Tuesday, February 9, 2016


Last Wednesday Gertie lost her battle to cancer. Eight months ago we were told to take her home and make her as comfortable as possible. We didn't expect her to last as long as she did. She was a special girl and she is deeply missed. This is a little tribute I put together.

February 1-9

February 2-We've been working on this since the final days of December.

February 3-Gertie's final walk around the yard. Such a sad day.
February 4-Getting Closer
February 5th-A quick shot to add to a FB post.
February 6-A New Mexican Restaurant to try out-mmmmm good! 
February 7th-My husband and our son's dog greeting each other.
February 7-Drip

February 8 Macro Monday Vibrant Minimalism

February 8 Macro Monday Vibrant Minimalism
February 9th-showing Kira my new leaky fruit infused water bottle, she inspired me to buy one. I had not planned on using this as my shot of the day but it's all I have!
Ok, all caught up! Now let's see if I can get back on track with this project.

Oops! I'm a little behind!

Let's play a quick game of catch up....

here's rest of January's photos...

January 24-Sparkly Trees

January 25-Macro Monday Rule

January 25 Macro Monday Rule

January 26 Sander Going Backwards Due to Icy Roads
January 27 Gertie-quick shot to send to Kira
January 28-Hey Otto, there are the Grisham books I have for you

January 29 -Gertie did not like being left alone. We were surprised she had enough energy to do this!

January 30-Snowshoeing around Moss Lake

January 31-Macro Monday Tag

January 31 Macro Monday Tag

Monday, January 25, 2016

January 22

About once a week a student stops by to share a birthday treat, hoping for a trinket as a trade. I always take one, hoping it will get the student back to class a little quicker. Usually I'll pass the treat onto someone else at the end of the day, the exception being halfmoons, they are too hard to resist!

January 21

Lazy shot, holding the books on my lap while taking the picture with my phone. It's what happens when it's late and I still want to get a picture. :)

Anyway...Pernille Ripp writes my new favorite blog. It's my first place to turn when I'm looking for a book recommendation. I've used it for finding books for signposts and this is what I have so far for theme, with more on the way. So far my favorite book in this pile is Chopsticks. It make me laugh out loud and I can't wait to share it with my fourth and fifth graders.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Jan 23 Giving Blood

I used to be a regular blood donor and then quit because my iron count was always a bit low. Today my son encouraged me to try again at the fire house in his village. And....success! Now to get back on track as a regular. 

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

January 20 Cardinal

This is the first time I've seen a bird eat the lilacs.
A few minutes later he moved farther away and there were 3 other birds in the tree.
Today as I went to shut doors around the house, to keep our dog out of them when we're not home, I saw this Cardinal sitting in the lilac tree right outside the window. I love cardinals and have such a hard time getting photos of them, they are so camera shy. I was ready to walk out the door but I set my school bags down and pulled out my phone and took a few shots. Considering they are from a distance and through a window I'm ok with the quality.

Yesterday I think I saw an eagle on my way to work. But it was on a road where there was no was place to pull over and watch. I will keep my eye open for another sighting.