04 December, 2014

"The Tartan Elephant in the Room . . . "


Greetings,

Those of you who are regular readers have probably noticed a particular silence regarding our regular Holiday Decorating Contest.  A few of you have even emailed me privately to find out what the details are going to be.

Well, the simple truth is I'm not going to be able to host the contest this year.  We've been dealing with an illness and death in my immediate family - and I just don't have the bandwidth to handle the contest this year.

I'm also going to be traveling a good part of December, both on personal and business matters.

Thanks for understanding . . .

cheers,
Scot


23 comments:

YONKS said...

Hi Scot,
So sorry to hear of your personal difficulties. I hope you are holding up. I will miss your comp this year, always a delight to look at the sparkles this time of year. Your sanity comes first. Hope you have a lovely Christmas.
Di
x

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Diane Haynie said...

Sorry to hear about your loss, Scot. I hope you have a peaceful holiday and safe travels and look forward to the contest next year.11297

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

Terribly sorry to hear of your trials. If I lived closer, I would bring you a casserole. I know with your Mississippi roots, you understand. Hope you find peace and comfort in those you love, and I look forward to reading your posts again soon.

Merlin said...

Tragedies during the holidays make it particularly difficult...know you're thought about. franki

Karen said...

Scot,
I'm so sorry to hear of your family concerns. I know all of us understand and wish you the best for the season.
Best to you.
Karen

Merlin said...

Oh, my!! There you are in "Rue" pages 48-49...THOSE CHAIRS...wonderful interview!! fmp

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Thinking of you.
Take care of yourself.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Thinking of you.
Take care of yourself.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Thinking of you.
Take care of yourself.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Thinking of you.
Take care of yourself.

Sarah said...

Scot, sad to hear of your loss. Life takes on new priorities when faced with such events. My sincere condolences. ~ Sarah

Tracy@GeneralSplendour said...

Dear Scot, I am so very sad to hear of your personal sadness. We all expect life to be perfect just because it's Christmas but sometimes it doesn't always work out that way. Wishing you a peaceful holiday season. Don't worry, the tartan decorations will keep until 2015. Be well. Cheers!

Ron said...

Sorry to hear Scot. I will miss the contest, but you have to take care of yourself first. Prayers your way. Best, Ron

lynngweeny said...

Wishing you love and peace at this difficult time. My prayers are with you and your family.

Karena Albert said...

Dear Scot, I am so sorry to hear of your family illness and loss. Take good care of yourself. At times like this we realize what is truly important!

xoxo
Karena
The Arts by Karena

Karen said...

Heartfelt condolences to you and yours . . .

Karen

tammy j said...

rest dear boy.
and be good to yourself.
and know that hearts are with you in your loss and that you will be missed.

Dee at The Carlton said...

Tartan is timeless & it will keep until you can get back to it ….

Take time, grieve, adjust to the changing family dynamics & gaps left by bereavement; remember to give thanks for the life lived & the personality lost.

xinex said...

Hope everything turns out fine. Try to enjoy the holidays day. I also want to tell you that I made
One of your Pinterest tables an inspiration in
my post. Check it out when you have a chance. ....Christine

jayneonweedstreet.com said...

This is a particularly hard time of the year to deal with illness, and worse, death. I pray that you find comfort from friends and family. Warm hugs to you.

Ginger said...

Scot, I'm so sorry for your loss. Keeping you in my prayers. <3

Jean | Delightful Repast said...

Scot, I'm sorry you've had to go through all this, especially at a time of year you enjoy so much. Take special care of yourself; it's so easy to get run down, and then ill, when dealing with loss and grief.

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