Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year ~ 2011 ~ Have a sane, safe, and hopefully not too sober celebration!



Yes for the Safe and Sane ~ but we can just leave the sober bit out! 

Lets toast to all life’s wonders ~ chocolate, love, a few I will leave out for decorum’s sake, and best of all books!

We are off travelling again. Yes its any excuse for us. This time to the Napa Valley (Shellie’s home). So naturally Layers of Thought will be on hiatus for a short while. We have not seen our California family in over a year. Our bags are packed the house/pet sitter is all ready to arrive and we are almost ready to go.

Please stay tuned since when we return there are a plethora of books, reviews, giveaways/announcements and more which are in the queue to share. Goodness knows what the “blog gods/fairies/fates” will bestow upon us in the up and coming year. Can you believe its almost 2011?  With a very special day tomorrow – 1/1/11. How cool is that?


We leave you with a picture of the Napa Valley as it looks in winter. Perhaps we will be lucky enough to see a few yellow mustard flowers that are planted to add nitrogen to the soil at the base of the vines? They are fabulous!

In the interim in case you do not have enough to read *wink*,  here are a few links based around the new year for interest’s sake:

Cheers to our dear friends, readers, and fellow bloggers. See you next year!


Blodeuedd said...

Happy New Year! :D

E.J. Stevens said...

Happy New Year! :)
From the Shadows

Unknown said...

Cheers Blodeuedd!

Have great one EJ!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Happy New Year! Love the Napa Valley...went there last year, and I'm still thinking happy thoughts about it and trying to decide when I can go again.


I'll be able to visit more often now. I've been upgraded and the speed of this new laptop is amazing.

Happy New Year.

Simcha said...

I'm looking forward to the time when my kids will be a little older and I can get some traveling of my own done. I hope you have a great time and wonderful New Year!

Alexia561 said...

Happy travels! :)

Unknown said...

Laurel -
Thank you, its so beautiful here... all misty and cool.

Now is the perfect time... all the tourists are recovering from Christmas and New Years.

Elizabeth -
I was wondering about you
- I have not been in my blog reader since before Christmas. Oh No! *guilty grin*

I am so so happy - Yeah for computer upgrades!

Alexia -
Thank you!

Unknown said...

Serena -
I just saw them in my mail box since I subscribe via email. The only problem is right now I am not at home so spreading the word will not work (mom's computer is akward) but I am off to enter the ones which we qualify for.


Ann Summerville said...

I hope your trip was wonderful. I miss California and don't get there very often since moving to Texas.

Unknown said...

Thanks Ann -
Yes we love CA and the current plan is to move back soon.

Never been to Texas... one day.

So Ann what is a cozy mystery? I am trying to define genres... thought I would ask an expert. :)

Unknown said...

Thanks Simcha -
I am not sure how your message got lost in the pile, but I found it in the moderation box.... Mom's computer is not like mine.

We love to travel and since we are middle aged the kids are not an issue. I do recall you talking about traveling with your little ones on the plane...

I hope your enjoying your new year. Its been fun here in CA.

Nicole Hadaway said...

Happy New Year to you too, Shellie (sorry I'm late and we're halfway into January now!! It always takes me 2 weeks to realize it's not 1/1 anymore ;-)

Unknown said...

Nicole -
Thanks a bunch... no worries about being late for the wish. I am so guilty of not going into my google reader for over a month. I am fearfull that I may not ever come out (I am easily distracted) and bad blogger and sad follower that I am. Something has to give.


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