Hello Dear Friends,

Well another year will soon be over…. we will be starting with a clean slate …. working towards new goals… new creations…. new memories to cherish… …

 The year for me has been one  filled with many trials and tribulations….. much happiness … extreme sadness…  especially the past couple months with the loss of my younger sister…. however… with that pain there has been tremendous growth and learning experiences…

I have learned that life is too short and we must take each memory …. each day …. grab onto it and dont let go …. I have saved many things for a rainy day… no longer…  I have been one of those people who only takes out the good china when it’s a holiday….  I have come to realize there may not be a tomorrow ……  one in which to enjoy that china….  or drink out of the crystal goblets….I have learned not to take things for granted …. a fault I think we may all be guilty of to some extent…. I have been trying not to dwell on the past… but rather move forward and live life as best I can…. to let the little things go by the wayside …..  there has been a profound change in me….  there is emptiness… but there is also peace….  truly not something I can explain….  and there has been many many tears …. some yet to come… no doubt…   

The New Year will bring…. for me …..many pieces of the past …..into my beginning  …… things that I still have to deal with for now… but it will also bring renewed hope that the goals I have worked so hard to achieve will finally come to fruition….  one being my boutique which has been at a standstill for a while but one that hopefully will become a reality in the distant future….

I want to say thank you … to all the wonderful blogging friends who have been my rocks… my leaning posts through some tough times…   many whom I have written to when my heart has been aching …. they have never judged … only listened  when I needed a shoulder to cry on …. and others who have been there and been with me from day one of my writing  experience to lift me up and show their support….

I lift those crystal goblets in a  toast to the people who have made a profound difference in my life…


May your days be merry and bright…. may the New Year bring you much happiness,  peace,  and love ….

Last year … I posted a list of the way to say Merry Christmas …. in almost any language  …  I think I will keep this a tradition… but before I do… let me say ….. 

From my heart to yours…. Buone Natale…  

To my Jewish friends… Happy Hanukkah .

I will be taking a posting break until after the first of  the year …. if I can I will visit but for now I plan to bake some cookies and enjoy family time…



and dig myself out of the snow…. yes … we got about a foot maybe more…. this is a scene from my back deck…. its beautiful… I do hope you enjoy the list below 


Afrikaans: Geseënde Kersfees
Afrikander: Een Plesierige Kerfees
African/ Eritrean/ Tigrinja: Rehus-Beal-Ledeats
Albanian:Gezur Krislinjden
Arabic: Milad Majid
Argentine: Feliz Navidad
Armenian: Shenoraavor Nor Dari yev Pari Gaghand
Azeri: Tezze Iliniz Yahsi Olsun
Bahasa Malaysia: Selamat Hari Natal
Basque: Zorionak eta Urte Berri On!
Bengali: Shuvo Naba Barsha
Bohemian: Vesele Vanoce
Bosnian: (BOSANSKI) Cestit Bozic i Sretna Nova godina
Brazilian: Feliz Natal
Breton: Nedeleg laouen na bloavezh mat
Bulgarian: Tchestita Koleda; Tchestito Rojdestvo Hristovo
Catalan: Bon Nadal i un Bon Any Nou!
Chile: Feliz Navidad
Chinese: (Cantonese) Gun Tso Sun Tan’Gung Haw Sun
Chinese: (Mandarin) Kung His Hsin Nien bing Chu Shen Tan
Choctaw: Yukpa, Nitak Hollo Chito
Columbia: Feliz Navidad y Próspero Año Nuevo
Cornish: Nadelik looan na looan blethen noweth
Corsian: Pace e salute
Crazanian: Rot Yikji Dol La Roo
Cree: Mitho Makosi Kesikansi
Croatian: Sretan Bozic
Czech: Prejeme Vam Vesele Vanoce a stastny Novy Rok
Danish: Glædelig Jul
Duri: Christmas-e- Shoma Mobarak
Dutch: Vrolijk Kerstfeest en een Gelukkig Nieuwjaar! or Zalig Kerstfeast
English: Merry Christmas
Eskimo: (inupik) Jutdlime pivdluarit ukiortame pivdluaritlo!
Esperanto: Gajan Kristnaskon
Estonian: Rõõmsaid Jõulupühi
Ethiopian: (Amharic) Melkin Yelidet Beaal
Faeroese: Gledhilig jol og eydnurikt nyggjar!
Farsi: Cristmas-e-shoma mobarak bashad
Finnish: Hyvaa joulua
Flemish: Zalig Kerstfeest en Gelukkig nieuw jaar
French: Joyeux Noel
Frisian: Noflike Krystdagen en in protte Lok en Seine yn it Nije Jier!
Galician: Bo Nada
Gaelic: Nollaig chridheil agus Bliadhna mhath ùr!
German: Fröhliche Weihnachten
Greek: Kala Christouyenna!
Haiti: (Creole) Jwaye Nowel or to Jesus Edo Bri’cho o Rish D’Shato Brichto
Hausa: Barka da Kirsimatikuma Barka da Sabuwar Shekara!
Hawaiian: Mele Kalikimaka
Hebrew: Mo’adim Lesimkha. Chena tova
Hindi: Shub Naya Baras (good New Year not Merry Christmas)
Hungarian: Kellemes Karacsonyi unnepeket
Icelandic: Gledileg Jol
Indonesian: Selamat Hari Natal
Iraqi: Idah Saidan Wa Sanah Jadidah
Irish: Nollaig Shona Dhuit, or Nodlaig mhaith chugnat
Iroquois: Ojenyunyat Sungwiyadeson honungradon nagwutut. Ojenyunyat osrasay.
Italian: Buone Feste Natalizie
Japanese: Shinnen omedeto. Kurisumasu Omedeto
Jiberish: Mithag Crithagsigathmithags
Korean: Sung Tan Chuk Ha
Lao: souksan van Christmas
Latin: Natale hilare et Annum Faustum!
Latvian: Prieci’gus Ziemsve’tkus un Laimi’gu Jauno Gadu!
Lausitzian:Wjesole hody a strowe nowe leto
Lettish: Priecigus Ziemassvetkus
Lithuanian: Linksmu Kaledu
Low Saxon: Heughliche Winachten un ‘n moi Nijaar
Luxembourgish: Schèine Chreschtdaag an e gudde Rutsch
Macedonian: Sreken Bozhik
Maltese: IL-Milied It-tajjeb
Manx: Nollick ghennal as blein vie noa
Maori: Meri Kirihimete
Marathi: Shub Naya Varsh (good New Year not Merry Christmas)
Navajo: Merry Keshmish
Norwegian: God Jul, or Gledelig Jul
Occitan: Pulit nadal e bona annado
Papiamento: Bon Pasco
Papua New Guinea: Bikpela hamamas blong dispela Krismas na Nupela yia i go long yu
Pennsylvania German: En frehlicher Grischtdaag un en hallich Nei Yaahr!
Peru: Feliz Navidad y un Venturoso Año Nuevo
Philippines: Maligayang Pasko!
Polish: Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia or Boze Narodzenie
Portuguese:Feliz Natal
Pushto: Christmas Aao Ne-way Kaal Mo Mobarak Sha
Rapa-Nui (Easter Island): Mata-Ki-Te-Rangi. Te-Pito-O-Te-Henua
Rhetian: Bellas festas da nadal e bun onn
Romanche: (sursilvan dialect): Legreivlas fiastas da Nadal e bien niev onn!
Rumanian: Sarbatori vesele or Craciun fericit
Russian: Pozdrevlyayu s prazdnikom Rozhdestva is Novim Godom
Sami: Buorrit Juovllat
Samoan: La Maunia Le Kilisimasi Ma Le Tausaga Fou
Sardinian: Bonu nadale e prosperu annu nou
Scots Gaelic: Nollaig chridheil huibh
Serbian: Hristos se rodi.
Singhalese: Subha nath thalak Vewa. Subha Aluth Awrudhak Vewa
Slovak: Vesele Vianoce. A stastlivy Novy Rok
Slovene: Vesele Bozicne Praznike Srecno Novo Leto or Vesel Bozic in srecno Novo leto
Spanish: Feliz Navidad
Swedish: God Jul and (Och) Ett Gott Nytt År
Tagalog: Maligayamg Pasko. Masaganang Bagong Taon
Tamil: (Tamizh) Nathar Puthu Varuda Valthukkal (good New Year not Merry Christmas)
Trukeese: (Micronesian) Neekiriisimas annim oo iyer seefe feyiyeech!
Thai: Sawadee Pee Mai or souksan wan Christmas
Turkish: Noeliniz Ve Yeni Yiliniz Kutlu Olsun
Ukrainian: Srozhdestvom Kristovym or Z RIZDVOM HRYSTOVYM
Urdu: Naya Saal Mubarak Ho (good New Year not Merry Christmas)
Vietnamese: Chuc Mung Giang Sinh
Welsh: Nadolig Llawen
Yoruba: E ku odun, e ku iye’dun!


15 Responses to “BUONE NATALE”

  1. chris Says:

    Jo~Truly sorry for all you have been thru this past year. Keeping you in my prayers for a happier new year. This was a lovely post & so true about savoring each day. Love & hugs to you~Enjoy your cookie making & your little blog break~xo chris

  2. Ruth Welter Says:

    Hi Jo, wow, you got a lot more snow then we did up here in NY. Beautiful snow photo by the way!!!

    Words to live by I think…a good positive attitude can never hurt, always help, something I need to remind myself of as well.

    I wish you the same, a lovely and happy holiday.


  3. Penny @ The Comforts of Home & Lavender Hill Studio Says:

    Hi Jo,
    Thanks for stopping by to say hello. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and that 2010 is the best ever for you.

  4. Jennifer Says:

    Oh sweetie! I’m thinking of you during this time. I wish you all the peace, love and happiness in the world!
    Hugs, Jen

  5. Gail Says:

    Hi Dear Jo,

    Beautiful Post!

    After the difficult year (that’s putting it mildly) you’ve had in 2009, I love your positive outlook for 2010!

    I’m thinking of you and wishing you lots of love and Good Wishes for Christmas and the New Year!!

    WOW so much snow, it’s going to be scorching hot down here tomorrow. Love your photo, I bet PJ had a good time out there

    take care xo ~ Gail xo

  6. Natasha Burns Says:

    Hi Jo,
    I’m so glad you have great plans for next year. You deserve much happiness and good fortunue.

    Buon Natale Jo! {i’ve actually been singing that song all day today!}

    And wow, that sure is a lot of snow! how do you even open a door to go outside? What if you run out of milk or something and you can’t get out? I think I’d freak out! We had a stinker today (but I love it!)


  7. Bejeweled Says:

    Oh Jo! My heart goes out to you for such a painful year and all you have endured …. keeping you in my prayers that with a New Year comes so many lovely things. You are such a super nice person and deserve so many nice things!

    Wishing you a very Merry Holiday Season and best wishes for a simply fabulous 2010!!

  8. mosaicqueen Says:

    A very Merry Christmas to you Sweet Jo!!!!



  9. Deena Says:

    I pray next year is a wonderful year..full of love, hope and family.
    I expect this Christmas will be bittersweet.. may God send you

    love ya

  10. ❦TattingChic Says:

    Hello Dear Jo!
    Thank you for all of your visits and sweet comments over the past year or so! I have appreciated everyone of them! I also enjoy visiting your blog and saying hello to you!
    Buon Natale to you and yours!
    ~TattingChic ♥

  11. Janet (Shabbyfufu) Says:

    Hi Jo…..thanks for stopping by. I too pray for a better year ahead for you and your family. Lots of love from here~ Janet

  12. Linda O'Neill Says:

    Happy 2010, Miss Jo…and many kisses to PJ from me and Maisie. I hope this year brings you all you wish for. xox

  13. KJ Says:

    Hi Jo!

    I can see you are challenged with keeping up with the blogging, too. The truth is, I love to blog! But, running a business has crowded out much of my time. Anyway, right after I announced the winner of my Giveaway, I didn’t hear from you for awhile. Then, when I did hear from you, I was in the busiest part of my Christmas season. I will be ordering your Large Round Pizza Stone this Saturday as I am doing a fundraiser and can plug it right into that order. However, my sweet friend, I need your address and phone number. I may go ahead and have it shipped directly to you. Just email me the information.

    I do hope that your New Year is off to an awesome start!

    Hugs, KJ

  14. KJ Says:

    MY EMAIL IS: kajumi @ verizon (dot) net

  15. JO Says:

    do you have a blog or are you spamming me?

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