Saturday, March 31, 2012

2012 Project 365 – Week Thirteen



March is marching into April – does that seem crazy to you? What happened to March?

Sunday, March 25th    
Dr. M took some pictures of flora & fauna around town.







He also took a picture of the window over the altar at church.


Monday, March 26th
I love this moon & planet picture – the blue of the sky is just gorgeous.


Tuesday, March 27th
My poor little netbook has been unhappy since Thanksgiving. The keyboard started acting possessed. This week the keyboard finally gave up the ghost (was it exorcised? Ha!) & Dr. M found a really good deal on a real laptop for me. I’ve found that as I’ve gotten older (ahem) the little screen of the netbook was getting harder for me to read. So I’m glad to have this new one with a much bigger screen!


Wednesday, March 28th
Love this row of pine trees.


Dandelion – so cheerful and fun.


Thursday, March 29th   
Couldn’t let a week go by without some bird action!


Here’s the moon again, just a bit bigger.


Friday, March 30th     
Tulips!!



The State of the Bug: TGIF!!


Saturday, March 31st   
Dr. M took more flora & fauna pics today. We were going to go see what the fen looks like, but we deemed it too cold & damp. I think our back yard was entertainment enough!




I finally had the bright idea to check out a Braves spring training game. Oops!


Tonight is Earth Hour – in the middle of March Madness, as usual. I’m going to compromise & turn off the lights & my computer for the hour – although the basketball game will still be on.


Go to Sara’s blog here to see the blogs of all the other Project 365 participants. 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, March 29, 2012

Crickets...

I've been sitting here for about 30 minutes trying to write a poem. Here's what I came up with:












Lovely, isn't it? I've been intrigued by my truly blank mind. I'll bet I could even meditate right now!

Ah well. I'll share a picture instead.


That miracle
hanging there
guards my sleep
guards my sleep...

P.S. I had so many fabulous comments on my last whiny post - thank you. I've written responses to the comments over there.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Mawkish

I feel beat down and sad. Consumed by lethargy. Annoyed with myself, God, and any number of other people (the cast list changes on an hourly basis). Um, I mean the “other people” cast list changes. God & I pretty much stay the same.

I’m pretty sure that these feelings are 75% hormonal and 25% disappointment in my own self. I don’t want to go into what’s wrong because I want to wallow & if I tell you guys then you’ll just be all, “it’s ok” and “buck up” & stuff. On the other hand I HATE it when bloggers talk about their feelings but don’t tell what’s going on. Because I’m extremely nosy that way. So, I will whine for just a few minutes & hope that I get it out of my system. And you can be all supportive, but I think I’ll ignore you for a few more days & then come back & read the comments when I’m ready to start feeling better. Ha!

I’ve been singing this hymn every morning in the car for about a year now. I finally worked up the nerve to sing it as a solo at church this past Sunday. I thought it sounded decent during choir practice. But when my big moment came I could barely get a squeak out. Was I nervous? Not really. What happened is that I requested that I sing the solo during communion so people wouldn’t just be sitting in the pews staring at me. So I had communion first & then went to stand by the organ to sing. And the bread was kind of stuck in my throat. I really needed a big sip of water, but there wasn’t any, & I had already started to sing before I realized that I needed to clear my throat.

I was SO disappointed! My Baptist roots are telling me that’s what you get for being prideful. But I don’t think I’m all that prideful about my voice – it’s just really kind of pleasant & I thought the song suited the moment. So I’m having a bit of a theological war inside my head & truth to tell I’m mostly angry at God. What about “open my lips & my mouth shall proclaim your praise” didn’t God get? Hmm?

Obviously, if there’s a next time, I’ll sing during the offering instead of after communion. But I’ve got to get over being mad & humiliated first.

P.S. I always work the The Free Dictionary word match puzzle every morning. In the list of words today was lugubrious, which matched with mawkish. LOL! That’s it! I’m feeling rather mawkish. I’ll let you know when I get over it.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

2012 Project 365 – Week Twelve



The theme this week is GREEN GREEN grass, birds & flowers.

Sunday, March 18th    
Robin in the back yard.


Monday, March 19th
Who’s this taking a bath?


Oh, it’s YOU!


Feel better?


Tuesday, March 20th
Another bad picture of the Tax Time Pig. It was in the 80s this week & I could barely breathe every time I drove by – that panda suit’s gotta be hot!


I bought more yarn! I decided to make an afghan with that nice soft alpaca & I got the bright idea to use a contrasting color with it. I get two of those squares per skein – I think I’ll be at this awhile!


While I was shopping, Dr. M was taking more pictures of the cement pond.




I was given this primrose for my birthday last year. Today I was cleaning out the front flower bed & saw this! It’s a bit bug-eaten, but I was amazed because I thought the poor thing had died at the end of the summer.


Wednesday, March 21st
Dr. M took a picture of this gorgeous tree in bloom.


Which happens to match the State of the Bug picture – I’m on the phone with my sweetie telling him I’m on my way home.


Thursday, March 22nd  
I’ve been asking for a new printer for our office for three months. I like our old printer, but it keeps jamming & they can’t seem to fix it. Poor baby…


Today they finally brought our new one – I was flabbergasted! This behemoth is for my boss & me – ha!


While I was drooling over my new piece of office equipment Dr. M had Martha Goose doing some gardening.


It’s time for our spring flag!


I used this picture on my Thursday post – it’s my progress so far on the afghan, plus an origami crane.


Friday, March 23rd    
Dr. M went crazy today. Lucky for you I culled out the best of the pictures.




Sheep! This is a whole new herd that he gets to see on the main road to his university – woot!



Saturday, March 24th   
This morning I saw a face in my fried egg!


I went to a memorial service for one of my friends from church. I’ll miss her sweet soprano & smile.


Another gorgeous flowering tree.


Dr. M took pictures of one of the board meetings. Looks like a couple of board members are running late.


Now that we’re all here, what shall we discuss?


Go to Sara’s blog here to see the blogs of all the other Project 365 participants. 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!