So here we have the painting I did for our Christmas card this year
I picked one of my favourite ornaments
and painted up the blues of the skies and water to warm those of you in freezing weather
It was going to be great and I was going to follow up last year's epic efforts
I had grand plans to send them out to each and every one of the generous souls
who have made the last six months so much easier
and there have been a hugely humbling number of you
like truly heart achingly incredible support that brings me to tears on a regular basis
but did I get very far... nope
am I bloody hopeless ... yep
but does it mean I treasure any of you any less... not on your sweet nellies people
so this is in lieu of a card this year
you get a look at what I didn't send... bit ordinary when I have been so blessed.
but better than nothing I figure
and at the end of the day you all know I am slightly hopeless at a lot of these things
and even without the whole breast cancer crap
the chances of me getting cards out two years running was going to be slim...
So I am sending you all magic vibes for spectacular presents
not a slipper sock, ugly sweater or foot spa in sight for any of you
unless you like that sort of thing
in which case I don't quite know what to say... slipper socks ... really????
I hope all your cleaning fairies turn up and your houses magically clean themselves
my bloody fairies are still on an epic bender getting trashed somewhere
but if you see them out and about tell them to get their lazy fairy butts back here!!!!
May all the feasts look like they belong on tv or in some mad cook book
and be completed with out a single need to cry quietly in the corner of the bomb zone that was previously your kitchen
but most importantly go into the mad festivities of Christmas week
knowing that you have made a difference in my life in ways you will never appreciate
and that I feel humbled and blessed to have you by our side
helping Phantom Steve, Sinus Man, Mushu the wonder mutt and I though this crazy time
I have no clue how I would have got through it all without you
so thank you from the bottom of my overflowing heart
and have the safest and most spectacular holiday season ever!!!!
A few hours later after posting I now sit here
only just recovered from 20 bloody minutes of unrestrained sobbing at the sheer incredible and overwhelming generosity of my dear dear friends over at PPF
Kristin and Eva have hosted a surprise tea party for me and people have created the most extraordinary artworks and posts
so if you want to know why I blog... just pop over to PPF and you will get it totally
these people are the most generous, extraordinary , supportive community
coming home to this today has made me to cry to a point where I couldn't even bloody speak
which caused both poor Phantom and Sinus have a small panic
at seeing me so awash... I adore my blogging family so much
thank you all so much... I honestly don't know how I would get through this without you all ... seriously... best Christmas ever!!!!