Sunday, September 29, 2019

2019 Project 365 – Week Thirty-nine

As I’m writing this it seems as though my Atlanta Braves are limping into the playoffs. My expectations for how far they’ll go have diminished in the past week. But no matter what they do (& maybe they’ll surprise me!), they’ve had a great year.
Sunday, September 22nd                                              
It’s been a while since I had dinner for breakfast – bbq, baked beans, & okra. It’s not pretty, but it was YUMMY.

Dr. M is getting a new musical instrument for his birthday (stay tuned!), so to get himself ready he pulled out his dulcimers again.

Monday, September 23rd              
As I said on FB, I went to the grocery store during lunch and this is going to be the weirdest sandwich ever! Also, I feel like “swisspers” is a little twee for the name of a cotton ball brand, don’t you?

Tuesday, September 24th                                                
The Bug Parking Badly, blah blah blah. Fortunately these spaces are huge – there was already a car beside me when I parked & I didn’t impede anyone’s ability to get into or out of their car. That’s my story & I’m sticking to it!

Wednesday, September 25th                                                         
Surprise! Dr M’s (very) early birthday, anniversary, & Christmas gift. I blame this on Ken Burns. It has been fun listening to Dr. M teach himself a new instrument!

Thursday, September 26th                                                            
No picture

Friday, September 27th                                                           
Heather’s mum has finally decided to bloom. It’s had buds for about a month now – it seems to take forever for them to bust out.

Saturday, September 28th            
My father-in-law’s cat & my hair had the same idea today: just relax & go with the flow.

I went to hear The Right Reverend Katharine Jefferts Schori speak about climate change. She was the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church of the United States (the first woman to hold that position) for about 9 years while I lived in Ohio. I didn’t realize that her background is in oceanography – she has a doctorate in that field, so she is able to address climate change from a spiritual perspective & a scientific one. It was a great talk. She asked if we were treating our earth like the Promised Land. And I was introduced to the concept of solastalgia (a form of mental or existential distress caused by environmental change. In many cases this is in reference to global climate change, but more localized events such as volcanic eruptions, drought or destructive mining techniques can cause solastalgia as well.). My favorite quote was this one, in answer to what you say to people who don’t believe in climate science: “Climate science is not a political issue – it’s a reality issue. I don’t associate politics with reality. We can put our heads in the sand, but we’re still going to roast our rear ends.”

I’m not sure I can top that quote. There’s a blizzard in Montana, and in the 90s here, and there’s a category 5 hurricane brewing in the eastern Atlantic. Have a great week? 

P.S. I loved the statement the church made to parents of children (God put the wiggle in children – ha!).

Saturday, September 21, 2019

2019 Project 365 – Week Thirty-eight

What to say, what to say??? I have typed & erased a number of sentences here, but frankly I’m just not feeling it. Just imagine that I said something witty, mkay?
Sunday, September 15th                                             
My brother & I took my dad out for dinner for an early birthday dinner. It was nice spending time with these guys! And that salad was GINORMOUS. I took about 2/3 of it home for Dr. M to eat.

Monday, September 16th             
We’ve been watching the Ken Burns country music documentary (very good!) which inspired Dr. M to pull out all of his dulcimers. I get to benefit from that because he’s been playing again!

Tuesday, September 17th                                                
No real picture today, but this is a screen shot of the hilarious book I read for book club (Dear Committee Members, by Julie Schumacher). It’s all the letters (mostly letters of recommendation) that a university professor writes for about a year. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Also, this is my dad’s actual birthday. Happy birthday Daddy!

Wednesday, September 18th                                                         
From FB: I am shedding so much these days that if I covered my body in glue I could be Bigfoot’s stumpy sister in a matter of moments. At this point, I need an emotional support roomba to just follow me around. Sigh. P. S. Not to worry - I still have PLENTY of hair.

Thursday, September 19th                                                            
Dr. M took his dad for his second Mohs surgery today. He did well – he is now skin cancer free. This is Smoky, his dad’s favorite cat.

Friday, September 13th                                                           
Dr. M went to see his Pop & took another picture of Smoky. Such a pretty kitty!

Saturday, September 14th            
I helped out at my church’s tent at Catawba Valley Pride. It was encouraging to see so many churches there – and a lot of fun!

I came home from the festival & did some house cleaning, so I now I feel extra virtuous and shall feel free to enjoy the rest of my evening. I hereby give all of you permission to enjoy the rest of your evening (or day, if you’re reading it earlier in the day. I’m magnanimous that way.).

Saturday, September 14, 2019

2019 Project 365 – Week Thirty-seven

This is such a weird time of year in NC. It’s obviously fall-ish. The plants know it. The sun knows it. But summer is just being stubborn about letting go. So hot & dry. Ugh.
Sunday, September 8th                                             
I was feeling particularly attractive as I got ready for church this morning.

Monday, September 9th             
Finished! It was a fun project. However, the yarn is 90% merino which was perhaps not the best choice for a day in the 90s.

Dr. M bought me some apples. Pretty!

It was Monday Mexican night & the young’uns were showing Sue all about Instagram filters. Ha!

Tuesday, September 10th                                                
Dr. M got new flowers for his mother’s grave. And he saw sheep while he was out & about!

After checking three times while I was preparing the meal, I still had to pull the package back out of the trash to see how long to cook dinner. What. The. Heck.

Wednesday, September 11th                                                         
A somber anniversary made more tolerable through a visit from The Roy, who basically demanded that Dr. M pet him.

Thursday, September 12th                                                            
With my new hair, this is how you tell that I’m getting serious about work – I tuck it behind my ears.

Friday, September 13th                                                           
We were apparently too superstitious to take a picture today.

Saturday, September 14th            
Lunch! (I blame credit Nance.)

I spent some time weed-eating today & now my arms are noodles. I was going to do a little bit of house cleaning, but Dr. M has talked me out of it (it wasn’t hard to do). So if you plan to come see us you might want to give me about a two hour notice. Ha!

Saturday, September 7, 2019

2019 Project 365 – Week Thirty-six

Isn’t it weird that weeks with a holiday can seem longer than regular weeks? I wonder why that is? For me, it’s probably because I just naturally sink into extra sloth when I have a day off and it’s hard to pull myself back up into work mode. (To be fair, I actually did a lot of housework on Monday, but I did it veerrryyyy slowly.)
Sunday, September 1st                                             
First time I did my new hair (why yes, I did not wash my hair from Tuesday until Sunday).

Monday, September 2nd              
Holiday lunch – watermelon (not sashimi, as someone on Facebook thought), Cheetos, and the latest Louise Penny book.


The house across the street is for rent, so I wandered over to check it out. Found this label in the driveway, which made me laugh.

Tuesday, September 3rd                                                 
Another week, another pair of Feryl Designs earrings. I’m starting to run out of room on the nifty jewelry board I created!

I took in a couple of paintings to add to the wall at work. I know the calendar doesn’t fit in, but it makes me smile & there’s not really anywhere else to put it.

Wednesday, September 4th                                                         
Dr. M had a doctor’s visit. As he said on Facebook: "Routine pretty good shape for the shape I’m in. More than I can say for the poor little farmer in yon dell."

Thursday, September 5th                                                            

Friday, September 6th                                                           
Comparison shot from when we first got this hanging basket and now. The petunia is long gone, but the coleus is pretty darned happy!

Saturday, September 7th           
The morning glories are still so pretty.

Went out looking for communion bread & found this. I think it should work just fine, right?

I’m watching the Braves play while I write this & I have to say that it has been VERY exciting lately. I have high hopes for their post season, although I’ll be sad when baseball is over. Baseball being over will mean that it’s well into fall & that means that we’re well on our way to winter. And just like that I’m all grumpy. How about you – are you looking forward to fall?

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