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7 / 30 books. 23% done!

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11 / 51 states. 22% done!

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9 / 50 books. 18% done!

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14 / 50 books. 28% done!

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27 / 50 books. 54% done!

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24 / 52 books. 46% done!

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20 / 40 books. 50% done!

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5 / 25 books. 20% done!

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14 / 26.2 miles. 53% done!

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13 / 100 books. 13% done!

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29 / 104 books. 28% done!

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28 / 52 books. 54% done!

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28 / 165 books. 17% done!
Monday, December 25, 2023

Merry Christmas!

It's just after 6 a.m. on Christmas morning and I'm up with the grandbaby, who stayed the night with me because her mommy is still in the hospital. It's been a week since my daughter-in-law's open heart surgery. She's still in a lot of pain, but we're hopeful she'll be discharged today so her little family can enjoy Christmas together. We'll see what happens. In the meantime, I'm enjoying this early morning peace and quiet that's permeating my home right now. It's the perfect time to contemplate my blessings, always thanking God for what He has given me. Among these blessings, I count you, my loyal (and even occasional), blog readers. You make this book blogging hobby a true joy. Thank you for hanging out with me here at BBB, for your thoughtful comments, your reading recommendations, your bookish chat, and your support. I wish all of you who celebrate a very Merry Christmas! I hope all of us can feel the magic of this special season.

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  1. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas, Susan! I hope your daughter-in-law is able to come home soon so that it's an even happier new year. :D

  2. Merry Christmas! I hope your daughter-in-law is healing well and quickly.

  3. Thank you, Susan. And the same goes out to you and yours, of course.
    I wish your daughter-in-law "Gute Besserung", may she be home soon and be healthy again.

  4. I hope you enjoyed the best Christmas and your daughter-in-law is doing well and was able to come home. All the best to her in her recovery. <3

  5. So sorry to hear about your DIL. I hope the pain isn't too bad and she recovers as quickly as possible. Merry Christmas!

  6. I hope you and yours had a Merry Christmas and I hope your daughter in law is on the way to a full recovery.


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