Flashback Friday & Random & Babies
I'm a member of a Flickr group called "When We Were Young." I've posted a few photos, mostly from the mid-60s when I was under 10, but I guess the mid-90s and age 35 can be interpreted as "young" when you're 50. Heh. Look, ma! Shoulder pads! Humongous plastic-frame spectacles! Bangs! One chin! I'm thin (even though I'm certain I thought I was not!)!
That's Maddy, 2, wearing a white sweatshirt and serving me mud pie. I love her sweet, sweet face. That sweatshirt was a hand-me-down that was also worn by Ali -- and I think maybe even Katie -- and for some reason I'm thinking it was something I redeemed with "diaper points." Whatever poly-acrylic fabric it was made from, it was indestructable and ALWAYS came clean, white as snow!
The snow is melting! We had horrid-for-March windchill (below zero) yesterday, but it's warming up right through the weekend. I'm officially calling it SPRING because the street department was ON MY STREET this week PATCHING BIG-ASS POTHOLES! We've been kind of zig-zagging the first block the past couple of weeks and have been running out of zig-zag room. WooHOO!
Busy week next week. It will officially be officially spring on Friday -- which is also my 5th Blogiversary! Tuesday is St. Patrick's Day and also Michael's birthday and also the day I smoked my last cigarette four years ago, which makes Wednesday the 4th anniversary of the Quit! Joining me in that celebration are my sister Karen and founder of the Cold Turkey Club, my wonderful friend Ann!
There's a new baby in blogland!! There's no official post up as of this writing, but Baby Boy Bookish has arrived!!! Congratulations to Wendy & Rob & Sophia!! I have always had a huge soft spot for babies and have found myself recently being a little reflective and completely awed by the "babies" in blogland. There have been a lot of 'em born in five years -- sometimes two and three at a time!! I can't believe how fast they grow up on the blog!