Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning

We went to Arizona last week to welcome in the New Year with my big brother and sister-in-law.

It was a week full of relaxation, and some really great food!

The highlight of the week being this delicious “chicken stuffed turkey” that my brother cooked on the barbecue!

This could very well be the beginning of a new tradition in our family!

BBQ turkey

Great company…delicious food…lots of sleep…even more chocolate…did I mention sleep?  Very quiet, comfortable, casual, and nice.

A perfect way to end one year, and start the next.

Yep…it was a great beginning to the New Year!


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My big brother

He’s my big brother, and my only one!

He came to visit me from Arizona – stayed for a few days, and is on his way home today.

My big bro

We enjoyed some good food, and watched a few good baseball games together.  My team actually won 2 games in a row!

Relaxed a lot, shared memories of the “good old days“, and made a few new ones together.

I will have to admit, being his little sister as an adult, is so much better than being his little sister as a kid!

Nothing bad, just the typical annoying little sister thing.  Hopefully, I don’t annoy him as much anymore – and if I do, well, he doesn’t let me know!

He’s a good big brother, and I’m glad he’s mine!

Spring forward! (aka…Daylight Saving Time Begins)

This year, Daylight Saving Time (DST) begins on March 10th.  That’s this Sunday!

It happens every year.  In the Spring and in the Fall.  In the Spring, we move our clock ahead one hour, in the Fall, we move our clock back an hour.

Spring Forward.  Fall Back.

It changes everywhere in the US, except for in:  Hawaii, Guam, Puerto Rico, Arizona (with exceptions), Midway Islands, Wake Island, and a small region of Alaska.

The response to this yearly change varies, depending on who you ask. Some people like it, others hate it.

I just don’t like the change.  I mean really! I finally got all of the clocks in the house on the same time from the Fall change, and now it’s time to change them again!

Oh well.  I did learn something though.

I learned that I am not alone in this time change thing.  It happens all over the world!  I always thought that it was something that was practiced only in the United States.

Now I know differently.  Not every country, and not every state make the change, and the reason for observing it or not, differs, depending on what region of the world you live in.

I also found out that in Iceland, they observe DST all year round.  I guess if I get to the point that I really don’t like it here, I can always move to Iceland.

But for now, I’ll make the change both in my attitude and my clock, and Spring Forward!