Tuesday, January 4, 2011

New Year, New Memories

I am so grateful for the fact that I know how to type.  If I were to actually write words on paper with a pen or pencil I am afraid that years down the road it would be illegible.  Maybe days down the road illegible!  I usually start out all pretty and  then my brain starts thinking faster than my hand can write, so..I am just grateful that my fingers over the key board can keep up!  This is the way I journal.  I am grateful that I have a camera that can capture some of my journaling.  Did I say some?  Yes, I know I am pretty much over the top when it comes to taking pictures and 99.9% will probably be trash.  But that .1% will make memories come to life…..

I read a post by Claudia from Dipity Road  I loved her post about being grateful.    You can go to her beautiful blog, at this address:   (http://www.dipityroad.com/) she said something that I think is so perfect and I would like to share it with you because it actually reflects my thoughts as well.

“I simply reply that my goal is to live in the moment. Find the joy, the passion and contentment in my life this moment and enjoy my Happiness. I am a firm believer that no matter our circumstance there is always something to be grateful for.”

How perfect is that!  We spent most of the day last Saturday taking down all the Christmas “stuff”



It took a little extra to get this huge tree in the box and taped back up, I am so grateful for my little elf….he made my life pretty easy putting everything away…



I wasn’t sure it would ever get back to normal…whatever normal really is….this doesn’t even look bad!  But it was a big mess…




My youngest son Brad had a birthday on Dec. 28th.  Bob and I watched the kids while he and his wife went out to dinner.  They were gone a whole 2 hours….they don’t get out much…??????they should….we don’t even charge to watch the grand kids!DSCN7518

I really need to do a little something about Brad.  He really has been through a lot in his life.  That’s a whole other post…

Kinlee was such a sweet baby, it was fun to have her all to ourselves for those 2 hours…


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It snowed yesterday here in the desert….

My yard was covered in snow…now don’t laugh all my Eastern friends and ski friends….this happens only once every other year here and then it melts the very next day…snowmen don’t have a chance…

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I even left my footprints in the snow, and it was cold…I had my high heel boots on..I could have hurt myself…I don’t like snow…it is only pretty to look at…(my friend Barb is laughing right now)

If you knew of my first experience skiing when I was 18 you would have a stomach ach laughing….it is a comic book story…I won’t bore you… I am sure people are still talking about it…so I don’t ski, even though I lived where the Winter Olympics were held.

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I am glad that 2010 is behind us…and I can put a silly wreath on my face and look forward to 2011.  I have a lot of memories.  Some really great ones and some really bad ones.  I am glad I can be silly….and Huh-honey is around and be silly with me…

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE, I look forward to posting more often….LOL ok, ok. maybe shorter post more often LOL

hugs and smiles across the miles