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thank you for being a friend.


I am such a shit. I've been going on and on thanking my friends and family, and perhaps getting myself wrapped up in the new proposal that I forgot to thank some really important people out there...you! Who do I think I am over here?

Please accept my belated expression of gratitude to you for all of your support this year. Thank you for checking up on me, allowing me to get to know you through all of your wonderfully insightful comments, not making me feel like I was the crazy one during the insane drama bestowed on me by my family (that I'm still trying to recover from), and for being a friend. 

What would this blog be without you? Seriously. You truly made 2012 special for me. I hope you'll all stick around for 2013!

I wish you all a lovely weekend before it's back to the grind next week, if you haven't already returned to work....

Bisous!

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  1. I'm definitely sticking around for 2013!! :) All the best to you, Ella.

    Milsters

    (http://www.littlepiecesoflight.com/)

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    1. Thank you Milsters! Good luck on your move back to Paris and safe travels!

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  2. I can't say I've been a longtime friend but it's been an absolute pleasure to read your blog and catch up on the archives. I couldn't be more excited for the goodness 2013 is clearly going to bring you :) or return to the city that is the setting for most of your adventures. Have a glorious weekend!

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    1. Thank you so much Danielle! I'm happy to have a new reader. Now I need to hop over to your blog to "meet" you! Thank you again for jumping on my cray train. :)

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  3. I'll be there...have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks Debs! I hope you had a lovely weekend!

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  4. Just a thought -- when trying to be gracious and bien eleve, the word "shit" is seldom a grace note!

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    1. I'm just being me...Welcome to my blog. : )

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    2. Older and WiserJanuary 06, 2013

      What a stupid comment. I suspect that the author knows it too because they chose to be anonymous. Ella, your post was lovely and so "you". You don't need to "try" to be gracious and bien eleve (how insulting)...you are. Thank you.

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    3. Hahaha thank you for getting the point of the post and not focusing on a futile detail. Like I said above, I'm just being me and I have a feeling this is why some of you keep coming back. I've always been more of a Kat Hepburn than an Audrey.
      : )

      ps - I find that the best comments come from anonymous readers. : )

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  5. Could you be any cuter?
    I can't handle the cuteness!
    Thank You for your awesome blog. :)

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    1. Thanks Gabe! Thank you for still reading! I thought you disappeared. J'avais peur! : O !

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  6. Thank you for all of your comments, kind words, support, the countless laughs! You have made 2012 special for me as well. Merci ma belle ~

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    1. Thanks Dana! You're so sweet! : ) 2013 is going to be awesome! I can just feel it. : )

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  7. Enjoy your last weekend of freedom! I'm torn between desperately trying to enjoy it by making things and going new car shopping...

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    1. Oooh car shopping. How fun! My favorite part is picking out the color! What are you looking to buy? I know, I'm so nosy. : )

      Enjoy your weekend! I'm enjoying mine loafing around the house, listening to jazz and drinking too much coffee.

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    2. I got a Citroen C4 Grand Picasso, which a friend of mine insists on calling a mummy-wagon (I suspect because he knows it irritates me) but which is actually a sensible size to haul all the crap I have around, instead of the wee C3 I had before.

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  8. Couldn't help singing the Golden Girls' theme in my head when I read your title!
    You are a fabulous blogger and deserve all the support and love you get. You've won it!

    La la la la la la la....shoot, I know me, now I'll be singing "Thank you for being my friend" until I go to sleep!
    :(
    Sylvia S.

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    1. The song really does get stuck in your head! When I was younger, I used to think the lyric "..and the card attached would say.." was "and a heart attack would say..". I'll never forget my mother practically rolling on the floor laughing when she heard me sing about heart attacks thanking you for being a friend. Hahaha!

      Thank you so much Sylvia for all of your comments and support. It really does mean a lot to me. Thank you.

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  9. I am definitely looking forward to the next chapter or.... is this really the start of a new book ?????
    Bonne Heureuse Année
    to you and Seb

    ps still waiting for the HHI episode to be shown in Canada.

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    1. Oh no! Canada still didn't get the episode!! Bummer! Give me your email address and I can send you the zip file. That reminds me, I owe Duchesse the file as well.

      Thank you so much Conrad for reading and commenting!

      Happy New Year! I have some fun things planned for 2013! Tu verras... ; )

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  10. ...and a big thank you from me too. I am so glad I found your blog. aka as your clever and witty view on your life. Every day I look forward to tuning in. You have been such an inspiration for my own bogging.

    Love Denise

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    1. Thank you Denise!! What a kind comment.

      I'm so glad that I found you as well! I love reading your adventures over on your blog! By the way, not sure if I told you this, but I really do love your new blog - the background, design, everything. It's appealing to the eye. : )

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  11. Thanks to you as well for being interested in our lives :-) Here's to a great 2013!!

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    1. Thank you Shannon! Now please update your blog so I can see what you've been up to! I'm so pushy. : )

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    2. I know, I know. I need to get on that! And I do have some big news to share, but I'm not *quite* ready to go public. Don't want to jinx it...

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  12. It's funny that you post this because I just finished reading a blog on how many blog snobs there are out there and how they never make you feel like you are appreciated. Your post was the next one in my long list of blogs and I thought to myself "Ella isn't like that. You can tell she really appreciates her readers." So, thank you for that. Making us small(er) bloggers/writers (or however we refer ourselves) feel appreciated and as though we matter.

    And of course I will be around for your 2013 adventures! I'll take any chance I can get to experience Paris without having to leave the comfort of my PJs:)

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    1. I was going to add to my comment what you just said about other bloggers...thanks for doing so because unfortunately it is very true.
      As a new blogger I've learned "blogger etiquette" from wonderful ladies like Ella, who take the time to appreciate their readers. I know it can be a task in itself to reply to every single comment when you have a popular Blog like Ella's, but it does make a BIG difference to not be ignored.

      I have actually stopped reading a couple of blogs for the same reason you mention, the snobism of some people...it really gets old.

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    2. @Alyson - Who wrote that post about blog snobs? I'm intrigued! I love a good, honest blog post. Of course I appreciate you all! I know that each and every one of you have busy and complex lives, and the fact that you take the time to comment means so much to me. Responding is the very least I can do to express my appreciation. Thank you so much for reading, commenting and visiting. : )

      @Sylvia - You know this comes up when us bloggers get together. To respond to comments or to not? For me, I feel like it's a courtesy to thank readers for dropping a note, while others don't think it's necessary. Neither is right or wrong, it's just a matter of style, I suppose...or the fact that I'm a chatty Cathy and can't help but continue the conversation! Thank you so much for this comment though. It's nice to know that my responses are appreciated. : )

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  13. I might be crazy busy, but I'll be there, of course... As I have been from the get-go:)

    This is gonna be a great year, I just know it:)

    Bisous xox :)

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    1. I do too! Here's to a great 2013! It's already shaping up to be productive. : )

      I got crazy creative with "my book". I jazzed it up on a lunch break at work with markers and glitter. I hope the univ' likes it. : )

      xo!

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  14. Bonjour Ella! I just caught up on your blog and am so happy you got the rock! It's beautiful! I haven't caught your HHI episode since i have been home, but I have been stalking HGTV in hopes of finding it. One of these days you will appear on my TV-I know it.
    Hope to see you when I am there at the end of the month. Need to see the ring in real life!

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    1. Hi Kate!!

      Thank you so much for the comment! Happy New Year!

      I'm sure the episode will be on repeat at some point. I'll see if I can find out!

      Enjoy your time in the States. I hope the weather is a bit warmer where you are. Winter has kicked in here...get ready!

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  15. And thank you for blogging and letting us into your fantastically charming life! x

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    1. Aww, Sara Louise. : ) Thank you as well! I'm so jealous of your Christmas feast! It's making me want to rethink my January cleanse, which as you can guess is not very fun.

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  16. After spending several days (weeks?) reading ALL your blogs, you'd better know that I'm sticking around for future chapters of your life. You are a savvy lady who can string words together in a very entertaining way. Thank you! Bisous, Ms P

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    1. Wow, thank you so much Priscilla for your kind comment. I'm so pleased that I have a way of entertaining you. It truly gives me great pleasure. So again, I thank you for reading. : )

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