Sunday, January 3, 2010

Auld Lang Syne

I was thinking of this song the other day, don’t know why.  I decided that this is one of the most familiar unfamiliar songs around.  Sure everyone knows it is the New Years song but ask anyone to sing past “Should old acquaintance be forgot” and you’ll get a few mumbles at best.  Or maybe I’m wrong and I’m the only one on the planet who la-la’s my way through it.  


It’s probably just me.

Should old acquaintance be forgot,  
and never brought to mind ?
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and old lang syne ?

For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we'll take a cup of kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

Well there are other verses, two of which have something to do with drinking and others with seas and daisies and streams… but no one sings those ones do they? 

I’m not trying to be down on this Scottish poem turned song, really I’m not. 

Wikipedia says: auld lang syne literally means "old long since", but a more idiomatic English translation would be something like "long long ago", "days of long ago", or "olden days". "For old times' sake," or "to the (good) old days," or "To days(or times) gone by" may be modern-day expressions, in common use as toasts, that capture the spirit of "for auld lang syne". The song begins by posing the question whether it is right that old times be forgotten, and is generally interpreted as a call to remember long-standing friendships.

So I guess where I’m going with this is, I really am going to get back to this blog, for auld lang syne and for my personal sanity.  Holidays aside, I have been miserably sick for two weeks and now the family has it.  My poor baby is too wiped out to cry hard :( We are home now but in reality I probably should’ve stayed home because I’m sure it was I who got many others sick, including my nephew who is now currently in the hospital for RSV.


We had a lovely holiday break with lots of family at Neal’s parent’s place, in spite of illness.IMG_6081IMG_6137IMG_6128IMG_6141 IMG_6120

Here’s hoping for a healthier new year! Hope your holidays were merry and bright!


  1. What beautiful pictures! I hope you all get feeling better soon...

  2. Yay! I can comment again!!! All is right in the world!
    I'm sorry you've been sick, and now your family. How miserable. I hope you get better soon.
    Your pictures rae darling. Little Lily is simply precious, and I had to deliberately look at pictures of Aedan away from Danny so that he wouldn't get so sad.
    I'll keep you and your family in my prayers.

  3. P.S. - to clarify, Danny is sad when he sees pictures of Aedan because he misses him so much.

  4. Hope everyone is feeling better soon!


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