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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…



365 📱: 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!



365 📷: 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.]

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My brother and my mom 💓

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


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Today the couch is my office. ❄💻

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365 📷: 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.



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



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



365 📷: 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 Flickr 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… 🙂 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 🙂

      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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