We couldn't get both of the boys together in the same place at the same time.
So we took some pictures at Christmas to use as "Happy New Year" card pictures.
It's such a struggle to get everything right.
There's always cow poop in the background, foreground, all over the ground. Thankfully, this picture was taken just before a rousing game of Cow Poop Frisbee ensued, rendering everyone involved exhausted and virtually covered with the stuff.
And then one must always deal with Weegie who seems to enjoy arrogantly turning away from the camera just as the picture is snapped.
This year there was a huge fire burning behind us (a lot of trees and brush that had been bulldozed down), and the wind changed directions irratically making us choke and wheeze, and making the picture look almost other-worldly.
In addition, I was very puffy that day, making me look something akin to Alvin or one of his chipmunk cousins (or were they brothers? One was Simon, but who was the other one?), and I haven't yet figured out how to give myself chiseled cheekbones, or shave inches off my hips.
But, believe you me - that's my next project.
And I don't just mean in a photograph.
No, the time has come.
The hip-whittling time.
Lest I immediately become despondent.
Instead, let's dwell on the fact that it's an Even-Numbered Year.
They're the best. Yes siree.
And to top it off, I'll be an even-numbered age in an even-numbered year for about three months which is just a hoot in itself!
And now that I think about it, I guess mathematically I won't ever be an even-number age for a whole even-number year since I was born in an odd-number year...
And, I might add, a little freaky to think about.
Anyhow,I hope 2010 will be a banner year for all of you.
No matter if your goal is getting organized, being kinder and gentler, stopping a bad habit or hip-whittling (which I must confess, happens to be the unfortunate result of a bad habit).
But like I said , please stop bringing it up!
Let's get it done together!