Wednesday, May 11, 2016

(Almost but not really) Wordless Wednesday

Dr. M is posting for me while I cook! (he cooked last night, and bought me pizza the night before, and...)

 Puppy-cow daycare!
 Cows stare at Dr. M
 "Ebony and ivory..." And still staring at Dr. M
 Our resident bunny!
 Staring at Dr. M
Happy Hump Day!

Monday, May 9, 2016

Monday Monday...

Let's see, I think I might have some things to talk about... hmmm... I could talk about the Braves' miserable season, or the fact that I've had to use BLUE yarn twice recently on my temperature blanket (blue = 44-53 degrees - brrr!). Or I could talk about the fact that I'm doing Weight Watchers again (did I tell you?) and I'm averaging losing 1.35 pounds per week which is pretty textbook. At this rate I'll be at my goal weight by... Wait a minute - telling you that would tell you how many pounds I have to lose. Which I won't mind telling after I've lost the weight.

We received this clock at a wedding gift. (I could tell you who gave it to me, but I can't find my box of index cards that has our wedding gifts listed - it's in this house somewhere & if Dr. M weren't grading papers I'd insist he find it for me. Ha!) Anyway, I think it's a great clock & I've enjoyed it in all of our homes. For the past several years it's been temperamental. Every time the time changed we had to replace the battery. This year, finally, it lost its mind. I guess a 25 year old clock is allowed to become senile. Dr. M performed the battery changing ritual & set the time. Later we would notice that it had reverted back to the old time. Dr. M would set it again. Again, it would lose an hour & then just stay there. I suppose it was Done with daylight savings time.

So I bought a new one. It makes me smile.

To complete the random, here are updated pictures of the blankets in progress.

The end.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Pool Party

In my continuing attempt to catch up (and also to not be outdone by Catalyst who has been posting pictures of his pool party), I give you pictures I took nearly a month ago. The last one is my favorite. Ha!

Monday, May 2, 2016

Monday Miscellany

I'd like to discuss something that has been bugging me for some time. I don't understand how other people can just jump in their car & drive away. I mean, it's like they haven't even had time to put the key in the ignition & they're already halfway down the road! When I get into my car, it's a process. I open the passenger door & put all of my multitudinous bags on the passenger seat. Then I walk around & get in the driver's seat. I put the key in the ignition, put my seatbelt on, get my phone out of my purse & plug it into the charger & put it in the cradle, then I start the car, fiddle with the temperature, get my audio book started, and then I start to drive. I just can't figure out how other people are so much faster than I am.

My temperature blanket is just getting weirder & weirder. It's 64" wide & will be just over 8' long. By October I'll be complaining that it's a monster!

Seen in our back yard.

Finally, from Facebook, thoughts while "gardening":

•Bending over is for the birds.
•Who needs fingernails anyway?
•How much water do these dudes need?
•I think maybe I put 20 seeds in one square inch & maybe three in the rest of the planter. 
•Are they growing yet?

I planted some Forget-Me-Nots in the long planter, and I went around the yard digging up sunflowers so I could have them in one spot (& not keep mowing them!). 

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Wordless Wednesday on a Thursday (with Words)

These are pictures that Dr. M has taken in the last month. I find that I miss showing off his work on a regular basis. I'm going to try to do a better job of it!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

A Post that Looks Like Project 365 But Isn't

We are home from NC & life is shifting back to normal (whatever that is for us). Amy's service was really good, with great music & great stories about her sassy self. I had a moment when I saw her choir robe draped across a chair at the front of the church. She loved singing alto in the choir...

I was going to to a series of posts about things that have happened around here, but I've decided to just dump everything in one post - it'll be like old P365 times! Except not sorted by date.

First up, Crochet Land, which includes my latest afghan squares, a temperature blanket update (as of tonight!), and a cowl that I made by request.

Next, I made five more Hello Fresh meals, with varying degrees of success. I'll put them in order here by tastiest. The Jamie Oliver spaghetti one was way too worky for me, but did taste ok. I have to say that I don't enjoy spending all evening in the kitchen, but it's been fun to try these different things. I think I might actually cook real food more often!

Next, here is something that caught my eye in the grocery store in NC. Um, just no. Okay?

Finally, from Facebook last night: I've been trying to walk at least 10,000 steps every day during the week, but I was a thousand steps short this evening. So I marched in place while I brushed & flossed my teeth (tricky!), & washed & moisturized my face (trickier!). That got me 300 steps. Then I trotted through the house for 7 laps* & hit my goal. Whew! 

*note: I did not actually trot.

So, what's up with you?