Tuesday, August 28, 2018

2018 Project 365 – Week Thirty-four

I was all prepared to talk about how busy the weekend was, as an excuse for not having written this post yet. But in all actuality, I spent a good bit of Saturday watching Dr. M do work around the house. So I could have written my post then. The plain truth is that I had better things to do, like watch Dr. M work and play on my iPad.
Sunday, August 19th                        
My brother & his wife have started coming to my church. Today we went out afterward for lunch. Nice!

Monday, August 20th                                  
It was a two glasses situation.

This is block number 16 in my first colorway. This square was a LOT of fun to make – and each one is so different because of color placement (or lack of colors). I have to admit though, that this picture makes my eyes cross because sometimes the bobbles pop out & other times they look like dents in the square. Optical illusion!

Tuesday, August 21st                                                     
This female spicebush swallowtail loves our impatiens.

Your weekly furniture – office chairs in a variety of colors. 

Wednesday, August 22nd       
This is a lesson in camera settings – Dr. M went out to take pictures of flowers (see below) and saw this red-spotted purple butterfly. It wouldn’t hold still & the camera wasn’t set up for motion – but I like the shadow effect anyway. The skipper butterfly on the other hand stayed put, so that picture is pretty good.

Here are the aforementioned flowers.

And block 16 in my second colorway.

Thursday, August 23rd            
My crazy desk at work. I often have paper everywhere, including on the keyboard. One of these days I’ll come up with a better system. Ha!

Pearl crescent butterfly. You can’t tell, but it’s tiny.

I had to laugh at the difference in mall walking & mowing this time of year. Our grass is SO THICK and almost always damp, so I have to mow VERY SLOWLY. It’s more of a (very loud) walking meditation than cardio exercise.

Friday, August 24th                                  
Morning glories and a surprise azalea! We didn’t really realize it, but they are called “Encore” for a reason. Fun!

Block 16 in my 3rd colorway. You’ll have to wait until next week to see the 4th one. I know that makes you very sad. Ha!

Saturday, August 25th                                       
Dr. M’s Saturday project – putting this thing together. I’m so excited! I’ve been using a Tony Little Gazelle for YEARS. It has been great at helping me get more steps in my day, but not so great at cardio. Now that my hip is fixed (hallelujah) I’m ready to up my fitness game.

Speaking of my hip, its year anniversary was this week. I can’t believe that a year has already passed, and I can’t believe how good I feel. I have my final follow-up appointment next week – which will just be a lot of gushing on both sides (“You’re doing so great!” “I know! Right?”). Well, I’m off to use my new treadmill. It has built in speakers – I plan to plug my phone in & listen to the audio version of The Martian for the eleventy-seventh time. Do you have anything fun planned for your evening?

Sunday, August 19, 2018

2018 Project 365 – Week Thirty-three

A couple of weeks ago I found a photo poetry prompt site & thought I might start writing again. Have you seen any poetry? No you have not. The days just seem to go by in a blur & the next thing I know it’s Sunday again. Good thing I have these posts so I can at least sort of remember what happened!
Sunday, August 12th                        
From Facebook: I was the lector at church this morning & the scripture was from Psalm 34, which of course made me think of this praise song. I was this | | close to singing it at church, but I just couldn’t do it. However, as we know, on social media #ihavenoshame so here is the car version.

As you may remember from last week, Dr. M has been working his butt off (well, he would have been, but he has no butt) clearing out our rec room/library. He put most of his books on the bookcases and cleared out all the boxes. I moved my Gazelle in there & I really have been using it a lot more since it’s already set up - I've gotten over 10,000 steps every day this week. Next step – treadmill! Anyway, I love these pictures of Dr. M’s books on shelves.

He also took some pictures of a couple of things that his dad made for us – a cedar chest and a checkers/chess set.

Monday, August 13th                                  
Blanket square – my 4th colorway.

Tuesday, August 14th                                                    
My filthy mowing shoes. Not bad for someone who hates actual physical labor!

Wednesday, August 15th      
The only picture I took was of my lunch. That there is a RED HOT MY MOUTH IS ON FIRE Indian veggie burger. Yowza! I ate one again on Friday & made sure I had about a bucket of Greek yogurt to put on it. Ha!

Thursday, August 16th           
The wildness of the wildflower bed.

Friday, August 17th                                  
Got my hair cut – a couple of inches. It had been over a year so I was definitely due!

Geranium photo shoot – Ms. Pinky & Ms. Rita.

Your weekly furniture. I am in love with the Queen Bee chair!

Saturday, August 18th                                       
A few other flowers from around the yard – our peach rose, the monkey grass, and one lone phlox that decided to bloom again.

Dove on the birdbath. Doves make me smile.

I’m the teensiest bit salty that it’s already Sunday night. I have one more hour before I need to start getting ready for bed, and about 20 things I meant to accomplish (mostly housecleaning related). Ah well, they’ll be there again tomorrow. Are you a procrastinator like I am? If not, once you finish cleaning your house, do you think you could head over to mine? Thanks ever so much!

Sunday, August 12, 2018

2018 Project 365 – Week Thirty-two

You know how people say that with all the doctored pictures that people post on social media, if those folks go missing no one will be able to find them because no one really knows what they look like? I don’t think I need to worry about that.
Sunday, August 5th                        
I’m sure I’ve posted this before, but I’m always tickled every time I get to sing this hymn. It’s fun & peppy, and it’s about queens & tea!

Monday, August 6th                                  
I’m so tired of having to put makeup on every morning. I just had to remind myself of why I do it. It’s so I actually look female – ha! And can I just mention the eyebrows? Whoa Nelly! I might need to investigate this “waxing” thing that people do.

This goldfinch thought its reflection was a competitor – ha! It looks like the Mrs. is giving him side eye.

Tuesday, August 7th                                                    

Wednesday, August 8th      
Skink! And Heather the Sheep’s schnoz.

Thursday, August 9th           
Your weekly furniture pic.

I saw this Red Spotted Purple butterfly as I was leaving work – so beautiful!

Meanwhile, Dr. M was watching one of the usual suspects in the back yard.

Friday, August 10th                                  
More flowers – they’re too pretty to be confined to just one day.

Block #15 in my second colorway.

I posted this picture on Instagram & Facebook asking if this mask makes my nose look big (yes!). However, it’s a very disturbing picture to me because it looks like I’m using blackface – yikes!

Saturday, August 11th                                       
Block 15 in my third colorway.   

We had a little visitor – a Ruby Throated Hummingbird! Actually there were two of them, but the male wouldn’t stay still long enough for a photo op.

We have a room in our house that has all of our unopened boxes and extra stuff that has never found a home. We originally planned to use the room for exercising – we’re eventually going to get a treadmill. But my hip issues last year took the wind out of our sails & we just closed the doors to that room & let it be. Until this week. Dr. M has been on a tear! I’m quite impressed with him – and I need to clean out the giant tub in the master bath so he can have a long soak later. Is there anything you’ve been wanting to tackle but couldn’t find a Round Tuit? Here – I’ll give you one now. Ha!

Sunday, August 5, 2018

2018 Project 365 – Week Thirty-one

Let’s just get this out of the way right now – how can it already be August? I know, I say that every month, but sheesh.
Sunday, July 29th                        
My aunt’s great-granddaughter sometimes comes with her to Brian Center. She’s a cutie!

Another square, in what is turning into my favorite colorway. However, this particular square is much busier than I thought it would be.

Monday, July 30th                                  
I had to work outside for a while today (under “other duties as assigned”) and it was hot. This was during a break.                

Tuesday, July 31st                                                    
I’m notoriously bad at it, but today I slayed at parallel parking! People on Facebook were skeptical because the picture looks like I just pulled in there; however this was taken as I was getting ready to leave. I swear there were cars in the spaces on either side of me when I parked!

Battered spicebush swallowtail on our morning glory.

Wednesday, August 1st     
Furniture from work. It’s interesting how when I got closer to take the detail picture it went from pewter to gold.

Thursday, August 2nd          
Goldfinches on the cosmos.

That might be the last picture of them there this year – the era of cosmos has passed and now it’s time for painted daisies and asters!

I think I went overboard in my effort to not repeat the “busyness” of the last square.

Friday, August 3rd                                 
I was channeling my inner Pebbles at work today.

I had to laugh at this screen for a program at work today – let’s all just wave goodbye to the patriarchy!

Dr. M bought some ginormous peaches & tomatoes today!

I did another of those "what would you look like as the opposite sex" things today & darn it I still look like my brother. Ha! (I'm on the left, in case you're wondering.)

Saturday, August 4th                                       
More asters – they’re going to be lovely!

My first square in the next pattern. This is just a teaser – it hasn’t been blocked yet.

I’ve been trying to figure out how I can finagle a job where I get a three day weekend. Even just once a month would be great. Of course, if I was better at time management I wouldn’t need an extra day. But who wants to manage their time on the weekend?! How about you – are you productive on your days off? (I realize that many of my readers are retired – to you I say “pah!”)

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