Saturday, September 14, 2019

2019 Project 365 – Week Thirty-seven

This is such a weird time of year in NC. It’s obviously fall-ish. The plants know it. The sun knows it. But summer is just being stubborn about letting go. So hot & dry. Ugh.
Sunday, September 8th                                             
I was feeling particularly attractive as I got ready for church this morning.

Monday, September 9th             
Finished! It was a fun project. However, the yarn is 90% merino which was perhaps not the best choice for a day in the 90s.

Dr. M bought me some apples. Pretty!

It was Monday Mexican night & the young’uns were showing Sue all about Instagram filters. Ha!

Tuesday, September 10th                                                
Dr. M got new flowers for his mother’s grave. And he saw sheep while he was out & about!

After checking three times while I was preparing the meal, I still had to pull the package back out of the trash to see how long to cook dinner. What. The. Heck.

Wednesday, September 11th                                                         
A somber anniversary made more tolerable through a visit from The Roy, who basically demanded that Dr. M pet him.

Thursday, September 12th                                                            
With my new hair, this is how you tell that I’m getting serious about work – I tuck it behind my ears.

Friday, September 13th                                                           
We were apparently too superstitious to take a picture today.

Saturday, September 14th            
Lunch! (I blame credit Nance.)

I spent some time weed-eating today & now my arms are noodles. I was going to do a little bit of house cleaning, but Dr. M has talked me out of it (it wasn’t hard to do). So if you plan to come see us you might want to give me about a two hour notice. Ha!

Saturday, September 7, 2019

2019 Project 365 – Week Thirty-six

Isn’t it weird that weeks with a holiday can seem longer than regular weeks? I wonder why that is? For me, it’s probably because I just naturally sink into extra sloth when I have a day off and it’s hard to pull myself back up into work mode. (To be fair, I actually did a lot of housework on Monday, but I did it veerrryyyy slowly.)
Sunday, September 1st                                             
First time I did my new hair (why yes, I did not wash my hair from Tuesday until Sunday).

Monday, September 2nd              
Holiday lunch – watermelon (not sashimi, as someone on Facebook thought), Cheetos, and the latest Louise Penny book.


The house across the street is for rent, so I wandered over to check it out. Found this label in the driveway, which made me laugh.

Tuesday, September 3rd                                                 
Another week, another pair of Feryl Designs earrings. I’m starting to run out of room on the nifty jewelry board I created!

I took in a couple of paintings to add to the wall at work. I know the calendar doesn’t fit in, but it makes me smile & there’s not really anywhere else to put it.

Wednesday, September 4th                                                         
Dr. M had a doctor’s visit. As he said on Facebook: "Routine pretty good shape for the shape I’m in. More than I can say for the poor little farmer in yon dell."

Thursday, September 5th                                                            

Friday, September 6th                                                           
Comparison shot from when we first got this hanging basket and now. The petunia is long gone, but the coleus is pretty darned happy!

Saturday, September 7th           
The morning glories are still so pretty.

Went out looking for communion bread & found this. I think it should work just fine, right?

I’m watching the Braves play while I write this & I have to say that it has been VERY exciting lately. I have high hopes for their post season, although I’ll be sad when baseball is over. Baseball being over will mean that it’s well into fall & that means that we’re well on our way to winter. And just like that I’m all grumpy. How about you – are you looking forward to fall?

Saturday, August 31, 2019

2019 Project 365 – Week Thirty-five

I’m not sure what I’m going to say here. If it still says this then sorry folks – I forgot to come back & change it! (I didn’t forget – I just never thought of anything to say.)
Sunday, August 25th                                             
Morning glories!

Monday, August 26th             
Dr. M had his follow up appointment today. He is apparently proceeding as expected. The nerves will take a while to calm down, and he still needs to heal from the surgery, but as you will see later in the week he is doing very well. We picked up pictures of the hardware in his back. Also pictured: the sopapillas we had at dinner after the appointment. Yum!

Tuesday, August 27th                                                
The wildflowers are in full fall mode now – the perfect date spot for Mr. & Mrs. Goldfinch.

New hairs! As I told my stylist (my cousin Kim’s daughter Abbey, who is interning at a local salon), “this is the beginning of me growing my bangs out again.” Ha!

Wednesday, August 28th                                                         
I can still pull my hair back – yay!

Thursday, August 29th                                                            
This is my most used emoji list. Drama queen? What drama queen?

Friday, August 30th                                                           
Another fine example of The Bug Parking Badly. I am actually within the lines on both sides, but it ain’t pretty!

Dr. M cleaning up the mess I made while mowing. Look at him go!

Saturday, August 31st           
I bought some caramel corn for my niece’s fundraiser. It’s called Sweetie You Salty & it is the devil.

My dad gave me a Moon & Stars watermelon this week. I guess I should cut it up, but it’s so pretty that right now I’m just using it as a table decoration.

This is a long weekend & I am so ready for it! I love my job & actually don’t mind working at all. On the other hand, any time I get to sleep in & putter around the house is a bonus. Any of you have plans for the long weekend?

Saturday, August 24, 2019

2019 Project 365 – Week Thirty-four

Dr. M must be feeling some better this week because we have flower pictures! He actually still has a lot of nerve pain – plus the regular aches & pains that usually get handled by the Aleve that he’s not allowed to take right now. But he is forging ahead & trying to feel a little more normal.
Sunday, August 18th                                             
We are pretty much ready for any broccoli situation.

I finally finished this wall hanging. I think it’s going to live in our living room, but that’s still TBD.

I was brushing my teeth & had some sort of mishap when I moved the toothbrush from my top teeth to my bottom teeth & flang toothpaste all over the mirror. Which I had just cleaned the day before. VERY ANNOYING.

Monday, August 19th             
I forgot to bring my “office” glasses to work, so I had to wear my driving glasses which have this very tiny reading/computer section. I spent the day with my head tilted back trying to read things on my computer. VERY ANNOYING.

Tuesday, August 20th                                                
I was trying to work on a shawl during a webinar at work, but my yarn was not cooperating. VERY ANNOYING. (Don’t worry, the rest of the week was less annoying.)

Dr. M caught this butterfly on the wildflowers – he just had his cell phone with him, but stay tuned for a more in focus butterfly.

Wednesday, August 21st                                                        
Dr. M took some pictures of our back yard flowers – they seem to be thriving despite temps in the 90s every day.

Thursday, August 22nd                                                           
More wildflowers (with a guest azalea appearance) – still making me smile. I can’t wait to see what they look like next year.

Friday, August 23rd                                                          
One of my coworkers has been on vacation this week & I DECIMATED her candy basket so I had to replenish it & then I had to put this sign in there.

Butterfly! Dr. M says: "See the dog and the butterfly...up in the air he likes to fly. The dog and the butterfly...below she had to try! And she rolled back down to the warm soft ground, laughing...she don't know why, but she had to try, she had to try...the dog and the butterfly"

Saturday, August 24th          
Went to get groceries today & saw one of my very top pet peeves. No, I did not move the small card to another section – there were too many large carts behind it & I had a car full of groceries. But I was VERY TEMPTED!

Monday is Dr. M’s first follow-up appointment with his surgeon. We’re both a little nervous – hoping that all still looks well & that the pain he feels is just a normal part of the healing process. I remember from my hip surgery (two years ago this week!) that every twinge I felt during those first few months was magnified & turned into “I’ve screwed up my hip” in my brain. Wish us well, won’t you?

2019 Project 365 – Week Thirty-seven

This is such a weird time of year in NC. It’s obviously fall-ish. The plants know it. The sun knows it. But summer is just being stubborn ...