Monday, December 31, 2012

Say Goodbye to 2012

December 31, 2012

Well, the year is just about over.  Only a few more hours till we start a brand new year.  Do you have plans to go out and make merry, or will you be staying in and enjoying a nice quiet evening with snacks, good company and maybe a good movie? 

Pogo and I are staying at home, curled up on the sofa with a fleecy blanket and a snack,  We'll probably watch the Law & Order marathon on TV, and if we're awake at midnight, we'll get to watch the ball drop in Times Square.  (on TV, of course)

I was never one for going out and partying on New Year's Eve.  There are always too many drunks out on the roads, and I like to wake up on New Years Day healthy and in one piece.  So a quiet evening in works really good for me.  Most years I work on New Year's Eve, but this year I can stay at home with Pogo.

This morning, just as day was breaking, I  went outside (at work) and took a photo of the snow to share with you.  It was such a pretty, serene picturesque landscape, don't you think? 

Did I mention that it was a wee bit on the chilly side this morning?  Actually it was more like "froze my fingers off trying to take the photo".  We don't often get polar bears around these parts, so finding this many of them was quite a surprise. 

Okay, you got me!  Actually, when I took this photo of the snow outside, it was a close up and looked like huge snow hills - rather mountainous.  So of course I needed to find me a few polar bears (thanks to Google)  to make the picture complete.  Well anyway, I had a lot of fun doing this. 

I read a bit more in one of my photography books, so today I have some new things to try on my cameras.  One of my resolutions for the new year is to get better at photography, and get more familiar with all the buttons and settings on my cameras.  There is so much to learn, and I'm looking forward to it.

I should probably make a resolution to lose weight, but it never works so this year I will be more realistic.  My resolution will be to maybe exercise more.  That right there will be good for me, and might even shed a few pounds.

Okay, enough chit chat.  I have a new texture freebie for you.  I made it from one of my snowfall photos.    I hope you can use it.  Here's my preview and the download link.

Pogo and I had scrambled eggs with green peppers and bacon for breakfast.  Mmmm, what a nice way to start the day!  I'll have to give some thought to something special for supper tonight.   Hmmm, maybe Chinese take out? 

I hope all of you has an enjoyable New Year's Eve, and a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year.  Till tomorrow, Y'all have a fabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.


seamhead gypsy said...

Happy New Year Edna! I don't comment as often as some or even as often as I'd like too but I do keep reading. Here's hoping you and Pogo as well as the rest of your family have a healthy 2013.

smiekeltje said...

Hoping it will be a healthy one, with some fun in it, some NICE surprises, and lots of love and friendship!

Mat's Merry Memoirs said...

This one is terrific too and I adore the polar bears in your snow banks!! I watched Enchanted again...such a cute movie, texted with friends and family and answered phone calls all evening!
Wishing you and Pogo a great 2013! Hugs, Mat

The Queen Jester said...

The polar bears in the snow bank was delightful. You have a great 2013!