I wish all my social media friends a wonderful Holiday. I am in Aspen, Colorado. Been here 5 days and return home today. Not skiing. Too nervous I might throw out my hip or knee replacement but, gotta say, if we come back next year I’m gonna bite the bullet and do some easy slopes. Ditto Richard. He hasn’t skied this time either. BUT, I did walk up Buttermilk Mountain in the snow, ascending from 7500 to 10,500ft. It was challenging because I haven’t been working out for 2 weeks because of travel and promotion work. It took 2 hours. Oh boy, was my body sore that night! But I was so glad I did it and grateful that my friend, Annika, gave me the motivation (she’s of Swedish descent!) and led the way.

My daughter, Vanessa, her husband and my grandchildren, are here and will stay longer. The kids are really getting into the skiing. It’s so great when they can start young...not as far to fall and joints more flexible so injuries fewer. I’m about to take everyone to a Xmas brunch.

Tonight, back in L.A., I’ll see my son Troy, his wife Simone and her parents.

Merry Christmas from Tulea!

Richard on the Gondola

With Abe and Annika Somer. Our first lunch at the base of Aspen Mountain. Best hamburger I ever had! And truffled French fries. Yum

Elk statue in front of our hotel

Blowing out the candle at my Dec 21st birthday dinner. I was very moved by the letters and messages I got from friends all over the world. I feel very blessed to have such friends. I’ve been so lucky!

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  1. Hello Jane,
    You should be back in LA by now, as to this note. Have a wonderful and Happy New Year, I would be sure that last year is just one rehearsal for the next. I just finished the book, based on my screen play, sent to Innovative Artists Agency.
    Marlee Matlin and Peter Fonda both are repped by.
    Looking at how your agents Creative Artists Agency and Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s seem to be spending time with the children and each other maybe my concerns could have been, over reaction. What ever the case, seem that all thing will work out in the end, for everyone that is the big picture or lives plan above and beyond our little views of things.
    A very happy New Year to you and all your loved ones Jane,

    with love and care,

  2. Happy Holidays to you, too, Jane! I just bought your Prime Time workout DVD. It’s my new year’s resolution to begin using it! Best wishes for the new year!

  3. Aspen is a beautiful place! What a wonderful way to spend the holidays! I absolutely love the picture of you with your family!
    As we finish off 2011, I have to take the time to thank you. I know I am just a name you see on the computer, a name amongst hundreds, but YOU have really made an impact on my year. With your guidance, I have experienced a fantastic year, because of how I am trying to now lead my life. I feel more relaxed and at ease with what I am confronted with. Why? A lot of the reason is because of your book Prime Time. I am excited to enter the new year with my new outlook on life. So, again, thank you. By the way, my family was watching Yours, Mine and Ours. Your father’s performance brought up a conversation about you. My mother saw you on Piers Morgan and says she has gained a whole new respect for you. Anyway, have a fantastic new year, Jane, and thank you for making an impact on so many lives.

  4. hi Jane,
    Saw you on Rosie and the Joy Behar show. Just ordered your video. Hope I can stick to it. I live in Charleston, SC and work at an art Gallery,Coleman Fine Art. I heard you visited there once.
    I am dying for your haircut. Where do you have it done? it looks easy to style,yet very edgy.
    Hope you will visit here again soon, and hope to meet you..
    Thoght you were great in Klute!
    Croft Lane

    • Croft–hair cut at Sally Herschberger’s salon in Beverly Hills by Matthew SHields

  5. Dear Jane –

    I always respected you greatly as an activist and was wondering what you thought about this:

    “As I watch the legislative abominations named SOPA, PIPA, and NDAA follow the lead of the DMCA and the Patriot Act in the United States, I realize that the worst possible scenario for civil liberties appears to actually be materializing.
    The internal talk within the Swedish Pirate Party has long been that it’s our job to prevent Europe from descending into totalitarian fascism. The United States is lost; it is beyond help and repair and will descend. Our job is to prevent Europe from happily following suit, but instead break off the leash in time. This was apparent five years ago, and is screamingly obvious today.”

    • I do NOT agree. The U.S. is NOT lost, just in deep doo doo but we can pull out of this and we will.

      • Thank you Jane for your optimism. I also find it unlikely that our nation is really at risk of losing our civil liberties and Bill of Rights, though there is definitely some inappropriate legislation and behavior going on in Washington, but what else is new? My mother was a big fan of yours, and you are exactly the same age, her birthday was Dec. 22. She passed away 6 years ago from Alzheimers. I’ve always admired you and thought you were a very good actress, good at portraying emotion, yes, even in Barbarella (we watched it in college at parties sometimes and found it very entertaining, a great cult film of sorts). In my mind you just always defined the new woman coming out of the era of the 60s that had a real voice, could control her conception, have a career and be respected.. my mother, a Wellesley grad, admired you greatly. We watched On Golden Pond together when it came out, with my grandparents, all 3 generations of us. Shortly thereafter they died. The movie had meaning for us and gave us all a little more insight into the relationships within families. I have to say that your fathers film Grapes of Wrath is one of my (and my mom’s) all time favorites, and even appropos today with the economic turmoil our nation is finding itself in now. LIke you, my parents grew up during the Depression and lived through the social changes of the 60s and beyond. Anyways, I’m very glad you’re out there and cant wait to read your book. Even as a guy, there are things you write about that are universal regardless of gender. I saw your interviews and greatly enjoyed hearing your opinions. Thank you Jane.

  6. So glad you got a slice of our Colorado Heaven and the thrill of a quick 3500+ ft. elevation gain on your hike. Whew! Kind of makes you want to stand up on a little box, throw your hands up and shout “I did it!” at the top of your lungs, right? I call those “big boy pants” moments… they’re contagious. Come back soon (with a big stack of books and DVDs)!

  7. Merry Christmas to you & your family Jane.

    I loved your interview on Joy Behar, both of you were so funny. I have a diet question for you, Jane. I’ve overeaten and gained a couple pounds over the holidays. Do you have any ideas, secrets, suggestions for taking these extra pounds off QUICKLY (since they came on quickly)? I know exercise is important, but what about fasting? or an over-the-counter diet pill? Problem that I’m having is now I’m hungrier then ever.

    I also wanted to let you know that I gave my mom “Prime Time” for Christmas, she started it last night and LOVES it.

    Thanks for all your posts I enjoy reading them.

    • Nancy, do NOT fast or take any pills. That will screw up your metabolism and the weight will come right back on. The trick is to workout/burn more calories than you take in so get your a– in gear…start walking, go to the “Y” whatever to get active and don’t eat fattening foods.

  8. Happy Bday and Merry holidays.
    Been a fan for a long time and now you are with my old producer and friend Richard.
    How sweet.
    Hi to you Richard from an old Fannyite!!
    Best to you both for the new year!

  9. I was so happy to see you on Rosie tonight, missed it the first time. Most happy to set your mind at ease by telling you, you did not take your daughter with you, because she wasn’t meant to go. God chose you while you were in your mother’s womb, he was with you all along.

    I have some really wonderful Bible verses for you and I hope you read them.

    Matthew 22:37 Jesus said to him, “ ‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”

    1 Corinthians 13:13
    And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

    All of Romans 14 is edifying, especially:
    Romans 14:19 19 Therefore let us pursue the things which make for peace and the things by which one may edify another.

    God bless you Miss Jane, and keep the faith, baby:)


    Tutu (as in grandma) Kat

  10. Happy Belated Birthday wishes to you, Jane.
    Your Christmas holiday in Aspen looks like a wonderful time and I am SO impressed that you did that hike up the mountain! What a way to end the year. May 2012 be as joyous for you as this one seems to have been.

  11. I hope you had a blessed Christmas and you’ll have a successful, happy new year!

    Great to hear you were in Aspen. I myself love skiing, too. While skiing, my mind clears out completely and I forget about everything. It gives me the feeling of being free. Unfortunately, this/next year I can’t ski, either (for different reasons). However, I also promised myself that I will go as soon as I can in 2013. 🙂

    And this is so true Jane, I wish more people realized this: “It’s so great when they can start young…not as far to fall and joints more flexible so injuries fewer.” The ideal would be if children learned to ski before 10 at least. They have much less fear, too and that’s also an important factor.

    I hope you saw my birthday message on your previous post. 🙂

    P.S.: Ok, sorry I can’t resist this: Have fun with your Oscar ballots! Be brave and make very wild picks (Me …liss…! 😀

  12. This is my first visit to your site. Gosh! super photos:) You won’t remember;but 4years ago you visited Helsinki,the book shop. I was watching you from afar(Ive been a fan since a child)as you walked past me in fawn coloured trousers and turtle neck,with blue-tinted specs. The interview was warm and enlightening.I wasnt planning to get your book,as I dont read Finnish so well,but decided to in order to say something,and with pulsating heart was desperately thinking of something very ‘intelligent’ and memorable to say to you. Wonder if you recall at all? I simply said: ‘you look great’:) as you really did. You returned the compliment;) I was the dark-skinned British ‘girl’. I still am:D I’d just started a wonderful relationship with ‘the one’ and was feeling on top of the world. ‘The one’ left me last year:/ but, again I can say: you,still, look great! Happiness really does shine through.
    Wishing you and yours a wonderful 2012!

  13. Wishing you and family the best Ms. Fonda during the Christmas Holidays. I’ve enjoyed some of your “Blogs” especially the older pictures shared of you with your father. I would love to see you again in movies, although you are good at comedy, I loved your role in “The Dollmaker”… a wonderful story one of your best. And of course, “On Golden Pond” was like going through therapy…thank you for making it for all of us daughters who wanted a relationship with their father.

    Take care 🙂

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