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I feel truly blessed to have been able to spend the Christmas holiday with my family and friends. I have much to be grateful for, and at the top of that list is having family and friends around me who care about others and have such positive attitudes. Their beautiful, smiling faces lift my spirits and give me inspiration.

Most of my family gathered at my daughter Mary's house in Radford, Virginia, for a slightly early Christmas. Even Kris Kringle himself was able to take time from his busy schedule to pay a visit on December 22. Two of Mary's neighbors and their small children were there, too, and the little ones were able to tell Santa their last minute wishes. I was so happy to be with them all. In addition to Mary and her husband Kerry and their children Kate, Sarah, and Sean, my daughter Becky, her husband Roberto, and their children Sofia and Michela and my daughter Ginny and her children Picco and Chiara were there. What fun!

Pat surrounded by her children and grandchildren with special guest, Santa. From the left, top row: Becky, Roberto, Picco, Kris Kringle, Ginny and Pat. Second row: Chiara, Michela, Sean and Sofia. Third row: Mary and Sarah. Front: Kate.

After Kris Kringle left us to get ready for his Christmas Eve rounds, Becky and her family and I also departed, heading south for St. Petersburg, Florida. We arrived Friday afternoon, and I've gone walking every morning ever since. The mild climate ensures that I can always find a friend to walk with. The exercise has left my muscles a little sore, but it's a good sore!

Christmas dinner was non-traditional but very good; three different kinds of seafood prepared by my son-in-law Roberto. Heavenly!

I consider myself in training for my 2006 gallery shows. The exercise and the beautiful sunshine and view of Tampa Bay will recharge my batteries and have me raring to go again. The show schedule is still being worked out, so stay tuned for a listing of confirmed dates. The first two shows will be with The Framery in Marietta, Georgia, on February 11 and with Mount Gallery in Tucker, Georgia, on February 12.

I wish everyone a peaceful and prosperous 2006. Stay safe this New Year's Eve, and give thanks to our soldiers who keep us secure.


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