Post 1000: 270/365
1000 days ago I started this blog. I’ve fallen behind (more and more frequently) but I’m still posting a photo for each day of the year. Maybe I’ll make it to 2,000, maybe not. But for now I’m pretty happy to have made it this far.
And for your viewing pleasure, here’s a visual summary of the last 999 days. Happy scrolling…
The foot on a $32,000 statue of Ganesh in ABC Carpet and Home. For good luck, people offer him money, stuffing it or balancing it anywhere they can.
Have I mentioned I adore having a little girl?
I love how this bridge glows with a blue light at night.
I am completely fascinated by these crazy goat climbing structures at the petting zoo.
It doesn’t really look like it, but this photo (one photo) is perfectly split in two visually – half shutter, half brick.
Looking down into my hydrangea plant in the back yard. I probably should pull those leaves out… I doubt I will, though (said the lazy gardener)
Nothing like ice cream before dinner, right?
We finally got some snow last night. Not much, but enough to require scraping the windshield and blasting the defrost to help it melt faster.
The same building rendered two different ways.
The Chinatown Gate through the rainy windshield.
The sky was wonderful today – perfect for shadows.
The Salvation Army guy kept looking at me like I was crazy.
Pantone Universe at Lowes!
I love this place
I love how you can see my kids and me reflection.
I love looking through the base of our new living room lamps.
I made her stand there while I took photo after photo trying to get the dandelion in focus. This was the only one that worked.
Trying on her big brother’s boots.
I love the contrast of parallel lines against the strong diagonals.
My son kept trying to figure out how much it would cost to get that many Legos.
I love yarn so much.
The Yah RV.
Reading Spongebob to Spongebob.
Custom details add flair to any 18 wheeler, right?
The view under the table at Costco.
Yes, our Christmas decorations are still up.
Swiss design means it must be good, right?
She held Minnie’s hand all the way to daycare.
This building is as great on the inside as it is on the outside.
This makes me smile.
I realized after everything was glued down that the dog sled guy is sledding on grass.
I was especially impressed with how clean everything was.
Simple and bold.
Some see yarn, I see endless possibility and hours of entertainment.
At the exit from a parking garage downtown.
Cookie for President!
I love the juxtaposition of natural and man made elements.
Unfortunately my son had already returned his shoes when I took this photo so his are missing from the group.
I love the smiles.
Making sure she gets every last spoonful.
My son made this tonight when I told him today was the 100th day of doing my blog.
I was surprised at how long he stood there while I took his picture. I was super close. I didn’t use a zoom for this picture.
Two little deers. (or is the plural of deer just “deer?”)
I love finding faces in ordinary things.
The view from above.
Just hanging out in pajamas doing puzzle on a Saturday morning. Perfect.
My daughter called this her “nest”
A pyramid of beer samples glasses.
Shiny high tops
Best gift ever.
I love the gray wig / backpack combo.
I love this little guy!
I love the simplicity of this machine – and the giant buttons.
My little girl walking to “school” (daycare) all decked out in hearts and carrying her new purse.
The back of a delivery truck.
One hand on a lung, the other on a kidney.
The water fountain in the school where my son has his cub scout meetings (the same elementary school I attended for four years)
Blowing out Daddy’s birthday candles.
Wearing a beer bottle hat.
All prepped and ready for her sleepytime medicine.
A new fashion trend?
I am NOT a fan of spiders.
Running across the bridge with her shiny cape.
My son’s entry at his elementary school science fair.
Yes, it was delicious.
It was a wild and crazy night at our house.
Carpet in the Hotel Dupont.
On our way to the playground.
The best part about this store is getting to and from the rooftop parking.
I love yarn.
I love how the text is written in Helvetica. Such a perfect use for this font.
I have no words. Sigh.
The view on the way back down. That tiny speck along the path is my son way up ahead of us.
I wish I could have seen the full color version!
I love how the sky is orange under the bridge and blue above.
Second grade art hanging in the hall at my son’s school.
Circles inside of circles
I love little knitting projects like this one.
It’s amazing to me that something in nature can be so shiny and metallic looking.
Basking in the glow of the ipad.
Labyrinth in an abandoned reservoir.
Is that a camera in the square next to the words “Free Air”? Why would they need a camera on the air pump?
All it needs is some eyes.
I love how large the images were behind him.
Everyone needs a plastic bull head, right?
I’m a sucker for big bold graphics.
Just roll, snap and wrap!
Waiting for the right zipper (those are two options hanging around the top.
I had such a hard time getting this little guy in focus. This was the best I could do out of about 8 different shots.
I think he may need a belt.
This game has taken over my life for the past week and I finally finished level 5 during lunch today. While I’m happy to be finished building Rome, I’m not happy about the “Continue” button at the bottom. I want my life back.
My bedside table and view out the window.
She had some trouble carrying this today since it was kind of windy and she’s never held an umbrella before.
Just browsing the art supplies.
Waiting in line for cheesecake samples!
Saturday morning art.
You can kind of see the leg of one of the two people who came tonight.
I wish I could sit in a box and watch movies.
This almost looks like an amphitheater with rows of seats.
Lunch at Subway.
Don’t they look appetizing?
On top of the world.
The lights at the edge of the bumper car roof. The sky was so washed out it almost looks white. I love the contrast with the bright colors.
Cicada shell from the side.
I love the color of the steel against the blue sky.
Stripes and Elmo
I love the scratch off cards from eat.sleep.knit.com! (especially when I win some Malabrigo!)
Counting the words.
That’s my girl!
Suddenly I have a craving for Doritos…
The gun has a face.
I love the old 1970s fonts
I had never heard of this guy until today… apparently he’s THE BIG THING right now.
All ready for a trip to the microwave.
Sleeping next to the dinosaurs.
My daughter loved the flower arrangements on the tables. Also, notice her hat? Yep, I made it! Yay me!
Mmmmmm…. Warm cinnamon-y apple-y goodness!
My son always chooses the mystery flavor so I grabbed one for him today.
The weather was PERFECT!
I love this view.
The T-Rex is making an appearance in some of my husband’s recent paintings.
What is it about kids that they just don’t seem to care about getting so messy?
Our weekly shopping trip to Costco.
1977 VW Rabbit Brochure – US Market – Front and Back Covers
Bright yellow ceiling and curved light fixtures at the Lego Store.
I love this view.
Maybe it’s the blue eyes?
This was a perfect way to end our vacation.
I can’t bring myself to throw away any scraps.
Good and evil.
Bright green Mini
Ribbons for each race hanging in front of the white wooden box that held all the cars.
Getting ready to leave after a nice diner meal.
I love the bright green.
Their boobs proved to be a major impediment to successful planking.
It’s funny what you don’t see when you are taking a photo until after you get the file downloaded.
The view from overhead.
I love how they all appear to be looking at me.
I absolutely love the views down these orchard rows.
My office is in a converted chapel that was originally built in 1887 and isn’t very well insulated. Incredible Heat Machine to the rescue.
Sometimes the colors of ordinary things can be extraordinarily inspiring.
Captured in mid-air.
I love the reflection in the table.
I used http://www.gasbuddy.com
to find out if any local gas stations were selling their mid-grade octane for $3.65. Luckily one was so I made a lunchtime trip in order to get this photo.
It kind of looks like a green tongue doesn’t it?
We were all pretty freaked out about these clouds. We thought for sure a tornado was going to form at any minute.
Almost 3/4 of the way through book four.
So strange to be using my headlights at 5:20 p.m.
Holding her new Duplo Cinderella.
The “cake” was a big hit. Rice Krispie Treats stacked to look like a game of Minecraft.
Yes, the lawn caught on fire a little bit over on the right…
You can barely see her, but my daughter is sitting on my son’s lap in this photo while they both watched the ceremony.
I hope she does OK today. She was very excited to wear these.
I love how neat and organized and at the same time a bit haphazard and disorganized these bundles are.
Sometimes I bring yarn to work just so I can squeeze it all day.
I love a good neon sign.
I really love this composition.
There was also a box of chocolates that came with the flowers. Yum.
Totally captivated by the toy display.
I’m so glad we have sidewalks where we live.
Origami heart bookmarks.
This was the only thing in the station that wasn’t sparkling clean and shiny.
A pop of bright colors.
Eating lunch at the park today.
Chubby little toes.
I love that the plates, cups, utensils, teapot and cooking pot were all mine when I was little.
Snuggling and getting warm and dry under the towels at the pool today.
Kirby & Holloway Family Restaurant
It’s so fun to watch them make cotton candy – and even more fun to eat.
Single lane covered bridge on the way from my in-laws to my house.
I love the light in our bathroom.
Do you say “s’more ingredients?” or “s’mores ingredients?” I’ve always wondered if the singular of s’mores is s’more.
We went out and bought my daughter some snow boots since all she had were these rain boots. She didn’t seem to mind, though.
Our weekly shopping trip to Target.
Actually, full disclosure… the one on the bottom is store bought (before I started knitting)
The view from the concave side.
I love seeing my son having fun and interacting with his friends at Cub Scouts.
A portion of the side of the WasteMasters dumpster outside my office. You can actually see the fuzzy silver reflection of my car.
Tastykake display at my local Wawa.
Luckily I actually like most of these songs.
My daughter seem to be dominating this blog… (photo taken with ipad mini)
Most of it has already chipped off. I love how it matches her dress today.
Kind of creepy, but still fun to have after all these years.
I love the curved stairs at the bottom landing.
I absolutely love these leggings.
Just hanging in the bushes next to the daycare parking lot.
The view down the race track before the big event.
My son achieved the new “Boat Float” record at Hagley Museum’s Invention Convention – 305 marbles (94 more than the previous record of 211!)
He is obsessed with Minecraft.
The clouds were incredible looking.
If it wasn’t for the numbers and the variation in brick color, this totally looks like a mirrored image.
Waiting at the doctor’s office for her two year checkup.
What is the stuff in the center of these? Frosting?
I don’t know why, but it makes me so happy that my daughter likes these toys (Calico Critters) – they are adorable.
Waiting for the anesthesia to wear off.
I love the expression on my son’s face in this one.
The top drawer of my desk.
Another truck photo…
My three favorite people in the world at one of my favorite local places to go for a walk.
Drawing on the chalk wall.
This photo is full of joy for me.
I love this.
Looking up through the stair well.
They always love the keyboard room the most.
I love simple flat compositions like this.
The cars behind me probably wouldn’t be happy to know my extremely slow speed was because I was taking this photo. Next time I’ll keep both hands on the wheel.
I love finding cute handmade things on Etsy.