Sunday, February 15, 2015

2015 Project 365 – Week Seven

I have been in a funk. I realized late Monday night that I hadn’t written a blog post & thought, “meh.” And the rest of the week was “meh” too. Don’t know why – perhaps I’ll snap out of it soon. In the meantime, Dr. M has a blog post showing all his fabulous birds – he had QUITE the bird week (eagles, hawks, herons…). Go here to check it out!

Sunday, February 8th
Finally got my disgusting car washed. Woot!

I forgot to tell Map My Walk that I was doing an indoor walk, so it tried to show me where I had been. Made me laugh.

Monday, February 9th  
This is what a granny square looks like when you frog it (rip it, rip it) – I was almost finished & realized that I was too far off to try to fix it.

Tuesday, February 10th       
I was going to do a 10 on 10 post, but work was too busy – I took two pictures & then didn’t even think about it until I was on my way home. In my “meh” state I decided to not mess with it. This was my “before work” picture.

The temperature in my office. Last week the air conditioner had been on, so I brought a thermometer in. Sadly, even though my hands were freezing I decided that 67 degrees wasn’t low enough to complain about. (Except to you people – to you I will say, “That’s Too Darn Cold for Bug Working Conditions!”)

Dr. M took this really cool picture of the sun – even it was in a funk…

Wednesday, February 11th
I’ve completed 8 squares (2 designs) for the afghans I’m making. Keep in mind that I’m making four different afghans – these squares don’t all go together. There will be 24 squares per afghan.

I got so many comments about my “blonde” hair when I posted Tuesday’s picture on Facebook that I decided to take another selfie in different light to show that my hair is NOT blonde. Although I think my brain is blonde these days (yep, I’m referencing a stereotype there).               

Thursday, February 12th   
A friend who has left the Episcopal church for another denomination sent me these goodies – a sweatshirt and a bag with the Episcopal shield on them. Score! Thanks Jayne!

I finished another square. I decided to make all the ones of this design solid colors – because otherwise I’m going to end up with some VERY busy afghans! I really like the windmill design on this one.

Friday, February 13th  
Another Friday, another sun pillar. Dr. M gets to see these – I have the sun at my back on my morning commute. Steve had asked what a sun pillar was – it’s just a vertical shaft of light extending upward or downward from the sun – which is different from a “sun dog” – those sort of mini suns that appear on either side of the sun.

Campus bluejay.

Saturday, February 14th        
I had a great Valentine’s Day! I had informed Dr. M that I didn’t want to leave the house on Saturday so he volunteered to go out to get groceries. When he left it was doing this. It’s hard to tell, but the wind was blowing really hard & snow was flying everywhere. Super cold too.  I was so grateful that he let me stay home (where I vacuumed & dusted & did laundry – but DID NOT HAVE TO PUT ON MAKEUP, so that was fabulous).

Here are my Valentine presents – chocolate & flowers are always a big hit around here. And I had asked for one of those solar dancing critters to take to the office (we have a penguin here at home & it makes me laugh), so he gave me a bug. Ha!

The back yard has been very busy, as you might imagine. We’ve had the usual suspects – sparrows & starlings – but yesterday Dr. M saw a sweet little junco.

Hope everyone has a great week!


  1. Sorry to hear you've been feeling down. Maybe Dr. M. should take you to see Fifty Shades of Gray.

  2. I love your afghan squares. only two different designs in the group shot? they all looked different to me. and just not having to go out in that weather would have been gift enough for me, flowers and chocolate would be lagniappe as my father used to say.

  3. I'm having a 'meh' day.
    The little guys and I are watching Veggie Tales ;-)
    You blog is fun cheery entertainment.
    Always enjoy your pics and words!

  4. I've been in a funk too. And I can't blame it on the weather (which is what I'd do if we were still in Michigan. ha!) since we're having gorgeous weather. You're very productive despite the funk -- loving all the granny squares (solid blue is my favorite; that is a very cool design!).

    1. I love that design, too! And yeah, I've known a few people who have lived in isn't easy to cope with all the clouds and rain and cold and snow. She is very productive with her crochet work!

  5. You didn't put on makeup? On Valentine's Day? Oh, what a wretched woman. :)

  6. Sometimes, but only very sometimes, I miss those cold and snowy days when you absolutely have to stay inside the house all day. Of course, in my fantasy those would be the days when the laundry and cleaning are all caught up, you have a bunch of good books or a great movie on TV, and then you sit on the couch with a warm blanket, a cat in your lap, a plate of brownies, and a mug of hot chocolate next to you. Your Saturday picture reminded me...

    Two thumbs up on the Valentine's chocolates!

  7. I think you'd look great as a blonde. Maybe that would fix The Mehs.

  8. I have been in a funk.

    I know the feeling, actually looking forward to Spring even though that means yard work.

  9. I think the "meh-ness" comes from being this far into winter. It is high time for a reprieve...some warmth and some sun and some grass!!

    Pink is a lovely color on you!


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