Project 365, Days 21-40

Day 21: One of my co-workers loves me and bought me chocolate

Day 22: Sometimes they get along. Most of the time, Nala just annoys Blizzard

Day 23: Got this little guy in the mail today from my Walmart paycard. Nala has already claimed it as her toy

Day 24: Walmart has a lot of ugly Christmas sweaters this year. I thought maybe Janelle and I should get matching ones of this. She didn’t agree with me

Day 25: She tries to be human at times. This time, she’s trying to master drinking from a cup. Which, turns into destroying the cup and making a mess.

Day 26: Today was a perfect day for some ice boarding. I would never do it, but I enjoy watching it

Day 27: Another day, another CBL. This one has some of the worst acting I have ever seen.

Day 28: It was a day that required some alcohol when I got home

Day 29: We went to see Christmas lights tonight. This is from the synchronized display in Lakeside park

Day 30: Janelle got me some chunky yarn for my birthday. I turned it into this blanket today.

Day 31: Work treated us to dinner today for Christmas. It was actually pretty good, better than their Thanksgiving meal.

Day 32: A part of my job–pushing carts when the stockmen can’t keep up. Not my favorite part of the job, but it is good exercise

Day 33: Christmas nails

Day 34: Homemade fudge from a coworker

Day 35: I started making a blanket for Janelle for Christmas. It’s similar to the one I made for myself, but the yarn isn’t as chunky

Day 36: When I told her I hadn’t taken a photo for the day yet, she took this one

Day 37: Christmas Eve. We got to meet Eric’s girlfriend, Sydney, and open gifts

Day 38: Christmas day had us decorating Christmas cookies. Janelle’s snowman vs Roland’s snowman.

Day 39: The Fond du Lac lighthouse, lit up for Christmas

Day 40: Christmas is over, but I am still watching Christmas movies.

Project 365, Days 1-20

Day 1: A perfect way to spend my birthday. Relaxing with a dog and the really soft, warm blanket my daughter got me.

Day 2: Getting ready for Thanksgiving. Peanut butter pie is in the freezer

Day 3: Blizzard doesn’t want me to fold the laundry today. I won’t argue with him.

Day 4: Nala loves her new treats, even though they make her look like she’s smoking

Day 5: Working retail on Thanksgiving means no time off. This year I got to work with my lovely daughter.

Day 6: Getting ready for next year’s vacation. The planning binder is ready to go.

Day 7: Christmas season is starting, so it’s time to watch Elf.

Day 8: Janelle and Gabe decorated our Christmas tree this year.

Day 9: We ended up making a quick trip to Chicago to bring Greg back to school after his car broke down. The weather was awful.

Day 10: This is how I spent my shift–on the computer doing CBLs (compter based learning). Not my favorite way to spend a shift.

Day 11:Stockings and mantel decor is done. Nala is waiting for hr stocking to get filled. She’s going to be waiting a while

Day 12: New nails for the Christmas season

Day 13: I found this ugly creature on Nala today. Totally gross

Day 14: Santa was at Walmart today

Day 15: The strange positions that dogs sleep in always amaze me.

Day 16: Blizzard is pouting and hiding. I had to get some crud out of his fur and this is his favorite hiding spot.

Day 17: Doing pain relief for a sore hip. It’s making getting through a 9 hour shift very difficult.

Day 18: Two sweet puppers keeping me company while I ice my sore hip

Day 19: Silly pupper. All she wants is a belly rub

Day 20: Janelle and her friend got tattoos today. Janelle designed hers on her own.

Project 365, Days 31-40

In an effort to get caught up with my photos, I’m posting 10 today in a different format.

31) Walmart, where I spend much of my time. Today was an unexpected shift. Somebody called in sick, so I was asked to cover. A little overtime never hurts the budget.
32) Time for a manicure. Janelle brought Nala to visit while I was getting my nails done since everybody in the office was in on the surprise of her arrival in our family.
33) Janelle broke her toe at church on Sunday. She was doing a stretching move and hit the wall with her foot. Good thing her dance studio is on Christmas break for the next couple weeks.
34) My new nails
35) We do manage to have fun at work. Ugly Christmas sweater for 2 anyone?
36) Some mornings, I am greeted with a lot of work when I arrive to start my shift. Where do all these “unwants” come from?
37) We went to Wisconsin Dells for Christmas this year. Spent Christmas Eve relaxing by the pool, soaking in the hot tub and spending time as a family.
38) After getting home, we spent the evening playing games. One of Greg’s favorites is Ticket to Ride.
39) It’s way too cold this morning to be out and about. Unfortunately, I have to work, so here I am.
40) Look at that adorable, dirty face. She’s always sticking her nose in things, so her face is permanently dirty.

 

Project 365, Days 26-30

Day 26: Nala is the keeper of the shoes. Her favorite thing to do is to carry shoes around the house.

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Day 27:  The lighthouse is all lit up for the Christmas season.

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Day 28:  This isn’t really a photo, it’s a screenshot. This is the text my daughter sent me today while I was at work. All of us at work thought it was hilarious. Thankfully, Nala never got sick from her dead fish. Several days later, she brought a dead bird into the house.

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Day 29: The Hermeneutical Club from Laconia High School stopped by Walmart today with treats for those of us in customer service. It was their way to encourage and thank those who get to deal with the extra busyness of the season.

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Day 30:  Sunday in church we had our annual Christmas Cantata. Janelle participated with the dance team.

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Project 365, Days 21-25

Day 21:  The first snow of the year met me when I got off work tonight. Even though it looks like a lot of snow, it didn’t really amount to a whole lot.

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Day 22: The Christmas tree went up today. I think it’s our best tree ever.

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Day 23: More decorating, this time the mantel

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Day 24: Fun in co-op class. These two have been friends for years.

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Day 25: Nala is too small to get up on our bed, so I made her a little step so she can sleep on the bed with me.

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Project 365, Days 31-40

Dec 18

Day 31, December 18: Beautiful sunrise

Dec 19

 

Day 32: Finally got the boys room fairly clean so there’s room for people to sleep on the floor.

Dec 20

Day 33: Blizzard is sleeping half on/half off Janelle’s bed. He’s usually under the covers.

Dec 21

Day 34: The peaceful calm before the storm. A winter storm warning is set to kick in later today, right when my family is scheduled to arrive. But, for now, the frost on the trees makes everything look so peaceful.

Dec 22

Day 35: That winter storm didn’t dump quite as much snow as was predicted, but there was enough for a couple of vehicles to get stuck in our driveway.

Dec 23

 

Day 36: Greg’s organ was popular over Christmas. Here, my brother Jim is getting some pointers on how to play it

Dec 24

Day 37: A family tradition: the Rook card white elephant gift exchange. Eric got this awesome inflatable mohawk

Dec 25

Day 38: My nephew, Devin, designed a carpetball tournament. It was double-elimination and was complete with an official bracket and prizes for the top 3 finishers.  Janelle finished 4th.

Dec 26

Day 39: Another frosty, peaceful day. This time, there’s a lot more snow on the ground.

Dec 27

Day 40: This one is from a couple of days ago. The kids in our church’s Christmas program. They were cute 🙂

Project 365, Days 18-25

Day 18, Dec 5: Janelle had another dance practice at church for all the different dances she’s doing in both the Sunday School program and the Cantata. Tis the season to be busy.
Day 19: On cold days, messages like this appear on our memo board, just to remind us that soon we’ll be in warm places.’
Day 20: And, just in case we need the reminder, we have this board that’s been counting down since about 20 weeks.
Day 21: Blizzard is all ready for Christmas 🙂
Day 22: Christmas candy! I bought a lot to fill bags for all the kids in the Christmas program. It looked so good, I just had to take a picture.
Day 23: Practicing the skit for the Christmas program. Eric play God; he’s creating Eve in this part of the skit.
Day 24: The kids in the Christmas program. Aren’t they cute?
Day 25: It was the last day of Chemistry class and the last Spanish class until after New Years, so we had a little party. The students ate and here they are playing Taboo. The Spanish students also had to take a test, but they still found some time for having fun.