Here in DC, we’ve been having an exceptionally mild winter so far. Sure, there have been a few extremely cold days and an occasional snow flurry, but overall, it hasn’t been very wintry. For the most part I don’t mind this at all, though I probably would prefer a little snow to today’s expected chilly downpour. (Cold rain is seriously the grossest weather. Hate it.)
As the picture below shows, however, it appears I was not always as anti-winter as I am today. Eileen and I are all smiles, tricked out in our cozy gear at Grandma and Grandpa’s house. I expect we’re heading outside to play – our grandparents had a huge backyard, which meant a lot of room for snowman-building. And sledding. And snowball-throwing.
I do have one concern with this photo, which is that I am an eyesore in a mess of conflicting patterns while Eileen is matchy-matchy and adorable. She’s the little sister, and as such is supposed to be dressed in a mismatched hand-me-downs, not me! Though it was the 70s, so I suppose it’s possible that I was actually stylin’ in that outfit, but I suspect not.
And speaking of things that were cool in the 70s, that fiber-optic lamp thingamajiggy on the television was my favorite thing on earth for pretty much my entire childhood. It rotated and changed color and was ah-mazing. I wish it was on in this picture so some of its awesomeness was recorded for posterity.
Do you have photos from your past that you’re willing to share – and a blog to post them on? Play along with Wayback Wednesday by linking back to this post or sharing in the comments so we can snoop into your past, too!
Seriously, people. I’ve been asking you to join in on this for like a year now. Would somebody please do it? It’s totally fun, and the Shoebox app makes it easy, if you’re an iPhone user. C’mon… you know you want to!