Sunday, March 26, 2023

2023 Project 365 – Week Twelve

This is the week that I thought that maybe spring really was going to arrive – and also when I got overheated & started dreading summer. What can I say? I have about a three degree window of comfort.
Sunday, March 19th               
I didn’t take a real picture this this day. This one happened by accident while I was ordering KFC for the family after church. The food was good, and I had a nice time with my dad, Sue, my brother & sister-in-law. And the puzzle, who at this point is also a member of the family.

Monday, March 20th          
I got Dr. M a bunch of Baby Bels & thought I’d be cute putting them in a bowl in the fridge. (Instead of in the “cheese drawer” where we have to stand on our heads to fish them out from the bottom.)

Tuesday, March 21st                 
It was the 18th anniversary of my mom’s death and it hit me a little harder this year for some reason. But I came home from work & Dr. M & I made a really good dinner & watched hockey so that helped.

Wednesday, March 22nd                          
I had a fasting blood test in the morning & then as a treat I got myself a livermush & egg sandwich. It was so good!

Thursday, March 23rd                   
These are old things that I was thinking about waking up.

Friday, March 24th                
Dr. M, living his best life on our deck. It was a gorgeous day!

During lunch I walked at the YMCA track with a friend, got very hot and thought my legs would fall off, AND we saw this enormous beautiful cat with a little fish in its mouth! It insisted on sitting in the shade so these photos are over processed and you still can’t really see the fish (in the cat’s mouth in the photo on the right).

Saturday, March 25th        
One of Dr. M’s dad’s most steady friends and a huge support to us passed away last Saturday. They had his service today and afterward I saw this four leave clover in Dr. M’s dad’s yard. Boy, Danny will be sorely missed – not just because he regularly spent time with my father-in-law, but because he was an all-round great guy.

A couple of weeks ago I “tweaked” my right knee by turning in my kitchen. And it hasn’t really been getting any better because do you know how many times you turn your body but leave your knee facing the other way? It especially seems to happen a lot in the kitchen, but also in the bathroom, while getting dressed, at work… Oof. The good news is that bending my knee doesn’t hurt when it’s not twisted. Anyway, getting old is so much fun! How are you doing?

Sunday, March 19, 2023

2023 Project 365 – Week Eleven

I did a terrible job of making sure to have a photo every day. Fortunately Dr. M helped me out on a few days. Whew!
Sunday, March 12th               
I started out the day by falling sound asleep after my first alarm because I forgot to set my second alarm. Fixed that! Then I went to dad & Sue’s for lunch (tasty!), puzzle working (fun!), and an editorial comic that my dad cut out (inside joke). It was a good day!

Monday, March 13th          
We were watching a random hockey game and the crowd started singing the Star Spangled Banner once they realized that the microphone for the singer wasn’t working. Which was cool – but what made it cooler was the game was in Toronto. Could you sing the Canadian National Anthem? I can sing, “O Canada! Our home and native land…” and that’s about it.

Tuesday, March 14th                 
No photo.
Wednesday, March 15th                         
No photo.
Thursday, March 16th                  
Spent a little time very quickly completing my bracket. And if you’ve been paying attention you will note that it’s already trash. I’m not sure I’ve ever been quite this bad!

I was in the bathroom at work & realized that my necklace was having a disco ball effect. Ha!

And then The Roy came by for a visit! He’s having some health issues, so Dr. M did some extra loving on the old guy.

Friday, March 17th                
I didn’t get a photo of my green, but Dr. M got one of his.

Saturday, March 18th        
Dr. M brought in the last daffodil, but our phlox is just showing off these days!

I had a kind of blue week – not for any specific reason. Just didn’t feel quite like myself. But I plugged along and here we are on Sunday, ready to start a new week. Hopefully it’s a little more upbeat. How was your week?

Sunday, March 12, 2023

2023 Project 365 – Week Ten

This week was lovely! And maybe not so great. But then lovely again. And now it’s raining and 40 degrees & I had to pull out my winter coat again (the nerve!) so I’m having trouble remembering how nice the rest of the week was. OK, done talking about the weather now.
Sunday, March 5th               
Dr. M & I went to my dad & Sue’s house. My sister-in-law got lunch for us all & I ate a salad as big as my bum (I was going to say head, but actually, my head isn’t that big in terms of large salads). I took no photos of the meal, so here are a couple of jonquils from my dad’s yard.

Monday, March 6th          
Since I took the day off on my birthday, my coworkers celebrated me today. One of them found a gift that most accurately reflects my personality. Ha!

Tuesday, March 7th                 
Stayed home from work sick. Not a happy camper! But I looked great, so there’s that.

Wednesday, March 8th                         
Went by dad & Sue’s where they had left a little part of the latest puzzle for me to complete. Done!

Thursday, March 9th                  
Birthday gift from my best friend. I'm looking forward to reading it.

Friday, March 10th                
I’ve already got the growing my hair out blues. Guess I need to stock back up on hair pins & such.

Saturday, March 11th        
I had a pretty low key day – spent most of it reading my book and watching March Madness. Ate one of my “special” sandwiches for lunch (PB&J, Banana, Ham & Cheese).

Meanwhile, Dr. M spent some time with his Pop, and his Pop’s pet cat.

So the time changed last night. I’m firmly in the camp of hallelujah because I like more light later in the day. I feel like most of my readers are the opposite of me, because you guys actually get up and do things outside in the mornings. In any case, even though I accounted for the lost hour & went to bed early, I still missed church because I forgot to set my second alarm & so I fell back sound asleep after the first one. I had quite the stress dream after I fell back asleep, which I guess I deserved (I had somehow walked 100s of miles – hahahaha – & was trying to get back home, but I didn’t have a phone or a vehicle). ANYWAY, how has your day been?

Sunday, March 5, 2023

2023 Project 365 – Week Nine

Birthday Week! Old people Shenanigans! Surreal Servers! Keep reading for more sensational stories! (Note: the stories are not Sensational.)
Sunday, February 26th               
Assembly line breakfast, using the wax wraps my nephew & his wife gave us for Christmas. I put them in the freezer & then defrosted & toasted them for my breakfasts. They are pretty similar to Egg McMuffins (although mine had mushrooms & laughing cow cheese). PS. These wraps work GREAT, but are VERY STICKY. I’ve read that will diminish over time, but for now I’m just accepting that I’ll be one with the wax.
Monday, February 27th          
The only picture from today. I don’t know how Dr. M keeps a straight face around me. Oh wait, he doesn’t. Ha!

Tuesday, February 28th                 
Stopped by dad & Sue’s. They had finished their latest puzzle. I had to get it for them when I saw it because it made me cackle.

Wednesday, March 1st                        
Starting something new.

Thursday, March 2nd                   
Message I got on my phone vs. my view while I read it. Hmm…

Friday, March 3rd               
Happy birthday to me! Went out for a late lunch to Red Lobster with Dad & Sue. The service was…interesting. The server seemed to not be present in her physical body (seriously, I’m not sure where she was, but it wasn’t waiting tables), but the food was great and that cake was EXCELLENT.
Saturday, March 4th        
Dr. M sat on the deck for a bit and did some bird watching. Lots of activity in our back yard!

And speaking of spring, here is one of my early favorites. Won’t be long until there are carpets of them around.

Well, I started this post four hours ago & now I have no idea what I meant by old people shenanigans. Hmmm. I’ve got nothing. Did you do anything this week that could be described as a shenanigan (old or otherwise)?

2024 Project 365 – Week Twenty

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