2013 Project 365 – Week Ten

Oh what a glorious week! It was Dr. M’s spring break & we decided to have a staycation. I accomplished a couple of things on my 50x50 list, but mostly I just slept as late as I wanted to, read books & crocheted. Nice! It’s going to be a Rude Awakening tomorrow when I have to get up for church an hour early.

Sunday, March 3rd    
After church Dr. M took me out to eat for my birthday. Of course, we had to meander for a bit on the way home. We saw snowdrops and buttercups (eranthis) – lovely signs of spring.

Lambs were everywhere!

We saw two red-tailed hawks.

I didn’t get a birthday cake this year – there were too many other sweets around. This is a chocolate peanut butter cupcake from church, with fudge ice cream & French vanilla cool whip – yum!

Monday, March 4th    
On Monday I went to get my license renewed. When I got back I took this State of the Bug picture – surely I don’t look as bad as my driver’s license picture!

Here are my last three licenses – I was amused to see my hair changes. This year’s is my least favorite.

Dr. M stalked took pictures of a chickadee.

And this terribly cute sparrow.

Tuesday, March 5th           
It started snowing Tuesday night.

Wednesday, March 6th   
We woke up to a winter wonderland!

I shoveled the driveway (it was a wet heavy snow, but relatively easy to shovel). While I was shoveling I noticed this robin looking lost. Dr. M took his picture as he (the robin, not Dr. M) surveyed the world around him in confusion.

Thursday, March 7th    
We have a whole host (or quarrel) of sparrows who live in the shrubbery in front of our house.

Ninja squirrel.

We took a drive to check out the snow & somehow ended up here.  That’s rural Ohio for you.

Friday, March 8th  
Birds in the ‘hood.

Martha Goose & Heather the Sheep (and a pair of Dr. M’s slippers) patiently wait on me to finish vacuuming.

Saturday, March 9th      
I call this my "John Wiseman Mark." In this post I talked about how a group of us has been marking off the 100 most critical days since his stem cell transplant in January. He has been doing really well. But about 80% of the time, when I take the cap off the marker to mark the calendar, I get a dot of red on my hand. I have to laugh at the fact that I'm apparently not capable of removing a marker lid. :) 

Otis the singing dog (he sings My Girl, hence his name) & I model my latest hat creation. I’m not sure what I think about it. Although that won’t stop me from wearing it!

It’s a beautiful day here & most of the snow has melted, so Dr. M decided to get his bike out for a spin around the neighborhood.

Oh, & don't forget!!

Go to Mamma Fran’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! 


  1. i have an old passport of my parents from the 60s when you could still get a joint passport - in black and white, and with the 60s style, they look like the Moors Murderers.

    So your photo is nowhere near as bad as that

    The snow shots are great and i like the take on Monty Python, but am now trying to work out if the clock change is today or next week ...

  2. Love, love, love that video! The hat is beautiful, by the way.

    I awakened this morning at 7 AM sharp without an alarm. Got up and went to the kitchen to see the clock that hadn't been set said it was only 6. I went back to bed and slept until 9, or was it 8? I took advantage of the slightly darker morning.

    Having been a 12 hour shift worker for most of my career, I do like the light that lingers in the evening. Otherwise, on days I worked, I never say daylight, except through the window.

  3. Dana, it looks like they made a mistake on your driver's license...they forgot to put the year you were born on your birth date. hee hee.

  4. Enjoyed the progression of driver's license pics. How did you manage to look good in every one? Most people look like the walking dead, maybe like they're fixing to sneeze, etc.


  5. I love all the bird pictures, especially the ones of the hawk!

    I agree with Scott - you look great in your driver's license pictures. Mine look like mug shots.

    And wow...your hair has gotten long!

  6. I think the hat came out well! That sparrow in the top photo looks cold.

  7. I like the hat, too.

    It was so dark this morning from the time change and the rainy, cloudy weather that the cats were confused. They didn't want to look out the window, and they kept meowing and wandering around, as if they were telling me that I had mistakenly woken and fed them in the middle of the night.

    We didn't get the big snow that you did in Southern OH. Not that I am complaining!

  8. Love all the snow shots!

    Love the DL picture....not going there with mine:)

    I took a bit of a P365 break, hopefully I will have some pictures to share this week...maybe!


  9. Oh, my gosh. Loved this post. Just what the doctor ordered. I'm up way too early and you're making me laugh.

    The puppy singing My Girl is a hoot!
    The red-tailed hawks are amazing.
    Your driver's license review is cute... AND
    I thought I was the only one who got a mark on their hand every time they opened a marker.

    Am I forgetting anything? Oh, hope you had a very happy birthday.

  10. Oh, and the robing. The poor little robin. So cute.

  11. Loved the hawk shots the best. I see them often...but I am usually driving down the road and cannot get stopped in time to catch the shot. Your state of Bug pic was cute. The middle license was my favorite do. Have a great week. We have Spring Break in two weeks and we are doing the staycation thing too...I am so excited. I have so many projects I want to tackle.

  12. Well that was a nice "summing up" of the week! That snow was SO SO SO pretty! I love all your crocheting and the photo of you on the left in the hat is such a GOOD one! You don't take a bad d.l. photo either.

  13. Cow Path??

    I like your middle license hair the best. :)

    Glad you got a nice relaxing week! It does shock the system a bit to go back to real life after one of those though.

    You (and Dr. M) make the snow look so pretty. It owes you. :)

  14. That's really a RED tailed hawk! Wow. Dr. M gets such great bird photos.

    Be sure to thank your nephew for his service ... and schedule a trip out to see him!

    I love your hats. You are so creative.

    Getting up ... yeah ... my brain is so confused. I was 2 time zones earlier (mountain) but then we lost an additional hour on Sunday ... I don't know what time it is by my body clock right now!


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