Happy merry whatever you celebrate.


I get a chuckle out of people that wish Merry Christmas defiantly like a big FU with your holiday cheer. The imaginary “war on Christmas” is silly. For instance, how can a business possibly know what their customers believe/celebrate? It makes good sense to be all inclusive. My wishes for all of you to have a safe, healthy and happy holiday season are sincere and while I won’t go out of my way to offend, I also won’t get too hung up on whether I am giving the “proper” greeting. Likewise, if you extend good wishes to me, I won’t get hung up on your choice of words, but will appreciate the sentiment behind them. I guess if your biggest gripe is someone wishing you Happy Holidays instead of Merry Christmas when babies are being gunned down in cold blood, people are dying from preventable diseases and folks are homeless and hungry, you are pretty blessed. Mazel Tov.

I had an anniversary of sorts yesterday. One year of blogging. I know this because Word Press sent me a notification. I decided to wait until today to mention it in case the Mayans were right and no one would be alive to read it. I took a quick glance through my oldest posts. I started out so earnest and hopeful but it didn’t take long for the f-bombs to make an appearance. I’m sure certain relatives especially enjoyed that. Who would complain? I had cancer.

I’ve sat down to blog just about every day and instead spent my time reading the blogs that I follow. My morning coffee with the girls. lovecoffee I haven’t had a lot to say. We are kind of just going through the motions this holiday season. Honestly, I’ll be glad to see the back side of 2012.



  1. Laura Renegar · December 21, 2012

    Love this post !! Merry Christmas – and yes, let’s see 2012 in the rearview mirror – asap !


  2. Lee Asbell · December 21, 2012

    Amen to the backside of 2012! Happy Holidays and all that crap, ha ha.


  3. Catherine (Facing Cancer Together) · December 21, 2012

    I’d love it if everyone wish a happy ‘whatever they personally celebrate’. It’s be so interesting to be part of that cultural variety πŸ™‚ And I just holiday in general, so the more the merrier! ~Catherine


  4. myeyesareuphere · December 21, 2012

    Peace and warm wishes to you, Susan! The picture is priceless, you give me such a
    good laugi.


  5. kymlucas · December 22, 2012

    Wishing you a lovely Christmas too.


  6. miltonia10 · December 22, 2012

    I love reading your posts. You are so bang on on just about everything. Best of all to you and yours. Merry Christmas!!


  7. Cancer in My Thirties · December 23, 2012

    Great post! Merry Christmas… and may 2013 be kinder to you…


  8. judiththomasberg · December 25, 2012

    Merry x-mas, hope it’s sweet to you ;P and I hope your 2013 is filled with joy and laughter!


  9. insahmity · December 27, 2012

    Thanks for the laughs — almost made my coffee taste less chemo-side-effect slimy!


    • mainelyhopeful · December 27, 2012

      ugh.. I don’t miss that. I think for me that was probably the worse side effect.


  10. rmkirkley · December 27, 2012

    Looking forward to a happier and healthier New Year for everyone!


  11. The Presents of Presence · December 31, 2012

    Good things happened in 2012 as well ~ we connected! But I am with you, as for the health stuff, let’s leave it in 2012! Now onto a Happy and Healthy New Year! xo


  12. Leaky Gut Syndrome · January 17, 2013

    It’s very good post!


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