Monday, January 2, 2012

Welcome 2012

How many times do you write the wrong year when it first changes?  I find myself doing that many times until I finally get it through my head.  Someone told me once that they go through their first month of checks and write the year in on all of them. Sounds like it might be a good idea for me.

We had a nice quiet New Years Eve here at home.  We watched a couple of movies that were on tv.  I had never seen the Jaws movies about the sharks back quite a few years ago so it was interesting although rather gory.  The interesting part was to see the hair styles, clothing styles and the cars that they were driving.  I must Google it and see what year those movies were made.  That was easy, it was 1975.  You’ve got to love Google!


The big thing that I noticed was that no one wore a life jacket while boating, water skiing or floating around out on a raft.  Were we really that foolish back then?  I have a hard and fast rule at the camp, NO ONE goes out in the boat without a life vest on.  NO ONE.  I know it’s not ‘cool’ but but that is the way it is.  It doesn’t do you much good if you get thrown into the water and the life vest is under the seat.  I can be such a dictator at times! ha!


Someone sent me a few pictures from long ago that I thought I would share with you.  Yep, that’s me in the middle with the very curly hair, my oldest sister on the right and my next oldest sister on the left.  I think this was taken in from of St. John’s Church here in town.


This one was taken at the beach somewhere, maybe in Canada where some of my cousins live.  Again I am the one with the curly hair, I hated it back then but wish it was still that curly now. My mother was expecting my brother who is the baby of the family.  After four girls I think they were pretty excited to finally have a boy.  We didn’t spoil him or anything……


Here we are all grown up. I was the middle child which explains a lot…….. I would guess this picture was taken about 20 years ago.  Oh to be size 10 again…….waaaaaaaaaaaa!


We went to the lake today to check on the cottage.  The weather was so mild that I could have worked in my flower garden if I had wanted to.  Everything looked fine and the alarm was on.  Sometimes when the power goes out I don’t think it resets itself so we check often.

It was so peaceful there.  The Hubs was working on his IPad and I was puttering around, making the beds up with fresh sheets, Swiffering, checking the food in the cupboards and bringing home things that needed to be eaten before next summer, cleaning the toilets as well water leaves a lovely ring and just plain enjoying myself.  It was the opening day of ice fishing and there isn’t a lick of ice yet!  I can assure you there are some fishermen that are pretty bummed about that.

Son brought over the Christmas pictures and downloaded them onto my computer after we got home so you can bet your boots my next post will be about Christmas.  That’s a warning but I promise to only put in a few……….


Anita said...

I love looking at old pictures. You've shared some good ones here. Makes me want to scan some of mine into the computer and post a few. Hmmm... :)

Are you and all your siblings close? Nice if you are. And, I'll bet your brother is very understanding of women. If he is, his wife is fortunate.

Happy New Year!

Susan said...

Enjoyed your pictures.

Needled Mom said...

Gotta love the old styles in the pictures. I feel sorry for your brother having all of those "moms". Your hair really was curly. My niece who has tight ringlets showed up for Christmas with perfectly straight hair. It was such a shock.

Glad all was calm and settled at the lake. After the last fiasco up there, it must have been a welcomed sight.

Will you be getting the artic blast they are talking about? I know you could use it. Our weather has been so warm here too. It was 88* today. Of course I love it but do know that we need some rain and snow in the Sierras.

I am looking forward to seeing all of your Christmas pictures. It is nice that someone else remembers to take them while you are busy entertaining.

Happy new year to you and your family! xox

Donna said...

Love the pictures! My hair stayed curly, so HA!

Linds said...

How lovely to see the photos of you and your sisters and brother growing up! I have to tell you that my days of size 8 are dim and distant memories. But I have a photo! So it is proof. Sigh.
I love Christmas photos, so pop as many as you like up for us to see. And here in the Alps it is also incredibly mild. I was walking about with no coat on yesterday. There has been rain, but the snow is melting fast.Today is a picture perfect day - sun, snow and bright blue skies. Time for a walk, I think. With the camera, of course! Happy New Year to you and your family!

PEA said...

Happy New Year to you and yours, dear Louise! Christmas has finally been put away and I now have more time to concentrate on my blogging. I'm looking forward to some quiet days ahead:-)

I haven't had to write anything with a date yet this year but I'm sure when I do I will automatically write 2011! lol Just when you get used to it, the year changes, sheesh!!

I had noticed that all the Jaws movies were on, on New Year's Eve. I went to see the original one at the movies when it first came out in 1975. I remember quite a few people didn't go swimming that year! lol That summer, we had gone to a friend's camp and my friend Cathy was in the middle of the lake swimming when her husband John suddenly ran to the end of the dock and started yelling "Cathy! Swimmmm and don't look back!!" She practically flew across the water to shore, no doubt with Jaws in her mind, and just about killed her hubby when she caught up with him! lol

Look at you with all that curly hair, such a cutie! I love looking at old pictures like that, makes you wonder if we were ever really that young at one time! hehe

It was strange having a green Christmas this year...oops, I mean last year!...but now we have some snow although not enough to do any snowmobiling. It's frigid out today, -1F as I type this. Brrrrr!!

Looking forward to another year of your delightful friendship. Love you to bits xoxoxo

Sharon said...

I would like to have had some curl in my hair then and now.LOL
My brother got the curls and he hated it all of his life.
I am glad that things were good at the cabin this year.
I am loving our spring like weather.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

A very happy New year to you! It's is amazing how styles change over the years. I love going through old pictures. Funny though I look so different now I still feel like the same me... Snow and ice enthusiasts here are having a hard time with the mild days we've had this winter too. I am not going to complain at all.

Hollie said...

I enjoyed seeing all your pictures! Sounds like a great day puttering around the cabin. Sorry for the ICE fishermen! I know they are disappointed!