but it’s also good to be back. Now, though, I have lots of catching up to do after being away for Christmas. Blogging shouldn’t be stressful but not being able to stay caught up tends to be. 🙂 Hugs!