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TWiP: Christmas Time is Here

The snow has begun to fall – I love a snowy weekend. It’s so pretty coming down, and you can spend all day inside with the fireplace crackling because there’s nowhere you are supposed to be.

On Monday morning, when I have to extract my car from the driveway, and make my way through what remains of the winter wonderland, I’ll probably be singing a different tune, but for now I am going to appreciate and enjoy.

This weekend also, Tacky Santa is going in the window. One of his red light bulbs burned out last year, and we haven’t gotten a replacement yet, so one of the noses on his double-sided face is not going to light up for the time being. I suppose that kind of thing happens all the time, when you have two faces. No biggie for Tacky Santa.

So, what is This Week in Pictures?

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

πŸ“· = taken with my Canon EOS 80 D
πŸ“± = taken with my Samsung Galaxy S5

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


Instagram πŸ“·: #pdcbemerry Dec 2 – One of the first things I do every December is switch out the Fall napkins for Christmas ones. And I replace the red and navy blue paper straws with red and green ones. It’s a little thing, but it makes me happy 😊

365 πŸ“·: 2017 336/365 – Doing a little bit of colorful crochet today.


Instagram πŸ“·: #pdcbemerry Dec 3 – Took myself (and 2 of my guys) to the local tree lighting ceremony tonight. A merry time was had by all πŸŽ„ [Taken at the Meyersville, NJ Tree Lighting.]

365 πŸ“·: 2017 337/365 – We went out to eat tonight, and I had my camera with me, so I was able to photograph the super moon from the diner parking lot. I just wish I’d had a tripod, or something to steady the camera with. I think I could have gotten an even better shot if I didn’t have to hand hold the camera. [Taken in the Stirling House parking lot.]


Instagram πŸ“·: #pdcbemerry Dec 4 – red scarf and red lips.

365 πŸ“·: 2017 338/365 – Sometimes when I take my 365 photo, I don’t caption it right away, and then 3 days later I come back to it and wonder what the heck I was doing. I feel like there’s a story behind this photo, but I honestly don’t remember what I was doing right before it was taken. Oops.


Instagram πŸ“±: #pdcbemerry Dec 5 – Christmas music while I work 😊 (you can listen to this instrumental playlist, too, if you want) [Taken at work.]

365 πŸ“·: 2017 339/365 – Just crocheting an African Flower Mandala to coordinate with my Christmas napkins. As you do.

Instagram πŸ“±: Must. Recaffeinate. β˜•πŸ˜΄ [Taken at work.]


Instagram πŸ“±: #pdcbemerry Dec 6 – We haven’t gotten any of our decorations down from the attic yet, but there’s a tree up in the lobby of my office building, and I stopped there to take pictures on my way out tonight πŸŽ„ [Taken at work.]

365 πŸ“·: 2017 340/365 – Tonight it’s peppermint tea, candlelight, and figuring out what I did wrong to make this mandala-in-progress so rippled at the edges…


365 πŸ“·: 2017 341/365 – It’s a little bit frosty outside today!

Instagram πŸ“±: #pdcbemerry Dec 7 – I bought Christmas lights on my lunch hour and plugged them in at my desk… Tomorrow, I may even hang them up 😊 [Taken at work.]


Instagram πŸ“±: #pdcbemerry Dec 8 – I came into work early today and now my Halls are officially decked πŸŽ„ [Taken at work.]

365 πŸ“·: 2017 342/365 – The kids and I felt like going out tonight, so we took a walk around downtown Summit and enjoyed the Christmas lights. [Taken in Summit, NJ.]

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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