Thursday, April 17, 2014

Throwback Thursday


My crazy bedroom (the carpet was red, two walls had this LOVELY wallpaper & two were yellow, & my comforter was blue - ha!). I was 14 - and obviously thought well of myself.

I'd love to know what those books are in the bottom right. I've tried to sharpen the image but I can't really make it out. 

Sunday, April 13, 2014

2014 Project 365 – Week Fifteen



Well, this week ended on a much better note than how it began. Daddy & Amy learned that her lymph nodes are clear of cancer. She’ll still get some preventive chemo, but that was quite welcome news. And some things that seemed scary earlier in the week aren’t quite so scary now. 

Sunday, April 6th       
The only picture we got today was The Daily Bike. As I mentioned on Facebook, I was looking so grim because I was trying to not drop my phone. Ha!


Monday, April 7th
I’d say this deer is very well camouflaged!


The Daily Bike – yes, it was raining. In fact it was also thundering!


Tuesday, April 8th            
I finished this silly sheep ages ago but kept forgetting to take a picture. I finished it the weekend before I got the plague & we decided it would be better to wait to give it to the little girl for whom I made it. I’ll see her at Easter & give it to her then.


My primrose is always an unexpected treat every year.


The Daily Bike.


Wednesday, April 9th
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, & my church gave out stickers for us wear on Wednesday for “wear blue day.”


Dr. M saw a plane in the sky!


The Daily Bike – after choir practice. It was almost too dark!


Thursday, April 10th      
The Daily Bike.


Squirrel antics.


Dr. M doing what he does :)


Friday, April 11th
Dr. M was stalking critters on campus. These are a red-bellied woodpecker and a yellow-bellied sap sucker. He said that they did NOT get along.


Squirrel contortionist.


One of my favorite yards in the town where Dr. M teaches.


The Daily Bike.


Saturday, April 12th  
My lavender seedlings are about ready to transplant.


The Daily Bike. I gave into peer pressure and got a helmet. Also pictured are the ones I didn’t pick. Heh.


The Moon!


Have a great week!

Most of our photos are taken with a 12 megapixel Nikon D5000 DSLR, using a 55-200mm zoom lens. This is the camera that Dr. M takes with him most days. He also takes pictures with our old reliable 7 megapixel Canon Powershot A710.  The Bug uses our new Nikon Coolpix S6200 most of the time. If you’re interested in which camera was used for a particular shot, just ask!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Unbroken Heart



My heart beats the same as always
(really, I’m healthy as a not-too-elderly horse named Felicity).
What happens when the world crashes down around me
(or even when it’s just a non-load bearing wall crumbling at my feet)
is this:
I feel the punch in my core and it shakes loose.
The chasm opens and there it goes and I with it - down down down.
Every time.


Abide with me; fast falls the eventide. The darkness deepens, Lord, with me abide. When other helpers fail, and comforts flee, Help of the helpless, O abide with me. 
~ Abide With Me, The Hymnal 1982

Sunday, April 6, 2014

2014 Project 365 – Week Fourteen



This has been a rough week in some ways, and a good week in others. My stepmother had surgery on Tuesday to have two cancerous ovaries removed; however, she did very well & her prognosis is good. A friend lost a job, and another friend was robbed at gunpoint at the restaurant she manages (she’s ok). And another friend’s girlfriend broke up with him. On the other hand, Dr. M and I are doing well.

Sunday, March 30th       
My cousin sent this little lavender kit for my birthday. I decided it was time to plant the seeds.


Monday, March 31st
Dr. M found a tribe of Jellicle Cats! You can barely see two more behind this one (I think it’s Shimbleshanks) & apparently there were others.


Tuesday, April 1st            
Selfie in the car. I got a car holder for my phone & decided to see how easy a selfie would be with it in the cradle.


I signed up for 30daysofbiking.com. So far that just means that I’m riding my bike once around the neighborhood. As the weather & my fitness level improve I’ll go further. I’m posting all the pictures I take (for proof – ha!) to facebook every day – and of course I’m including them here too. You guys are so lucky!


Wednesday, April 2nd
Scenes from Dr. M’s world.



Are you surprised that his world contains sheep?


My daily bike picture (it was raining).


Thursday, April 3rd     
Dr. M stalked this train.


The Daily Bike.


Friday, April 4th
These squirrels Crack. Me. Up!!



Signs of spring…


My lunch – veggie burger on an everything bagel thin with pepper strips. Yum!


The sky was ominous out my window at work.


The Daily Bike (it was cold!).


Saturday, April 5th  
Backyard birds.


Lavender!


The Daily Bike.


The Moon!


Have a great week!

Most of our photos are taken with a 12 megapixel Nikon D5000 DSLR, using a 55-200mm zoom lens. This is the camera that Dr. M takes with him most days. He also takes pictures with our old reliable 7 megapixel Canon Powershot A710.  The Bug uses our new Nikon Coolpix S6200 most of the time. If you’re interested in which camera was used for a particular shot, just ask!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Throw Back Thursday


These two...

Tried a piece of dry dog food just to see what it tasted like (salty...and dry!)

Sometimes slept together to keep the dark at bay (it was worth the occasional elbow to the ribs)

Kissed each other on the lips to discover what all the fuss was about (it tickled & made us laugh like maniacs)


Had a massive fight over a certain fringed coat (she cussed at him & got in big trouble)

Have seen each other through thick and thin (literally!)

Love you brother!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

2014 Project 365 – Week Thirteen



I’m just not even going to mention that it snowed yesterday. Well, yes I am because Dr. M took a picture – ha!

Sunday, March 23rd       
Some of my snacks for Monday’s lunch.


Monday, March 24th
Pinky the pet geranium is so ready to go outside…



Tuesday, March 25th            
Ohio in March.


Wednesday, March 26th
I worked from home today & had some issues with the headset – the side without the earpiece kept getting caught in my hair. How do people wear these every day?


 Thursday, March 27th    
Dr. M has had the best time playing with his siege towers! He also had to have the Mike the Knight bath toy.


Friday, March 28th
I finished the puzzle this week. I probably won’t do one again anytime soon. I couldn’t just work it during my lunch hour – I started taking “smoke breaks” (I don’t smoke) & setting a timer for 10 minutes in the mornings & afternoons & then ignoring the timer… It was like some sort of addiction. I’m glad it’s finished!


Saturday, March 29th  
Dr. M decided to make a torsion catapult to show the difference between it and his trebuchet. This is not even close to the last iteration of it (well, it looks the same, minus the spoon – he mostly changed the type of rope he used). Maybe next week we’ll have a video of how this works.


And yes, it snowed. Sigh.


Have a great week!

Most of our photos are taken with a 12 megapixel Nikon D5000 DSLR, using a 55-200mm zoom lens. This is the camera that Dr. M takes with him most days. He also takes pictures with our old reliable 7 megapixel Canon Powershot A710.  The Bug uses our new Nikon Coolpix S6200 most of the time. If you’re interested in which camera was used for a particular shot, just ask!