Monday, September 30, 2013

1,000!



This is my 1,000th post! Boy that just seems like a crazy number to me – who knew I had that much to say? Here are some interesting* tidbits:

·         My first post was in March 2009 & was about Lent.

·         My most viewed post is this one – 626 page views & only 6 comments. It makes me laugh because it was the last post after I had posted every day in November last year – I guess people were happy about the end of an interminable month. Ha!

·         The post with the most comments (36) was this one - & is one of my favorite poems that I’ve written.

And that’s enough of that.

So, what shall we do to celebrate? It’s a given that you should all be eating cake (or pie if you prefer), but shouldn’t there also be gifts? Yes, there should!

I’m going to give away one of my crocheted scarves (I have designs for women or men). Just leave a comment on this post by Sunday, October 6th. On Monday morning I’ll draw a name & post the winner. If you don’t want to be in the drawing feel free to say so in the comments!


*Interesting is in the eye of the beholder, right?

Saturday, September 28, 2013

2013 Project 365 – Week Thirty-Nine

Apparently I took the rest of the week off from blogging. Slacker. I was busy! Work is going to be pretty busy through the end of the year because our office is moving in December & my boss & I still have a LOT of organizing to do to fit into our smaller space. This is physical labor folks – hauling files around, emptying cabinets, etc. Exhausting! In other news, the sunflower field that Dr. M gets to drive by on his way to work (no I’m not jealous!) is gorgeous right now. I’ve posted some pictures below, but you can also check out his blog post for more fabulosity.

Sunday, September 22nd
This is the day I drove home from NC. While I was gone Dr. M decorated for fall. It’s Frankencrow! (He fell apart one year & is held together with pins)


I brought Dr. M a new sheep back with me.


Monday, September 23rd  
Sunflowers! It’s a really popular field – artists come every year to try to capture the beauty.
  




Tuesday, September 24th         
I made a scarf for a craft challenge. Good thing I bought two skeins of that yarn – I’m supposed to give this one away & I think I’ll want one for myself too.


Wednesday, September 25th   
Dr. M saw this heron.


Pumpkins!


We had a friend over for dinner. It was so good to spend time with Anne!


Thursday, September 26th
The campus herd.


I saw this hot air balloon on my way home from work – sweet!


Friday, September 27th
Sunflowers!


I think this is my favorite picture of the week.


Or is it this one?


Saturday, September 28th      
Squirrel mug shot.



Dr. M had a conference today & took the long way home, so sheep!




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! 

Monday, September 23, 2013

2013 Project 365 – Week Thirty-Eight

Well I’m just a little bit late with this. I spent most of last week at my dad’s house in NC (just drove back yesterday), and I still haven’t gotten back into blogland. I did one post while I was gone – about visiting my aunt Emily (one of my 50x50 tasks), but otherwise I didn’t write or read anything. It was pretty fabulous (except for the part where I have no idea what’s going on in anyone’s life – hopefully I’ll catch up this week). I took care of two other 50x50 tasks while I was down there – but I forgot to get pictures of my visit to my cousin Scottie & her husband John on Friday.

Sunday, September 15th
Scenes from the yard.




I finished this prayer shawl weeks ago, but finally took it to church & had it blessed today.


Monday, September 16th  
Scenes from our Ohio. Dr. M also took some great pictures of deer – you can find them here.




Tuesday, September 17th         
I drove down to NC by myself today. I was a little bit nervous, but with a very suspenseful audio book & my travelling companions I did just fine.


I walked around a bit after I arrived – these are pictures from Daddy’s garden.


Wednesday, September 18th   
Today is when I visited my aunt Emily. You can see those pictures here. The sunflower field that Dr. M drives by is getting its second wind this year.


Wildflowers by the road.


No longer content to make tomato trees, Dr. M has fashioned Felix the Cat out of our crop!


The moon!


Thursday, September 19th
Today I visited Dr. M’s dad & his Aunt Judy.


Amy bought this for my dad’s birthday – I used it to work on a crochet project. The State of the Bug – Enlightened!


Dr. M found the Harvest Moon…


Friday, September 20th
I tried to make breakfast for myself this morning. I cooked the bacon per the instructions, but it didn’t turn out so well. And then the grits boiled over. I did manage to fry the egg correctly. I really should have stuck to my usual policy when visiting my dad – eat barbecue for breakfast!


We went for a walk in the mall later in the morning. Would you like for these folks to work on your eye browns?


My lunch – salad from Atlanta Bread Company. Yum!


Saturday, September 21st      
For my third 50x50 activity this week, I spent the day with three of my oldest friends  friends I’ve known for a long time. We drove up to Blowing Rock where it was foggy & rainy, but that did not deter us. We had lunch, shopped, ate a snack, shopped, ate dinner & then headed home. It was a great time!


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! 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

An Afternoon at Aunt Mimi's

I knocked number 21 on my 50x50 list today - my dad & I visited my Aunt Emily's place! Even though she only lives about 10 minutes away from my dad, it felt like the back of beyond. I really enjoyed seeing all the flora (and fauna) - and I was very happy to NOT see any snakes. Thanks for the tour Mimi!

[Edited to add that I'm visiting my dad in NC this week - I'm pretty sure we can't grow banana trees like that in Ohio!]










Sunday, September 15, 2013

2013 Project 365 – Week Thirty-seven

Dr. M took a lot of fabulous pictures this week. I’m only going to include a couple of them here – go to his blog here and here to see the rest!

Sunday, September 8th
Now that it’s cooler again in the evenings we’ve enjoyed sitting outside on our swing. On Sunday I got the urge to take another picture of pinky in all of her glory.


Toad.


The moon and Venus – this comes close to being my favorite picture of the week!


Monday, September 9th  
This is one of the days when Dr. M took so many great pictures.


Tuesday, September 10th         
I did my 10 on 10 post today.


Wednesday, September 11th   
The Tax Time Pig is winking at us! Hellloooo Kitty!


You’ll have to go to Dr. M’s post to see what this is!
  


Thursday, September 12th
Buffy the buffalo and his goats.


Our daisies just keep going and going…


Someone gave Dr. M this cookie today – isn’t it great?


Friday, September 13th
Dr. M saw a pheasant couple today. Here is one of them.


Love the morning glories in the corn!


Saturday, September 14th      
Dr. M saw two red shouldered hawks flying over our house today! He has some really good pictures of them here.


This hummingbird was preening on one of the lines over the house. So cute!


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!