Then and Now: 1958 and 2010

This week’s Spin Cycle topic is Then and Now. Last week it was Collages.

I missed last week’s Spin Cycle. In fact I have missed a bunch of week’s ya’ll. I’ve been in a funk like that. This whole blogging thing is inconsistent for me. I’ve noticed a whole lot of blogs (that I used to follow on an admittedly inconsistent basis) have completely turned off the lights. Gone away.

But I digress. This week, I am participating, hopefully not too late. And I’m going to present a couple of collages here too, for good measure! You can click on the collages to make them bigger.

 

This is a Collage of a bunch of very old pictures. In fact, over fifty years old. This is me, back when I was little and cute:

My granddaughter, Freya, is about the same age now, that I was over fifty years ago. This Collage is of her:

Am I the only one here who thinks she looks like me?

It Should Be Simple. It’s Only Six Words.

There’s a new forum I’m posting in called Six Words Saturday. You post something about yourself or your life, or whatever is on your mind using only six words. Not only is this an interesting little concept, but it works out well for me, because I only have time to type about six words.

*Edited to cross out vampire words.


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Sometimes, life is all about change.

More grandbaby pictures. Why? You might ask. Well, they are moving 300 miles away today. I really wanted to be close to my grandchildren. I’ve never been this far away from any of my own children. I’m going to miss them more than they know. I know I’m spoiled, but I’m having a hard time coping with this change.

Warning: Extremely Short Six Word Post

There’s a new forum I’m posting in called Six Words Saturday. You post something about yourself or your life, or whatever is on your mind using only six words. Not only is this an interesting little concept, but it works out well for me, because I only have time to type about six words.

*Edited to cross out vampire words.

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They grow up too fast, y’all.

Precious Subject in Sepia

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Freya. I think she looks good in sepia, don’t you think so too?

I’ve just discovered that Mary the Teach has another photo blog, besides Ruby Tuesday. It is called Sepia Scenes. Every Wednesday, she posts a picture in sepia, and invites everyone else to do the same. She also has a tutorial on her blog on how to produce good photos in sepia. I you are into photography, like I am, go on over and check it out.

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A Thousand Words Thursday #11

Thanks to my friend, Jan, over at Jan’s Sushi Bar, I’ve decided to give this here posting every day thing a try, y’all. It’s called NaBloPoMo,and I can’t believe how long it just took me to write that. Stands for “National Blog Posting Month”. You post something every day for a month.

It’s ridiculously hard ….damn near impossible….a monumental task on the weekends..the biggest challenge of my life so far….can we just say only seven days left?…almost over and I have really, really run out of things to say…become the bane of my existence.

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Today I was priveldged to go to the OB/GYN specialist with my oldest son and daughter-in-law for an ultra sound of their baby, which is due Jan 2nd. They are having a BOY, y’all! Since I am the mother of three sons, of course little boys hold a special place in my heart. I feel so blessed that I’m going to have grandson.

My middle son and his partner presented me with an adorable granddaughter this past May, and what a thrill it was to finally hold a girl, after years of trying and longing for one.

I think I might be the luckiest woman alive, to have a precious granddaughter and now, a grandson on the way. As I watched the tiny unborn male baby on the screen, I could not suppress the tears of joy. And I thought about his little cousin, Freya, who will surely enjoy having him to tease some day, as only little girls can get way with.

In this picture of her with my mom, her great grandmother Joy Joy, you can see the beginnings of a little mischievous grin. One that is already worth a thousand words.

ATWTWhich just happens to be the rules of another photography meme called A Thousand Words Thursday. It is hosted by Jen, at Cheaper that Therapy. I think she’s on to something, myself. The idea behind this one is to post a picture that is worth a thousand words. Be sure and click on the link above, and add your photo to the list. Then have fun visiting all the other blogs and viewing what they think is worth a thousand words!

Tuesday Randomness

Thanks to my friend, Jan, over at Jan’s Sushi Bar, I’ve decided to give this here posting every day thing a try, y’all.

It’s called NaBloPoMo,and I can’t believe how long it just took me to write that. Stands for “National Blog Posting Month”. You post something every day for a month.

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Keely, over at Unmom, does this thing.

You post Random Thoughts on Tuesday. That’s it.

I’ve not done very many Random Tuesdays. OK, actually I’ve only done one. So this is random post number two. The reason is, I don’t ever think I can come up with anything random. I never post anything unless I think about it and plan it out for a while. Some of my posts are percolating in my mind for months before I ever get around to writing them.

Speaking of percolating, have I ever told y’all about my husband? He is the sweetest thing, y’all. He gets up every single morning and makes my coffee. Then he brings it in to me, in bed. Then the dog and the cat come in. My dog, a large rottweiler named Hannah sits at the side of the bed, waiting to be scratched, and the cat, Pixie, hops up onto the bed and curls up next to me, waiting to be stroked. At this point, both of my hands are busy petting the fur babies, and I have no way to pick up my coffee cup.

Sigh. I love my life.

Last night my son and his girlfriend came over with my grand baby, Freya. It was the first time she has been in my house, ever. We had a wonderful meal, which my son Ryan prepared while I sat and held my beloved grandchild. It just doesn’t get any better than this, y’all.

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Speaking of my granddaughter, Freya, I am amazed at how many people look perplexed when I tell them her name is Freya. They look at me funny. They say stupid things like, “Where in the world did they come up with THAT name?” and “How in the world do you spell that?”

I don’t get it. I mean Freya is an actual name. She was the Norse Goddess of love and fertility and Friday was named after her. (Yes, I googled it, get over it.) But really. It’s not like they named her some made up name like Neveah (Heaven spelled backwards) or Aquinetta (pronounced like Aqua Net hairspray). So Dear Lord what is the problem?

Now I really do know women named Neveah and Aquinetta, so if that’s your real name, too, I think it’s lovely. Really. I’m just tired of people making comments about the baby’s name. It’s rude y’all.

Another thing that gets on my last nerve is when someone looks at my grand baby’s picture and they say NOTHING. No, “Oh she’s cute” or, just in case they don’t think she’s cute, they could say, “She’s so tiny” or “I’m sure YOU love her to death!” My point is, say something. I love my granddaughter, and I’m proud of her, and if I’m showing you her picture, I must think something of you. The least you can do is comment.

My once-upon-a-time stepsister made a comment. It was: “Do you have any pictures of your dog, Hannah?”

I’m not kidding. I can’t make this stuff up. She really said that. Now I love Hannah. But that was just rude, I don’t care who you are. She might as well of hit me with a sock full of doo doo. (That’s the polite southern nickname for poop, y’all.) Anyway. That’s why she’s no longer my step anything, as far as I’m concerned.

Well this was pretty random, I suppose. Y’all have a great Tuesday. I’m going to go kiss my husband and have some more coffee.