Sunday, November 25, 2018

2018 Project 365 – Week Forty-seven


Remember how last week I said I wasn’t ready for the holidays? Well today I found out that our Prayer Sisters brunch is NEXT WEEK & I hadn’t even decided what to make, much less started on the gift for my prayer sister. (Why, yes, I am making it even though that sounds a bit insane at this point.) Ah well, I picked out a pattern & went out after lunch to get the yarn. I’m sure you’ll hear all about it next week.
Sunday, November 18th                              
Played hooky from church to go mall walking with this gentleman.


Square (this one makes me dizzy if I look at it too hard).


Dr. M & I went out to brunch & had a great time! I had the Hominy Burger & he had the Piedmont Benedict. It was so good ya’ll!


Monday, November 19th                                        
One step closer in my plan for world domination. Bwahahaha!


Furniture.



Tuesday, November 20th                                             
Dr. M took this photo of a local soybean field. This is the type of picture you used to get all the time here on Bug’s Eye View.


Square.


Wednesday, November 21st           
Heather D. Pilgrim says it’s almost Thanksgiving!


Thursday, November 22nd                
Despite the fact that I was in charge of organizing things, our big annual Thanksgiving bash was a success. Well, really all I do is send out a few emails. At this point it’s a well-oiled machine that runs on its own. One good thing this year is that I didn’t forget to assign drinks, so I didn’t have to photo-shop anyone into this year’s picture.




Friday, November 23rd                                     
My uncle John took anyone who wanted out to Golden Corral for lunch. I told my dad he couldn’t wear this hat, but he said that it was warm. When I posted the picture on Facebook I asked “Does anybody know why my dad is so weird?” My favorite answer was from my cousin Josh: Not sure what you mean. His shirt is ok, so is the hat. His hair is fantastic. He isn't making a funny face. There is a lady behind him making an odd gesture though. She seems weird.



Saturday, November 24th                                           
We woke up to a bit of ice on the trees this morning. I stuck to my plan to not leave the house – I crocheted most of the day.


My sister-in-law gave me this activist ice cream. I am here to testify that it is delicious! However, it mostly made me feel sleepy instead of inspiring me to get out there & topple the patriarchy. Ha!


We’re entering one of the busiest times of the year. It’s possible that from now until January you will come back to my blog & instead of a post of my pictures from the week you'll just see these words: Fire bad. Tree Pretty.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

2018 Project 365 – Week Forty-six


We are getting ready to enter the holiday zone & let me just go ahead & put this out there: I AM NOT READY.  Whew! I feel better now.
Sunday, November 11th                              
Square.


Monday, November 12th                                        
It was a NASTY day – poured rain from dawn till dusk. This is my view on my way to dinner that evening.


Square.


Tuesday, November 13th                                             
Dr. M’s birthday! He had a big couple of days – lunch with a friend on Monday, dinner with my family Monday evening, and a nice visit from my nephew and his wife on his actual birthday (they’re moving to South Korea for two years). They brought him a very appropriate gift, but the winner of the whole birthday extravaganza was this card from my brother & sister-in-law. And lo! It came to pass – although this picture of Dr. M snoozing in his chair is being posted on this blog instead of on Facebook. Ha!


Wednesday, November 14th            
Square.


Thursday, November 15th               
Dr. M wearing one of his birthday shirts & displaying our new calendar from our favorite Instagram dog, Otis Unleashed. 



Friday, November 16th                                    
It was pretty darned cold in my office when I arrived at 7:30. Fortunately, the day was warmer and sunny, and our heating/air guy came by to sort out what was going on.


Just this one picture of furniture – and it’s only a cushion – not even the whole chair. I love this fabric!


Saturday, November 17th                                           
I heard some banging around in the office & found Dr. Sneaky McSneakerson pulling out the Christmas tree. He said he wanted to make sure the lights work.



He also wanted to assure folks that we do have some fall décor too. Ha!


You guys were no help at all in figuring out what to give Dr. M for his birthday, so he ended up getting what I get him about 80% of the time: shirts. Poor guy. Are you guys ready for Thanksgiving? Contrary to my shouting above, I think we might be (it’s Christmas I’m not ready for). You know you’ll hear all about it next week!

Sunday, November 11, 2018

2018 Project 365 – Week Forty-five


Well this week just flew by – it’s a good thing I have some pictures or I all I would remember was the blur!
Sunday, November 4th                              
No picture! I guess we had picture overload from the day before. So all I remember from this day is that I went to church (I know this because I was lector) & that I wrote last week’s post.

Monday, November 5th                                        
Some fall color from our neighborhood, courtesy of Dr. M.


Square.


Tuesday, November 6th                                             
One of the trees at the post office near work. I love to park under it & spend a few minutes before I go back to work.


We had choir practice at 7:00 & I decided that it didn’t make sense to go home so I stayed at the office for a bit. I walked a few laps in the dark empty factory, which did not creep me out a bit. But then I sat in my office & tried to crochet & that creeped me out, so I just drove to church & crocheted in my car.


Wednesday, November 7th            
Dr. M just needs to quit going to town. Last week it was Christmas decorations when he was looking for Halloween candy & this week it was this sign, at the local hardware store.


Thursday, November 8th               
This chair isn’t finished (obviously), but I thought it looked pretty cool so far.


Friday, November 9th                                    
Had to break out the sheep jammies!


Saturday, November 10th                                           
We brought the girls in for the winter. When I say “we” I mean I dithered around watching Dr. M do it.


I’ve decided that I’m going to try to learn the Christmas cantata while walking on the treadmill. Hopefully I can memorize the thing so I can quit wrestling with the pages. Also, hopefully I can start walking faster as I get more fit – singing & walking is exhausting! I was pretty proud of my 35 minute hike.


So last week I promised leaf pictures on Wednesday & then TOTALLY FORGOT. I’m about to go schedule that post now. Also, Dr. M’s birthday is on Tuesday. What do you think I should give him?


Sunday, November 4, 2018

2018 Project 365 – Week Forty-four


This is my annual rant about how I hate standard time. Not a morning person, we were pretty darned annoyed to have to turn the lights on in the house at 5:30 pm, it makes me cranky, blah blah blah. I'd say that I wish we’d pick a time and stick to it, but just like last week, I’m a liar. I want it to be daylight saving time all year round!
Sunday, October 28th                              
I sang in the choir today (they needed an alto), but I’m sparing you the picture I took of me in my choir robe – only because I have PLENTY of other selfies this week. Instead you get this picture of an afghan square. It’s my 4th colorway in the 20th pattern – 4 more patterns to go & then I have to assemble these puppies.


Monday, October 29th                                        
I broke down & plugged in this ancient & terrifying space heater at work. My office was about 64 degrees, but since I pay the energy bill I was loathe to turn the heat on. This monster probably uses as much energy as the heat pump though, don’t you reckon?


Tuesday, October 30th                                             
I spent today in a notary class at the local community college. We had an active shooter drill in the middle of class, so we all sat against the wall & played on our phones. I worked on a Christmas present during lunch, and then I made 100 on my test! Here is a weird social media thing. Ordinarily I get maybe 20 likes on something I post on Facebook. Sometimes I get as many as 50 or 60 (woo hoo!). I posted the picture of my test score and got 72 likes. What the heck! My latest selfie only gets 20 likes, but a picture of the number 100 gets 72? Social media is weird. Ha!


Ms. Pinky is still very happy on the porch.


On to the next pattern… This is the one I was wearing on my head last week. It decided to cooperate once I blocked it.


Wednesday, October 31st           
Dr. M went to the store to get Halloween candy (we had four trick-or-treaters – up from zero last year), and this was the sight that greeted him. Sigh.


Meanwhile, at work I was annoyed that my hair kept getting stuck down the back of my jacket.


Square.


Thursday, November 1st              
Dr. M drove around and got some lovely pictures of our area.


Meanwhile, I tried a sort of messy bun situation. Hmm…


Friday, November 2nd                                    
Went to the hospital to have a blood test to see if I still have elevated metal levels (from my old hip appliance). My doctor thinks they should have dissipated by now, but he wanted to check to make sure. When you have lab work done at the hospital it’s considered an outpatient procedure, so I got this lovely bracelet!


Saturday, November 3rd                                           
Dr. M & I took a road trip to do some leaf peepin. These are my pictures – check back on Wednesday to see his photos from his camera. It was a lovely day!






Well, Tuesday is Election Day. I’m hoping for a big blue wave, but as something I read today put it – even if we don’t win, we’ll know the shape that our organizing needs to take.


2019 Project 365 – Week Thirty-seven

This is such a weird time of year in NC. It’s obviously fall-ish. The plants know it. The sun knows it. But summer is just being stubborn ...