Friday, December 21, 2012

Looks Familiar.

Last year on Dec 10th, 2011
I posted this picture on my blog.

Almost one year to the day
Dec 22,2012
I took this picture of the same bridge.

Here's what concerns me.
In the time between the first photo and the 2nd photo
I have traveled 23,996 by air.
I have traveled more than a 1000 miles by water.
I saw my 3rd daughter graduate college.
I lost 2 trees in my back yard.
We had a Presidential election. 
My wife has become a "Ancestry" junkie.
I got a new camera and I have been sucked into a new cause to fight.

So how in the world after all of that travel
and all the big events
can I, one year later, end up in the same damn spot? 
Do you know that those Ghirardelli chocolate squares
actually have directions on the back of each square
on how to open the package???
I was talking to my daughter today
as she was driving in her car.
Here's a sentence a Dad hates to hear.
"Dad, by the way, how many miles can I drive
AFTER my low gas light comes on?"
Here's a sentence a husband LOVES to hear.
", those 2 trees that came down in the back yard last night during the storm, well,
I couldn't get a hold of you so I just told the tree surgeon to go ahead and cut them up
into manageable lengths."
With the Holidays and all
I'll try to keep it light at least for a while.
Happy weekend people.


Formerly known as Frau said...

Too funny....great shot though! I have a feeling I will hear that same gas light conversation with my girl some day soon! Have a very Merry Christmas! I hope you are home to celebrate with all your girls!

beth said...

wow....maybe we all should look back on 2012 and see what we did/got accomplished and write it's funny how we easily forget all that has happened in a year.

and seriously, directions on how to open chocolate....omg, that just cracked me up !

Nancy Claeys said...

Visiting from Autumn Sky Ranch (Denise). Like your style. :)

Joey said...

Circle of life in living color! Have a Merry Christmas Mark! Been a good year with you!

Donna said...

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller
No doubt, the miles you've travelled have shaped your way of seeing things. Even if you're back in the same space, the bridge isn't exactly the same - and neither are YOU!

Marilyn said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

I guess ending up in the same place is not such a bad thing. I am fairly certain I was sitting in this same place last Christmas morning, drinking my coffee from this same cup. Hey, don't laugh about those directions. I think I've read those when I had a tough time opening one of those little chocolates:-)

Jerral Miles said...

A Happy Review... Life is good.