Sunday, January 29, 2023

2023 Project 365 – Week Four

This week was another blur, but things are looking up around here!
Sunday, January 22nd                
Dad was definitely feeling better! Here he is singing some songs that his grandfather used to sing to the kids.
 

Meanwhile, Dr. M was having lunch in his office.
 

Monday, January 23rd        
I have no idea. I was feeling really (really really) drowsy, so maybe I was taking a picture to see what that looked like?
 

Tuesday, January 24th             
I’m not a coffee drinker, but I thought maybe I should try because I’m so lethargic in the winter. Well, that’s just disgusting & now I plan to lean into the lethargy. I can work with just one eye open can’t I?
 

Wednesday, January 25th                     
I give blood for the snacks.
 

Thursday, January 26th               
Harbingers of spring…
 

Friday, January 27th            
Sheep, lambs, and their guardian who was looking at Dr. M with a good bit of suspicion.
 

He’s home! And he walked Sue & me through making waffles (which is usually his job & full disclosure, the man recently released from the hospital had to come over and help us. Twice.).
 

Saturday, January 28th        
I got labels for my crochet items. The font is a little hard to read (it says DANABUG YARN HUG), but I still feel all professional-like.
 

I forgot to do a photo shoot of the second stocking cap, so this will have to do – I took photos of both hats with the labels on.     
 

After two weeks of mostly sitting at work or in the hospital, I’ve had two days of being on my feet doing things. Oof. Definitely ready to be more back to normal & build my stamina back up! What are you looking forward to this week?

Sunday, January 22, 2023

2023 Project 365 – Week Three

This week has been a bit of a blur. My dad was admitted to the hospital on Tuesday with breathing issues. He’s doing much better now, but needless to say, it was not business as usual in the Bug household!    
Sunday, January 15th               
It warmed up later, but I had to break out my actual winter gear when I headed out to church.
 

Monday, January 16th       
The Roy on his throne – it’s his favorite spot in his yard.
 

We enjoyed last week’s roasted veggies so much that we doubled down!
 

Tuesday, January 17th             
Sue called me in the morning to say that dad wasn’t doing well at all. She took him to the emergency room. I got this photo of them playing thumb war. 


We were in the emergency room for quite a while before he was moved to the ICU. I thought I looked pretty fashionable wearing his hat.
 

Wednesday, January 18th                     
Another day of worry. I put his goal for the day on the board, and he definitely met it.
 

Thursday, January 19th               
Some good news for dad (diagnosis & treatment), and I ate an actual vegetable!
 

Friday, January 20th            
Hospital sunset…
 

Got home and had the best turkey burger with guacamole – yum!
 

Saturday, January 21st        
My brother had been out of town, so it was really nice to spend some time with him and dad (and Sue!). They watched basketball while I played on my phone.
 

Dad is still in the hospital, but has been moved out of the ICU. I’m not sure how much longer he’ll be there, but he has definitely been improving every day. It was a pretty scary time! Makes me extra thankful that he’s still with us. What are you extra thankful for this week?

Sunday, January 15, 2023

2023 Project 365 – Week Two

We didn’t take very many pictures this week. I guess we were just busy doing life. Or some such.    
Sunday, January 8th               
No photo. I went to church and then had lunch with Dad & Sue. Sue made a fabulous roast beef.
 
Monday, January 9th       
The outside of our house transitioned to “winter” from Christmas. The inside remains quite festive – but I’m feeling the nudge in my heart to take the tree down. Soon. Ish.
 

Tuesday, January 10th             
Dr. M says, “In a Mayberryesque plot twist, Pop and I drove Floyd (the Ford) to the barbershop. Pop got shorn…I abstained, courteously.”
 

Meanwhile, I finally took an almost decent photo of that hat I made a few weeks ago.
 

Wednesday, January 11th                     
I was in the kitchen packing my lunch Wednesday morning & saw this sight out of the window. I had to grab my phone and go outside – such lovely colors.
 

I had a dentist appointment (uneventful!) and then saw a smile of a different kind at work.
 

Thursday, January 12th               
No photo.
 
Friday, January 13th            
I took the day off and thought I’d spend some time at Dad & Sue’s working the puzzle. They weren’t there, but I got up to some shenanigans anyway. Ha!
 

Saturday, January 14th       
Went out to dump the recycle bin and saw spring in the making!
 

I cooked again! Our asparagus was so big that I was worried it wouldn’t be edible the usual way we cook it, so I tried something new. This was so good!
 

I have the day off from work tomorrow in observance of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. And recently another black man – a schoolteacher – was killed by police for what seems like no reason at all. Is there hope for the future? Nearly 55 years after Dr. King’s death I just don’t know. Do you?

Sunday, January 8, 2023

2023 Project 365 – Week One

Well, one week into a brand new year. It feels pretty much like the old year so far. Except for having to put threes on things instead of twos.   
Sunday, January 1st              
It was Grayson’s 2nd birthday so I got to have a cupcake, but first I stopped by Daddy & Sue’s house. Daddy was practicing his solo for an upcoming performance by their singing group. He’s pretty good!
 


Here are the few party pictures I took. Gray doesn’t really eat sweets, so it took him a minute to figure out whether he even wanted to try the cupcake. He finally dove in, but it wasn’t quite as impressive as his first birthday. Ha!



Monday, January 2nd      
I had the day off of work & celebrated by making French toast. It was good! No comments on the lake of syrup. I actually wish I’d had a little more.
 

I started working on the extra step on that new hat I made. It probably took more like four hours instead of the two I predicted. But as you’ll see a little later, it was worth it!
 

Tuesday, January 3rd            
Beef, mac n’ cheese, and peas on toast! It was good!
 

Wednesday, January 4th                     
Finished!
 

Thursday, January 5th               
This made me laugh and laugh.
 


 Friday, January 6th            
Wolf Moon!
 


Saturday, January 7th       
I made another recipe from the cookbook – a cake for a family who’d had a death in the family. Since I’d never made this recipe before, I tried a corner just to make sure it was edible. Pretty good!
 

I took the gnome hat from the office Christmas tree & put it on Heather the Sheep. With that white cape thing, it looks a little bit like a Klan hat – yikes!
 

I was at an outside funeral today in the cold drizzle, and now I’m in my chair in front of the heater wearing a pair of Christmas jammies and I just might not move until bedtime. How has your weekend been? 

Sunday, January 1, 2023

2022 Project 365 – Week Fifty-two

Happy New Year! I’ve spent the day eating a cupcake at a two year old’s birthday party and now I’m watching hockey, which makes it a pretty perfect way to start the new year.  
Sunday, December 25th             
Christmas morning we opened gifts from my cousin and then I headed to church. After church we went to Dr. M’s dad’s house for lunch. Here is what Dr. M said: We once again gathered around the ancestral table for Christmas lunch, there in the little house teenage Pop helped his WWII veteran cousin build. It is his 90th Christmas. He ate well: meatloaf, mash potatoes, green beans and pintos (aka shellie beans), mac ‘n cheese, brioche rolls, and pie! In the early 70s, the house would have been filled with people, and I would have been relegated to the kids’ table. Today, there were just three of us and a lot of ghosts…a lot of ghosts.


Christmas Moon!
 

Monday, December 26th     
Stopped by my dad’s house to work a section of the puzzle. Mischief managed!
 

Then I went to the store to get the ingredients for my church cookbook dessert. It was pretty good ya’ll!
 

Tuesday, December 27th           
Our annual college friend gathering! I think this was number 37? Which is just crazy.
 

One of my gifts was this necklace that perfectly matches a pair of earrings I’ve had for many years.
 

Wednesday, December 28th                     
Stopped by my dad’s house and took a sky photo before heading home.
 

We’ll be leaving our tree up for probably another few weeks. We really enjoy the light in the evenings. And note that the wise men are heading toward Bethlehem!
 

Thursday, December 29th               
No photo.
 
Friday, December 30th            
My hot chocolate at work looked so pretty that I had to take a photo.
 

Finished!
 

Saturday, December 31st      
Our evening plans were canceled so we watched college football (two amazing crazy games!) and I made this hat. I was so excited to get to the end of the pattern & then saw that the last line gave instructions for work that will probably take another 2 hours. So that’s what I’ll be working on this evening.
 

I have some nebulous ideas of things I’d like to work on this year (Drink more water! Move your ass!), but I’m not going to make any official resolutions. Those never work anyway – apparently I don’t like being told what to do, even by myself. How about you? Any big or small plans?

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...