Thursday, February 16, 2012

41 Years and Counting…

There are times when a birthday can creep up on a person so quickly that it seems like it’s come and gone before you know it.  This one for me was kind of like that.  The good news was that not only was my birthday very nice but Valentine’s Day was very nice too!  Lovely and I like to go out before or after the day so it’s more of a thing between us and that’s worked out very well, this was no exception.  Lincoln and I share the same birthday so I guess I won’t be forgetting it soon.  For all that helped make it a great day with well wishes, prayers and otherwise:  thank you so very much!

The kids have been burning their way through their school books and Sal has been doing his best to help this process.  You might say he’s a salamander and a tutor!  I went out again today to get a few photos and couldn’t help but look with some longing at the pots just waiting for some flowers to be planted in them when spring finally makes itself known again.  The sky is at least partially sunny today but I don’t think it will last.  The wind is quite bitter today and I think this helps the whole weathering process that creates scenes like this one.  The flowers from last season still stand though in a considerably withered form.  Everything is waiting for spring but the wait won’t last forever.  We went to examine the pond this morning and I see that it’s still frozen so it’s doubtful if other salamanders will be out just yet though it’s nearing their breeding season.  It won’t be long and this landscape will be entirely different with green being the predominant color rather than brown.  This is the area where I usually find food for Sal when the warmer weather arrives again…no chance of that just yet.  Lovely has posted a bunch of wonderful pictures on Face Book for those that are interested.  This one I truly enjoy…me and the kids.  Good bye for now from us to you…even Sal says have a good one…don’t believe me?  Just look at this smile.

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  1. Love the photos again. :)

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    1. Thanks Snow, I really do try to have some photos to liven things up a little. Speaking of which don't forget your camera when you go to Australia!

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  2. Happy Belated Birthday Joe. I have written it down so I hope I remember it next year.

    The pic of you and the kids is wonderful!!

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    1. I admit freely Beth that I shamelessly use the reminders on Face Book to help me remember dates since I'm terrible with them. I'm with you on that pic with the kids...Love took that picture and she remains my favorite photographer!

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  3. counting and many more counts to check off

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  4. I love this one too. What gorgous children you have. You two ain't too bad yourselves! :-)))

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  5. For my 30th birthday I took a cue from my favorite uncle and celebrated for an entire month. I was still single and a hard core party animal back then and the hangover was monumental. I no longer imbibe but I'm still holding with my vow to never do that again. When folks ask how old I am I just say 29 and holding. In April I will have been holding for 29 years:-)

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    1. Chip I don't think I could survive a celebration like that! Wow! I think I'm pretty impressed that you're still with us after that! Holding steady...I like that!

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  6. Oh, I forgot to add that that picture looks nothing like the one of you on wanted poster hanging in the post office.

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    1. LOL! Are you sure you were sober when you saw that?

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  7. haha wonderful foto smile guys click click
    Hppy birthday Joe i must confess forgive me i forgot.
    im not that much on FB working like turbo thse last weeks.
    Its crazy at office. Things are not going as we wish.
    so stay at office for 11 hrs a day.
    oohh i wish it was spring and ur flowers will grow give sal a hug from aunty MJ lol

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    1. 11 hour days in the office sounds like hell on earth I have to admit...ugh! I hope things brighten up...spring is on the way after all!

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  8. Great pictures as usual. You and Sherry share a birthday too. Belated Happy Birthday.

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    1. Yep, I knew Sherry and I shared the same b-day but I wished her well over on FB since that's where we interact more often. Thanks for the wishes...it was a very good day!

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  9. Hi Joe, Sal is a cute little guy but not as cute as your beautiful children. You're kinda cute yourself :) Have a great day now ya hear! Hugs

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    1. Thanks Sherry, I don't mind winning a beauty contest with a salamander! I'm not sure if he'd agree but who's going to tell him? Have a great weekend my friend!

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  10. Hi Joe,

    Great picture of you and the kids. Pleased you enjoyed your birthday - We all seem to be looking forward to spring, not too long now.
    God Bless

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    1. Thank you my friend, you're quite right: spring is inevitable!

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    1. Thanks my friend. I like to get out and take pictures but I admit that I need something new...brown seems to be the order of the day and I'm really ready for some green!

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