Wednesday, February 4, 2009


I had a lovely birthday and I appreciate all the nice birthday comments. Thank you all.

Several people have mentioned my profile picture. Of course, it is a photo of my mother holding me. My oldest son resurrected it a couple of years ago and had it made into an 8 X 10 and framed for me as a Mother's Day gift. As you can see, I also made a tag out of it. I do love this picture and often wish I had gotten one taken of me and my daughter when she was a baby. I don't know why I didn't think to do that. Oh well! She's 36 now so I guess it's too late for that kind of shot. LOL.

The weather has turned cold again. We had several days in the upper 50's and even the low 60's but today it won't get out of the 20's and tonight is predicted to be 13 degrees. This has been a crazy year with the yo-yo temperatures, not to mention the ice storms and snow in lot's of places. I still wish we'd see one good snow before Spring. I know, I'm nuts.

When I was a young kid I saw lot's of snow living in Germany, Switzerland and in the states in Connecticut and Washington DC (military brat). But my dad retired to Florida when I was a young teen and as an adult I lived in California and here in TN. So my kids and grand kids have been snow deprived and it's been many years for me as well. Now I'm really a warm weather person and am perfectly happy when it is between 80 and 90 degrees, but if it has to get cold, the least it could do is snow a little for us. LOL.

Until next time...have a good rest of the week.

Hugs, Joyce


  1. so glad you had a nice bd, i was thinking of you & sending good vibes your way. {{}}
    i, too, wish i had pics of me & my kids as babies. of the pics i did have, most were lost long ago (another story).
    weird winter? YES! seems it's 65 here one day with sun shining, then 4 the next with snow & ice everywhere! i hate it!!!
    have a good hump[ day, & rest of the week.

  2. I noticed the picture but I don't think I told you how lovely I think it is.

  3. I missed your birthday.... glad you enjoyed it!!!
    Happy Belated Birthday!!!

  4. We have crazy weather here in Texas as well but it has always been that way here. Just have to take it one day at a time. Maybe you'll get that snow after all :)........

  5. Glad you had a great b-day!

    The picture of your Mom holding you is lovely. I can see why you treasure it.

    Hugs, Beth

  6. Happy belated birthday! Although I do lots of fun stuff in the winter, and outdoors, I really favor the warm weather. Loved the profile picture...

  7. That really is a nice picture. I had one taken with my daughter in a similar style.
    This weather is crazy. We were in the teens today and by Friday we should see the high 30s..Keeping my fingers crossed for 40

  8. that's a beautiful tag you made of your/your mom's picture! I don't have a picture of my kids like that either, but you are right, wish I had thought about that; something to pass on as wisdom to young/new moms

    (I'm taking a break from journaling for a month or so; I'll stop by as I can :)


  9. I'm so glad you had a good birthday, Joyce. I've always loved that picture of you and your mother. I need to see if I have one of my mother and me to scan but I need a new scanner :( LOL at this winter. Crazy hunh? It's in the single digits here now but will be 50 this weekend. HUGS

  10. It's been so cold here too. IT was 11 degrees this morning. It's supposed to be warmer this weekend.

  11. Glad you had a good Birthday! Great pi. Wonderful tag. Its 16 degrees here right now. Suppose to back in the 50's Saturday.

  12. Happy Belated Birthday!

    Hugs, Rose