Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Happy Holidays to all

My wish for all of you is a happy, healthy new year. 2010. wow! That seemed so far away when I was younger. I loved the movie 2001 a space oddesy, and the sequel - 2010. I had a hard time imagining what the world would be like. Do you remember that song "In the year 2525, if man is still alive..." I couldn't imagine getting to that year then. Now it's just a little bump of time away. Boy, do I feel old.

On Tuesday, Dec. 22 we picked up my mother from the airport. The snow was still on the ground but the roads were clear so we could do what we wanted and still enjoy the snow. We cooked and shopped and eldest son baked. When Christmas Eve and company arrived, we were ready. We enjoyed a great evening of visiting and gift giving. The next day involved cooking again but the outside environment was not cheerful. It rained. And rained. And rained some more. Blech! DH outdid himself preparing the standing rib roast for our traditional Christmas dinner.

We spent an afternoon at the Baltimore Aquarium. We watched the rays and sharks and a sea turtle get fed. I love turtles! We saw the regional displays and the Jellyfish display is awesome! I didn't think I would be excited to see jellyfish - to me they have just been sometimes painful annoyances in the water. I found out that they are food for sea turtles but eat fish eggs. Who knew!

We ate out a few times and went for a neighborhood walk one day and just spent time talking and catching up on all kinds of family things. On Tuesday the 29th, we took Mom back to the airport for her return trip. I miss her.

Happy New Year to all (2) of you. LOL


Marguerite said...

Great pictures. Thanks for sharing.

Happy New Year to you and your family.

Cheryl S. said...

I love watching the jellyfish (in aquariums, not in the ocean!)

Happy New Year!