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TWiP: Never Home

Summer is starting to wind down. Back-to-school tasks are popping up in my to-do list. I’ve got my familiar annual feeling of wanting to pack as much summer fun as I can into the last remaining week and a half. It’s frustrating this year, though, because there’s very little I can do about it.

I’ve had one of those weeks where I feel like I was constantly at work. It’s not really true, though. I didn’t spend any more hours there than I usually do. I think I’m in need of a personal day at home…

I could probably recharge nicely if I had the house entirely to myself one day. I could send everyone out first thing in the morning, and then spend the day the way I used to: watching PBS, making stuff, and brewing coffee whenever the heck I wanted to. I’d probably even do a little cleaning and maybe make dinner. And I wouldn’t hate it. Sigh.

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.

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

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



365 📷: 2017 231/365 – I could have thrown away all of these yarn scraps, but then Godzilla wouldn’t have this pretty wig, and that would have been a shame.



365 📷: 2017 232/365 – The blanket is coming along. Row 7 is almost done, then it’s row 8, followed by the border.

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What is it with cats and boxes?

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Sunday afternoon swim 😎

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365 📷: 2017 233/365 – I’ve got the eclipse going on my tablet at my desk today. There are still a few hours before it gets to this side of the country, and I didn’t get myself eclipse glasses anyway… [Taken at work.]


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Good morning, Instagram 🌞

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365 📷: 2017 234/365 – Took the kids to the library tonight so they could pick out their summer reading books. (Yeah, I know it’s the end of August.) While they looked for their books, I perused the new additions shelves. [Taken at the library.]


Oh, hey, guess who forgot to take a Project 365 picture today! That would be me…



365 📷: 2017 236/365 – I’ve been wanting to stop at a farm stand for zinnias and today I finally did. They’re currently brightening up my desk at work. I also picked up some corn, potatoes, peppers, and onions. I miss all of the farm fresh produce I used to buy in the summer now that I’m no longer in charge of feeding the family :-/ [Taken in the parking lot at work.]



365 📷: 2017 237/365 – I came home from work tonight and then I cooked for the first time in a while. Neil grilled some meat, and I stayed inside and cooked the corn and the potatoes and chopped up a cucumber I bought at the farm yesterday. It was a nice meal, on real plates, with most of us eating the same thing… what a novel concept, LOL!

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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3 thoughts on “TWiP: Never Home

  1. Love all the color, beautiful crochet, and new book. Count me in!!!

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