Sunday, August 21, 2016

My #OrdinaryLife

It's been almost 3 weeks since my last post - eep! I've been busy, but really I have no excuse. A couple of weeks ago Dr. M officiated at another wedding, and last week we both traveled to Delaware for my work. We meandered home again & visited some battlefields (ah, it's like we're newlyweds again!). But I'm not going to post about any of that. I might post some pictures from the wedding later, but Dr. M is posting about our trip and tour along the footsteps of G. Washington. Go here to read his first post.

Last Monday I had a friend on Facebook challenge me to post a picture each day of my ordinary life. Why it was almost like doing Project 365 again! I actually enjoyed it - and I'm thinking that I might start doing P365 again next year. (Although why I have to start on January 1 I do not know.) Anyway, here is my week, with my captions from Facebook.

1. Last year our ten year old geranium grew petunias & verbena. This year, it's sunflowers. What next, Miss Pinky?

2. My #ordinarylife day #2. Sigh. — feeling aggravated.

(Bonus picture - That tire was too flat for a pump, so I had to call AAA. I found a nice port in the storm while I waited. Would you believe that White Castle has grilled chicken sliders and veggie burger sliders? It was almost a healthy dinner!)

3. My #ordinarylife day #3. I was SUPPOSED to put my new phone cable in my car. Instead, I put it on the roof & it got a ride around town. Thank goodness it slid down the rear window & nestled in the corner there!

4. My #ordinarylife day 4: when you're supposed to be cleaning the house & your puzzle won't let you go.— feeling trapped. (Note: this is an app I downloaded onto my iPad - it is entirely TOO EASY to lose hours with this. In other words, it's just like having a real puzzle on the kitchen table.)

5. My #ordinarylife day 5. Colored my hair the other day. It looks JUST LIKE the box, right?#brunetteproblems

6. My #ordinarylife day 6. Altar guild setup & emergency orange yarn run. Why yes I AM about to start using my FOURTH shade of orange yarn.

(Bonus picture - just to show myself that this monster isn't ENTIRELY orange.)

7. My #ordinarylife day 7. On my way to take communion to a parishioner in the hospital.#ourOhio

Have a great week everyone!


  1. It's sad when you go away but I always enjoy it when you return.

  2. hello, Bug, I live in Northwestern Ohio, I have missed your posts! so glad you are still with us; you are an inspiration

  3. There's something fun about getting a peek into someone's life with "ordinary" pictures from a day. I totally agree that you should do P365 again. I miss you doing that!

    And that blanket has, indeed, become a monster! In the best sense of the word, of course.

  4. I can honestly say that I haven't done ANY of those things, yet my life is ordinary too. I was looking for an errant thread of white in that blanket for our May snowfall. Then I remembered that you live south of me, so you probably didn't get it!

  5. nice to catch up and I'm sorry but that temperature blanket is just downright ugly.

  6. By the size of it, that temperature blanket may grow into a car cover! I do like the orange, though.

  7. Thank goodness your phone cable simply enjoyed the ride and stayed on. When we lived in WI, a car backed out of a driveway and I noticed a purse on top of it. So I honked and flashed my lights several times. Finally an irate woman stopped and yelled, "Do you have a problem?" I very sweetly replied, "No, but you do unless you don't care about the purse on top of your car." She fell all over herself trying to apologize for her rudeness.

  8. I'm totally doing one of those blankets next year!!!
    There's a puzzle web site that I'll do in the afternoons when I'm just done with the day :)

  9. Your Ohio road looks like our rural Iniana roads, just a normal part of our "ordinary lives." I am grateful for each aspect of the ordinary.

  10. I don't have a smart phone, so no apps -- but I do know about Jigsaw Planet. You can do puzzles of 50 pieces or pretty large ones. I'm not sure how many pieces the big ones have, but the small ones are nice for a little break. Somewhere, there's a site where you can turn one of your own photos into a puzzle. I'll have to see if I can find it.


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