Comments: New Year, Recap and Goals

Happy New Year!
Fantastic pics.
Wishing y'all a happy and peaceful New Year.

Posted by bx19 at January 1, 2011 02:12 PM

ps.
Do I HAVE to wear THIS??

Posted by bx19 at January 1, 2011 02:16 PM

They look like a boy band in this pic.

"Bou's Kids on the Block", maybe?

Posted by Harvey at January 1, 2011 02:47 PM

adorable niece... do those boys have the same father?!

Happy new year, my friend. Perhaps 2011 will find our paths crossing again in real life. :-)

Posted by wRitErsbLock at January 1, 2011 02:56 PM

bx19- Oh they were cool with what they were wearing. What *I* picked out, they HATED. These were all new clothes picked out by their fashionista Aunt who works in the fashion industry. I picked out Christmas colors. One of them wanted to wear some grunge rock band black tshirt, another one had a wrinkled white shirt on, and other was declaring he had NOTHING that even remotely resembled Christmas and he was wearing Gator colors. My eldest made them put on their new clothes. Coming from him? It's cool. From me? No frickin' way...

Next year, if they fight, everyone is getting a card with just a black picture. Just a black square and I'll have it say something like, "Merry Frickin' Christmas from the family who can't agree on what to Frickin' Wear."

Harvey- Well, except for the music they listen to and the instruments they play! My house is very music-y. Just nothing boy bandish... for sure. ;) Now if they want to form one and bankroll my retirement, I would listen to proposals...

Writersblock- You're a funny girl! Actually, I sat down and REALLY looked at the picture earlier today trying to pick out similar features. I think when they're all men, they'll look more alike, other than coloring. And Ringo looks MORE and MORE like my paternal grandfather and I've had TWO people tell me Bones looks like me, but I'm not seein' it...

I may catch you in Orlando yet! I'm thinking this is the year you may have to tolerate a visit from me. :)

Posted by Bou at January 1, 2011 03:43 PM

It's because Bones face is broadening that he looks more like you.

It will be interesting to see the growth patterns the next two years. Mr T looks like he is going to be a tall one.

Posted by The Thomas at January 1, 2011 04:07 PM

And by more, I mean ... look back at your 31 going on 12 drivers license picture you posted a couple years ago. Same eyes and cheek bones.

Posted by The Thomas at January 1, 2011 04:11 PM

Happy New Year! I do hope this coming year is much more... quiet for you. Of course with boys that age in the house it may be a forlorn hope. LOL.

That pic of you and your niece is terrific! Congrats on the weight loss you have going now. I hope it continues to the place you would like to be.

And you have just reminded me that I had planned to write a New Year's letter this year since I didn't quite make the Christmas card thing go. *sigh* Oh well!

Here's to looking ahead instead of back! The future holds hope that things will get better.

Posted by Teresa at January 1, 2011 04:23 PM

Thomas- You're right. I hadn't thought of that. I thought for the longest time he'd have his father's narrow face, but he's getting more of my moonpie face. Ringo's, whose face I thought would be round, narrowed quite a bit.

T looked for the longest time like my Dad, and he still does, but there are features we're trying to place. He and my nephew (my husband's eldest nephew) have these crazy long torsos and necks. We think it must've come from my mil's side of the family, perhaps her Mothers, but there is no one to ask. No pix. And ALL the men in that line died young. I think, however, T is about tapped out. He'll be grow maybe 4-5 more inches, to 5'6".

Teresa, Last year sucked. The noise? It's all good mostly. I can deal. It's happy noise, laughing and carrying on. Just the drama... not so much. That will be gone mostly this year if Bones can stick on track and stay out of trouble and now that the big drama is gone.

I actually feel good. What I'm hoping for is to get off this yo yo of lose/gain, lose/gain. That's not good or healthy. I'm hoping I finally found a way to keep it in a permanent loss column.

Posted by Bou at January 1, 2011 04:34 PM

I can hear T screaming way up here. The boys must be jumping in their seats. What seats? They probably haven't even been in them.

Posted by mom at January 1, 2011 04:48 PM

Happy New Year to the Bou family!

Posted by Jean at January 1, 2011 04:58 PM

Great photos!!! Sadly, mine were so uncooperative I got NO picture this year :( . I think the repo elf needs to pay a visit!

If you figure out what you want to be when you grow up, please tell me how you figured it out. I am still wandering in the woods, trying to think of something practical, profitable, and appealing. I would love to study penguins, but I'm not sure you can make a living at that.

Posted by PeggyU at January 1, 2011 05:28 PM

Mom- I think they had a great time. Don't you know they never sat. I'll know how much he was yelling by the quality of his voice when he gets home!

Jean- And to you as well!! I'm so excited about your job for the new year!

Peggy- Ya knowwwww... if they give me grief next year, I'll threaten with the repo elf. They make me nuts sometimes.

My sister, Mo, has a friend who used to study bats! But... alas... no money in that either. I guess I'm just at the point where I feel like if I'm going to be so stressed at work where I get chest pains or feel like constant crap from stress, then I need ownership for my project and more cash. On a side note, my big lead engineer up in the great white north, just retired at the ripe old age of... 55... due to stress. He was on the short list for lifelines if he didn't get out. I'm happy for him... not so happy for me.

Posted by Bou at January 1, 2011 07:13 PM

Happy 2011! Hope all new beginnings sown this year bear fruit!

Those boys are no longer... boys. Only one qualifies and he's growing like a weed, too! What a good looking bunch! :-)

Posted by pam at January 1, 2011 09:11 PM

Hey, maybe Peggy, you and I should start some sort of consortium related to "What do you want to be when you grow up?"...for adults. There's got to be money in it somehow....there's definitely a market for it/ large customer base. If only we could determine just exactly what "it" is, I'm sure we could make a fortune! (Hmmm....did that sound like a stoner thought or what?!)

Anyway....Happy New Year to you and yours! This year will be better, dammit!!! :-)

Posted by DogsDontPurr at January 1, 2011 09:37 PM

Ringo and T have really shot up! I can remember when all the boys were about the same height. Flambina really looks adorable.

Best for the new year and I hope that the temp project manager job actually becomes a temp job.

Happy New Year!

Posted by Denny at January 2, 2011 12:12 AM

Pam- You are right. They have become... young men! When in the world did that happen? Probably about the time I turned into a middle aged woman. Something else I didn't see happening.

DDP- Seriously, there are a bunch of us women out there scratching out heads thinking, "What do I want to be when I grow up?" And I don't need to make a lot of money. My prerequisite is if it's big stress, then it needs to be better money. It's not worth risking my health for the way things are where I work. We should start a company... "Time to put on your big girl panties!" Heh.

Denny- Now that my lead is gone, I'm not sure what's going to happen. It could go either way. My home-based lead thinks I'm going to be busier. Just show me the money...

She is so yummy, isn't she? She's very very smoochy!

And Ringo is shaving and T is trying to grow side burns and Bones is my only little boy left For now.

Posted by Bou at January 2, 2011 11:21 AM

Happy New Year to the Bou Family.

New years equals a new beginning and from the looks of last year everyone I know is glad that year is over.

Optimistic about this year, something I haven't been in a few years now.

And those boys do look quite a like, the nose, cheek and mouth area, all the same.

Posted by Quality Weenie at January 2, 2011 11:50 AM

... she IS a little Flambina!.....

Posted by Eric at January 4, 2011 08:46 PM