Thursday, December 23, 2010

Happy Holidays

I know I haven't been around much lately. And the truth is, I've been busy. It's the holidays with all the festivities and craziness that goes with it. I find myself committing to too many social gatherings while work is busier than ever. Whatever free time I have, I've had to decide between sleep and recreation, and sadly, my recreation time is being reallocated for the time being.

But I'd like to take this time to wish you all a very Happy and Festive Holiday Season. I know that for many, it's crazy trying to find the right gift for people this time of year. And the stress of the holidays gets to be too much sometimes. But, aside from all the commercialization and chaos that often pervades this holiday season, I'd like to stop and take the time to truly remember what the spirit of the holidays is all about. It's about taking the time to be thankful for all the good things that have happened in your life, and it's about taking the time to let the people you love know how much you appreciate them and are thankful for having them in your life.

So, I'd like to thank you all for your support this year, and I'm truly honored and grateful to count you among friends. You're all a wonderful group of funny, smart, and incredibly caring and brave people. It's been a crazy year, and with your efforts and kindness, we survived, ready to face the new year with hope for better times to come. So thank you, for everything. And I want all of you to have a wonderful holiday season.

Now, I've put up on the side bar some old holiday posts to keep you entertained in the meantime. I've a few days after Xmas where I'll be free to roam the blogosphere once more. Until then, Happy Holidays to all, and Merry Xmas, everyone!!!

P.S. I know it's very, very, VERY late, but I'd like to send y'all some Holiday Greeting cards, so, when you've stopped laughing and shaking your head, feel free to send me a mailing address to eroswings AT if you want a Holiday card from me (and yes, the AT means @ in the email address). Last year, I emailed e cards instead. This year, I want to mail regular holiday cards. I know, it's late, but hey, just be happy that I spent the postage to let you know that I want to wish you a very Happy Holiday Season! So cheers!


  1. Happy Christmas, Eros!

  2. Happy Christmas, Eros!

    Oh hi XL, Mago,
    You'd think we could all come up with something a little more original!

    No, I sincerely wish you all the very best for Christmas Eros you deserve it...

  3. Happy...oh for heaven's sake.

    Joyeux Noël, Eros!

    I wish to thank you for leading the Infomaniac Bitches in your valiant crusade to save my blog earlier this year.

    I'll never forget your kindness and generous spirit.

  4. Merry Christmas sweetie, thanks for a wonderful time so far and hope we'll have a lot more fun in the future.

    Have a wonderful holiday season with your loved ones.

  5. Happy Christmas, Mr Swings!!!!
    All this talk of being busy, eh? My theory is that you have a new woman????
    Keep warm, Mr Swings!


  6. XL, Thank you, and Merry Xmas to you!!!

    Mago, Thank you, too, and Merry Xmas!!! Cheers!

    Princess, Thank you! Holiday wishes are so uplifting and cheerful, esp. when they're given sincerely and joyfully! So Happy Xmas to you, Princess!

    MJ, You're welcomed and Feliz Navidad!

    All the challenges we overcame this year is a great testament to the power of friendship and the amazing strength of our blogging community.

    We may come from all different walks of life, but we share many values and ideas that make for a creative, caring, living community of smart, funny, and daring and courageous people. We are the company that we keep! And what a fine company of brilliant stars we keep in the blogging night sky!


    CP, Merry Xmas to you and your family and friends! It has been a long, roller coaster of a year, and I'm glad to have had you as company along this ride!

    Scarlet, Ha! Ha! A gentleman doesn't kiss and tell! Not that there's anything to tell :)

    Cheers and Merry Xmas to you!

  7. Eros, wishing you and your family and friends a very Merry Christmas from the frozen centre of Canada! Can't wish you a white Christmas, because snow down there would probably cause as much chaos as the UK and Europe have recently seen, but certainly wish your days to be merry and bright!

  8. Cheers and Have a Fabulously Festive Holiday Season, MJ!!!


    Thank you for the lovely wishes, Ponita!

    Stay warm and safe and cozy up there in the Great White North!



  9. Wishing you a very merry, merry...festive time this Christmas.

    May this coming New Year bring you love, laughter and prosperity honey.

    Thank you for being there this year.

    You are good people.

  10. Roses, Thank you! Merry Xmas and Best wishes for an amazing New Year to you, too!


  11. I know I am a bit late but seasons greetings to you Mr E . I hope your having a fabulous time :-)

  12. I hope you have finally had a chance to socialize even with all the work and need to sleep! Have a great holiday!

  13. Good evening eroswings,

    Hope you've enjoyed your holidays.

    Mago linked your "helpful hints" they have been, thank you.

  14. Beast, Thank you! And Seasons Greetings to you, too!

    Snooze, I sure did find the time to hang out with the people who are most important to me and share in the season's rich and delicious foods! Have a Happy Holidays to you, too!

    Karl, Welcome and glad to be of service! Happy New Year to you!

  15. Happy New Year!
    Turn it up to 11!

  16. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!
    What is Mr XL going on about? I'm always up till 11.... actually I'm staying up until midnight tonight...

  17. Happy New Year, XL!!!

    *blows vuvuzela*

    Scarlet, Happy New Year, to you, too!!!

    I like to stay up til the sun comes up!

    *again, blows vuvuzela*

  18. All that vuvuzela-blowing woke me up!

    Happy New Year, EROS!

  19. [snort!]

    MJ, you might want to re-phrase that!

  20. Happy New Year, MJ!!!

    *licks lips and then resumes blowing vuvuzela to celebrate*

    XL, Ha!

  21. Happy New Year!!!

    Hope 2011 brings you lots of good things to enjoy and do, with people you love to do it with.

    *covers ears*

  22. thank you for stopping by and I hope you and yours are having a wonderul New Year's!!

  23. All the very best for the new year Eros. Here's to continued friendships fun and frivolity in 2011...

  24. Happy New Year, Eros!

    And thank you, too.

  25. Roses, Thank you, and Happy New Year to you, too.

    *blows bubbles in consideration of those with hangovers today*

    Boxer, Happy New Year to you, too! And you've done a wonderful thing to bring us all together at the end of the year and something to look forward to this new year! Cheers!

    Princess, Hear! Hear!

    To friendship and fun and fantastic times ahead!

    IDV, Happy New Year to you, too!


  26. I LOVED my greeting card from you, Eros! Thank you so much! I love "meeting" new people online, and I love that I "met" you. I hope you have a wonderful, healthy new 2011! *Hugs*

  27. Tara, Cool! I luv the card you sent me, too! It has been great getting to know you over the past year, and I look forward to hanging out with you online for this year, too!

    Cheers and Good Health to you, too!!!

  28. Hi Eros,
    just a quickie to let you know that you card arrived safely down under. I thank you and Phoo bear thanks you for his lovely adventure too.
    "what's that Phoo?"... "Oh you'd like a little smackering of something...Well i'll show you where i keep the honey pot"... "Yes it has been a long journey"... "Say goodnight to Mr Eros and then you can hop into bed for a nice long sleep Phoo"
    "Goodnight Mr Eros"

  29. Princess, Excellent! Good night, Pooh!