I Will Honour Christmas In My Heart

I will honour Christmas in my heart,
and try to keep it all the year.
I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future.
The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me.
I will not shut out the lessons that they teach!

~ Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

About Me

I was an R.N. by profession for 42 years and worked for 37 years on night shift in a hospital based Physical Medicine( REHAB) unit until it was shut down in November of 2018.

I am married to Joe, who retired from the United States Postal Service as a Letter Carrier at the age of 62 years old. We have 2 sons who are out on their own but live right down the road from us.

  Our younger son, Jim, is married to his long time Love, Danielle.


 They have 2 pups.......

Faye and Azumi....

  In December of 2023, on my older son Joey's Birthday, our DIL gave birth to our Twin Granddaughters, Liliana Rose and Gianna Skye....

 We live in North Eastern Pa. in the Pocono Mountain region.

I was raised by 2 full time working parents, both ancestors of Polish immigrants. My Husband also was raised by 2 full time working parents with ancestors of Polish and Russian descent . His maternal grand mother never learned to speak a word of English and only spoke Polish as my maternal great grand mother also did.

I have worked and made my own money since I was 12 y/o , babysitting for 4 different families! I was  the major Bread Winner for most of my married life. I recently RETIRED after Knee Replacement Surgery and I am loving it!!

 I LOVE the Victorian Era and have decorated our home in that style.  I have quite a few health issues that prevent me from traveling distances. So I decided to make our little townhouse that we have owned for 46 years into the type of Bed and Breakfast that I would like to stay at while on vacation. I have done this using inherited items, flea market finds, yard sale treasures and Clearance Sale Buys! When I would come home in the morning after working all night long, I would look at my home and want to drop to my knees and Thank God I am home. My Home makes me and my family happy and after all, isn't that all that counts???

I did have a small craft business where I participated in local craft fairs. I made Victorian Style crafts and elegant floral creations. I also used to sell on Ebay. Now I just craft for myself and for family and friends...

Another one of my passions is decorating our townhouse for different Holidays, with Christmas being my absolute favorite time of year. I even have my own Christmas blog, A Debbie-Dabble Christmas.
In 2023, I had 22 Christmas trees in our home in various sizes and shapes. If it had lights on or ornaments, I counted it in the 22 trees. 

  I am also a cancer survivor and reached my 17 year mark in 2023!

 Life is too short and "It is never to late to be what you might have been".

My blog is a reflection of what I love in life so I hope you would be so kind to follow me along my journey!



  1. I LOVE your blog! I too am a Christmas lover! I think it's so neat that you have dedicated your blog to all things Christmas!

  2. Hi debbie
    thanks so much for linking up to my favorite find friday. I love Christmas and I think it is great how you find JOY through the year! Thanks for linking up. I shared your one of your posts on my FB page!

    xo, laura@imnotatrophywife.com
    Do you have snow? We are snowless in Denver...

  3. No snow here in Easton, PA, either. BTW, I am a retired RN, loving life.

  4. Thanks so much for stopping by!! I had freinds that lived in Nazareth and I used to enjoy visiting that area!!

  5. Hi Im 84 YEARS OLD and I cant thank u enough for your XMAS BLOG Sincerely JANE GEHRING

  6. Hi, Debbie. I did a search on "Christmas Blogs" and found yours. I needed to update my "About Me" and used yours as an inspiration. Mine was so blah. I love your blog, and I will link to you. I also have a Christmas blog. Thank you for sharing such beautiful storie.

  7. Loving the update with the added photographs. I will post mine soon. Between trying to update my blog and cleaning and reorganizing my apartment, I've just become lazy.


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