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It’s so good to be back…again!  And City Boy finally broke down and got another laptop — yay!  Now I don’t have to wait until midnight to start doing my stuff on the computer.  These two rounds of pneumonia have kept me mostly out of commission off and on for three months, but they’re checking into things and hopefully we’ll get all this under-the-weather stuff under control.  

So, Thursday City Boy took me into the city for a doctor’s appointment, and we were glad to be out on such a nice day.  I literally haven’t left the  house in forever, and the weatherman had said the day would be clear with a temperature of close to 50, which is fantastic for a January day in Missouri!  So, I took a few pictures of our clear, nice Missouri day as we were headed back home from the city.

On our way out of the city heading home

On our way out of the city heading home

Closer to home

Closer to home — it looks misty but that’s actually snow

The way the snow looks in the trees is kind of eerie and neat looking at the same time!

The way the snow looks in the trees is kind of eerie and neat looking at the same time! The snow hadn’t started accumulating on the ground quite yet

Old Barn In Snow

Old Barn In Snow

Finally back home, where a lonely nest hangs in one of the front yard trees

Finally home! A lonely nest hangs in the cold

Facing the other direction from our front doorstep is a snowy group of trees and bushes

Facing the other direction from our front doorstep is a snowy group of trees and bushes

Snowy Grass

Snowy backyard grass and clover — this is why the rabbits like our yard so much

And here's the back fence rabbit hole where the bunnies all come it at -- Lucy always chases them but they keep coming back

And here’s the back fence rabbit hole where the bunnies all come in at — Lucy always chases them but thankfully they keep coming back!

So, despite the cold and wet, we really got a treat!  Snow, when it first falls, is so pretty, and seems to freshen things up.  Then it gets all dirty and melts and refreezes and turns to ice.  Woops, that was a negative thing to say — that’s why I take pictures of snow, so that when it turns all cruddy and brown I can look at the pictures and think about how truly lovely snow is.  And when it floats down all silently from the heavens, it’s magical.

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Frank has two children who now have baby girls less than a year old.  I’ve posted several pictures of Becca’s Precious Baby on this blog, but until now have not gotten any of Daniel’s Angel Baby that I could post because Daniel uses a cell phone that takes little pictures and I can’t get the pictures big enough.  We have been blessed with a few postable pictures of Angel Baby lately from other siblings.

Frank’s son Daniel is a single father of a 10 month old baby girl, and Angel Baby has Daniel wrapped around her little finger.  Bath time is her favorite time of the day.

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I’m not sure why I am thinking this, but I get the impression that Daniel might be trying to help Angel Baby learn to eat.

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Nothing like using your whole body as a napkin.  I’m sure at least some of that food hits her mouth, judging from the food-beard Angel Baby is sporting.  

And since the theme today seems to be half-dressed babies, here’s a sweet one of Becca’s Precious Baby:

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The next time I am in Texas it’s a sure bet that I will be taking my camera and trying to get all sorts of pictures of Precious Baby and Angel Baby — to not do that just wouldn’t be natural.

Okay, so I’ve missed awhile of being able to post my nagging – er, I mean, reminders.  You all know what time it’s getting to be — that day is fast approaching!

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Don’t forget Valentine’s Day!!  Do something special, no matter who you are or what your status is.  Whether you’re part of a couple or you’re flying solo, remember that loving yourself is part of learning to love others.  So celebrate loving!