Dec 22, 2016

The snark that stole Christmas

The good news, the daylight will start getting longer.  The bad news, it's officially winter.
 
I haven't worked on the bell, haven't finished Santa or the free design.  I'm tired.  I always bite my tongue when I want to say something about a family member because one day they may be gone, and what I'm upset about now will be very trivial and irrelevant.  But sometimes, human nature takes over and my Release the Snark bracelet is glowing red hot.  For many reasons, for several people.  But I do what I can for others and when I look back, that will be the thing I am OK with, no regrets, nothing to wish I could take back. 
 
I doubt I will return in time to wish you all a Merry Christmas so I will do so now.  May it be filled with the blessing of family and love and good will. 
 And goodies.  God bless you all.
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35 comments:

rosek1870 said...

Oh Marlee! I so understand about certain family members! It is so very hard to keep our mouths shut. Wishing you a Peaceful Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year!
Hugs,
Rose

Kate said...

Merry Christmas, Marly.

Mary said...

I so understand what you are talking about, families! Hoping you have a peaceful Holiday and all the best for the New Year.

C. M. Designs said...

Wishing you a blessed Christmas and New Year !
Charlotte in Va.

celkalee said...

I have ordered a new bite bar for Christmas. You do not want to read about me in the papers! Anyway, may the real reasons for Christmas find us in our hearts, calming our thoughts and shutting our mouths. Merry Christmas and thanks for all the great and informative posts during the year. I do so appreciate and find myself quite inspired, and the whole snark thing is good. Wouldn't it be boring if we were all neutral and nice all the time?

Kathy Barrick said...

And you as well Marly!

Vickie said...

Merry, Blessed Christmas Marly. You got it right my friend. You got it right. I find it hard to remember to bite my tongue. I just keep on starting over when I mess up. Gosh, families can be difficult.

Cheryl WNC said...

Happy Christmas!

Cheryl WNC said...

Happy Christmas!

Joanie said...

Merry Christmas, Marley!!!

Heritage Hall said...

Concentrate on those you love and who love you back and be magnanimous in the face
of those who do not seem to love, although they may in their own fractured way. Thanks to you, dear Friend, I am finishing the JOY heart and just love it. Enough to occupy and not tire, yet the results so gratifying. May your home be filled with
joy and tenderness during Christmastide and may the New Year bring good health and well being to you and yours. You have filled our moments with laughter and caring and for that we say, "Thank you for these blessed gifts throughout the year." You are loved, Snarky.......rest in that.....

Karen said...

A lovely photo of your home. Merry Christmas to you and your famil!

Penny said...

Merry Christmas, Marly!

Robin in Virginia said...

Marly, I love the photo you shared on this post. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Marly, Wishing you a very Merry Christmas from Oklahoma!! SAH

Jacqueline said...

I hope you and yours have a great Christmas.. thanks for sharing your life, talent and humor with me. I truly look forward to seeing your posts.

You are a better woman than me....I struggle with keeping my mouth shut and often regret my loose lips.

Try to be good to your self.

Anonymous said...

Hi Marley,

Thank you for being you and your honesty. We admire your sense of humor and the way you get the message across to all of us who follow your blog. You are a generous and kind hearted person. You must not forget that.

Happy Holidays to you and your family and all your creatures, big and small.

ML

Rugs and Pugs said...

Merry, merry Christmas!
Hugs :)
Lauren

Ann K. said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Maureen said...

Marly I don't comment often but I am a daily reader and I want to wish you a Happy Christmas. I also want to thank you for being "you" with us. I agree with what Anonymous, ML wrote above there. Your kind-heartedness and never give up attitude always inspires me.I appreciate you and all you do!

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

Hi Marly, For me, my honesty and big mouth often get me in trouble. I can't seem to hold back if something is bothering me...so I speak out. Not maliciously, but my intent is often misunderstood. So be it. Forgive and forget...hoping they will forget and forgive.

I am wishing you and yours a very Merry and Blessed Christmas, with Peace for ALL...PLUS a Happy New Year too, Barb

diamondc said...

Merry Christmas Marly: WE have the same problem here, a family member is not coming to Christmas Eve get together this year she is mad at her sister so sad.
I love your tree it is adorable, I like feather trees so much.
Merry Christmas to You and Your Family.

Catherine

donnacrafts said...

Merry Christmas Marly! Thank you for another year of blogging. I am dwelling on all that is good and happy this Christmas season. It's a constant effort. Blessings to you and your family.

Ms Peppercorn said...

Merry Christmas to you too Marly.

sandi s said...

Merry Christmas! Hugs,

Marlene said...

Merry Christmas Marly!!! I really enjoy your viewpoint and take on things. Enjoy your family and friends this season!!!

Maryann Olsaver said...

Merry Christmas Marly and a Happy New Year. I enjoy your blog so much and I also think a little snark is good for all of us!

Annmarie said...

I hope your holidays are restful and Happy. Wishes for a safe and healthy New Year

Truus said...

Marly for you and the family a Merry Christmas and a blessed and healthy New Year with many more lovely stories of you.
One day they will see all your help and things you did for them and they will apprecit it.
Happy days Marly for you and Mark
Greetings Truus from Holland

Marilyn said...

Merry Christmas Marly!
Marilyn

Lynda (Granny K) said...

Take deep breaths and pour yourself a drink . . . and one for your husband . . . put on 'I'm dreaming of a white Christmas' and dance together.
Wishing you a chilled Christmas and very best wishes for 2017. We'll be here to share it with you. God bless. xx

Mugwump Woolies said...

Merry Christmas! Happy New Year!
Robyn

Heartland Stitcher said...

I love reading your blog! And love the snark!! We all have it. And hopefully we can look back and know we did what we could do and with no regrets.

Merry Christmas and all the best in 2017.

Judy Heartland stitcher

Shelly said...

Ah, families! Enough said! We do the best we can, and at the end, with no hidden corpses to our credit, no regrets. Wishing you the best of Christmases!

sandy said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours no matter how "snarky " they are. I cannot tell you how cool it is to open up your message and just take it all in. I call it an "Enema for the mind moment". What would we be without the snarks???

Keep stitching, loving your furry babies and just doing the best that you can.

Again, Merry Christmas and a peaceful joyous New Year!

Sandy

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