Project 365

Monday, March 2, 2015

Just go away already!

 Even though I am posting pics of this cute little guy I am going to rant!

 It's March & we need to be rid of this arctic freeze & just plain "sucky" weather
 Popster had to take his car in for inspection & "other bad news" repairs this morning.
It had snowed over night so I decided to be nice & do the driveway before he got home.  The snow banks are so high it's impossible to throw the snow up with a shovel so I got the snow blower out.  Then the wind decide to blow at what seemed like 50 mph so all the snow was coming right back at me. 

 Unless you have lived in the great northeast you have no idea how "old" it gets by March
You just want winter to be done with!
 This is where I spend most of my time & pretend that winter doesn't exist!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Barely Surviving!

 We only have one more day of February!
 We can't wait to say goodbye to the second coldest one on record!  Average temps 12.3 degrees!
 We now think that 18-20 degrees is a heat wave!  I'm talking Fahrenheit!
 I'm looking at this & trying to remember warmer days from long ago
 With the blue sky I can almost do it!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Snow shoeing????

 Weds afternoon was a little warmer....maybe around 20 degs so we went to the park
 This pic cracks me up.....LiLi wanted to try out her snow shoes

 Of course she had to test out the deep snow
 The reason she is so far ahead?  Took off the snow shoes!
 She decided they were a lot of work & preferred to just run!

 This was typically our order of walking...Molly way in front followed by Popster........
 .....then me followed by "Help Nana I'm stuck in the snow!"  (She was on her knees)
 Hard to believe that we thought 20 degs was a heat wave!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

The many faces of LiLi

I haven't done one of these for a while

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Piano, Reading & Sewing. Gung Hay Fat Choi!

LiLi was barely in the door yesterday when she raced downstairs to play the piano.
She had learned  Twinkle, Twinkle on a piano app & wanted to show us.  I found some simple songs for her & Popster helped her with them
She played for between 2-3 hours with only a break for breakfast....she is obsessed!
Then she "retired" to my room for her other obsession....reading
She sets the time on her phone & reads for an hour.  There is a challenge at her school to read for 90 mins a week.  They have combined grades to form teams & are sailing to South America using the minutes to translate to miles.  She has been reading for close to 300 mins a week & her goal this week is 60 mins a day!  She wants to win so, of course, the "over-achiever" in her thinks she should do a "little extra"!
After lunch we went snow shoeing....I'll share those pics later.  Then we spent some time in my sewing room designing a skirt from a "jellyroll" I had.
She picks out the strips & the order she wants them & I cut them to length....I think she should be a fashion designer as she has a great eye for color.  I think though this week she wants to be a piano player!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Balmy weather

 When I got up Monday morning it was -9 with a wind chill of MINUS 35 degs.  Just unimaginable that it could keep getting colder!  I went to the gym & didn't stick my head out for the rest of the day!
Yesterday wasn't windy & the temperature after lunch was around 15-18 degs so we took Molly to Kinn's road.  She hadn't been out for any length of time since friday so she was so happy!
 She just "barrels" into the deep snow after who knows what!

 I still cannot believe we actually enjoyed our walk at those temps!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Sewing, Cooking, Piano Playing

 This week is winter break so there is no school.  The weather is frigid so Monday we spent the day inside.
 LiLi wanted me to make her a pillow case to have for a so happened I had seen one on a quilting book so I let her choose the fabric & I just did the sewing.  This is the back of it.
 This is the front which after this photo shoot we put her name & the year on it.
 After lunch we made soup & she was in charge of the carrots.....she has been taking a cooking class on saturdays & is learning how to chop vegetables

 The day also included a piano lesson
 Of course true to her nature she was soon obsessed with playing