In honor of an Alabama Snow Day: my beloved Scottish Terrier Alex (he’s passed away) playing in the snow. He loved the snow and he had the opportunity to play in it often when I lived in Washington, DC.
For the past couple of years, Birmingham, Ala. has seen record cold in the winter. Our city is located in North Central Alabama, we have a mountainous terrain, so if it snows it makes the city very hard to navigate. Temperatures tonight will be 10 degrees or below with a wind-chill of below zero. It is very rare to see these types of temps, but we can get them. Make sure you and your four-legged buddies stay warm tonight.
I for one am happy to see 2014 leave, and to welcome with great anticipation 2015. I don’t about how your year went, but probably just like everyone else it wasn’t without it’s trials and tribulations. Leaving all of that aside, I look forward to whatever 2015 may hold for us all. On a side note, I don’t make New Year Resolutions because quiet frankly it puts too much pressure on me to hold on to them and succeed. However, I will say that I do set goals and I have some in mind for 2015.
So Adieu 2014!
It would not be fitting to end here, so for Wordless Wednesday, I am attaching a video from Youtube of Auld Lang Syne sung by Mairi Campbell and Dave Francis’. It is a reflective, somewhat acoustic version of the song that has been adapted from the poem written by the Scottish poet Robert Burns in the 1700’s. The phrase translates to “times gone by.” A little trivia according to ABC News, Burns never intended for the song to become a “holiday song,” but Guy Lombardi used the song in between a live performance of two radio programs in 1929 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City, and since then, the song has been associated with holidays. Cheers to friends old and new! Happy New Year!