Sunday, January 26, 2020

2020 Project 365 – Week Four


Why is it that a “short” work week seems longer than usual? Someone asked if it was because I was trying to fit more work into fewer days, but that wasn’t really the case. I think it’s because I am so naturally slothful that it only takes one holiday for me to get out of the habit of work.
Sunday, January 19th                                                   
We had a reception for our pastor to wish him well as he moves back home to Pennsylvania. We’ll miss him & his family!


Monday, January 20th                    
My dad & Sue gave me the crocheted tablecloth that my mother bought when she & my grandmother visited me in Zambia in 1988. That trip was such a HUGE thing for her to do. I’m not sure I ever really grasped how big it was. I have a lot of memories from the trip, but this one, from when she bought this tablecloth, makes me smile the most: “...when I took them to the market in Victoria Falls, Mom pulled out U.S. $ & the little ladies there went crazy—‘Come here amai—I have some beautiful goods here!’ I told Mom that it was illegal to spend American money here & the ladies just laughed and laughed. They enjoyed seeing me scold my mother.” She’s been gone almost 15 years now. Miss you Momcat 😭❤ #fuckcancer


Tuesday, January 21st                                                          
Our winter has been so mild that this is the first hat appearance of the year.


Poor Dr. M had to go out in the cold too! Isn’t he the cutest thing? 


Wednesday, January 22nd                                                   
I took this picture to confirm what I suspected. As my face implies, I’m not too happy with this outfit. It’s the stockings – I really need to go shopping for things to put on my feet!


Thursday, January 23rd    
The wonders of technology. Our church council had a meeting with a potential temporary interim pastor. I wore my new Christmas pajamas so this is now my favorite way to have a meeting.


Friday, January 24th                                                                
Song sparrow serenade…


Saturday, January 25th               
Cardinal & chipping sparrows, eating in harmony.


My second video conference of the week - book club with my Ohio friends. I was a little fixated on the food that they were eating – wraps & cupcakes. Next month I’m going to have to provide my own self with snacks!


I have about four crochet projects going on, but have you seen any photos of me working on them? No you have not. I PROMISED myself not to fluff around all year & then have to work like a crazy person before Christmas. But I am a terrible listener. Maybe I need to block out time on my calendar. Will that really work? Stay tuned!

9 comments:

  1. Why is it that a “short” work week seems longer than usual?

    Good question, short work weeks do seem tougher that regular ones.

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  2. Do not make a "schedule" for your crochet. That will make it more of a chore than the fun it should be. And don't worry about strange work weeks. Things will get back to normal soon. Definitely make yourself a load of yummy snacks for next book club. And make sure the others can see your riches.

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  3. Video conferencing is handy, isn't it? I love the tablecloth -- and what a great memory to go with it.

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  4. I saw a sparrow go into one of my birdhouses this morning!

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  5. The week after a long weekend always seemed longer than a regular week back in my work days. I think it's because you still have to get 5 days of work done but you only have 4 days to accomplish it. I think the problem with your outfit isn't socks or shoes but the length of the pants - shorter or longer. My personal thought is that's an awkward length in anything, on anyone. How do you keep the squirrels off your feeder!!

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  6. I'm still trying to figure out what to fix for Super Bowl Sunday!

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  7. I love your posts!
    My Mom and Grandmas crocheted these. How they followed the patterns, I'll never know.
    Cardinals! My favorite song bird.

    Over from Catalyst. Be back!

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  8. Video conferencing is a great invention! Two of my admin people are remote (one in Louisiana, one in Pennsylvania), so all of our meetings involve video conferencing. I sometimes wonder what the remote people think of us having bagels during the meeting...LOL.

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  9. And I love that story of your mom in Zambia! <3

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