Sunday, November 30, 2014

2014 Project 365 – Week Forty-eight

We went to NC to spend time with family for Thanksgiving. I’m writing this on Sunday night after traveling all day to get home. Although Dr. M drove the whole way, I’m not sure how coherent this post will be. That should make it fun!

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Sunday, November 23rd
Nuthatch & chickadee sightings – made Dr. M’s day!

Squirrel action.

Pinky is still glorious… I need to get a picture with one of us standing beside her so you can see how big she is!

My daily walk. As I said on Facebook, what profiteth a neighborhood if it hath two disturbing turkeys and also a nativity?

Monday, November 24th    
My daily walk – it was a BIT breezy out!

After the events of the day I found my evening prayers to be even more meaningful…

Tuesday, November 25th     
My daily walk. You know, I’m not sure the penguin cap is really necessary when it’s nearly 40 degrees outside.

Wednesday, November 26th  
We drove to Hickory this day. I drove the whole way! Usually I get drowsy on these drives, but I was alert & only marginally terrifying to Dr. M. Even Rusty the Reindeer seemed to be ok. Score!

I knew I had arrived at Daddy & Amy’s house when I found the blubarb pie. Daddy had the idea to use half rhubarb & half blueberries & it was fabulous!

My daily walk – the Wallace B&B treadmill…

The moon!

Thursday, November 27th – Happy Thanksgiving!
I was responsible for decorating for the family gathering. Which, um, isn’t a particular skill set of mine. Thank goodness I had a lot of help!! Dr. M & my cousin’s granddaughter helped quite a bit, along with another cousin & his stepson. Whew!

Here’s the crew! We were missing a few folks this year…

Random shots. I’m not sure why I’m wearing the paper pilgrim hat.

My rather yellow meal. I’m not a big turkey eater. I decided to just get stuff I love. Oh, & I didn’t eat all that food on the dessert plate – just most of it :)

My daily walk – up & down my dad’s driveway. Made me appreciate the sidewalks in our neighborhood!

Friday, November 28th  
Dr. M took some great pictures in his old haunts – this is a refurbished cotton mill that’s now used for weddings & other events.


The South Mountains.

My daily walk. I once again didn’t listen to my father when he expressed concern about my choice of walking trails, but once I had in my head that I wanted to walk Bakers Mountain there was no backing down. Only a little over 2 miles, but it was just a bit strenuous. My calves are still sore!

Daddy & Amy headed out to a viewing. I decided I needed to take their picture.

Saturday, November 29th    
Songbirds at my dad’s house. Dr. M took a ton of great pictures – this is just a sampling.

We were driving over to Dr. M’s dad’s house & I saw this little calf & made Dr. M take its picture – SO CUTE! Its mom wasn’t too sure about us.

Spent some time with Dr. M’s dad. The dining room table is over 125 years old – it’s sure seen a lot! And I just like this funky lamp. Ha!

After we left Pop’s house we decided to check out a “Rails to Trails” trail nearby. There were a couple of benches on the trail put there by our great-nephew for his Eagle Scout project – Dr. M’s dad helped build the benches. The benches are great & it’s a really nice trail!

The moon!

That evening I took some phone pics of pictures on the walls at Daddy’s house – they’d be a pain to scan & I want to use them for future Throwback Thursdays. (Insert maniacal laughter here)

Hope everyone has a great week!


  1. Oh My... That last picture of the moon... I could just sit and gaze at it for hours (okay, really maybe only minutes). The pics of the birds, fabulous!

    The was one large group shot! I almost didn't find you!

    I've been updating my 365 blog, although I am only in June and not sure I'm ready for such an undertaking (look how often I really blog, LOL!).

  2. Oh, and because I didn't tell you the other day, Happy Thanksgiving... a few days late!

  3. Wow, your whole clan gets together for thanksgiving.

  4. That was a LOT of pictures of a LOT of things. The scenery was lovely, and of course, I am partial to the little cow. Nice action shot of the tufted titmouse as well.

  5. I can't decide if you look better as a penguin or a pilgrim. Ha! Take care.

  6. It is so nice that you can have that history and enjoy it.

  7. Wow - I love your big Thanksgiving crowd! It was just four people at my house, trying to eat a 16-pound turkey.

    Just kidding, we didn't try...we all love leftovers and I froze a nice hunk of the turkey breast.

  8. Wow, that is a big Thanksgiving gathering! We're expecting about 15 people at Dave's parents for Christmas and I'm kind of dreading it, but if you can do it so can I. You've inspired me. :)

  9. You guys are so faithful about heading down to NC. But what a treat to be able to see so many people in one spot! The table decorations were very pretty. Its not my specialty either...I'm not "fussy" or patient enough.

    Keep up the walking...great job!!

  10. We watch the birds as we eat breakfast and Mike teaches me names and characteristics. He fills the feeders at least every other day.
    I brought in a geranium this year, but how did I get it to blossom like yours?
    Never heard of blubarb pie. Looks wonderful!
    The crew is a crowd! But, was that last year's pic? Look like you have long hair.
    What is your daily walking goal--distance, time?
    Loved the animal pics!


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