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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Almost 2012

Oh the days in this past year have flown by...

Speaking of flying, this Acorn Woodpecker was at my feeder along with three others.
They all took turns for most of the afternoon.
I took this photo through the sliding glass window out on the deck side of house.

to all my friends, bloggers, followers, old and the new to come in 2012.

I do not think I will be up to bring in the new year.
Usually we go out to dinner on New Years Eve.
Passing this year.
Maybe the hibernation mode is settling in.
Our winter is not its usual this year.
A few sprinkles yesterday, but now just cold and frosty.
The sun comes out in the day, I should be out there.

Big question?

Will I get back to swimming and spending time in the hot tub?
This is my goal.

Good Night
Sleep Tight
(yes this is me back in the day)


Sandra said...

your back in the day photo gave me my first big smile of the day. Many happy photos to you for the new year and my NY wish is for you to have your dancing foot whole and happy

Anonymous said...

dear Janie!!

happy new year!!
many hugs from me to you!!!


Jill said...

Oh Janie! What an adorable picture of you! Just priceless.

Happy New Year, dear Janie!

TexWisGirl said...

i SO love those acorn woodies! SO gorgeous! lucky you!

and that last photo just cracked me up! good luck in getting back to active, dearie! :)

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Some of us just have a slower clock than others, Janie. That's quite all right.

I wish I had a convenient way to swim every day -- I used to love to swim.

Happy New Year to you and yours. I hope we can be better connected in the coming year. I love your thoughtful comments and support. :)

Janie said...

YES, I am dancing again.
My foot is still swelling up, but will for a year or so?
Some pain, but it is healing, and I can wear shoes.

AND I wish I had that chair I slept in many years ago!
Check out that carpet, I remember it so well. The simple life back in 1956.

Catherine said...

Dear Janie, I want to wish you and your loved ones the very best for the New Year. I wish you many blessings and lots of good memories.
I am thankful for meeting such nice people like yourself in this blogging world. It makes life so much easier knowing you all are out their. Blessings, Catherine xoxo

lisa said...

Happy New Year Dear Janie!!
I hope it is a beautiful one for you!
Love both of these images!1 :-)

❧Lisa RedWillow said...

Happy New Year. This last photo is priceless and I love your little shoes.

Sharon said...

Janie I just love your picture from 'back in the day', bless the photographer!

Nice shot of the woodpecker!

I hope you had a good first day of the year and will have many more to follow.

Oh, on my last post, that is of my youngest son, true, I have 4 grandchildren older than he is, but I have the stretch marks to prove it. He was my 'change your life baby'. LOL!

Dianne ... Walking In His Grace said...

Happy New Year Janie. I wish you and your family all the very best. Love the photo of the woodpecker, and the one of you sleeping in the chair is priceless, and made me smile.
Happy shooting and I look forward to many more of your great photos in 2012.
Thank you for stopping by and leaving your encouraging comments.
Dianne :)

missing moments said...

Love that picture of you! Wishing you the best of 2012 as well as lots of photos!

Randy said...

Wonderful post and that b&w photo is just sweet!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Happy New year! Isn't it wonderful to have childhood photos...such precious memories! ♥

SweetMarie said...

Very sweet pic of you!
Happy New Year!
Swimming and hot tub sounds like a plan. :)

PKB said...

I love to look at the birds in my backyard too. We had flocks of them stopping by to peck at some berries and then they flew south. I love the picture of you as a child-so cute! You asked what I had for lunch at the Swiss Hotel and it was a pulled pork sandwich with a green salad. We like to eat on the patio in the summer and inside during the winter. The food is good and the prices are reasonable. I just posted an image titled "Baby Boomers' Lament" and I think you will like it. Hope you are enjoying 2012!

PKB said...

Too cute for words, Janie!

Ms. Becky said...

I love your new profile photo! and the new photo of my second-favorite orange fur ball too! great addition to the sidebar. :)
your childhood photo is precious. I remember those carpets, the venetian blinds, and those side tables, and I think my younger brother had one of those chairs. you are adorable - then and now. wishing you all the best in 2012 Janie. take care now.

T. Becque said...

Love that picture of you as a child! Was that you trying to ring in the new year?!

Giga said...

Wspaniałe zdjęcia wnuków. Tobie życzę powrotu do pływania i innych wspaniałości w życiu. Pozdrawiam.

Great pictures of grandchildren. You wish to return to swimming and other goodies in life. Yours.

♥ Lisa RedWillow said...

I really like the new photo of you . So beautiful

Here I Am Carrie Carrie said...

Happy New Year Janie, Love your photo. I so know about hibernating. I have just a little to comfy here with all the snow and surely need a change to shake me out of this slumber. We have only been getting small dumps of snow once or twice a week so haven't had to snow push to often. Yes I still do all the snow clearing around our house by hand. Hubby does our driveway with many different methods. Its' always a gamble when I leave weather when coming home I will make it back up the hill. My shoulders have been quit sore lately as even the snow pusher has taken it toll. However my back is just fine. Trying to get myself organized for heading south end of the month. The back bedroom is piling high again when stuff to take. I have so many details to take care it's getting harder and harder to remember them. Just trying not to fret so much anymore about everything. What will be, will be. Hugs Carrie