Posts Tagged ‘Happy Holidays’

Happy Holidays!

Sunday, December 24th, 2023

Wishing everyone the very happiest holiday season!

The sky as the sun is just starting to rise. Trees and fields are black below the sky where there are some stars visible. In the center at the horizon the sky is light orangy-pink with wispy pink clouds above heading to a still dark sky. The mood is still and quiet.

Morning Sky. Photo by Yours Truly

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Happy Holidays

Sunday, December 25th, 2022

Happy Holidays to All!

Whatever you celebrate or observer, may your days be wonderful and full of joy.

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Miscellaneous Updates etc etc etc

Sunday, December 18th, 2022

Reversions

December 17 was the official reversion date for My Forbidden Desire. I hope to have the reversion in hand soon. It will take a few days to get the various vendors on notice about the reversion before I start uploading the two reverted books . . .

Social Media

Many of you may have noticed how bad I am at Facebook. I apologize for this, but I’m there and I post on my Author page and on my Reader Group page. Both those will be somewhat more interesting places for a bit once the reversion comes through and I start uploading. Technically, I’m on Insta, but I almost never post because I do not allow Facebook and its related entities on my phone. I may or may not have a Pinterest account at this point since that company persists in informing me that I am some kind of bot and won’t let me login. ::shrug:: Whatever.

The one social media app I was good at and actually enjoyed was Twitter, which I joined in 2007. Sadly, recent events there have led me to deactivate my Twitter account. I simply cannot personally justify being present on what the app has become. I also cannot justify the security risk given all the talk about forcing users to share data and personally identifying information without the ability to opt out.

You can find me at Counter Social (@cjewel) or on Mastodon (@cjewel). Mostly you’ll find weather reports and pet news, but some writing news as well. Regarding the two, I think I like Counter Social better. I get more friendly post engagement there (which is not to imply that there is unfriendly engagement. There hasn’t been at either site), but there are more people and organizations I want to follow on Mastodon. And, Mastodon has #Mosstodon which is an ongoing thread of pictures of moss, many of which are absolutely stunning.

I was in mourning over Twitter turning into a cesspool, but I’m over it now. I hope those who remain there stay safe and/or are able to find safe and welcoming alternatives. Mastodon is currently somewhat absorbed in conflating “Not Twitter!” with being safe for all voices, and that will prove to be untrue because people are imperfect and flawed and some of them are trash. However, I have far more hope that, at the right mastodon server, there will be progress. Counter Social is very aggressive about bringing down the hammer. For the interested, Counter Social is a fork of Mastodon but not a part of the Mastodon federation of servers.

Holidays!

My son will soon arrive for a visit. I haven’t seen him in two years! I have some time off to spend with him. May everyone’s holiday season be wonderful and joyous.

 

Here is a picture your your enjoyment:

close up of a bouquet of calendula. There are two colors of flow They are either orange, and shades of yellow. They are about the size of the average palm and have narrow petals with an oval tip. The orange ones have a dark center while the yellow ones have a yellow center. There are some water drops on the petals because I'd just put them in the vase. They are very cheerful!

Orange and yellow Calendula. Photo by Yours Truly.

 

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Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 24th, 2020
Greetings from Yours Truly and the Holiday Cat (Photo by Marguerite Jewel)

From Jewel HQ, wishing everyone Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas! My sister took this picture of Shinshi’s very first encounter with our Christmas tree. As you can see, this year, we went small. It’s pretty cute, if you ask me, and yes, we have been finding the small ornaments all over the kitchen.

Stay safe, everyone.

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Happy Holidays

Monday, December 24th, 2018

Happy Holidays to All. Here is picture of a daffodil thingy. It’s white and yellow and very pretty. May your life be full of beauty and joy.

A close picture of a daffodil type flower with white bottom leaves and a yellow bell. It's very cheerful and happy.
A Daffodil sort of flower. Photo by Yours Truly taken Feb-2018

To everyone who loves Romance and a Happy Ever After story, may all your stories thrill and charm you.

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Happy Holidays

Sunday, December 24th, 2017

Happiest of Holidays!

 

Three bright orange persimmons

Orange. Really Orange

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Happy Holidays

Thursday, December 24th, 2015

Persimmons

Natural Ornaments

Happy Holidays to you and all your loved ones.

Holiday Persimmons, Photo by Yours Truly.

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Happy Holidays

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012

Three bright orange persimmons

Orange. Really Orange

Christmas Persimmons. Happy Holidays to everyone. Photo by Yours Truly

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Happy Holidays

Saturday, December 24th, 2011

May the rest of 2011 be filled with love, friends and strong coffee.

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