Thursday, May 24, 2018

2018 Project 365 – Week Twenty

I don’t know what it is that I do every week, but here I am again working on my post days later than I intended. Ah well, it might be time to admit that I’m just a procrastinator.
Sunday, May 13th                   
Another day, another square…


Monday, May 14th                            
I thought Monday’s salad was beautiful.

I finally finished a project that I’d been working on forever – just in time for hot weather. Hopefully the recipient doesn’t mind waiting until fall to wear this.

Tuesday, May 15th                                               
More interesting furniture from where I work.

Wednesday, May 16th   
Our impatiens heart is lovely.

Thursday, May 17th     
Invariably when Dr. M decides to sit on the deck these days, our neighbor decides it’s the perfect time to mow. Ha!

Friday, May 18th                             
I was checking out the hymns for Sunday & had to text a picture of this one to my aunt Mimi – she told me that when she was little she thought this was Lead On O Kinky Turtle, so I always think of her when we sing it.

Saturday, May 19th                                  
Dr. M was the officiant at another wedding. It was a lovely ceremony & the cake was excellent (why yes, that is the yardstick I use to measure weddings).

Came home from the wedding & mowed. Last year on May 19th I had my initial appointment with my surgeon & found out just how messed up my hip was. I was using a walker, and would continue to use one until my surgery in August. But all that’s behind me now – mowing is a breeze! 

I’m not getting nearly enough sleep. I just won’t go to bed in a timely manner. I realize that this is a common refrain on here, but I’m mentioning it again because I can hardly hold my eyes open right now… zzzzzzzzzzzzzz……… Oh wait, are you still here? How much sleep do you think you need each night?

Friday, May 18, 2018

2018 Project 365 – Week Nineteen

Hey look – I’m doing my post a full day earlier than I did it last week. Why, by October I might actually be timely!
Sunday, May 6th                   
Our peonies were gorgeous!

I’m always interested in how the bud of a flower is often a totally different color than the open flower.

Another square, in the blue, black, & grey color scheme (obvs.).

Sunday Selfie. I wore this to church & was trying to decide whether or not to wear it to work the next day. It’s a bit outside my comfort zone – purchased for our 25th anniversary cruise, actually. I decided to go ahead & wear it.

Monday, May 7th                            
I came home from work & Sunny had acquired this terribly cute bird bath! And then it has proceeded to rain pretty much every day since. Ha!

Tuesday, May 8th                                               
Another day, another square…

We have a regular United Nations of birds going on here. Clockwise, from the top right: Grackles, Tufted Titmouse, Carolina Chickadee, Brown Thrasher, Mr. and Mrs. Cardinal, Eastern Phoebe, Doves, and a very rare Bunny Bird!

Wednesday, May 9th   
We had someone come to mow at work & he nearly fell down this bank, so I took a picture to send to a landscaper friend (hi David!) to see what we could do here that doesn’t involve mowing or weed eating (or round-upping). Then I forgot to send the picture to my friend. Oops.

Thursday, May 10th     
I did the 10 pictures on the 10th of the month thing! Except I only took 8 pictures. And I never posted them. So, here they are instead. Clockwise from top right: 1. I arrived at work (my hair is a bit bushy these days); 2. I went out into the plant to find the system that runs the buzzer telling folks when to go on breaks & then I took a picture so I could remember what brand it was; 3. I spent pretty much the rest of the day reconciling payments made on one particular account; 4. I finally remembered to park under the awning so my car wouldn’t be so hot; 5. You can see how well that worked out for me – had to dash out there at the end of the day in the pouring rain; 6. Went home & crocheted; 7. And watched baseball; 8. And got ready for bed. Very exciting day!

Friday, May 11th                             
I saw this in the plant & decided that it was just fabulous. First of all, go Casper! We shall not bother you and your machine! And next of all – if you look closely you can see that at some point someone added an “s” to the “he” in the last line. Feminism in the machine shop – excellent!

Saturday, May 12th                                  
Today we went to a birthday party for Dr. M’s aunt, who actually did turn 80 (unlike my aunt who is still 79). Any occasion that calls for cake is an occasion I can get behind. Happy birthday Judy!

My main concern at this point is when will it stop raining long enough to mow my grass? What are you worried about this week?

Saturday, May 12, 2018

2018 Project 365 – Week Eighteen

Editorial Note: My Aunt M turned 79, not 80. I apologize for the inadvertent advancement of her age.
Here I am, nearly another week behind in posting my pictures. I had more energy this week – I’m getting used to my new schedule – but I decided to read and play games and crochet instead of blogging.
Sunday, April 29th                   
Sunday selfie – road trip with my sweetie.

That evening I drove him to the top of our hill…

So he could take this picture – the moon!

Monday, April 30th                            
Dr. M planted a rosebush for me! And changed our flag.

Tuesday, May 1st                                               
It was a lovely day.

Wednesday, May 2nd  
Last year’s bee waterer cracked over the winter, so we replaced it with a plastic tub. But I don’t think these are bees, are they?

Thursday, May 3rd    
Birds in our backyard.

Heavily edited, & not the best pictures, but Dr. M was so excited to see a Rose-breasted Grosbeak.

Friday, May 4th                             
I went to the dentist to get a root canal and once again I was denied. The tooth is probably broken, so I need to have it pulled instead.

While I was being annoyed at the dentist office, Dr. M was planting another rosebush!

Saturday, May 5th                                  
Our peonies finally bloomed!

Another square pattern, in my single color colorway.

The season of rain is past & now the season of growin’ & graduatin’ begins!

I have every intention of posting this week’s pictures in a much more timely fashion. Every intention. Yup. What stories are you telling yourself this week?

Thursday, May 3, 2018

2018 Project 365 – Week Seventeen

Oh man peoples, I am exhausted. I finished working for my old company last Friday, so this week I’ve gone into the office every day and I’m out of practice (I have to get up 1 ½ to 2 hours earlier). I won’t put myself to bed at a reasonable hour. I need someone to come by each evening & brush my teeth, wash my face, and pick me up & put me into my bed. Dr. M is apparently not interested in this unpaid position. I can’t imagine why not. Anyway, in addition to being exhausted, the tooth that I thought would derail my surgery in August has flared up again. I have a root canal scheduled for tomorrow. Yay?

OK, enough whining – let’s get onto the pictures before it’s time to post a whole new week’s worth.
Sunday, April 22nd                  
Sunday selfie – my Aunt M the former Marine. She’s part of the quilting ministry at her church – and she just recently turned 80. She’s pretty amazing. 

Dr. M had a fashionably dressed visitor while I was at church – Indigo Bunting!

Monday, April 23rd                           
Dr. M decided that my Opus collection needed some work.

We had so much rain last week – doesn’t Papa Cardinal look miserable? (This might be my favorite picture of the week)

Tuesday, April 24th                                              
Blanket update. This is my third colorway.

Rain rain rain… Heather the sheep is glad she’s still wearing her lovely bubble wrap wrap.

Wednesday, April 25th
The company I work for builds high-end furniture. Here are a couple of recent pieces.

Thursday, April 26th   
Got new earrings. I just love the work my friend Becci does with her Feryl Designs.

Another blanket – my fourth colorway. Now I’m onto square #8 – if I can stay awake that is…

Friday, April 27th                             
Azaleas & cardinals – that’s what’s going on around here these days. Oh, and I finally mowed!

Saturday, April 28th                                  
I went shopping this afternoon & saw this on the ground. As I said on Facebook – what I bought didn’t cost an arm and a leg, but I’m glad I had backup just in case!

Another day, another Opus.

It was Sue’s birthday on Friday, so we went over to celebrate with her & Daddy. Daddy, Sue, & I walked out to let my brother’s dogs out for a bit. I love the golf hole my dad has created.

While we were meandering around, Dr. M took pictures of my dad’s irises. His caption: “I’m too sexy for your yard...too sexy for your yard...I’m too sexy!”

I’m too sleepy to be coherent (I dread reading this post tomorrow). Instead of me asking you a question, feel free to point out where I may have gone awry up there. Ha!

2024 Project 365 – Week Twenty-three

As I had hoped, this week was a bit less chaotic – I worked a lot of hours, but they were orderly and I made headway on some of the tasks on...