Project 365–starting over again

Day 1, November 18, 2017: The day I turned 50. This is part of the decorations my daughter did for the party.


Day 2:  One of the many gifts I received yesterday


Day 3: My sister came all the way from Florida for my birthday. She and I are both Packer fans so she had a friend of hers make this for me.


Day 4: We have a new puppy in the house, a 3 month old miniature poodle named Nala. She loves to make messes like this.


Day 5: This is Nala. The soda bottle is there for a size comparison. Last month she was the same size as the bottle.


Project 365 Year 5, Days 1-9

It’s time to start another year, my fifth year of doing project 365.

Nov 18

Day 1, November 18, 2013: Janelle and the dancers from church are busy getting ready for the Christmas cantata. Practices are happening several times a week.

Nov 19

Day 2:  One of our tractors.

Nov 20


Day 3: Janelle has been waiting for over a year for the next Hunger Games movie, and now it’s almost here. We got her tickets. Only one more day to wait.

Nov 21

Day 4: Waiting in line for the doors to open for Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Nov 22


Day 5: We woke up to a layer of snow this morning. Winter in Wisconsin is here.

Nov 23

Day 6: We went out to Buffalo Wild Wings to celebrate both mine and Eric’s birthdays. The restaurant gave us both a huge piece of cake with ice cream as a birthday treat. Yum!

Nov 24


Day 7: Chef Greg busy at work

Nov 25


Day 8: Another dance practice

Nov 26


Day 9: A big pot of cheese soup. Most of it went in the freezer for Christmas, when my whole family will be here.


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 10-22

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Day 10, November 27, 2012: Little Blizzard is begging for a snack. I have a bowl of popcorn on the couch–one of his favorite snacks
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Day 11: Janelle is finally getting her birthday present–we’re repainting her room. Her walls are going from pastel pink and purple to Caribbean Blue.
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Day 12: Janelle is dancing in our Christmas cantata at church. She and the other dancers have been practicing hard to get ready
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Day 13: The walls are done. One wall was painted with chalkboard paint, the other 3 are blue. The ceiling looks pink in this picture, but it’s really white.
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Day 14: We had to ring the Salvation Army bell for 4-H. Instead of just ringing the bell for the whole time, Janelle and her friend Brooke danced to Christmas music. It was a fun way to spend the time.
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Day 15: Working with clay in art class
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Day 16: Dissecting snakes in biology. This one creeped me out a bit, but the kids had fun. This snake had 35 eggs/baby snakes inside.
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Day 17: Packer yarn!! I have no clue what I’m going to make with it yet, but I had to buy it 🙂
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Day 18: For Roland’s upcoming birthday party, I bought a chocolate fountain. Yum!
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Day 19: So we wouldn’t ruin the surprise, we went to a friend’s house to decorate the cake for Roland’s party.
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Day 20: The completed cakes: A juke box and 2 records
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Day 21: After nearly 10 months of planning, the party went off without a hitch. Roland had no clue what was coming and was totally surprised. We had a great evening with friends and family
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Day 22: First snow of the season

Project 365, Time to start year 3!

Day 1, November 18, 2011: This could also be called day 731, since it’s the first day of the 3rd year of Project 365. It’s also my birthday. I am now 44 years old. This picture is of one of my presents. My son bought this gift basket for me at one of his barbershop events.
Day 2: Another one of my birthday presents, a necklace from the boys.
Day 3: One of my favorite sandwiches, called Sandwich for 12. I got the recipe from a friend several years ago. With 2 teenage boys in the house, it doesn’t feed 12, but it does fill up the 5 of us.
Day 4: That’s a big balloon!
Day 5: My new (at least, it’s new to me) stove. The old one was down to only 1 burner that worked all the time, and with Thanksgiving only a couple of days away, it was time for a new one. Thanks to Craigslist, I was able to find exactly what I was looking for at a very good price.