Project 365 2014 {Week 10}

Every week feels more and more like a struggle, but I refuse to give up. I live in hope that one of these days we’ll have spring (although Mark fears that we are going to skip that and go straight to summer, yay…), and then I’ll be able to take pictures outside, which will be a whole more interesting than all of this inside stuff.

March 2, 2014 — Pulled out some knitting for the first time in weeks. This yarn is much prettier than the picture would lead you to believe.

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March 3, 2014 — Sorting some junk mail (not ours)

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March 4, 2014 — Random shot of a random kid

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March 5, 2014 —  We had read a few scenes of “William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily a New Home” quite awhile ago, and then put it down. I pulled it back out for World Read Aloud Day. It’s hard to read this with a straight face.

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March 6, 2014 — Mark’s assistant (I received this is a text message during the day). Apparently his assistant snores.

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March 7, 2014 — Sound crew for Swing Show.

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March 8, 2014 — Katie got a bath, in preparation for Sunday’s haircut. She desperately needed both.

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Throwback Thursday, the grandparent photo project edition

August 2012: my siblings, our children, and our parents were all in the same place at the same time for the first time in forever. We took pictures. We made the kids pose for special pictures with props. And then the photos all lived on my computer for 18 months.

Finally, they are free. Gramma has her framed photos now, and Grampa will get his as soon as I can figure out how to ship it and some other stuff I need to ship to him.

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This was not my idea, I saw it somewhere, probably on Pinterest or something. My sister got wooden letters and flowers for the little girls, each kid posed with their letter, from oldest to youngest. My plan was to convert to black and white, and then selectively color the letters, but once I had converted to B&W, I kind of loved the pictures the way they were, plus I was worried that it’d be another 2 years before I got the selective coloring done.

The frames arrived a few days ago and the prints arrived today. We took it right over to hang Gramma’s up, in prime viewing location.

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My nephew had to do double duty, since we had to be able to spell out both GRAMPA and GRAMMA.

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All of the kids, of course, are all 18 months older and taller, but it’s the 3 little girls that are the most different now. I wish I had managed to do turn this into a physical object sooner, but I don’t think the age of the photos diminishes the adorable nature of the entire thing at all.

And I must say:  my siblings and I have some awfully attractive offspring.

And now, I need to turn off the Internet and get some bookkeeping done. Tax appointment tomorrow. Yay.

 

I got nothing

This is supposed to be my WIP Wednesday post, but my crafting this week consists of about 4 rows of knitting on a scarf (in laceweight yarn), so it looks exactly like it did before I started knitting the other day.

And that’s it. I can’t seem to make myself do much more than read and play stupid games on my iPad.

The weather. The cold. I need, desperately, to be warm again. And even though I’m not much of an outdoor kind of a girl, I need to be able to go outside and not have to rush right in because it’s 80 degrees below zero. If you live somewhere warm, please refrain from (a) gloating  or (b) inviting me to visit. I won’t appreciate either.

I wish I could be more like Elsa:

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But the cold does bother me, damn it.

Project 365 2014 {Week 9}

This past week was the first since before Christmas break that we actually had a full 5 days of school: no late starts, no early outs, no snow days. I’d like to believe all of those weather related events are behind us, but considering the fact that we got a bunch of snow yesterday, on March 1st, I’m not going to start holding my breath yet. What a winter!

And here we are, ready for another weekly photo wrap up. Two months down, now! 60 days! 305 to go for the year, I guess….

February 23, 2014 — The boys are participating in science team, and still have work to do on their projects before the end of March.
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February 24, 2014 — My passport arrived! Yay! Paris in April!

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February 25, 2014 — The boys have new-to-them phones, complete with their very own contracts with Mom and Dad.12785040995 0f9c2fea0b o Project 365 2014 {Week 9}

February 26, 2014 — This cat. He loves walking along the railing, makes me so nervous, but I can’t stop him!

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February 27, 2014 — A normal sight at supper time. You’d think they had never ever been fed.12824299103 792d1de5e1 o Project 365 2014 {Week 9}

February 28, 2014 — Friday Night Fish Fry at the Firehouse! Yum!

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February Calendar — Another month of photos!

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March 1, 2014 — We went to a wedding — we stood outside (very briefly) to greet the wedding party to the reception with sparklers, and then during the party, you could go outside to the firepits to toast marshmallows. It was very cold…..at least it had stopped snowing!12869220915 8f7fed573c o Project 365 2014 {Week 9}

Work In Progress Wednesday {Week 8}

There was not a lot of crafty going on around here. I think the only thing that constitutes actual progress is the finished binding on the quilt that I made for Mark’s birthday:

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I would take more pictures, but it’s too dark, plus it still needs to be washed before it’s really “done.” Talk about a “do as I say, not as I do project…” — but that’s a post for another day.

(Completely off topic: I started this post on my computer, realized I wanted to include a picture, so I wandered out to the other room with my iPhone, snapped a photo, opened up the WordPress app, attached the photo, and then came back to my computer to finish typing. I love technology when it works and works smoothly. I don’t have enough of that in my life right now…)

One photography related work in progress: I finally (FINALLY!) ordered some frames and some prints for a photo gift project that was originally conceived in 2012. Ridiculous. I’ll post about it when the pieces arrive and are assembled.

I am now going to post this post, and then walk away from my computer. I stared at this screen doing absolutely nothing useful last night, and regretted it when I was done. I have several books I want to read, and other real life things I could and should be doing, so I’m going to tear myself away and go do something. I used to have a mantra when I was originally blogging, that I had to do interesting things in order to have interesting things to write about. Hasn’t happened lately, so I’m going to try to reboot that mentality.