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TWiP: A Wedding and Winter Weather

What a great start to the week! My brother and his longtime girlfriend finally tied the knot, and it was such a nice day. I always enjoy family parties, but it’s even nicer when there’s music, and dressing up, and people you don’t see every day. I crocheted a shawl, made a bunch of clay jewelry (necklace, shawl pin, bracelets), and treated myself to a manicure for the occasion.

The rest of the week was dominated by a snow storm, pretty much, and since it’s March, and this kind of thing should be over by now as far as I’m concerned, we don’t need to talk any more about that 😜

So, what is This Week in Pictures?

It’s a roundup of the photos I shot for Project 365 (the theme for 2017 is “words”), plus some snapshots I posted on Instagram during the previous week.

= taken with my Canon DSLR
= taken with my Samsung phone

Ready? Cast your mind back to this time last week…

Saturday

Instagram πŸ“±: Necklace update: I added one more black bead and re-arranged a bit. I think this is much better. Thanks for all the feedback 😊

Instagram πŸ“±: Treated myself to my first manicure in nearly 5 years πŸ’…. Are really short nails in style now? Because she cut all of mine. (I’m fine with it, but it surprised me.) Getting ready for my brother’s wedding tomorrow! πŸ’’

Β OOPS

365 πŸ“±: 2017 70/365 – The Waterboys – Imagine that there is a picture here. I promise I took one. I was in my car, after returning from getting the boys haircuts (and all of us Frappuccinos), and I took an image of the car radio, displaying The Waterboys. My phone photos are always backed up in Dropbox, but apparently this one never copied over before I deleted it. So, you’ll just have to use your imagination!

Sunday

Instagram πŸ“±: Me and my guys 😍 (photo credit to my other guy @clarkesworld )

365 πŸ“·: 2017 71/365 – Christine & Will’s Spice Mix – My brother got married today, and this was a part of the ceremony. Each spice had a symbolic meaning, and they poured them together into the jar. [Taken at Il Villagio in Carlstadt, NJ.]

Instagram πŸ“±: My brother and my mom πŸ’“ [Taken at Il Villagio.]

Monday

Instagram πŸ“±: *YAWN* [Taken at work.]

Instagram πŸ“±: A #latergram from yesterday ☺. Each of the nephews wore the colors of a different Ninja Turtle for their uncle’s wedding 🐒🐒🐒🐒 [Taken at Il Villagio.]

365 πŸ“±: 2017 72/365 – Sandisk – So many wedding pictures to go through and edit! I was way too tired last night.

Tuesday

Instagram πŸ“±: Today the couch is my office. β„πŸ’»

365 πŸ“·: 2017 73/365 – UGH! – I have no patience for March snow storms. We didn’t get as much as they predicted, but it was plenty just the same. We’re actually still snowed-in as of 8pm. Waiting for the plow guy, as usual. I cleaned off my car, but I can’t actually go anywhere in it yet. I may have to work from home again tomorrow. At least for the morning. We’ll see.

Wednesday

365 πŸ“·: 2017 74/365 – Sharp Carousel – Aidan and I are making herbal tea this evening.

Thursday

365 πŸ“±: 2017 75/365 – 12345 – How often do the files in your folders add up to 12345 bytes? [Taken at work.]

Instagram πŸ“±: I don’t spend as much time knitting or crocheting as I used to, so progress is slow on what I do make. My ripple blanket is getting a dark stripe tonight ☺

Friday

Instagram πŸ“±: I’m not Irish, but I can get behind any holiday that encourages the wearing (and the drinking) of the green ☘ BTW, my green beverage of choice is a soy peppermint green tea @frappuccino … my healthier answer to the Shamrock Shake πŸ’š (though, make no mistake, it’s still not what one would call “health food” LOL!) [Taken at Starbucks in Pluckemin, NJ.]

365 πŸ“·: 2017 76/365 – Knitting – Just hanging out on my bed on a Friday night, wearing knitting kittens pajamas, as you do.

Thanks for taking a peek at this week’s photos! If you want to see this stuff as it happens, please feel free to follow me on FlickrΒ and/or Instagram.

I may already have plans to blog about some of these things in greater detail over the coming week, but be sure to leave a comment if there’s something in particular you want to know about!

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2 thoughts on “TWiP: A Wedding and Winter Weather

  1. Great pictures…I love weddings! What a cool idea with the spices!
    The bead arrangement is really pretty…The black is a nice contrast with the flowers… πŸ™‚ And I am excited to see your blanket when it is finished! Slow knitting or crocheting is so relaxing.
    Hope you have a fabulous, sunny,(no snow!!) week!

    1. The wedding was really beautiful, and it was so nice to see people I haven’t seen in some time, particularly my far-flung cousins πŸ™‚

      I have to go yarn shopping before I can finish that blanket and right now I seem to have fallen down a crochet mandala rabbit hole, so it may be a while!

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