Holiday Favorites,
Apologies and Blizzards

Tuesday, December 22, 2009



Often, when I act badly my general tactic is to act like nothing's happened. It's so bad isn't it? Not to offend any of the guys out there, but that's sort of a guy thing isn't it? It sometimes works, but not always. If the degree of my badness is big enough for me to not be able to hide from it I'm forced (out of shame) to apologize. Which is what I'm doing here today. I'm sorry. I've been a HUGE flake. And though I can offer an array of excuses the truth boils down to me being bad at managing my time and unable to properly think when under stress. Stress isn't my friend. But things have gotten considerably better this week. I'm officially on vacation for the next two weeks and almost done with my Christmas shopping... just three things left on the list, very last minute but sadly this is good for me. Does anyone know of a patron saint for flakes?



Also, this last week I had the extreme honor of guest posting for my dear friend Diana of our.city.lights. The topic was one of my favorite films for the Holiday's... visit today!



Source of these Flickr favorites by order of appearance:
Baby It's Cold Outside by Boopsie Daisey, Pages ready for Christmas by Our.City.Lights, The Christmas Tree Book: Wrapping Presents by Wardomatic and Miniature Gingerbread House by Shay Aaron.



Hope you're having a lovely week!
Happy that Christmas is a coming...

30 comments:

Down and Out Chic said...

have a very happy holiday gabbi and no need to apologize. stress gets the best of all of us.

Merylu said...

Dear Gabbi, I can understand you: stress isn't my friend too.
I don't know what is happened but I think that the Christmas period is really stressing!
Have a nice Christmas time, my friend!

Mary

La chica said...

Respira hondo y deja de sentirte culpable por no llegar a todo (ese es mi mantra para el 2010).

besos

Iva said...

Gabbi! no need to apologize!! this little gingerbread house is super cute! !...going to read your guest post! hope you have a fabulous holiday!

Sam said...

Oh my goodness! I was indeed missing your posts but gee! Don't feel bad about it - it's a very hectic time this Christmas lead up! Everyone seems to go a little bit bonkers - particularly at work - so it makes it difficult to post - I know - I've been "AWOL" too!!

So glad you're back though!!! Yipeee! Love your piccies here - I'm off to check out Diana's blog. Have a lovely week! XXX's

muchlove said...

aww, it's okay Gabbi, no need to apologize. It's the silly season, after all. I hope you finally have time to relax and catch you breathe now! :)

P.S. Loved your guest post on Diana's blog!

xx

Sarah said...

Stress isn't anyone's friend! What Flake means in the UK is a delicious bar of crumbly chocolate-mmm so it is a good thing!
I love the tiny gingerbread house-there have been an abundance of those in blogland recently, all very pretty but none so tiny! Did you make it?
Hope your week is not stressful now and have a lovely Christmas!
x

Sarah said...

I looked more carefully and saw the link. Very cute!

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Peace & Joy darling~
The mini house is too cuuute!
Enjoy this holiday minus the stress I hope...ho-ho-ho
xo*

natalie said...

We missed you Gabbi!! Have a lovely holiday! ♥

Clorivak said...

I hope you enjoy your vacation like no other. you are no flake my dear.
I wish you an amazing holiday!! Glad to have you back. Photos are amazing as usual.

billie said...

Don't worry, Christmas holidays are a crazy time for everyone...
Nice to hear from you though ;-)

emma wallace said...

Don't apologize, Gabbi! Everyone's crazy this time of year! Hope you're doing great and thank you for posting these cutie-pie pics!

iamemmamusic.blogspot.com

Amelia said...

I love the mini-gingerbread. Definitely no reason to apologize. Flaking out on your own blog is no crime and stress is definitely a legit reason not to get around to posting.

Elizabeth Marie said...

Happy Holidays dear friend! I am stressed too...dont worry, we'll be here always! XO

Mondo said...

Hey Gabbi great to see you back on the blog~run. I'm winding down with it and won't be posting for the next couple of weeks (apart from some New Years Eve tunes) - have yourself a rock 'n' rolling Christmas, Feliz Navidad and treat yourself to an egg nog or two.. I love that wrapping Picture. Have you checked out Topsy and Tim's Snowy Day book, some very similar style artwork. Also some great festive album covers here if you fancy a peep..

Keith said...

Hey Gabbi. It was great to see a new post from you. I hope this finds you doing well. Take care. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Rebecca said...

Aah, that tiny gingerbread house is awesome! :) No need to apologize for being scarce - it's a super busy time of year. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

Certain Creatures said...

Merry Merry Christmnas to you too Gabbi! I absolutely ADORE that little gingerbreadhouse! I'd like to live in it!
til soon
Francesca

Chrisy said...

Geez it can be stressful can't it...let's hope you get to have some lovely times relaxing with people you love...
ps we could apply to have you ordained the Patron Saint of Flakes darling but I fear the competition would be fierce and you'd end up a definite loser!

Crystal Ball said...

I hope you have a beautiful Merry Christmas, Gabbi.

Leah said...

Merry Christmas Gabbi! All the best... big hugs from Manila!

Emily said...

Merry Christmas, Gabbi! :)

Mary-Laure said...

Oh Gabbi have you been a naughty girl? Will there be any presents for you???
Love from Paris...

Iva said...

Merry Christmas Eve Gabbi!!

dEsoRdeN said...

me gusta la foto del libro. Disfruta las vacaciones!

Diana said...

Glad to see you blogging again but never apologize for life taking it's course.

I hope you, George and family have a great day! Merry Christmas, Gabbi!

Nubiasnonsense said...

Happy Holidays pretty!! I know I get stressed and overwhelmed all the time.. Hang in there

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