Saturday, January 16, 2010

BECAUSE YOU NEED TO KNOW - THAT'S WHY!

One thing that must be done after Christmas is Thank You notes and the changing of the calendar. So when I won 100 post cards I played around with it and did a Christmas picture of Skye to put in with my cards. So since they are post cards I decided to use them also to send out my thank you notes on. I mailed out 15 of them last week. (so what do I do with the other 50?)I am still working on the calendars, I just can't seem to get into the mood to do them. (because of my age and because I never was good with dates I now make sure I have everyones age or year they were born next to their name)

This next one is just kind of funny so I wanted to share it. The rooster plates sit in this wall rack about 335 days a year. The rack is right in a little nook in the hallway where Skye's water & food sit. So last Sunday my husband asked when I put up the Christmas plates. DUH, it was like around December 15!

This one I just wanted to share with you. The picture on the right is the hillside all summer long and the one on the left is our winter view of green. (it will get even greener as winter continues and we get more rain) Isn't it pretty? Okay the center picture and the picture on the right are of the morning moon on New Year's Eve day, I just love the moon. The dark moon picture is the moon on the evening of New Year's Day, that was the blue moon. I am sure you have heard someone say "Once in a blue moon!"


A blue moon is the "extra" full moon in years that have thirteen full moons. Most years have twelve full moons which occur approximately monthly, but in addition to those twelve full lunar cycles, each solar calendar year contains an excess of roughly eleven days compared to the lunar year. The extra days accumulate, so every two or three years (7 times in the 19-year Metonic cycle), there is an extra full moon. The extra moon is called a "blue moon." Different definitions place the "extra" moon at different times.
SO NOW YOU KNOW......

15 comments:

Mara said...

I've gotten worse and worse with my birthdays, forgetting more of them every year. I used to have a birthday calendar, but I misplaced it somewhere and now I really need one...

nancygrayce said...

About 15 years ago, my sister made a family calendar with all birthdays, anniversaries, etc.....fortunately our family grows faster than weeds in grass, so that calendar is sooooo out of date! I'd love to do another one, but would spend months getting everybody's info and by then, well, we'd have grown even more!

Janean said...

you send thank you notes from Christmas? how wonderful!

adored the extra full blue moon!

The Garden of Egan said...

Love the plates!
Good for you for getting those thank yous out.

Yaya said...

I never realized that's why it was called a blue moon! Cool!

I always send out thank you cards too.

Trish said...

Thank you for the Lunar lesson...you are one smart gal!
Your photo's are beautiful and as always Skye is adorable.
I so understand about writing everything on your Calender...I have notes and lists where ever I sit.

Amy said...

Wonderful pictures. My Mom has plates like yours too. I love the Skye cards..

Ginny Marie said...

The story about the plates is hilarious! That's something my husband would say!

I loved having a blue moon on New Year's Eve...I thought that was very cool!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Man I'm so behind on my thank you notes for Christmas. I always send cards for the boys birthday gifts too.

Love the cool moon shots!

croleyc69 said...

That's great you send out Thank-you card's. I try but sometimes I'm bad about it.
Thanx for sharing about the blue moon.
Caroline

Amy said...

My DD just finished her thank you cards for Christmas. It's something we started doing this year and hope to do every year.

blueviolet said...

YOu have such a pretty view out there! I'm glad you're of the mindset to do thank you's. It's really a lost art and so sad!

Nancy said...

Thanks for the reminder that I need to finish my Christmas thank you notes! What lovely views and great pics of the moon. Funny story of the plates and your husband ... I have the opposite -- my husband notices everything. (Not in a negative way -- he is always so kind.)

kado! said...

What cute postcards you made!! I love them! I think they are perfect for Thank You's...and you can use them all year long for all the other Thank you's that will need to be sent out!! You will be all ready!!!

Holly said...

That's so neat you won the postcards. I won some too not too long ago. Yay!! And that's interesting about the blue moon.

Blog Archive

About Me

My photo
Southern California, United States

Labels

Wednesday Hodgepodge (320) Vacation (137) Family (132) Birthdays (100) Post It (95) Skye (86) Movies (71) Christmas (47) Random (40) Award (38) Funny (36) Florida (24) Vegas (20) tag (20) Easter (19) God (19) Ornaments (19) Flowers (18) Thanksgiving (18) Friday Fragments (17) Friend (17) Europe (16) Chicago (15) Meet Me on Monday (15) My Dad (15) Friday Fill-In (14) Mammoth Lakes (14) Sky (14) Debby's Tree (13) For Your Tears (13) Oscars (13) Father's Day (12) Giveaway (12) Health (12) Mother's Day (12) Recipes (12) Anniversary (11) House (11) New Year (11) Asthma (10) Halloween (10) Paris (10) Wedding (10) Bake (9) Doctor (9) Love (9) Carlsbad (8) Disney World (8) Round Robin (8) Shopping (8) VALENTINE'S DAY (8) 4th of July (7) Fat Ass Friday (7) I've Got Nothing (7) London (7) Rainbow (7) 2011 (6) 9/11 (6) Apples (6) Holiday (6) PINTEREST (6) Pictures (6) Prayer (6) Video (6) heart (6) Blogiversary (5) Change (5) Christmas Tree (5) Fall (5) Following (5) Frustration (5) Help (5) Just Because (5) Loss (5) Memorial Day (5) Pittsburgh (5) Plants (5) Quiz (5) Spring (5) Sundays In My City (5) Super Bowl (5) Time (5) Wizard of Oz (5) bowling (5) 2 on Tuesday (4) Car (4) Christmas 2012 (4) Christmas 2013 (4) Christmas 2015 (4) Company (4) Disneyland (4) Earth Day (4) Housework (4) Labor Day (4) Memory Monday (4) Miscellaneous (4) On Our Way (4) One Word (4) Remembrance (4) Thankful (4) Veterans Day (4) Wine (4) AMERICAN IDOL (3) Breast Cancer Awareness (3) Crockpot (3) Don't grow old (3) Fire (3) Gift (3) Grandparents (3) In Memoriam (3) Italy (3) La Jolla (3) Ladybug (3) May Day (3) Movie (3) Moving in (3) Museum (3) NO-REPLY (3) New York (3) Pizza (3) Princess Diana (3) Reader (3) Royal Wedding (3) San Diego Zoo (3) Signs (3) St.Patrick's Day (3) The Flower Fields (3) Weight (3) star (3) 2010 (2) Blog (2) Bodie (2) Bristlecone (2) Bucket List (2) Cats and Dogs (2) Christmas 2014 (2) Cowboy (2) Deer (2) Down (2) Fishing (2) Five Questions (2) Full Moon (2) Goals (2) Graduations (2) Heavyhearted (2) Jack's Tree (2) Leaves (2) Less is More (2) MAYDAY (2) Meme (2) Mini Cooper (2) Mission Inn (2) Mojo (2) Montana (2) Mountains (2) Murphy's Law (2) NYC (2) Old Age (2) Ouch (2) Out to Live (2) Party (2) Potluck (2) Presents (2) Purchased (2) Ranunculus (2) Robot (2) Royal Baby (2) Safari Park (2) Show and Tell (2) Sick (2) Simplify (2) Slap me (2) Snow (2) Sorrow (2) Stranger (2) Summer (2) Tears (2) Things to do (2) This or That (2) Trees (2) Weekend Wrap-Up (2) Wilson Winery (2) '09 card exchange (1) 000 (1) 2016 (1) 3 On Thursday (1) 48 Questions (1) All My Children (1) Antiques (1) Aria (1) Bath (1) Big Brother (1) Billy Elliot (1) Bird (1) Bra (1) Brookfield Zoo (1) COPD (1) Call the Midwife (1) Candles (1) Celebration (1) Chairs (1) Christmas '09 (1) Christmas 2016 (1) Church (1) Citizens arrest (1) City lights (1) Clouds (1) Cows (1) DMV (1) Donations (1) Downton Abbey (1) F.Y.I. (1) Fair (1) Farmers Market (1) Featured (1) Flag Day (1) Food (1) Getty (1) Grapes (1) Hoover Dam (1) Horseback Riding (1) Idol (1) Idyllwild (1) Independence Day (1) Jay's Gourmet (1) Jesus (1) Julian Bakery (1) Knee Replacement (1) Lavender Festival (1) Lost (1) Low Carb Treats (1) Madness (1) Mellow Yellow Monday (1) Moment of Silence (1) Music (1) Nana (1) Nipples (1) Nobody Is Home (1) Note Book Journey (1) Nurses (1) Oak Glen (1) One of those days (1) Owls (1) Pinecones (1) Playing Hooky (1) Post 1 (1) President (1) Pretty in Pink (1) Puppy (1) Queen Mary (1) Quick Takes (1) Randomness (1) Regrets (1) Ringling (1) Rock/Hard Place (1) Roosters (1) Route 66 (1) SOS (1) Sale (1) Salt and Pepper Shakers (1) San Diego Harbor (1) Saturday 9 (1) She Loves Me (1) Silver Lining (1) Snail Mail (1) Spam (1) Speak English (1) Spider (1) Spin Cycle (1) Stamps (1) Stars (1) Stoned (1) Sunday Stealing (1) Sunset (1) Surprise (1) Survey (1) Swim (1) TBT (1) TP (1) Temecula CA (1) Templates (1) Thank You (1) The Getty Villa (1) The Sistine Chapel (1) Time Out (1) Treasures (1) Trends (1) Trying. Something New (1) Twilight Saga (1) Two On Tuesday (1) USA (1) VOTE 2012 (1) Wicked (1) Willow Tree (1) Windsor Tea (1) Winner (1) Worldwide Candle Lighting (1) button (1) closet (1) digging (1) handkerchief (1) karma (1) memory (1) tests (1) webkinz (1)