Friday, January 3, 2014

Old Pictures and Odd Pustules (Random Friday)

1.  When we visited my grandmother before Christmas, she let me have some old black and white photos.  There were so many neat ones.  She didn't know the name of the little girl in this picture, but I found it fascinating.  I believe it must be from the 40s, like many of the other pictures that had dates on the back.  I suppose someone that was in the war may have sent her the outfit.


2.  We had a very nice Christmas.  Except for when Reid broke out in a mystery rash all over his body, which progressed to puffy welts and even some pustules.  He got several doses of Benadryl over the course of the day as we watched closely.  Luckily, mystery rash receded over the night.  Cort's allergist took a look for me at Cort's routine appointment, and said he had postviral hives. 

3.  The other day when we were driving to town that song "we will, we will rock you" was on the radio, and Cort said in a funny voice, "Mom, why does he have mud on his face?"  I had to laugh.  How do you explain that line to a four year old?  It must seem so strange to them.

4.  I like to take down all the Christmas decorations the day after Christmas, find places for all the new toys, and clean up the house.  This year, we were too busy that morning, and it irked me that it was all still up. 

5.  We've now entered the time of year when I start longing for Spring every single day.  The next two months are usually long for me.  I'm not the biggest fan of winter.

Linked with Random Friday at A Rural Journal.

50 comments:

Jeanne said...

It is funny to think of what kids much think sometimes on lines that they hear on a song. I actually remember some of the things that I wondered about. I have decided to leave my Christmas stuff up for a couple more weeks. It has been cold here, and Texas is so BROWN everywhere that you look, so the colors of the lights are something I am still enjoying, makes me feel as if there is some color somewhere. Love getting up early and lighting the pellet stove and enjoying all the lights. I usually take all my stuff down too before new years. Yes it does feel like a long an dark time now till spring, but i am also ready. Have a happy new year lisa!

Jill of All Trades said...

I write about it a lot... I HATE WINTER!

Maggid said...

That girl photo is nifty . . I thought you were going to tell us it's your grandmother . . . You surprised me - She just had the photo because it's wonderful . . I'm glad. Thanks for sharing it.

The rash sounds horrid. I'm glad you knew what to do. (whew)

Winter??? Arguh,

Buttons said...

Oh I am glad Pierce is OK and Cort. I still have my tree up and want to get it down but am too busy too. I love Winter but not this Arctic Winter we are having I would rather have more snow less cold.
Oh I love that photo she is so cute in that outfit with the little parasol. Happy New Year Lisa spring will be here before you know it. Hug B

Buttons said...

Oh Lisa I cannot believe I mixed up the boy's names and I am so Happy Reid is OK and Cort's doctor figured it out. I think I need to get out in the fresh air my head is fuzzy and it is too darn cold out. Sorry Reid I thought you were Pierce:) Hug B

Sandra Morris said...

I love looking through old family photos!
I am counting down to spring too, it has been one cold winter!

Lynn said...

oh my you'd hate it here some leave the decorations up until the end of the month, at home my husband has compromised they'll come down on the 7th! Glad Reid's sick time came and went so quickly. I inherited too many photo albums with names and dates but love them all the same tho it would be nicer to know who is who.

Tanya Breese said...

oh i love old photos like this. i can stare into the persons eyes endlessly and wonder what became of them...i'm laughing at his question about the song. they are so funny about what they pick up on aren't they. a few years back when the katy perry song "i kissed a girl" came on the radio, the part about girls being so kissable and dalton thought she said she "kissed a bull" and he was disgusted, why is she kissing girls and a bull? lol...we were rolling...oh, and then that song "loser" by beck...when he says "i'm a loser baby" he thought he was saying "i'm gonna lose your baby" and was wondering why anyone would have him babysit :D

TexWisGirl said...

glad the rash abated. :)

Robyn G said...

Lisa,

I am not a cold weather fan either. I get tired of putting on layers and layers of clothes, listening to the wind howl and being cooped up in the house. I am lucky that we have to go out to chore every morning!

They are calling for an extreme cold front this weekend -50 to -60* including the windchill.

Glad Reid's rash/hives were not serious. I bet is was kind of scary for a bit.

January in my month for snowman decor! I cleaned house last night and had fun decorating with snowmen.

angel shrout said...

Oh my goodness my oldest son got dog sick week before last. As in go to the ER thinking his appendix was busting. The week after Christmas was ok then on Sunday he literally had welps rise up on ONE half of his body and they spread like wildfire. Some even looking like blisters. Another trip to ER for we don't know. A trip to Doctor the next day who said not allergy, not cellulitis more likely viral rash. Steroids and phenegran for the nausea it came with. He literally slept and fevered for 3 days straight. New Year's Eve he was a new person. Strangest thing I had ever seen. But he left his funk on the rest of us and like you I don't have Christmas down yet.. sighs..

Beth Edwards said...

i love your kids. they have such great minds. the questions they ask i bet keep you laughing always. so fun!! still giggling. i have a friend who has 2 little girls ... & we are together often & the questions they ask the funniest questions too. i said to Jenni how do you keep a straight face? she said you don't. ha. ha!! love it! ( :

Terri Buster said...

I'm with you on the Christmas take-down. I celebrate from Thanksgiving to Christmas day and after that- it's outta here! I'm pining for spring too- if it weren't for Christmas, I would as soon skip this season all together. My granddaughter has been having some strange hives pop up the last week. We thought food allergy until it happened hours after she had eaten. Strange.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

An extremely cold day like today does have me at least thinking about spring, though I usually love the cold. :-) I'm glad Reid's rash cleared up. I used to break out in hives, and the docs never figured out why. Our trees are still up, unless Larry is taking them down while I'm at work. I decorated them, so he should undecorate them, don't you think?

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

That is a sweet old photo! :)

Gail Dixon said...

The photo is delightful! What a treasure. Took down my decorations yesterday; so glad to have my house back.

Out on the prairie said...

get out and play more is how I enjoy winter. Headed out to sled today.

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

I'm not a fan of the super cold weather we are having, but I would like to see snow a time or two before the tulips come up... oh, that's right... we don't have any tulips at this house...

Our Neck of the Woods said...

I totally feel you on #5. The older I get the less I like winter. I'm already dreaming of spring! January and February are tough months to get through.

Willow said...

Last year I think was the first real year I embrace Winter , probably because I don'y have to be many places so no stress about driving anymore . I am trying to embrace it again this year and we got 16 inches of snow last night , two town over got 2 feet so I am hoping to stay optimistic with the embracing Winter thing loll

Barbara said...

January and February always drag on for me too. That old photograph is fascinating.

Kerri Farley said...

I'm with you on the Longing for Spring.... it can't get here soon enough!

tinajo said...

LOVE that old pic, such a charming girl! :-)

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Michaele said...

Dare I say I didn't even decorate this year? Celebrating two weeks early just left no time for it.

W. Latane Barton said...

I am not a fan of winter, either. I wish we could just skip from Fall right into Spring. Wouldn't that be grand?

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

This winter feels long already to me and that's rare. But the COLD. So much COLD.
I take down our stuff Jan. 5th.
Old photos are such fun to look at and wonder about, aren't they?

A Quiet Corner said...

I intentionally saved a box of old pix we got from Joe's Mom's so I can go through them during the winter months...:)JP

Michelle said...

That type of rash has happened to my son before when he was younger. Strange and unsettling. Glad he didn't suffer too long.

Jill of All Trades said...

Oh my goodness, I love that picture. So sweet!

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

I know exactly how you feel about winter. The minute Christmas is over, I am ready to get out and work my garden.....

Blackberry Lane said...

I am looking forward to Spring too!

Wishing you all the best in the new year.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

We hope the rash gets better soon!
We want spring now too- and more daylight in the evening and some warm weather!
love
tweedles

Linda said...

I'm not a fan of winter either. I'd like to go straight from Christmas to spring.

Harry Flashman said...

Sorry the little guy got sick. I'm glad it was not anything long lasting.

That's an old song. I see his point.

Snap said...

The photo of the little girl is wonderful -- a great treasure! Glad Cort is okay and we never know what will come out of the mouth of babes. I think snow is pretty -- would like it better if it didn't come with the cold and mess. Probably why I live on the Gulf Coast! Happy New Year!

Sarah Huizenga said...

Love the vintage picture. I too, keep telling myself only two months to get through until it is March.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

This old fart's advice?
Enjoy each day. They fly by so quickly.
I'm going off to sit with a hospice client this afternoon. She is 70 with ALS and cannot speak.

Cheers from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

Sally said...

I didn't read the comments, but that photo looks so real to me as my dad was stationed in China before I was born, and some of the pics of clothing looks so much like hers. It's a shame you don't know who she is. *or maybe you do, and I missed it*

Even though we live in FL, it has been unseasonably cold; and they're predicting 24 in a couple of days.

Hope you have a great weekend!

Tiggeriffic said...

When my mom was sick with cancer she had be find the big box of pictures..black and white.. We went through each picture and she talked about who was in the picture and told a story about that person.. Ohhh,,I just loved it.. BUT did I write on the back of each picture the name of the person in the picture...NOOOO~!..my mom passed away and I have the big box of pictures and have no idea who anyone is...: WARNING: if this happens to you take time to write on the back of the picture . Even if it's your own pictures.
Have a great day~! ta ta for now from Iowa:)

Starry Dawn said...

Beautiful old photo, Lisa!
Thank you for sharing it!
Also, thank you for visiting me!
Blessings,
Starry.

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Bela recordação...Espectacular....
Cumprimentos

mail4rosey said...

I'm not a big fan of winter either. And lol on the 'mud on your face' line. :)

JDaniel4's Mom said...

We took down our decorations early too.

Becca said...

I love old photos! My grandparents have tons of old slides that I really want to convert to digital! :)

Mila said...

On the contrary, I would die if New Year's came without the decorations still in place. We usually take them down 1 week after, but this year we cleaned everything yesterday, being weekend and all.

Lin said...

I like to take everything down on New Year's day--and it's such a JOB! I hate doing it, but it is nice to have the holidays packed up and put away.

I'm now waiting for the kids to go back to college so we can really have a clean house again! ;)

Lady Lilith said...

I like old pictures. There is something unique about each one of them.

Chatty Crone said...

Oh my I hope Reid is feeling better. And you will the Christmas down soon.

Stay warm,
sandie♥

Slamdunk said...

I am sure I'll need to explain the "mud on your face line" to someone here eventually as the radio is always on.

We usually leave decorations up until New Year's--we have some lazy neighbors across the street that may get them down by mid-march though…

Nancy Claeys said...

What a sweet photo! I'd love to know the story behind it. :)