Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Day #31 - Burning both ends

Don't know what it is about candles that makes everything seem so soft and warm and cozy, but we enjoy whatever it is, particularly in the cold months. And especially when they smell so good - the short, chunky one smells like fresh-roasted coffee... mmmm!

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Day #30 - doo, doo, doo, Looking out my back door...

Erg! Just a dusting this afternoon to welcome us home, but still... doesn't this stuff know it's the end of January and time to get ready for Spring?

Monday, January 29, 2007

Day #26 through Day #29 - Birthday and other things

Day #26 - On the Way

It was a beautiful day for traveling, cold but crisp and clear. I thought this cloud formation looked like God just took a swipe with His paintbrush.
A South Carolina welcome

Day #27 - Celebrating with a Crab Feast... the Crab Shack Restaurant
(photo by Lew)
We pulled it off, and Christy was totally surprised!
I got the best hug and some happy tears.
(photo by Lew)
The teary-eyed Birthday Girl
(photo by Lew)
My daughter-in-law (Tammy)
and #1 grandson (Christopher)

My son (Jim)... and his
(Michael - #2 grandson)
(photo by Lew)
My guy, their Poppaw (Lew)
Friends - Corinne and Christy
Good food, great company
(photo by Lew)

Day #28 - R&R
Jim and one of his pair, Cher -
the other being, of course, Sonny

Day #29 - The Lake
Lake Norman, NC

Created by Duke Power Company, this immense lake provides water for hydroelectric, steam, and nucelar power plants. Fed by the Catawba River, this "inland sea" has 520 miles of shoreline - more than the coastline of North and South Carolina combined! - and a surface area of 32,510 acres. It's over 100 feet deep at it's deepest point, with an average depth of about 33 feet. Approximately 3,200,000,000 gallons of water fill Lake Norman - it took 11 months to fill it! It's an awesome sight, and one I look forward to seeing every time we drive down to the Carolinas.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Day #25 - Wrapped pretty

Kitty paper and pretty flowers for my kitty-lovin' baby girl's 21st -

We're off to SC in the morning to help celebrate my grandaughter's birthday, so it'll be a few days before I post again, but I'll be taking pictures every day! See ya next week... :)

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Day #24 - Through the looking glass

I've always liked this unique stained glass window at my dentist's office. Hopefully today's repair takes and I won't have to see it again for another 6 months though.

One of the tips on Project 365 is that we should include a photo of ourselves at least once a month to see how we change over the year... does my reflection count? LOL!

Here's a traditional one - with the beastie behind me. (it's hard taking a picture of myself - my arms aren't long enough!)

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Day #23 - Lil Bits o' snow

All that remains of our first measurable snowfall is some bone-chilling temperatures, little patches of the white stuff, and bits of icy grass. The sun is doing its job.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Day #22 - Let there be light

I'm sure most of my visitors are familiar with this little gem... it was pelvic exam/pap smear day at the doctor's... that's all. (can't get more "slice of life" than this!)

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Day #21 - Tennis is on

Being a big tennis fan - spectator-type - the Australian Open has had my attention this week and will next week too. Also learned something new about the flash on a camera. It comes on automatically each time you turn the camera on (even if you've turned it off previously... erg!) *sigh* - learn something new every day.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Day #20 - My beastie girl

One of the beasties always makes a good subject when I'm lacking any kind of original thinking. Here's Zoey again, snoozing away in one of her weird positions up against the back of the chair.

Friday, January 19, 2007

Day #19 - New toy for me

My honey came home with a new toy for me tonight - my very own itty-bitty tripod! Well, it doesn't stay itty-bitty, it expands, but it sure will come in handy for those close-up shots. Gotta love him!

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Day #18 - Simple dinner

Not a terribly exciting photo, tonight's dinner - cheeseburger and chips.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Day #17 - One step at a time

Treadmill control panel - my goal is to steadily increase my time, build up more endurance, and make it more of a pleasant routine, instead of the necessary grind it's become. I must master reading and walking at the same time!

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Day #16 - Snip, snip

Tonight was haircut night - my camera-shy stylist let me take a picture of his stylist ornament instead of him.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Day #15 - Manic Monday

So, it was a busy, busy day - first thing this AM,
a visit to the doctor for a blood test

After fasting from last night, a stop for
something to eat was necessary - besides, I
needed something to go with my coffee

The fog was thick and wet at 8:00 am
Later on, a trip to the dentist to fix my implant -
return trip next week to finish the job

Flags still at half-staff all over town
in honor of Pres. Ford

Fog was lifting a few hours later, but
still pretty heavy for the day

Finally, an appointment for some help with our
family room - a total catch-all disaster!

Like I said, a busy day - enough activity for a week's worth of photos!

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Day #14 - User-friendly mice

Love my optical mouse - reliable little gizmo and no ball to get all cruddy. Best invention since ... well, since they started inventing this stuff! And that would include the cordless mouse. Tried one of those once too, but got real tired of replacing batteries. Maybe it was a lemon, I dunno, but this one suits me just fine.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Day #13 - Morning Sips

Two for one today - my morning get-me-going cuppa
and the kittys' liquid refreshment center

Friday, January 12, 2007

Day #12 - Winter??

Poor confused crocus! They don't know it's only January and they could still be snoozing for another month or so before poking their heads out.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Day #11 - Dental mishap

Ack! Since my dentist was out of town, had to trek over to his standby for a look/see at a loose crown on an implant. Not sure of what my doctor used to attach the crown and not wanting to risk damaging the implant, we opted to wait until mine gets back on Monday - hopefully it will stay put until then!

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Day #10 - Toasty warm

Nothing like a happy, cozy fire when the temps dip down. One of the few we've had so far this season.

Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Day #9 - Ewwww!

This charming gift is what greeted me first thing this AM. I don't know which miserable beast is the donor, but why they can't use the damn floor instead of the carpet makes me crazy! (to avoid total grossness, chunky parts were removed before photo was taken... ewwww!)

Monday, January 8, 2007

Day #8 - Making things easier

Oh joy! Finally got me a hand-held shower - and a shower seat. Being able to sit and spray will make performing my daily necessaries so much easier now. It had become a real struggle trying to breathe, wash and shower the conventional way - my lungs just weren't cooperating!

Sunday, January 7, 2007

Day #7 - He's a keeper

My fella brought me flowers yesterday... just because. They're some sort of iris, I think, but they kinda remind me of orchids as they've been opening.

Saturday, January 6, 2007

Day #6 - Getting nekid

What goes up must come down - Christmas is officially over when the tree gets undressed. Lew undoes his handiwork and readies everything for packing away until next season.

Friday, January 5, 2007

Day #5 - Rainy day

It's a warm, rainy Friday at our house and I'm still playing around with close-up shots.

There's got to be a better way - other than a tripod, which I don't have - to keep the darn camera steady! But I dont want to have to go to a whole lot of trouble to take a picture because then this project will become a pita instead of fun.

I'll have to think on it.

Thursday, January 4, 2007

Day #4 - Bare branches

Leafless Weeping Japanese Maple

The trees may be bare, but the grass is still green in this ridiculously mild winter we're having. An occasional bone-chiller has made an appearance, but for the most part average daytime temps are still in the 60's, with night temps in the upper 30's. All of which, of course, is fine by me!

Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Day #3 - Naptime

Zoey, doing what Zoey does best... zzzzzzzz

Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Day #2 - Putzing

just putzing around in my bathroom with the close-up on camera

Monday, January 1, 2007

Day #1 - Starting here

A musical teddy Christmas decoration - ready to get packed away for another year.