Project 365, Days 161-170

Day 161: Nala loves to try to watch out the window. She’s not quite tall enough but that doesn’t stop her from trying. She also loves to bark at everything she hears out that window.

Day 162: We have a small issue with the fan in our Jeep. In order for it to work, we have to keep tension on a certain wire. This is the solution my hubby came up with. Can’t use the passenger seat, but the fan works.

Day 163: Homemade mac and cheese. I made 4 big pans of it. 1 for a local family, one for us and 2 to take camping with us. It heats up great over a fire.

Day 164: My cream cheese rangoon had no cream cheese, just a fried wonton

Day 165: We’ve had a bit of rain and the yard is starting to get a little soggy

Day 166: This is how I spent my night at work–pushing carts. Not my favorite job, but it has to get done.

Day 167: Another day, more pushing carts.

Day 168: It rained, a lot. Now our yard is flooded in several places. This is the backyard.

Day 169: After even more rain, the area between our house and garage is covered in several inches of water.

Day 170: Our front yard has enough water to keep a family of ducks happy. Hopefully the rain will stop soon.

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 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 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!

 

Project 365, Days 63-68

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Day 63, January 19, 2014: One of the joys of living on a farm in winter–mice sometimes find their way in the house. This is one of the precautionary traps I have set in the basement, just in case. Haven’t caught anything yet.

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Day 64: The tool Greg needs to tune the piano arrived today, so Greg is happily learning how it works.

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Day 65: This is the mess in my laundry room. All sorts of dirty barn clothes. I tripped over this lovely pile and ended up flat on my face.

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Day 66: Blizzard got a haircut today. He’s all white and fluffy again. Janelle thought he needed something to help keep him warm since he has less fur than before, so she got him this pink sweatshirt.

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Day 67: Why can’t dirty clothes end up in the hamper? Would it really be more difficult to drop them over a couple of inches?

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Day 68: A cold, windy day. Our road is blowing shut. Hopefully a snowplow comes down the road soon, or we’ll be stranded.