Project 365, Days 61-80

Day 61: Time to make yogurt

Day 62: This is what happens when I try to workout. Nala decides to “help”

Day 63: Nala is having a slight static electricity problem with her ears today

Day 64: It’s really cold today. Nala has found the perfect spot to keep warm

Day 65: Blizzard likes sleeping on my pillow. The problem is that he doesn’t like to give it up when I want to sleep

Day 66: It’s starting to snow. We’re supposed to get quite a bit of it this week.

Day 67: The dogs, especially Nala, love the snow. She doesn’t want to come in

Day 68: I’ve been eating healthy all month. But, sometimes pizza is a good choice.

Day 69: The temperatures aren’t getting above zero degrees. It’s so cold in the store that I need hand warmers just to do my job.

Day 70: It’s so cold that snow on the rug in front of our door (inside the house) isn’t melting. This snow is from over 12 hours ago

Day 71: We picked up Janelle’s car from the repairman. I think he forgot to fix something.

Day 72: Another week, another blizzard, with more cold predicted to follow it

Day 73: Yes, that is the actual temperature. Not wind chill.

Day 74: Today was one of those days where at least half the store called in because of weather. So. management bought donuts for those of us that showed up to work.

Day 75: New nails for Valentines Day

Day 76: Nala got a much needed haircut. Because of the cold, she now gets to wear this adorable sweatshirt to keep warm outside.

Day 77: Showing off her new haircut and her new collar. Plus, a little mess around her mouth from eating human food

Day 78: She knows she’s not allowed to eat off my plate, so this is what she is doing. How close can she get?

Day 79: Janelle is adulting. That means she is making her own doctor’s appointments. She’s not happy about it.

Day 80: Not really a photo, but I had to screenshot this Facebook post of my oldest. He’s officially in a relationship. This mama is thrilled.

Project 365, Days 41-60

Day 41: I am a full grown adult and I still need to roll up the cuffs of my sleeves because they are too long.

Day 42: She’s my dog but she loves to sit by my hubby

Day 43: Janelle dyed my hair. I was getting a little too gray. I like the red.

Day 44: It’s a dark picture, but it’s the best I could get of these two having fun in the snow.

Day 45: Day of of no soda. I’ve switched some of my beverages to lemonade and the rest to water.

Day 46: Her favorite spot to sit–on my husband’s shoulder

Day 47: Shaggy dog. He really needs a haircut

Day 48: When the stockmen at work don’t quite get their job done the right way 🙂

Day 49: Somebody got into my spaghetti and now has an orange face.

Day 50: Blizzard finally got his haircut. This used to be his fur. He’s not looking as good as a professional job, but it’s better than it was. I still have to do his face.

Day 51: It’s January and instead of snow, we have rain and puddles

Day 52: Janelle got the “Happy to Help” award for the month at work

Day 53: I still have to finish Blizzard’s face. He isn’t too thrilled with letting me do it

Day 54: It was health awareness day at work. I got a water bottle and a stress ball, plus a candy cane. Not sure what the candy cane has to do with wellness, but oh well

Day 55: New nails for winter

Day 56: Janelle has been practicing making herself look injured for a photo shoot she and her friends are doing to promote awareness for human trafficking

Day 57: I want a belly rub please

Day 58: Took the Christmas tree down and put the room back the way it was before

Day 59: I have no idea why somebody thought it was necessary to put these light switch plates in security cases. They’re only worth a few cents. Just another day at Walmart

Day 60: I went shopping for workout clothes and was able to get 2 sizes smaller than before Christmas.

Project 365, Days 351-360

Day 351: It’s been raining a lot lately. Our driveway is becoming a lake again.

Day 352: Still gloomy, gray and rainy for another day

Day 353: It’s really dark and gloomy today.

Day 354: Time for new nails again

Day 355: One of my co-workers bought lotion for all of us to use, since we’re getting into hand-sanitizer season and our hands are always dry. “Stress relief”. Maybe to relieve stress, we all just quit?

Day 356: Blizzard is back home with us for a while. I brought a treat home for him.

Day 357: The rain has turned into snow.

Day 358: Janelle gave me a hair cut and a new dye job. She chose the color. I suggested reddish brown. She chose red. I love it.

Day 359: Best friends

Day 360: Even old man Blizzard finds the energy to run and play with Nala. I think he missed his sister.

Project 365, Days 221-230

Days 221, 222, 223: All three of these photos show how happy our dogs were to have us home after a long (in their minds) vacation. They will not leave my side at all.

Day 224: It’s been so hot around here. One of our local grocery stores is offering it’s customers free cold bottles of water while they shop. I think this is a great idea.

Day 225: I came home from work to a nice surprise. My hubby got rid of an old, ugly chair and cleaned the dining/living room. Yea!!

Day 226: A couple of boxes are all that’s left of my daughter’s stuff in her room. She moved out a couple of weeks ago, but it didn’t really hit me until today. My baby has left the nest to try “adulting’

Day 227: I decided to clean the carpets today. This is the water that come out of the carpets. I think they needed to be cleaned. Yuk!!

Day 228: One of my jobs at work it to make sure there are carts available for the customers. Our cart pusher had trouble today keeping the rows nice and neat but at least there were carts.

Day 229: July 4th: Nala does not like fireworks. This is how she tried to hide from them.

Day 230: Time for new nails

 

Project 365, Days 131-140

Day 131:  Easter nails

Day 132:  Nala really wants to help me eat my snack. How can I say no to those adorable eyes?

Day 133:  Is it wrong that I, as a grown woman, like Spaghettios?

Day 134: Not a true photo, but I couldn’t resist. Look at that temperature. It says 71. I wish it was 71. My phone is wishing for warmer weather just like I am. It’s actually only 40 degrees.

Day 135: Free Big Buddy from Kwik Trip today. Makes me happy

Day 136: Everything I need to fight this flu bug: tissues, medication and a puppy

Day 137: Snow in April

Day 138: Every once in a while the dogs play nice together. Just not very often

Day 139: One of the drawbacks to my job: working with money makes the hands dirty

Day 140: His girl is gone for the night, so Blizzard is sleeping on me. He doesn’t like it when I move

Project 365, Days 121-130

Day 121: It was a day beautiful enough to make me think that maybe spring is almost here. But, since this is Wisconsin, I won’t hold my breath.

Day 122: Not sure if it’s dance class or writing class. Janelle must think it’s dance class

Day 123: Nala is now 6 months old

Day 124: His girl isn’t home right now, so Blizzard will just wait outside her bedroom door until she returns.

Day 125: After a trip to the podiatrist and a 9 hour shift, my foot hurt too bad to walk anymore. So, I used an electric cart while shopping.

Day 126: Nala really needs a haircut

Day 127: The dogs think they are entitled to some of my food. Silly dogs

Day 128: Standing guard. Against what I am not entirely sure, but it’s something scary and it’s outside the window.

Day 129: This week it’s both Janelle and Jessy dancing during class

Day 130: She finally got her haircut and is looking fluffy and adorable again

Project 365, Days 111-120

Day 111: A sleepy puppy. Usually she just uses her bed for digging but every once in a while, she actually sleeps there.

Day 112: Blizzard needs a haircut. He’s starting to look a little shaggy

Day 113: Every time I mop the floor, Nala has to roll around on it. It’s like she’s trying to help dry it or something.

Day 114: I’ve been working on a couple of small projects around the house. One of them is to set up an office area for myself. Moved my desk downstairs and I’m ready to go.

Day 115: Another project is setting up the fish tank. I got it moved to it’s proper location and cleaned out. Now we have to decide exactly what we want in it.

Day 116: One of Nala’s favorite toys is my old cow slipper. She loves to attack it and bury her face in it.

Day 117: Can anyone explain to me why we, a store in Wisconsin, have gift cards with the Chicago Bulls on them but none with the Green Bay Packers?

Day 118 : Nala thinks she has a sweet tooth. Her goal is to get the bag of Easter candy.

Day 119: More Nala, this time digging in my basket of blankets.

Day 120: I didn’t take this photo, and it’s not recent, but it’s important to me. It’s our first family photo, taken in Novosibirsk, Siberia, shortly after we were able to leave the orphanage with our two boys. We were waiting for the government to process the documents that would allow us to leave the country and return home. It was 21 years ago today.

Project 365, Days 105-110

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Day 105, March 2, 2014: I ask you, does this look like March? This winter has been all about snow and freezing, below-0 weather. I am ready for spring.

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Day 106: It’s March and the temperature is -17.

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Day 107: Roland passed his realtor’s exam!! Yea!!

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Day 108: I love sunsets and taking photos of sunsets.

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Day 109: Kaiser and Blizzard are best friends. I had just given Kaiser a bone to chew on when Blizzard went out to join him. If it had been our other dog, Buddy, that tried to join Kaiser, Kaiser would have growled and barked and protected his bone. With Blizzard, he shared.

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Day 110: My pal Blizzard 🙂

Project 365, Days 86-96

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Day 86, February 11: Making a big pot of chili on a cold winter day

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Day 87: Sending out college stuff for Greg.

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Day 88: Eric’s car was hit by a snowplow while he was on his way to work this morning.

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Day 89: Happy Valentine’s Day

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Day 90: My little laundry helper

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Day 91: I find it amusing that a warning is required to say that a can of real crab meat contains crab. It better contain crab. That’s why I bought it.

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Day 92: More winter weather is on the way. It’s been a very “wintery” winter this year.

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Day 93: When I woke up this morning, there were 6 Mt Dew cans in the living room. 5 were empty, 1 was not. Why are they left in the living room? Is it really so hard to put them in the recycling?

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Day 94: Winter storm 2 days ago. Rain and warm today. Yes, that is grass showing through. Yea!!

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Day 95: Blizzard and Greg kept each other company in the car while waiting for Janelle to finish dance class. Blizzard does not like being away from his girl.

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Day 96: It’s been really windy since last night. So windy that it blew down our satellite dish. I guess we won’t be watching the Olympics closing ceremonies this weekend.

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!