Monday, November 30, 2009

Merry Christmas

Dear Blog Friends -

I am so excited to begin preparing for Christmas! I love the holidays! I love planning for Christmas and the joy of gift giving, cooking, spending time with family and special friends, and most of all recalling the gift of Jesus birth.

In order to fully and completely enjoy the holidays, I have decided to take the ENTIRE month of December off from my blog! If I feel led by God, I may do a post, and if you follow my blog you will receive notification of that. But unless its God's plan, MY plan is to take the month off.

Please continue to visit me at my Examiner page. I will also be making guest contributions on December 2nd, 16th and 30th at the Titus 2 in Action blog. So visit me there as well.

I pray you have a joyous, wonderful and special Christmas. May you remember that Jesus is the reason for the season!

Chatty Kelly

155 comments:

Greg C said...

What a great time of year to take off too. Enjoy your time with family and God and I will look forward to your return in the new year. I love this time of year too. We have our tree up already and we are really in the spirit this year. God is great!!!

Wylie said...

Have a very Merry Christmas! Blessings to you!
Wylie

Andrea said...

Merry Christmas and GOD BLESS,
andrea

My ADHD Me said...

Merry Christmas!!!

Now I have a month to catch up on all of your posts I missed last month when my computer was sick.

Lea said...

Have a wonderful month off Kelly!
GOD BLESS YOU SWEET FRIEND...
ENJOY AND BE MERRY
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESUS!!!!!!!!!

Carmen said...

Oh, you ARE a wise one!! Love your priorities! I'm looking forward to Christmas too...but my calendar is so full already!! We'll see what happens with my blogs. At least I only have two. :) Have a wonderful Christmas Kelly!

Diane said...

Blessed blessed holiday to you! :O)

Hope to see you over at my new blog home www.dianeestrella.com

Sonya Lee Thompson said...

Have a Merry Christmas BREAK!

Edie said...

What a great idea Kelly! Have a wonderful CHRSTmas! Much love to you!

KrippledWarrior said...

Hasta la vista. Y Felize Natividad.

Mocha with Linda said...

Merry Christmas to you, Kelly. Enjoy the season and the Reason!

Susan said...

Have a very merry Christmas! HUGS!!

Blasé said...

GET OUT OF TOWN! You've got to be kidding??

I've already done my Christmas shopping and you're going to LOVE what I've got you!

See ya next year,God willing and if the creek don't rise.

Beverlydru said...

Three cheers for blogging without obligation. Loved your post over at Titus2. Emmanuel - God is with us!!

Runner Mom said...

I totally understand!! Enjoy your time with your family and have a wonderful, blessed Christmas!

Hugs!
Susan

Julie Gillies said...

Good for you, Kelly. Enjoy! Have a WONDERFUL December, and a blessed Christmas.

KelliGirl said...

Kelly,
God bless you in your Christmas preparations. I'll miss you, but admire your focus.

Love ya,
Kelli

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LisaShaw said...

Enjoy your time with JESUS and your family. You are loved.

Merry Christmas.

Irritable Mother said...

Hey Kelly!
I hope you enjoy this month as you look to the celebration of Jesus' birth. I'll be breaking, too, at the end of next week. We need to do that now and then!

May the peace of Christ rest upon you as you enjoy this time of preparation.

Love you,
Karen

2Thinks said...

I can totally understand this hiatus, as I had to do the exact same thing- only a bit earlier to accommodate the planning and executing of several family celebrations to honor our son, who is visiting from California. He leaves tomorrow morning.

It's been so much fun to have him around here for the past 10 days.

See you after Christmas! Merry, merry.

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samurai said...

Thank you for stopping by the 'Dojo'. Merry Christmas to you as well. :)

Runner Mom said...

Thank you for your Christmas blessings!! I hope that you and your family also have a beautiful Christmas, Kelly.

Hugs!
Susan

Leslie said...

Enjoy your family Kelly! You're doing the right thing. I've actually been blogging MORE this month. And since I have 2 weeks off for Christmas, I'll probably continue to blog.

Have a blessed and Merry Christmas!

Love and Hugs, Leslie

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B His Girl said...

You have been on my mind. Hope your blog vacation is fun! Merry Christmas Kelly!

LisaShaw said...

Hey Kelly, before I take time off line myself I wanted to wish you and your precious family a beautiful CHRISTmas and New Year. I look forward to all the "chatty" things you share with us in 2010 dear sister. Your words bless and uplift me as does your heart for the LORD and your family.

Much love.

Edie said...

Just wanted to stop by to wish you a most blessed Christmas! I hope you received the little package I sent you.

Heather @ Life Abundantly said...

Merry Christmas bloggy friend! May you be covered in the love of Christ!

Warren Baldwin said...

Merry Christmas, and enjoy your time off.

Edie said...

Merry Christmas! I hope you had a very enjoyable Christmas with your family!

Your blogcation is almost over. Have missed you!

Invisible reader said...

Aw, come on! Your blog ROCKS! I have gone through it all the way and back again. I will miss you so much.
Merry Christmas from your invisible reader,
Friend
P.S. I'll miss your Kids Say posts a lot too! They are adorable little angles who have a wonderful way with the world!

Invisible reader said...

Oh sorry, I meant to say angel, not angle.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS times infinite!

Invisible reader said...

Oh, did I spell anything wrong?

Invisible reader said...

No?

Invisible reader said...

Good.

Invisible reader said...

Hey,

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think....

i said...

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Invisible reader said...

(whoops, I meant to put invisible reader up there, not I! sorry... back to the mystery message)

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do....

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this...

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for....

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a...

Invisible reader said...

while!

Invisible reader said...

Just like that person at Sue's blog!

Invisible reader said...

So, I wish you a merry Christmas Chatty Kelly.

Invisible reader said...

Alright every body, huddle up and talk in whispers. We are going to post as many long or short comments as we can wishing Kelly a merry Christmas! EVERYBODY DO SOMETHING, ANYTHING! If nobody posts a comment by tomorrow, I'll do it for them. The biggest amount of comments I've seen was over at my friend Sue's blog. She had 145 comments on one post, and we're going to beat that. The comment-a-thon ends on New Years Eve at 12:00. So ready, set, GO POST SOME COMMENTS!

Invisible reader said...

Merry Christmas Kelly!

Anonymous said...

Make some wonderful memories with your family!

My ADHD Me said...

Merry Christmas + 1!

Looking forward to reading your posts again!

Julie said...

Merry Christmas, Kelly.

popop said...

I love your blog, Kelly, and I hope your Christmas is wonderful.

Invisible reader said...

Hi! It's me, Invisible Reader again with some important news. Those people who just commented on your blog? Julie and Popop? I know their true identity. They are really.... ME! I take many forms, being an Invisible Reader...... look for more names coming up!

Ediefan said...

What time is it in Texas right now, Edie?

Invisible reader said...

OK EVERYBODY, SECRET COMMENT MEETING TIME!

Good news, my fine bloggy friends! We have reached 60 comments. Now we only have.... um, let's see... wait one sec while I get a calculator... I call a five minute break!

Invisible reader said...

The meeting returns....

Hello everybody. According to my calculations, we need 84 more comments to reach our goal of over 145- and our goal of making Chatty Kelly happy over the holidays!

And a special congrats goes out to MyAdhdMe for making the third comment.

Don't forget- this is a Christmas greeting place, not a chat room! So Ediefan (whoever you are), NO ASKING ABOUT THE TIME IN TEXAS!

Thank you, and have a very nice day.

Ediefan said...

Sorry, Invisible Reader. I really want to look up the time zones!

Invisible reader said...

Then go to Google! Oops, what have I done! This place is a greeting station, not a chat room! Like I said at the meeting. Oh,darn. Kelly can't find out about the meeting! Her Christmas comments are a surprise! Oh, today is not my lucky day.....

Invisible reader said...

*******INCOMING MESSAGE***********
Two things:
1.Ediefan is really me. I just want Kelly to get some more Christmas comments!
2.Merry Christmas, Chatty Kelly. Love the family photo!

God's girl said...

This reminded me of the time I invaded ADHDme's blog with comments! Glad I'm not the only one who is this "creative" (crazy.lol)

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Invisible reader said...

SECRET COMMENT MEETING

hello again everybody. this is the one and only invisible reader. it is 7:45 on new year's eve which means that the comment contest to get above 145 comments will end tonight at 12:00, which is about 5 hours away. then it must be known to chatty kelly what we're doing. I don't think she's ever had this much comments!

Stay tuned for part two of this last minute meeting! Now, a commercial break.

gimme a break. gimme a break. break me off a piece of that KIT KAT BAR!

i said...

SECRET MEETING PART 2

If I did the math right, we have 69 comments to go. I think we're capable of doing that. Us bloggers are a powerful force who always have a say!

Stay tuned for part 3.

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Invisible reader said...

PART 3

1. I am Invisible reader, not i.
2. HAPPY NEW YEAR KELLY!
3. EVERYBODY COME TO THIS BLOG. NOW. JOIN IN ON THE FUN. POST A COMMENT AND WISH THIS WONDERFUL BLOGGER AND WONDERFUL FRIEND A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS!

Invisible reader said...

okeverybodytimeisupforthecommentthing!

Invisible reader said...

Whoops, that was waaaaay too fast.

Invisible reader said...

Let's try that again, but slower.

Invisible reader said...

okeverybodytimeisupforthecommentthing!

Invisible reader said...

i SAID SLOWER! gOSH, HOW CAN YOU GET ANY ATTENTION AROUND HERE!

Invisible reader said...

Oh, and sorry if that comment was really sloppy.

Invisible reader said...

What I meant to say was.....

Invisible reader said...

OK everybody time is up for the comment thing!

Invisible reader said...

Because, as you can see....

Invisible reader said...

It is 2010!

Invisible reader said...

And even though we didn't meet our little goal (ha ha, little) of above 145 comments....

Invisible reader said...

We probably will with this extremely long post-contest meeting of mine!

Invisible reader said...

So now, we must write a long letter to Chatty Kelly explaining what happened.


Excuse me.

Invisible reader said...

January 1st, 2010.

Invisible reader said...

Dear Chatty Kelly,

Invisible reader said...

What were you doing on New Year's Eve?

Invisible reader said...

Were you throwing a party?

Invisible reader said...

Making New Years resolutions?

Invisible reader said...

Watching the ball drop?

Invisible reader said...

Or were you checking the comments on your post titled "Merry Christmas?"

Invisible reader said...

If you were, you may have noticed that the blogging community has produced a hefty sum of comments for this post.

Invisible reader said...

You might ask, why?

Invisible reader said...

You see, it all started a few days before Christmas.

Invisible reader said...

We all know what a great blogger and great friend you are, and we wanted to thank you by giving you over 145 comments!

Invisible reader said...

We held secret meetings.

Invisible reader said...

We made up disguises.

Invisible reader said...

We
even
did
comments
that
trailed
on
and
on
.....

Invisible reader said...

So, merry Christmas Kelly.

Invisible reader said...

And, we'd also like to thank the following people for helping us....

Invisible reader said...

Greg.C from the blogs Happiness and Greg's General Store!

Invisible reader said...

Wylie from Shout a Joyful Noise!

Invisible reader said...

Andrea from Arise to Write and All God's Creatures!

Invisible reader said...

My ADHD Me from Monkeys are Funny!

Invisible reader said...

Lea, best known from Shabby Olde Potting Shed!

Invisible reader said...

Carmen from Bubbling Springs and Random Things and Beyond The Fringe Crafts!

Invisible reader said...

Diane from That's what I'm Here For..

Invisible reader said...

Sonya Lee Thompson from Titus Two In Action and Truth 4 The Journey!

Invisible reader said...

Edie from Rich Gifts, Rich Gifts Blog Design, and Titus Two In Action!

Invisible reader said...

AND EVERYBODY ELSE WHO HELPED!

Invisible reader said...

Sorry I didn't have time to type everyone's names... We got back from a trip and need to unpack! NOW!

Invisible reader said...

A Friend,
INVISIBLE READER

Invisible reader said...

P.S. Merry Christmas

Invisible reader said...

ATTENTION ALL COMMENTERS, THE COMMENT-A-THON IS OVER. REPEAT, THE COMMENT-A-THON IS OVER. ANYBODY CAUGHT COMMENTING ABOUT CHRISTMAS ON THIS POST WILL HAVE TO WRITE 23 APOLOGY COMMENTS ON THIS POST. FALIURE TO OBEY THIS LAW WILL RESULT IN BEING BANNED FROM THIS BLOG. REPEAT, BANNED FROM THIS BLOG. THANK YOU, AND HAVE A NICE DAY.

Invisible reader said...

Well, now that the comment thingy is over, this place is a chat room!

What time IS it in Texas, Edie?

Does Chatty Kelly know what we've done?

If you have the answers, type um' in!

Kelly Combs said...

Chatty Kelly does know. :-)

Invisible reader said...

Attention, everyone!
KELLY KNOWS!
Party on..play that funky music...

CJ said...

Hi. I JUST STOPPED BY AND FOUND OUT I MISSED THE COMMENT THING! UNFAIR! THIS INVISIBLE READER PERSON IS CREATIVE...

Invisible reader said...

Yes, I am very creative. CJ, what's your blog address?

Kelly Combs said...

Who is the invisible reader? Will you ever become visible??

CJ said...

My blog address is www.csdgpro.blogspot.com

Invisible reader said...

No, Chatty Kelly, for I represent all those who read blogs who remain silent. Yet I have an identity of my own, that must never be revealed....

CJ said...

Yeah, right.

morningglory said...

Passing through...
Loving The Blog..

Who are you, Invisible Reader?

Invisible reader said...

STOP IT! OR I'LL HAVE TO QUIT MY JOB! STOP IT!

(sobbing noises)

CJ said...

What is your job?

Invisible reader said...

What's yours?

CJ said...

HA! Nice try, Invisible Reader. You and I both know that I'M A KID!

CJ said...

Oh My Gosh! 10 comments more and we'll meet our goal!

Invisible reader said...

CJ, do you really want to know what my job is?

CJ said...

Yeah!

Invisible reader said...

Really?

CJ said...

Yeah!

Invisible reader said...

Oh, whoops. Breakfast time! Um, I'll tell you when I'm done. See you!

(door slam)

CJ said...

Darn!

CJ said...

WAIT A MINUTE. You said that you would tell me about your job yesterday, and you never did! So tell us!

morningglory said...

Yeah!

Invisible reader said...

Now, no need to bully, girls. I will now tell you the story about my job.

My name, as you may know, is Invisible Reader. I represent all those who read and follow invisibly, those who make unpopular blogs popular again.

I have a job that I thoroughly love. Every time somebody has something special on their blog, I stop by and fill up their comments page with comments of love and sweetness. I have just gotten this job, so I don't have time to stop at yours.

I, too, have my own identity. But it remains secret amongst the sea of blogs and chat. Yet one day, in the near coming future, my real identity shall be revealed. And it just may become one of you. We will wait and see....

So anyways, that is my job. I hope that one day, some of you will go into disguise and work alongside me to make someone's day a little brighter.

CJ said...

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WE ARE AT ABOVE 145 COMMENTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CJ said...

And they say you can overdo it...

Invisible reader said...

Beat that, Sue! BEAT THAT!

Invisible reader said...

OK. New goal. 200 comments. 3. 2. 1. GO!

CJ said...

Great job, Invisible Reader! I hope you visit MY lonely blog!

CJ said...

49 more comments and counting!

Invisible reader said...

I wonder if Sue can beat that...

Invisible reader said...

This place is turning into a chat room!

CJ said...

I thought that was what you wanted...

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