Thursday, December 31, 2009

random thoughts on new year's eve

i woke up this morning with random thoughts swirling in my head and you know what that means i feel compelled to share them with all of you....

~  whose eyes are these anyway and when did they start needing reading glasses?

~  the child is now so horse-crazy she is referring to her room as her stall and answering questions with a snort and a paw of her leg.

~  there seems to have arisen some kind of insane misunderstanding that in order to join the blog camp 365 flickr group, one must submit one's underwear to inspection. i would like to say that although i have no idea how this notion came about, i can assure you all, with 100% certainty, that i want nothing whatsoever to do with your underwear. it's really all about taking pictures. if you choose to take pictures of your underwear, that's your business, of course, but please keep them tasteful, this is a nice group.

~  i have a vague sense of panic knowing that the grocery stores are going to close in 15 minutes, even tho' i am quite sure that i don't need a thing.

~  how can my husband have a child that's turning 18 today? and does it make me old too, tho' i had nothing to do with it?

~ sabin and i met the lovely and talented brigitte bouquet (of wobbly plate fame) in copenhagen the other day and had such a great time talking to her and her husband. she gave me a pretty little red wobbly tapas plate and sabin spent yesterday afternoon arranging small tapas plates on it. she even made a menu and we had to order whether we wanted small, medium or large. and no matter the size the plates came with carefully arranged carrot, blueberries, cheese, tomato, cucumber, cottage cheese and chorizo. it was a great present, thank you BB!!

~  i wonder if i should do my monthly blog print after i post this, or will i feel compelled to write something else later today?

~ why am i in rereading mode at the moment? i just keep reading stuff i've already read (most recently mistress of spices). does this happen to you?

~  how come other people can make their "blogged" thing a link on flickr and i can't? (hmm, maybe i should install that plug-in, eh spud?)

~ this photography takes my breath away.

and with that, i believe it's my last posting of 2010 (tho' you never know). i wish you all a very good new year's eve full of laughter and good conversation and just a wee bit of champagne. looking forward to seeing you all in 2010. and do join in with our 365 project on flickr. there's something really comforting to me to imagine a whole group of us, all over the world, taking pictures every day and sharing them with one another.


Maria-Thérèse ~ said...

"~ the child is now so horse-crazy she is referring to her room as her stall and answering questions with a snort and a paw of her leg."

That is so wonderful!!!!!!!

Gott nytt år!

Anonymous said...

i'm re-reading. i just dont have any new books on me. so i keep going back to old loves.

Sammi said...

I need glasses for driving and I am only 21, I will be blind by the time I am thirty twelve!

Oh bless Sabin.... my friends daughter is much the same.

I am totally going to have to do an underwear picture somewhere in 365 now that has been brought up. Hee hee.

18... I remember that! It feels like an age ago, and it was only 3 years ago.

What blogged thing is this? I don't think I've quite got the hang of this flickr malarky yet.

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Hope you have a fantastic New Years Eve :o) and next year brings you lots of nice things :o)

sas said...

I loved the Mistress of Spices!

(though the movie was heartbreakingly crap)

Eva said...

Yes, there's something comforting about knowing the stores are open, even if you don't need to go. I'm the same way.

I'll have to pick up Mistress of Spices. It sounds really good!

Happy New Year!

et lille oejeblik - a little moment said...

re-reading is good. i do that a lot. good thing is i don't feel bad about skipping a page or two. or a whole chapter. do you read in danish?

do you mean that you cannot use html code to link? the href link code is not working for you?

happy new year to you and yours. i always enjoy to visit. even when you're pissed(like after watching that avitar movie the other day :)

Char said...

i joined your group because there were few rules...i like that you know.

i feel the need to be rambly today too. it's bubbling forth and will tumble over in a fewish minutes.

happy new year julie - i hope that 2010 will be even better than the past years and will be topped by the years to come.

Eliane Zimmermann said...

funny enough one of the few book i started to reread was the mistress of spices (and 'one' by richard bach), really great! my husband's elder son turned 26 recently (but still fighting with his dad like never left puberty), we feel stone-old! have a happy 2010, the year of the tiger, dynamic and lucky... eliane

Meredith said...

I can't imagine you as old. Not with your capacity for witnessing and sharing beauty.

And I love that your child has gotten so creative with her passion that she's identifying thoroughly with it... and playfully so, it sounds like. Very cute.

Happy New Year, Julochka!

Meg said...

"the child is now so horse-crazy she is referring to her room as her stall and answering questions with a snort and a paw of her leg."

I seem to remember doing that when I was little as well! haha :) Have a happy new year!

Barb said...

I feel your pain on the eye thing. I have been taking my glasses off to read. The doc said next thing I'll need is bifocals. I noticed that everything started to fall apart when I turned 40. said...

Happy, Happy New Year, Julochka! (Looking forward to seeing the results of Blog Camp 365, even though I'm not a photographer with offerings to submit.)

Liz Fulcher, The Fragrant Muse said...

Well dammit. My underwear are already enroute. Fine. Just throw out the box when the postman arrives. We shant speak of this again.

PS. I liked Avatar. My favorite part was turning around to see everyone in the theatre wearing their 3D glasses like super hip zombies.

Bee said...

I just reread The Jane Austen Book Club yesterday (in one sitting, basically), even though I haven't figured out how to use my new camera or computer yet and have literally hundreds of books that I haven't already read! A bit of laziness, perhaps? Also, my eyes are rapidly deteriorating too. Reading glasses are in my near-sighted future. Is this something to do with the slide toward 43?

You know what makes me feel old? How many friends I have that are 50 plus now.