Project 365, Days 151-160

Day 151: One more from dress rehearsal. This was a very emotional dance. Makes me cry every time. It was a modern dance to the spoken word “To This Day”

Day 152: Here we go again. More snow, but not as much this time.

Day 153: After a play date with our neighbor dog, Bernie, Nala is all tired out

Day 154: After dance recital #1 of the weekend. Proud parents of a talented dancer. She’s still wearing her costume for the modern dance done to “Push It”

Day 155: Yes, even more dance photos. Dance kind of dominated the week this week. Her final performance with Wempner’s School of Dance. This one is ballet to “Once Upon a December”

Day 156: How can you tell if there’s a dancer in the house? Lots of flowers after recital weekend

Day 157: Best friend Jessy is helping to get the kinks and knots out of her tired body

Day 158: Blizzard is showing off his hair cut, which was long overdue

Day 159: New nails (again)

Day 160: I finally got Nala to sit still long enough to get a picture of her new haircut.

End of a season

Janelle’s final dance recital is over. It’s time for my baby girl to move on to bigger and better things. She’s grown up and is heading into a new season in her life. These are just a few of the hundreds of pictures and videos I took this week. Yes, I am a proud dance mom.

Project 365, Days 141-150

Day 141: This is what happens when Janelle spends the night at a lock in with her youth group. The dogs are happy to curl up with her

Day 142: We went bowling today, the first time in years for me. I had to take a picture of the score. I am actually in the lead. Of course, it didn’t last long. 2 frames later I was in 3rd place

Day 143: What is going on here, you ask? I have no idea. Jessy decided under the table was a good place to spend co-op class today

Day 144: I got myself a new toy–a yogurt maker. First batch is almost ready.

Day 145: Time for new nails again

Day 146: It was a very foggy morning today

Day 147: Very strange weather today. Thunder, rain, and this is hail on the ground. A blizzard is predicted in the next few days.

Day 148: The snow has started, coming after lots of rain and sleet and slush.

Day 149: The dogs are loving the 15 inches of snow, even if nobody else is

Day 150: First dress rehearsal for Janelle’s final dance recitals. She is in 7 dances and is teaching 3 classes so she has a very busy week.

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!

 

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.

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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

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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!

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Day 7: Chef Greg busy at work

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Day 8: Another dance practice

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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 161-165

April 27
Day 161, April 27: The greenhouse is up and the boxes are moved in. Now, they just need to be filled with soil and then planted.
April 28
Day 162: Not a great photo, but this is our elusive cardinal. He’s always around, but never stays long enough to get a photo.
April 29
Day 163: Janelle at dance practice at church.
April 30
Day 164:  Goldfinches at the bird feeder.
May 1
Day 165: These two are my “helpers” while gardening. Blizzard is trying to get Kaiser up and running.