Sunday, March 30, 2014

2014 Project 365 – Week Thirteen



I’m just not even going to mention that it snowed yesterday. Well, yes I am because Dr. M took a picture – ha!

Sunday, March 23rd       
Some of my snacks for Monday’s lunch.


Monday, March 24th
Pinky the pet geranium is so ready to go outside…



Tuesday, March 25th            
Ohio in March.


Wednesday, March 26th
I worked from home today & had some issues with the headset – the side without the earpiece kept getting caught in my hair. How do people wear these every day?


 Thursday, March 27th    
Dr. M has had the best time playing with his siege towers! He also had to have the Mike the Knight bath toy.


Friday, March 28th
I finished the puzzle this week. I probably won’t do one again anytime soon. I couldn’t just work it during my lunch hour – I started taking “smoke breaks” (I don’t smoke) & setting a timer for 10 minutes in the mornings & afternoons & then ignoring the timer… It was like some sort of addiction. I’m glad it’s finished!


Saturday, March 29th  
Dr. M decided to make a torsion catapult to show the difference between it and his trebuchet. This is not even close to the last iteration of it (well, it looks the same, minus the spoon – he mostly changed the type of rope he used). Maybe next week we’ll have a video of how this works.


And yes, it snowed. Sigh.


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 27, 2014

Throwback Thursday

This is a different kind of Throwback Thursday - it mostly just involves the throwing part.

As you know, one of Dr. M's students made a trebuchet for him. This inspired him to launch (heh) a new tradition at his school - Medieval Mondays! Here's their flier (this & all the picture captions were written by Dr. M):



First Annual Medieval Monday
March 31, 1-3pm
Swedenborg Memorial Library
  
Come one, come all
To the Library mall
For a Medieval time
(We can all speak in rhyme)

No jousting, alack
Nor mead in a sack
Just casual play
With a real trebuchet!

Siege towers and knights
Will enter our sights
Projectiles we’ll fling
Bawdy songs we will sing

We’ll have a great time
It won’t cost a dime
So come on and come all
To the Library mall! 

Sponsored by the Order of the Lance History Club and the dedicated students of Medieval European History 

We tried it out today, with limited success.

This day we stood atop the ramparts of Acre and watched as the Kings rallied their knights and brought forth terrible siege towers... King Richard's tower was to our left, with the valiant king out front, scouting for a smooth path over the rough plain.


As we commenced fire, we wondered what manner of beast that might be atop King Phillip's tower!

 
Alas, it was as if it possessed some power to ward off shots that appeared to be destined to unseat it!


How can this shot have missed? How, but for some great magic spewed forth by yon beast!

By this time, we had exhausted all but a few pink stones (pink tennis balls), imbued though they were with the magic of "Hope"
 


It was then that our fortunes turned! The pink stone smote the very top of Richard's tower, breaking it's canopy asunder and toppling the cursed war machine itself!


As a haze settled over the field, Richard and Phillip withdrew, along with their remaining tower and its fell beast. The sun sets, and our banner yet flies over Acre!


And now just for fun - a video where we laugh maniacally. 

video
 

Sunday, March 23, 2014

2014 Project 365 – Week Twelve



Apparently it’s now spring. And it did feel like it was getting warmer, so I switched to a shoulder bag (I don’t bother in the winter because they won’t stay on my shoulder). And now it’s 34 degrees. Sigh. March March March Ms. Bug – it’s MARCH!

Sunday, March 16th       
The moon!


Monday, March 17th
If I stay really still I’ll bet he can’t see me.


One of Dr. M’s students made him a trebuchet! He’s had the most fun with it.


Tuesday, March 18th            
The Junkyard Buck & his harem.


Geese on a dam.


I filled this out with so much hope in my heart. Look at the two teams I have listed in the final game. As you might imagine I no longer have any hope (well, about the NCAA basketball tournament – I have plenty of hope for other things!).


Wednesday, March 19th
You never know where yarn might end up in our house!


 Thursday, March 20th    
Still trying to figure out how to take selfies with my new phone. Results vary.


If I stay really still I’ll bet he can’t see me.


Robin!!


Dr. M’s new shirt. Makes me laugh.


Friday, March 21st
Here’s the progress on my puzzle. I set it up in an empty office at work. I’m getting there!


The moon!


Saturday, March 22nd       
If I stay really still I’ll bet he can’t see me. Heh.


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 20, 2014

Throw Back Thursday


After a busy morning of running her mother ragged, Miss Priss pauses for a photo shoot.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Sunday, March 16, 2014

2014 Project 365 – Week Eleven



This week the Bug household moved into the 21st century. I had been resisting getting a smart phone (Too expensive! Too tempting!), but with my new church & work duties  Dr. M decided that I must have one. The day after he ordered it I got approved for a work iPhone. Ha! So now we both have smart phones. Next week I’ll show a picture of how this one gadget is going to transform my purse :)

We were also sick this week – maybe with the norovirus? Dr. M got sick on Tuesday & had a very uncomfortable 24 hours – fever & other unpleasant stuff. I decided to wait until Saturday to get sick, but it’s now Sunday night & I’m already feeling much better – no fever today.

Sunday, March 9th       
I feel like something is watching me. Can you see something watching me?


"I tawt I taw a puddy tat!"


"I did! I did taw a puddy tat!" (The neighbor’s cat does like to hang out in our back yard – for obvious reasons. But we’ve never actually seen him catch anything.)



The moon!


Monday, March 10th
My lucky day! A double yolk egg on my breakfast sandwich.


Dr. M took this lovely picture as he was out & about on Monday.


Tuesday, March 11th            
I used some birthday money to buy a puzzle. No, I don’t have a yarn problem – why would you say so?


The construction crew works valiantly to get rid of the last of the snow in our back yard.


It was a glorious day! Dr. M took a picture of the back of my head. When I posted it on Facebook someone asked how I got my hair to stay that way. I use these twisty pins – but results vary. I often look like I have feathers sprouting from my head.


Wednesday, March 12th
Squirrels in our back yard – imagine!


Thursday, March 13th    
We got MORE snow Wednesday night and Thursday morning. That’s the last of it, right?


Friday, March 14th
My first selfie with the new iPhone. I think there’s going to be a learning curve here.


Dr. M was showing me the camera feature on his Droid. See, you can change the camera aspect & take a picture with the front of the phone pointed at you, instead of the way I was trying to do it in the car. Much easier!


Saturday, March 15th       
I wasn’t feeling very well today, but since it was so lovely Dr. M & I went out for a drive. Then we decided to take a short walk out to a covered bridge near us. It was so nice to get out in nature!


I took this picture of Dr. M doing what he does best…


Then he took this picture of me while I was looking at my phone trying to see if I’d actually gotten a picture of him (I keep hitting the video function by accident).


Love on a bridge…


And then we found spring! Yay!


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!