Wednesday, December 29, 2010

It's Been a Wild Ride...

Our lazy Christmas day turned into a snowy Christmas night. A white Christmas is unheard of in these parts. But we got almost a foot of snow. Definitely one for the record books. You know that saying? Boys and their toys? Well, BSD has been working on becoming the poster boy.

Oh what fun it is to ride in a one horse open sleigh? 

I thought this was a cute idea. Until I got on the back of the snowmobile golf cart to take these pictures. HOLY CRAP! BSD was flying through the streets. I was bouncing all around. It's amazing any of the pictures even came out. I was terrified that the ballerinas were going to totally eat it. But they thought it was the best time ever. 

I loved having an excuse to hang out all day in my pj's. For four days. But today I had to get the heck out of the house! I didn't really care where I wound up. I just wanted to go some. where.

Somewhere turned out to be Border's and Trader Joe's. It was nice to be out in the land of the living again. Even if it was just to get a 2011 calendar and a stalk of Brussels sprouts. The sprouts make me smile. They're funky looking. Kind of like a giant caterpillar.

The calendar gives me the hives. It's no secret that I'm not an organized person. Calendars are for organized people. I stick one up on the wall. Write down everyone's name. And hope for the best. Luckily, BSD and my good friends are the organized type. They just tell me where I need to be if it's important.

So now I stare up at that calendar. With it's shiny New Year beaming back at me. And I wonder. What is 2011 going to have in store for us? Some more major losses are imminent. And I am paralyzed by this. I want to look ahead with excitement. To make some earth-shattering resolutions. But I just don't think this is the year. I have a few more hours to figure it out. In the meantime, I'm going to go back to see how I did on last year's resolutions. I'll let you know what I come up with.

How about you? Are you making any New Year's resolutions? Care to share?


Nicolle said...

I love your snow pictures! How fun.

We don't have Trader Joe's here....everytime I hear about it I get a little jealous! :) I told my husband we are planning our next vacation to a spot that has Trader Joe's!

I'm not making any resolutions, just some changes. Healthy changes. More water, daily vitamins, more walking.

I go through the same thing when thinking of the new year, anxiety over what bad/sad things are to come. Hope and happiness over all the good things. It's a hard balance to achieve. I do wish you a great new year! hugs!

Stacey said...

Great pictures of your fun in the snow!

Anonymous said...

Great pictures! As for 2011, just take one day at a time. Don't think too far ahead.

Nicolle said...

hi again.

Kim, that comment you left me may be one of the sweetest ones I have ever received. THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart! :)

Jenna said...

Gee I haven't stopped by in a while...I have some catching up to do. I love the pictures! It looks like lots of fun.

To answer your question on my blog. I own a pair of snowshoes that I got this winter. I haven't been yet, though. But it is on my to do list.

Dani said...

That looks like mad amounts of fun! Isn't snow great around Christmas?

I'm thinking of you, lady. Hang in there.

Miss Sew & So said...

brilliant photos!!

grrr the new years resolutions!!!!

i'm trying to keep mine short & sweet so my failure at following them through doesn't seem so bad!!

happy new year to you sweet...

melissa xxx

Kyria said...

I miss trader Joes!!

Your sled pics are really great!!

Happy New Year!!

Kristi said...

Hi Kim!

Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog! I just love yours, that header picture is awesome!

Yes, I did shoot those pictures with the new lens. It's a 35 mm 1.8. I'm in love!

Cathy M~(checkitoff) said...

I saw on the news that you were getting that crazy amount of snow!! glad you were able to enjoy it!! awesome photos, you rock!! hugs, cathy

Kerri said...

Love those take such great pictures!
I've been hanging out a lot in my pajamas too this week...I'm ready to get back to normal tomorrow...and sad at the same time.

Cathy M~(checkitoff) said...

i sent you an email on your yahoo account! btw, i love skype too!! we skyped with our relatives & cannot believe how the kids have grown!! ttys! cathy

Jess said...

what a winter wonderland!!!! we got about 18 inches with the last storm....can't wait for more!!!! no resolutions here....always trying to be healthy!!!