Project 365 {Weeks 15,16,17,18}

I’m still taking pictures, but I ran out of steam on posting them, or posting anything at all, yikes. My normal life was interrupted by an adventure to Paris — Mom and I went to see my brother and his family, and had a marvelous time.

Here’s the April wrap-up:

April in photos #collectphotoapp

If you have a burning desire to see all of the photos, larger, you can visit my album on Flickr:

Project 365 2014

The album is missing a few days, but as you can see from the monthly wrap-up, I have managed to grab a photo every day, even if it’s a screenshot, and even if it’s a picture that Mark, took. My family doesn’t quite get my interest in a daily photo, but I find it fascinating to look back through them all, reading captions, and remembering what was going on. Or not going on, as the case may be…

If I’m counting right, yesterday was the end of week 18 and marked day 123. It’s hard to believe that more than a third of 2014 is already over, and in our case: school gets out in just 3 weeks!

Weenie Roast

This morning, the guys got up and headed out to the farm to burn down an old barn. Mark has wanted to do this for awhile, but it’s been either wet or windy every day since forever.

At about 11:30 or so, I got a text message that said “Wanna have a weeny roast?”

Of course, this meant gathering up all of the supplies and buying a few key ingredients (i.e. hot dogs and buns…and drinks and chips and marshmallows and chocolate…), which I did, and then I headed out to the farm. By the time I got there, the fire was still quite hot, but very little was still recognizable, it was mostly charred timbers laying on the ground.

Mark did share this photo he had taken of the fire in progress that made me laugh right out loud:


Kind of a perverted “American Gothic,” I suppose.

As I said, it was VERY hot next to the fire, the boys could barely stand to get close enough to roast the hot dogs, and eventually the marshmallows. (It’s apparently a law that if you have a weenie roast, you also have to have s’mores.)


Personally, I like my marshmallows nicely browned, but apparently Will likes the taste of ash:


We decided that’s what marshmallows must look like on the surface of the sun.

After the fire no longer needed their attention, they were going to go see if they could cultivate a field — Mark’s going to teach the boys how to do it!

They were already covered with a pretty decent layer of filth when I saw them, I can’t wait to see how dirty they are when they get home. Mark came home with mud all over the sleeve of his sweatshirt a couple of days ago. The quantity of mud indicating that he had had a VERY good day at the farm.

Of course, any day at the farm is better than one stuck in a cubicle…

Project 365 2014 {Weeks 12, 13, 14}

I knew I had missed a week, I didn’t realize I had missed TWO weeks, though. I ended up with a sinus infection and ended up being sick for over 3 weeks. It was great.

Since I am so far behind, and have so many pictures, I’m not posting captions, but if you are really interested in what the heck was going on in each photo, the photos are links to the original on Flickr, and all of them have captions over there. If you follow me on Facebook, you’ve seen nearly all of these. I am proud that despite being sick, I kept going, taking shots and documenting them, even if I fell down a little on sharing and keeping them organized…

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Project 365 2014 {Week 11}

Week 11: the week I got a cold and wanted to give up. But I kept going anyway….

March 9, 2014 — Melting snow = pond outside the front door!

March 9, 2014 Melting snow=emerging pond on my front sidewalk  #cy365 #spring #isthatyou

March 10, 2014 — Heat wave!

March 10, 2014 We're having a heat you know people were out in T-shirts  and shorts today! Yay! #cy365 #spring

March 11, 2014 — Basketball banquet

March 11, 2014 Just home from the basketball banquet. Time to start training for next year... #cy365 #basketball

March 12, 2014 — Came home from work early to sleep. Oreo was “helping” me.

March 12, 2014

March 13, 2014 — Continued melting! Yay! Mark’s snowboard ramp losing it’s height.

March 13, 2014

March 14, 2014 — I don’t know why I keep trying to take pictures of a black cat at night with limited light. This was a lucky shot.

March 14, 2014

March 15, 2014 — It was a tough job, but someone had to eat the ice cream with homemade strawberry sauce.

March 15, 2014

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.

March 2, 2014


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

March 3, 2014

March 4, 2014 — Random shot of a random kid

March 4, 2014

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.

March 5, 2014

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

March 6, 2013

March 7, 2014 — Sound crew for Swing Show.

March 7, 2014 Sound crew at swing show #cy365  #collectphotoapp

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

March 8, 2014 Katie had a bath today, haircut is planned for tomorrow. #cy365 #4poundsofhair