Project 365, Days 69-85

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Day 69, January 25, 2014: Blizzard found Janelle’s old bean bag in the basement and has made himself comfortable in it.

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Day 70: Sunset. This one is through the window, so there’s some distortion, but it was too cold to open the window or go outside

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Day 71: Not much happening around here, so I’ve resorted to taking a picture of my new slipper. 🙂

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Day 72: Eric’s car is having a hard time starting in all this cold weather. He’s getting to be a pro at using jumper cables.

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Day 73: It’s Doctor Who time. It’s all Janelle’s fault that I’ve started watching this show.

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Day 74: Yes, it’s snowing again.

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Day 75: Maple glazed pork loin

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Day 76: Eric started a new job and has to be at work some mornings at 5:30. He’s a bit tired at the end of the day.

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Day 77: Oops. I hit the side of the garage with the side mirror.  In my defense, the skid loader was parked in the garage, as well, taking up a lot of space and I hit some ice on my way out of the garage and slid a bit.

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Day 78: It’s not snowing much, but it is very windy and our road is rapidly drifting shut.

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Day 79: Our microwave door no longer stays closed. We tape it when we’re not using it and have to hold it closed when using it.

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Day 80: It seems like every morning lately, I wake up to find a mess in the living room. Dishes, mail, clothes, furniture moved.  I may have to banish everybody from the living room when I go to bed at night.

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Day 81: Tilapia with mango salsa. Yum!

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Day 82: Janelle loves to dance, and so we’ve started putting up a mirrored wall in the basement to help her. One section is up, with more to come in the near future.

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Day 83:  Eric put his car in the ditch on his way home from work.

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Day 84: Blizzard is a little beggar. He really wants Eric’s food.

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Day 85: Enough already. It’s February. No more below zero weather, please!

 

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Project 365, Days 51-62

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Day 51, January 7: Blizzard got ahold of this ice cream bucket with a bit of leftover soup in it and carried it away to his favorite spot–under my bed.

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Day 52:  I haven’t had a pic of Eric lately, so here’s one of him lounging around

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Day 53: Yep. It’s still cold.

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Day 54: The moon is rising

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Day 55: Kaiser wants to come in. He always wants to come in.

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Day 56: Blizzard is looking a little shaggy and dirty. I think it’s time for a haircut.

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Day 57: Sunset

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Day 58:  It’s not as cold, but now we’re having lots of snow.

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Day 59: Still snowing

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Day 60: I came home to find the piano opened up and Greg happily working on it. He’s trying to fix the broken keys and then he wants to tune it himself.

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Day 61: Dinner tonight was seafood chowder. It was a hit with the family.

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Day 62: What happens when I open a bag of candy that I intended to use in Spanish class? It all gets eaten long before Spanish class.

Project 365, Days 327-360

Day 327, October 13, 2013: Another beautiful sunset out here on the farm.
Day 328: Our car broke down on the way to church yesterday. Roland is trying to diagnose the problem and get it up and running again.
Day 329: I found a new bread recipe. 2 loaves of bread from start to finish in about an hour. I love it!
Day 330: My little helper
Day 331, October 17, 11 months done: Blizzard is a sneaky little dog sometimes. He’ll do anything to get our plates and bowls after we finish eating.
Day 332: Fall colors outside my bedroom window.
Day 333:  Greg’s soccer team finished second in an all day tournament on a cold Saturday. Greg liked to keep his hands in his pockets to keep them warm. I don’t know how he ran like that, but he managed.
Day 334: A foggy drive to church
Day 335: Greg’s last soccer game of his high school career.
Day 336:  The carrot crop from my garden. Everything is now harvested.
Day 337: Yummy fresh carrots. Greg did all the work cleaning them and cutting them up
Day 338: What to do with all those carrots? Freeze them for winter eating.
Day 339: Happy birthday to my 14 year old 🙂
Day 340: The Waupun Area Homeschool Soccer team
Day 341: Tonight’s dinner–Island grilled chicken with fresh carrots and watermelon
Day 342: Janelle decided to have some color added to her hair. The first step was to bleach her brown hair.
Day 343: OK, this one was taken the same day as yesterday’s photo. After the bleach, red was the color of choice.
Day 344: The finished product
Day 345: Dinner today was chorizo pepper shrimp
Day 346: I know Kaiser wants to come in, but does he really have to mess up the patio door in his efforts to enter?
Day 347: One of Janelle’s English Angora rabbits. We had to groom them–brush, cut nails, shave them. Angoras are a lot of work.
Day 348: Another Angora. This one is a boy.
Day 349: Josh fell asleep during the Packer game. I don’t know how he can do that, but he did.
Day 350: The red in Janelle’s hair faded very fast, so we decided to switch to blue.
Day 351: Roland’s real estate course arrived. Let the studying begin.
Day 352: I had to have part of my toenail removed because of an ingrown toenail. It didn’t hurt at all, until the stuff the Dr injected wore off. Advil has become my friend.
Day 353: There seems to be a little bit of rust in our water. Time to scrub the tub again.
Day 354: I went to McDonalds with 7 teenage girls while waiting for the movie Thor to start. They are an interesting group.
Day 355: Yep. Another sunset. I really like sunsets.
Day 356: November 11, first snow. It wasn’t much, but it was there. Yuck.
Day 357: Today was the perfect day for a big pot of chili
Day 358: Usually the dogs are to blame for mud on the floor. Today, it’s one of the guys. At least the guilty party cleaned it up.
Day 359: The car that Roland worked to repair totally died, so we decided it was time to invest in a new vehicle. It’s a 2004 Buick Rendevous and I love it.
Day 360: Happy 19th birthday, Eric

Project 365, Days 181-187

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Day 181, May 17, Month 6 done:  I can always tell when Eric goes to Pizza Ranch. He cleans out their mint supply 🙂

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Day 182: Greg and Janelle had their recital today. Greg played piano and Janelle played both piano and violin. They both did an excellent job

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Day 183: Our apple tree has flowers on it this year. Hopefully ,we’ll have a great apple crop in the fall.

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Day 184:  Monday night is softball night. Notice,  I actually made it onto first base 🙂

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Day 185: Greg bought himself an organ

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Day 186: Tonight’s dinner was Chorizo pepper shrimp. Very yummy

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Day 187: Eric’s last home game as a member of the Fond du Lac Stoutmen rugby team. This game was a tournament playoff game to determine their seeding at state next week. They lost, so they’ll be playing in the bottom bracket, for places 5-8.

Project 365, Days 177-180

May 13
Day 177, May 13, 2013:  In honor of our first softball game of the season, I did my nails to match our shirts.
May 14
Day 178: From our softball game last night–Eric waiting for the pitch.  It was a cold game, temps in the 40s and we lost and I played awful. But, it was still fun 🙂
May 15
Day 179: Sunset
May 16
Day 180: Janelle got her hair colored for the first time. She chose a blonde ombre and I think it looks great.

Project 365, Days 151-160

April 17
Day 151, April 17, 5 months done:  The river flowing through our backyard. The good news is that the grass is starting to turn green.
April 18
Day 152: The weather today has been a bit crazy–rain, sleet, snow, wind and even a bit of sun. A very little bit, but there was some.
April 19
Day 153: Greg has some strange chickens. The bottom egg is a normal one. We also get tiny ones and even an occasional bean-shaped one, like the one in the middle. But, they all taste the same 🙂
April 20
Day 154: Spring cleaning in the dining room meant scrubbing the floor, especially under the table, where it gets really yucky. I didn’t even notice how dirty it had gotten until I started cleaning it real good.
April 21
Day 155: Some of Janelle’s artwork
April 22
Day 156: Eric’s rugby game. At least there’s no snow on the ground like there was for the first game of the season.
April 23
Day 157: After art class, Janelle and her friend decided to climb a tree by church.
April 24
Day 158:  Our greenhouse is finally up. Now, it’s time to get all the garden boxes set up and planted.
April 25
Day 159: I spent a lot of the week getting books ready for our annual homeschool book sale. Lots of books to put prices on meant our living room was a little cluttered for a few days.
April 26
Day 160: Another rugby game. Eric is in that mess of people somewhere.

Project 365, Days 76-84

Feb 1
Day 76, February 1: I think it’s time for the boys to pick up their room just a bit
Feb 2
Day 77: Come on, gimme a kiss!
Feb 3
Day 78: The weather hasn’t been the best lately, but it’s allowed for a few nice nature shots. This was taken at sunrise
Feb 4
Day 79: Some of the art the kids did in art class today. We were using pastels today
Feb 5
Day 80: Frosty morning
Feb 6
Day 81: Another frosty morning (we’re having a lot of them)
Feb 7
Day 82: Another snow storm. This one only dumped about 5 inches on us
Feb 8
Day 83: Last one for a while, I promise
Feb 9
Day 84: Eric came home from rugby practice today with his foot all taped up and needing these to walk. Not sure yet if it’s a sprain or a fracture. I’m hoping for sprain.