Ugly, Ugly Weather!

Today is so ugly….how ugly, you ask?

So ugly, it would have been better to stay in bed. All day! It is cold! drizzly, miserable. 

So, I can show you some dumb flower pictures I took yesterday….

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I could show you my terrifically warm Buffalo Sabres sweatshirt I have been wearing all day…..even in the house!

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Or, how about my really totally messed-up Christmas Cactus that is still blooming and setting even more buds with each passing day!

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I went into the closet to hang some clothes up, when my eyes lit upon Ben’s famous (well, it was a hit here with Mark, hahaha!) baby scrapbook!

Scrapping became quite the vogue thing to do when Michelle and Ben were babies. It is hard to believe I ever had the time to scrap, but I remember taking a whole roll of pictures and then rushing to Wegman’s to have them developed! I was so excited, I could hardly wait the hour for them to be developed!

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It’s funny looking at the little smiley faces of babies looking into the camera. So hard to imagine that time has passed by so quickly!

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I really liked this photo. I embroidered the teddy bears on that little blanket. Where did I ever find the time?  The blanket was called “Angel Teddies”, so I called this photo Angel Baby!

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I just KNOW I took this photo of the kids just yesterday……so it seems, anyway.

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Okay, Dear Reader, I won’t bore you with any more of those old photos. At the time, I had a Minolta X-700 SLR camera, but as the kids moved so rapidly, Mark bought me a smallish Nikon oint-and-shoot.  I used that camera until 1999. In May of that year, Mark purchased a new computer, and while he was at it, he introduced me to the world of digital photography. I do believe the wonderful Kodak camera he purchased was a 1.2 megapixel unit. It took horrible pictures, and after about 12 photos, the batteries needed to be recharged! But, the magic of seeing my photos instantly was beyond what I could even imagine!

It is amazing how rapidly technology has progressed, isn’t it?  And, amazing how photos from the past can make a really ugly day seem not *quite* so ugly!