Sunday, December 17, 2017

Advent Calendar Day 17

Good morning! I'm running a little late today. I woke up with a scratchy throat. UH OH. NOT NOW. I still have a short story to write and a book to finish, but my Christmas shopping is not only done, it's mostly wrapped and shipped. So in theory I can relax and enjoy being sick--er, enjoy the holidays.

I'm going to be doing through and picking the winners of the previous giveaways (not counting the Buche de Noel, which was decided days ago), which I'll list at the bottom of their individual posts.

Today's offering  comes from the talented and terrific Dianne Thies of Lyrical Lines Proofreading and Book Covers. Di is a long time friend and one of my own proofreaders.

Which book inspired it? Can you guess? ;-D



Whether you're shopping or wrapping or relaxing with a wintry beverage of your choice, have a wonderful day (and evening)!

25 comments:

  1. Thanks for the holiday wishes. Feel better soon!

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  2. Hope you feel better.
    As for the book, it's too easy. So This Is Christmas ☺

    Goge

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  3. Thank you and Dianne, I really needed a smile and a moment of relax right now and Scout was perfect for it. Adrien and Jake are lucky guys. :D
    I hope you get well soon, Josh. Hot beverage with honey usually does the trick for me when I have a scratchy throat. ;)

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    1. You are welcome Ele! Adrien & Jake - and Scout - are indeed all quite lucky.

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  4. Thank you, Josh and Dianne. This photo reminds me of our German Shepherd Maurice. He passed away just before Christmas a couple of years ago at 13 and he's still in our hearts. He used to sleep in front of the big fireplace at my parents' home. Get well soon, Josh

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    1. You are welcome Cris! ♥ your memories of Maurice. The do remain forever in our hearts, don't they? :-)

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  5. Thank you, Dianne, for the lovely puppy Christmas card. :) Nothing like pups and doggie kisses to make a day better. (Speaking of better, I hope you fight this one off, Josh!)
    As for the book, I think the top quote comes from The Dark Tide.

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    1. You are welcome Karan! Puppy kisses and snuggles are definitely the best. :-)

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    1. You're welcome! I see Mr. Pinkerton is getting his day as well. Yay for the four-leggeds! :-D

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  7. I still have this one to read, I’ll get there eventually.

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  8. Get better, Josh. I think it was a great idea for Adrien and Jake to get that lovely puppy!

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    1. :-) I think I was gushing as much over that puppy when I originally read the book as I was over Jake & Adrien truly being together at last. Well, maybe not quite as much... LOL

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  9. I hope that you get well soon, Josh. Answering your question, the first quote was from The Dark Tide & the second one was from So This Is Christmas. <3 Adrien & Jake. *happy sigh*

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  10. A Christmassy Scout — how lovely! Thank you for the "Awww!" moment, Dianne and Josh. :-)

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    1. Thank you J! It was Lago's idea LOL

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  11. Hope you're feeling better soon.

    Awww! Scout! Love seeing him all grown up. :)

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  12. Feel better soon. Loved the post.

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  13. The Dark Tide with Adrien and Jake.
    Thank you.

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  14. Thanks Josh for featuring Scout in the Advent Calendar! I've done my best to respond to all who have replied but this site is hiccuping a bit. I wholeheartedly appreciate all of your lovely comments. Happy Holidays to all from me and Lago - who is my own larger-than-life version of Scout!

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