Saturday, January 8, 2022

2022 Project 365 – Week One

I’ve been listening to the audiobook Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019, which is a group of 90 essays compiled by Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain. I’m up to 1919, and it has been so sobering to hear the stories of voter suppression, white mob violence, and how the legal system was set up to “keep negroes in their place.” It’s especially sobering because it feels as though we are heading in the same direction today. What, did we have about 50 years of at least doing the minimum to make up for 400 years of enslavement before we start basically sliding back to Jim Crow? I know, I’m being a pessimist. But really when you listen to how things were back in the day you can tell that the underlying racism never really went away.

And that has nothing to do with my week, which was lovely. 

Sunday, January 2nd    
Stopped by Daddy & Sue’s to help finish a puzzle. My brother & his wife, and Mike & me gave them a puzzle table-top for Christmas and I plan to enjoy the heck out of it.

Our great-nephew’s gift arrived in the nick of time for me to get it to them before they drove back to Oklahoma. We really wanted to keep it for ourselves. Ha!

Monday, January 3rd     
Woke up without any power, but that was no excuse for my crazy parking job that evening. It’s hard to tell just how crooked I was – but remarkably I fit entirely in the parking space!

Tuesday, January 4th
Went by the parentals to start a new puzzle. We’ve given ourselves permission to not finish this one, but we’re going to at least try.

Wednesday, January 5th    
I’m glad I checked my look in the mirror before heading out – I had devil horns from pushing my glasses on top of my head. Made me laugh.

The moon! (And Venus…)

Thursday, January 6th
Went out for a business lunch and laughed at this sign.

Friday, January 7th     
Dr. M spent some time with his dad today. His dad’s 100 year old cousin died this week, which means that he’s the last of his generation.
Saturday, January 8th      
I had a morning meeting at church & then stopped by Daddy & Sue’s to work some more on the puzzle – and I got a free lunch out of it! I got a new iPhone this week (to replace my 5 year old one) so I was playing with portrait mode. My dad couldn't decide between hayseed and distinguished. Ha!

As soon as I finish this post I have to work on some church stuff, and then I am going to sort out yarn for some projects. Some yarn I have to buy, and some I have in bins & need to organize. I’m very excited about it all. What are you looking forward to this week?


  1. We've made so little progress away from racism in this country, or at least certain parts of this country, that three white men thought they could kill a black man simply because he was black and in their neighborhood and get away with it. And they almost did. Local law enforcement had no intention of arresting them and the only reason they did get arrested was because one of them was so confident that they would not be punished that he made public the video they made of the killing. It wasn't until the local FBI got wind of it that they were arrested. And I daresay, these men are not a minority of attitude.

    That finished puzzle is the top? Laminated in/on? Isn't that confusing when you are starting a new puzzle on top of it?

    1. The puzzle table came with a clear sheet to put on the puzzle to keep everything in place when you move it around. I put it on there when we finished the first puzzle & they just left it on when they started the second one. I didn't really notice it when I was working the puzzle.

  2. Seems to me as long as you're inside the white lines, you can point the car any whichway! I love that picture of the moon.

    1. Thank you! The atmospheric conditions were perfect.

    2. Yes - I think my parking was technically a-ok. Ha!

  3. Who was that gift for, really? LOL

    I need to organize my yarn stash, too, but I'm not in a hurry to do it. It's mocking me, and I know it.

    1. Me. It was for me - and a big thanks to my sister-in-law who came up with the idea to get it. Ha!

      I just found 8 cakes of MOHAIR yarn in a bin yesterday. What in the world am I going to do with that?

  4. JR Beer! I haven't thought of that in AGES!

  5. So beautiful write up you trip. Beautiful all photos. Beautiful moon pic. I like. Where it place ? šŸ™


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