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365|365 Pulling The Plug (1/4/12)

My project of taking and posting a photo a day for three hundred sixty five consecutive days is finished with this post!  The project has been fun, educational, irritating and some days a burden.  I suppose you could use those same words to describe many things in our lives.  It was a good project to do and now I’m pulling the plug on it.

So you may wonder, what’s next?  I may try the Project 52 version. We’ll see. Tomorrow, I will enjoy the feeling of not having to take a photo.


364|365 Body Language (1/3/12)

It may be that both the cat and my husband are really ready for me to stop taking their pictures.


Keith’s threatening to fling some yogurt at me if I don’t stop taking pictures of him (all in good fun of course).  Then there’s the cat who’s making sure I see his one extremely long and sharp claw and that I realize he knows how to use it to his advantage.


363|365 It’s In the Bag (1/2/12)

We still have quite a bit of candy left over from the holidays.  These M&M’s are in a ziplock bag and when I flattened it on the counter I liked the way the colors and arrangement looked so I took a picture.


362|365 New Year’s Day Superstition (1/1/12)


Growing up we always had black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day and I didn’t like them.  January, 1984, when I was 23 years old, I openly declared that I thought it was a ridiculous superstition and I didn’t eat any black-eyed peas that day.

That year, my parents divorced, after 24 years of marriage.  I now eat black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day.  Always.

I’ve had other bad things happen to me since then but really black-eyed peas don’t taste that awful so I have one or two peas, just in case.

Over the past few years we’ve tried different recipes and sometimes I like it well enough to eat a spoonful or two of black-eyed peas.  Today, I gathered up the various types of dried beans we had, which were pinto, great northern, lima and black-eyed peas. Then, I added ham and made soup.  It was pretty good so I had quite a few spoonfuls that included several black-eyed peas.

361|365 Finishing 2011 (12/31/11)

Crying is not my favorite thing to do but it is sometimes unavoidable, which was the case today when we were watching War Horse in the theater.  That movie is a tear jerker.

Before the movie I snapped a photo of Keith and me sitting in our seats in the balcony waiting for the movie and our meal.  Until then Keith wasn’t aware that the iPhone makes taking self portraits super easy since it shows you the image before you take it.  The main down side is that it uses a much lower resolution photo, as you can tell here.  Regardless, it was still a fun photo taken on the last day of 2011.


360|365 A Symbol (12/30/11)


During the holiday season, this is my view each morning as I walk down the alley and into the building where I work.  A symbol straight ahead and above that is meaningful to me and reminds me of my priorities.

359|365 Fascinating Oldness (12/29/11)

In the DeFries/Brown family photo album are four tintypes and I wish I knew the names & stories of the individuals in the photos. These probably date from 1856 to 1890’s so they seem appropriate for this week’s digital photography school theme of oldness.  In this case oldness is very fascinating to me.


On my other blog is more information about this album and the photos: Old DeFries Photos

358|365 The Big Blue Bowl (12/28/11)

There are a handful of comforting things to do on a cool, winter evening at home.  One of them is to make enough popcorn to fill the big blue bowl then sit in front of the laptop or TV and munch on the popcorn.


357|365 From My Chair (12/27/11)

After 5 days off, today was back to work.  Most times I’m not ready to go back to work, but I was this time.  This evening my son picked me up and we attended a nutritional presentation.  Afterwards, Travis and his friend put all of our Christmas boxes in the attic in record time.  No doubt I forgot to pack something but the majority is put away.

Finally, I got to sit down and here’s a view from my chair that shows my new flannel pjs, my new tv, my new blu-ray dvd player and my new surname tile.  Keith’s not watching an HD channel so the picture isn’t as large and clear as it can get.


356|365 Established (12/26/11)

With all our Christmas decorations back in their storage boxes and ready to be taken to the attic, I was able to find a spot for one of my gifts.  My brother and sister-in-law gave me a really neat personalized tile and stand.  It has our wedding date and surname on it.  I like it a lot and for now like its spot in our living room.


Another cool thing we got was a new 42″ flat screen high definition TV and a wifi enabled blu-ray DVD player.  We’re starting to have a really nice home theater.