Monday, December 22, 2008

The Happiest Of Happy Holiday Greetings!

I'm very competitive.

To everyone who has dropped in here at some point or another, I hope your holiday season is all you wish for and your new year is even better.

Special holidays greetings to everyone who has taken the time to leave a comment on my blog in this crazy, confusing, and very memorable year of 2008:

Alan, Alexa, Alice, Analie Andrea, Anne, Anne Bradshaw, Anne M, Anne Marie, Anita, Anonymous, Anonymous A.G., Anonymous Alyssa, Anonymous Ann Marie, Anonymous Anonymobleak, Anonymous Bess Bartlett, Anonymous Catherine, Anonymous Donna Cash, Anonymous Haley, Anonymous Jen, Anonymous Jennifer L. Griffin, Anonymous Jessica, Anonymous Jessica, Lexi, Abigail, Samantha, Anonymous Katie-Anne, Anonymous Laurie, Anonymous Leah, Anonymous Linda Goff, Anonymous Martian, Anonymous Melissa, Anonymous Nancy, Anonymous Person, Anonymous Rena, Anonymous S, Anonymous Santa Fe, Anonymous Susan, Anonymous Walter Slezak, April Henry, Avneizik, Baylee, Becky, Beth Fehlbaum, Author, Bethel, Booktalker, bottle-of-shine, Brandi, Bubbles, Carole McDonnell, Caroline, Catherine, Caylee, Cheryl, chickadee 1607, C.K., C.L.M., Colleen, Dawn, Debbie Cholley, donna, Eneira, Erin, Esther, Glen, Haley, heather t, HipWriterMama, Jackie Parker, Jade, Janet, Janni, Janni Lee, Jenna, Jenni, Jen Robinson, Jessica, jnifer 3, judi, Judi (Australia), Julio, KC, Kris Hickey, Kristina, Lauren, Lee, leona, Librarian D.O.A., Librarina, Linda, Linda Jacobs, Lisa, Little Willow, Liv Eriksson, Liz, Marci, Marcus5372, Maria, Meg, Megan G., Melody, Minna Leigh, Misrule, Missouri-loathing Anonymous, Mr. Cavin, Mrs. Corbett, msannakova, Ms. Yingling, nerdfightersftw, noonie, Nora, Paige Y. PAMELA ROSS, Patti, rbury, Reading Fool, RIMH, Ronni, sarah, Sarahbear9789, sarcare, Savannah, sciteacher, S.M.D., softindierocker, Stephanie, Susan, Suzanne, Syd, Tanner, Texas Pixie, The Real Original Anonymous,Todd Strasser, Walter Pidgeon, Wendy, wheremytruthlives, Whitley, wild-force-71, Vicki In IL, Victoria, J, Violet, Wendy, and Yvette.

Whether you're chiding me or praising me, laughing at my foolishness or sharing my sorrow, you're part of what has made this year so special for me. Please know how much I cherish each one of you.



heather t said...

I'm totally stealing this idea for my blogs - ha!!

Have an awesome 2009!

Nora said...

Happy Holidays to you too!

Texas Pixie said...

Happy Holidays to you as well, Susan!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Holidays Susan
See you when the snow melts

Ann Marie
West Hartford Public Library

Anonymous said...

Ptew! Ptew! "Walter Pidgeon"
That's Slezak! Happy Holidays.

Susan Beth Pfeffer said...
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Susan Beth Pfeffer said...

Season's Greetings to heather t, Nora, Texas Pixie, Anonymous Ann Marie, and Anonymous.

Boy, a lot of people named Anonymous hang out here.

I checked through the comments, and found that Walter Pidgeon had left one on Jan. 14. It's a good thing I checked, since I'd missed a comment from Patti, a mistake I've since corrected. I've also added Anonymous Walter Slezak to the list.

It's interesting about Walter. There's Walter Pidgeon and Slezak and Matthau, and Brennan and Koenig. And who knows what kind of career he could have had if the great American poet had written under the name of Walter Whitman!

judi said...

And from Down Under where it is getting warmer and warmer, holiday greetings to you, Susan, and to Charlotte. So pleased she found you.

Caroline said...

I hope you will have a wonderful Christmas too! & wow, you have a lot of people reading your blog. ^_^

by the way, Judi (australia) is right! It is getting warmer here (finally! since the last few weeks have been feeling like winter)

noonie said...

Season's Greetings...

and thank you for two wonderful books that had me glued to a chair till I had finished them, with my kids moaning for me to feed them! :) Yes I know they are aimed at younger folks but I loved them and am thrilled to hear you've got more planned.

Have a great 2009,

Susan Beth Pfeffer said...

Holiday Greetings to Judi and Caroline, who have the good sense to live someplace where it's summer, and welcome to Noonie, whose name I just put in the list of folk I wish a special holiday to.

Isn't the internet astonishing? The way it unites us wherever we live? Yesterday, I sent a thank you email to the people in Sheffield, UK, for making a prize certificate for their Highly Commended Books (which I assume means LAWKI came in second in their competition), and my email account automatically sent it to someone at Harcourt with the same first name. An international email wrong number.

At least it didn't cost me anything (except maybe a little embarrassment, and I always have plenty of that to spare!).

Anonymous said...

Hopefully, the right people eventually got the e-mail.

Seasons Greetings to you and the other bloggers.

Anonymous Santa Fe

Wendy said...

Happy Holidays to you, too.

Dawn said...

What a crazy year this has been. Let's hope for some peace, hope and tranquility in 2009! Happy Holidays to all and especially to you Susan!


Susan Beth Pfeffer said...

Happy Boxer Day to Anonymous Santa Fe, Wendy, and Dawn-

Here's to a peaceful, easy, happy 2009.

Ooh, that sounds good!

Mrs. Corbett said...

I had "world peace" on my Christmas list, and my kids gave me a package of Reeses Pieces with a piece of masking tape over "Reeses" on which they wrote "World". So this afternoon I've been enjoying World Pieces.

Happy Holidays to you, too!


CLM said...

Thank you; happy to see Book 3 is coming along although I am averting my eyes from the spoilers!

ps - my grandmother is 93 but does not have the pleasant disposition of your mother. Still, of course, I am lucky to have her.

Susan Beth Pfeffer said...


I'm pleased to see my B3 spoiler system is working.

My mother is an absolute sweetheart. She always has been, so this isn't any new development on her part.

I,on the other hand, take after my father!

Mr. Cavin said...

This is/was astonishing. Thank you very much. Sorry I missed it when it was timely for last year's holiday season. Though, I guess this year's is coming up already. Is there a statute of limitations on holiday well-wishes?