1From my family to yours.  Happy Holidays!


Jelly goes for a walk – Christmas Edition:

P.S. A reminder that I will be joining Barbara Barnett on Blog Talk Radio this Wednesday night (9 p.m. Eastern, 8 p.m. Central, 6 p.m. West coast time) to discuss Stargate: Universe’s first season – and field all Stargate-related questions. Tune in.  Call in (718) 305-6982).  Details here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/barbara-barnett/2012/12/27/lets-talk-tv-special-stargate-universe-season-1 …

24 thoughts on “December: Happy Holidays from the dogs! And Akemi and me!

  1. Sweet snaps!
    Mele Kalikimaka to you, Akemi, the babes, Mama Mallozzi, Sis, all the blog regulars and lurkers.

  2. Oh, holiday plans, what are yours?

    We’re going to open a modest bit of gifts on Christmas morning, then go to my family’s for a brunch and a modest gift exchange. I usually bring tons of pumpkin bread.

    Then, we go to my husband’s family, where my husband tells his mom that we opened the huge bunch of extra gifts she sent to our house from “Santa”, then we open a huge bunch of gifts there and it sometimes takes a couple boats to get it all home.

    It’ll probably be the last Christmas where my father-in-law is somewhat aware of what’s going on. His dementia is advancing. 🙁

    Then, over the next few months, we give the kids the huge bunch of extra gifts from “Santa”.

  3. Happy Holidays to you, Akemi and the dogs.

    Thank you for all the entertaining posts throughout the year. Its been fun following them.

    Here’s to another year of fun!

  4. Merry Christmas to you and Akemi, Joe!
    It’s already Christmas Eve (morning) Down Under. Enjoy the holidays.
    Ps love the pics of the dogs

  5. Best of the season to you guys, the doggies, and all the wonderful folks here on the blog. Sometimes it feels like you all are just like family. Without the annoying parts!

  6. Great doggie pictures! I hope that since you posted early, you’ll be going out and having a great time? I’ll go with that. Makes me feel better.

    Christmas plans? We used to go see my in-laws but sadly, both my MIL and FIL passed away. My BIL’s in a half-way house in Florida and my SIL is a narcissist bipolar who only contacts us if she wants something and hasn’t done so (Thank you God). So we are sticking around town this Christmas. Tuesday is my work day at the humane society, so I’ll work in the morning. The boys said they would come by to help me with the critters (yay!), so I won’t be dead tired like usual. Then we will have a turkey dinner that afternoon (I’ll have veggies). X-box (for the boys) and movie/nap the rest of the day. (I hope). That’s about it. Going through my dad’s death and his mom in intensive care/hospice/death….we appreciate quiet, non-stressful holidays!

    Congrats on the Downfall reprint and good luck on the Q & A! What are your plans for Christmas?

  7. Merry Christmas, Joe and Akemi! I’ll try to tune in for the show.

    And congratulations, Joe! I loved Downfall and it deserves to be included in lots and lots of anthologies.

    Holiday plans: We are having my nieces and their families, my brother and my mom over for Christmas Eve dinner. Stuffed calamari, fried shrimp (instead of smelt), spaghetti with oil and garlic, potato, onion and cheese frittata, fried bread and lots of good red wine for the cook. Clementines and cookies for dessert.

  8. All the best to you and Akemi and the pups this holiday too, Joe!

    Merry Chirstmas!


  9. happy holidays you two! I bog about 8 – 9 kg of bonein ribeye for 3 families. I dont even have a roasting pan big enough.

  10. Merry Christmas Joe, Akemi, Jelly, Bubby, Lulu, Mrs. Mallozzi, Felix, Sis, Aspen, and all you kind folks out there!

  11. Hey Joe

    Merry Christmas to you and Akemi and your pups!
    Merry Christmas to everyone here!


  12. Merry Christmas to the Mallozzi family, be they two footed or four footed. Lulu looks like she hates that hat.

  13. ~~I love the puppy pictures, What a way to start a post. They make you smile for sure!
    ~Merry Christmas eve to all the Mallozzi clan, hope your holidays are everything you want. Bless us everyone. 😉

  14. Merry Christmas Joe, Akemi, Jelly, Bubba, and Lulu!! 😀 Love the pretty baby doggies! Sooooo sweet! 😀

  15. Merry Christmas Joe, Akemi; the adorable woofers and all the blog regulars/lurkers. See you on the flipside 🙂

  16. Love the puppy pictures, Joe! Congratulations on Downfall being included in another anthology. It and you deserve it. Keep thinking about a novel someday. You definitely have it in you. Best wishes to you and Akemi, Mom and Sis, and Auntie Jeanette, too. And to all the doggie children.

    We normally do Christmas on Christmas Eve, with seafood chowder for dinner, going to church services, and opening presents after we get home. This year we won’t see my brother & family till Christmas Day, when we’ll have the big dinner & open presents, and my bro will crash and sleep before working a midnight shift. So today/tonight, my parents and I will go to services, and I’ll wrap presents like crazy.

    Safe travel and good health to everyone. Merry Christmas!

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