Monday, December 31, 2012

Our World Tuesday: Slip, Sliding Away

You know those color-coordinated, fitted and freshly scrubbed people on the Land's End winter catalog? We're not them. When winter comes, we put on whatever's handy--including boots left by visitors who didn't care enough about leaving to take their shoes with them--even if the owner is a girl and we're a boy or vice versa. We do what we have to to get out there. We have no fashion sense.
From December 29, 2012
Only Clyde could say he owned everything he was wearing, but he preferred not to talk about it.
From December 29, 2012
Our weekend across the street and in the snow came after the snow blocked the parking lots that led to the places we had planned to visit.  Mother Nature insisted on our attention and got it.  The kids found this hill that led to a parking lot except that they wiped out before it mattered.  Before the day was over, they were helping some little kids have some fun in the snow.  There's a science to a good ride that only big kids can teach to little kids.  
From December 29, 2012
At the end of this road was hot chocolate, Stratego, TV, and snowflakes.  Some weekends go like that--and they're the best weekends we know.
From December 29, 2012
Our World Tuesday

22 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

you deserved joy - and mother nature brought it to you. :)

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I do so agree!! Brought back memories of when my kids were growing up in Montana!! Lots of fun! Great photos for the day! Hope all of you have a wonderful and very Happy New Year, Sandy!!

Sylvia

Green Speck said...

Wonderful pics ... happy new year :-)

A Lady's Life said...

Oh heck ya!
Happy New Year to you and glad you are already enjoying it.
Fashion?
It all comes back in style. lol

Rajesh said...

Fun all around.
Wish you Happy and Prosperous New Year!

Cloudia said...

You remind me of childhood days as I lookout on swaying palms. Aloha

ladyfi said...

You're my kind of people - we just want to stay warm, not fashionable.

Love these joyful winter pics!

imac said...

All seems to be having fun my friend.

Be well - be Happy - Here's wishing you a Great 2013 - my Friend.

SueAnn Lommler said...

Happy New Year hun!!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Such fun.

Lin Floyd said...

sounds fun but cold-like the hot chocolate afterwards...

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

It's kind of hard to tell if your dog is into it or not.

However, those are the best weekends we know.

Reminds me of visiting cousin's ranches in Idaho in the winter. The mudroom had a huge collection of communal boots, galoshes, overcoats, jackets, sweatshirts, scarves, gloves, mittens.

None of it was color coordinated either and we also didn't care.

Black Jack's Carol said...

There is much wisdom in this post. I especially enjoyed the truth of your idea that some things have to be taught by children, and the lack of fashion sense is refreshing :) Happy New Year!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You all look great to me! Our daughter keeps a box of boots and one of sweaters and jackets and gloves -- that's they way they do it too.

Birdie said...

As long as you are warm! I am never colour coordinated. I am an embarrassment to my kids most days!

stevblogs said...

the pix & snow brought a smile to my face :)

have a most blessed year ahead!

JAPAN SAMURAI said...

I wish you a ☆ :: * Happy-New-Year * :: ☆ From Japan.!! God bless you during 2013!
Ryoma Sakamoto.

Regina said...

Happy Happy New Year!
Cheers.

xo

Regina

Lew said...

What a delightful way to be snow bound!

eileeninmd said...

Sounds like a fun time playing in the snow and sledding! Sandy, I wish you and your family a very Happy New Year!

Michael Manning said...

This post is real and not color coordinated! Incredible and refreshing to read and ponder, Sandy!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Sandy: Perfect photos for our Let It Snow contest.