Tuesday, January 12, 2010

January 2010

Looking back on last year's Jan 12-of-12, I guess January is my hibernation month.  Interesting how this project has become a "reference archive" of sorts.

Today, unfortunately, was a "sick day"... felt lousy most of yesterday, then totally crashed after work.  This morning I woke up with a slight fever so decided to stay home and rest.
BUT, it's a 12-of-12 day... so, around 1pm, when I started feeling a little more human, I started taking some pix.  You will see that today's set is FAR from my most creative, but it's the 12th... so I tried my best to catalog the day as best I could.   

As always, thanks to Chad Darnell for the excellent idea (12 photos on the 12th day of each month).  To see Chad's site and the other cool people who post their photos, click here.

Had to scrap the workout this morning.  I've been doing a great job of getting up at 5:30 each morning and doing 30-45 minutes of cardio/weights.  But not today.  Hopefully tomorrow.

One reason for my need to get in shape (aside from a simple desire to look & feel better) is our upcoming vacation to Sequoia National Park & Kings Canyon.  I can't wait!  Five days of hiking amongst California's giant trees!  WOO HOO!!!

Spent a lot of time in front of the computer today.  This is my current wallpaper.  I LOVE this picture of the kids.  I took it January 2nd while we were playing in the newly fallen snow.
This shot is a pretty typical scene for my two... Mackie tries to hip-check the immovable TaterBug - she thinks she's tough.  He thinks she's nuts.  (She is.)
This little guy sits on the table next to the monitor.  For those that don't know, it's s geode (rocks that have crystal growth inside).  I picked this one up a a Gem & Mineral Show back in October.  Isn't the crystal structure fascinating??

I ate lunch with the birds (well, sort of).  Outside my dining room window I have this and 3 other bird feeders.  The Goldfinches love me for it.  They're wearing their winter colors now, but in the spring the males turn brilliant yellow... and sing their little hearts out.

Nap time!

Rarely will you find ME in photos... I'm always the one behind the camera (and I like it that way).  But since the original rules (per Chad) were to include one's self in at least a few shots, I'd try to oblige this time.

Ya know... it's tough it is to find cool things to take photos of when you're stuck in the house.
I found these two knot projects when I wandered into the kitchen.  I don't know exactly what I'd call them... keychains?  lanyards?  I dunno... but they were fun to make and turned out pretty cool looking.  The bottom one, by the way, is made with glow-in-the-dark paracord, so assuming the cord was "charged" you could see it at night.  I tried to take a picture of it, but it doesn't photograph well in pitch-black. 

I got a special delivery!
Okay, I'm sure for many people, a box of pot-pies is not high on the excitement scale.  But for me, these were an AWESOME sight!  $3.50 gets you tons of yummy veggies and chunks of turkey in a perfect little pie.  We buy them by the case!  Yummmmmm, can't wait for dinner.

Finally, I'm borrowing this idea from one of the other 12-of-12ers (I can't remember who it was, so apologies to them).  Each month they posted a photo of their home/yard that was taken from the same spot each month.  It was so cool to see how the landscape changed over the course of the year.  SO, for each month of 2010, I will post a picture like the one below, taken from my front porch.   

I'm curious to see how long it takes for the snow to melt!