Monthly Archives: November 2016

NaNoPoblano – Day 30 (November 30): Last day of the challenges!

Go NaNoPoblano (National Blog Posting Month) (https://cheerpeppers.wordpress.com/) !  And day 30 of 30 Days of Thankfulness (https://mcclendonvilla.wordpress.com/2016/10/29/30-days-of-thankfulness/).

It’s the final day of NaNoPoblano and 30 Days of Thanksgiving.  Thanks for the challenges!!  I always enjoy challenges that give me the excuse to blog more, and there were great ones.  Don’t know what’s coming in December – there was one last year

So, to end my NaNoPoblano and Thanksgiving posts, I am thankful for new windows for our basement that were installed today.  I showed some inside views earlier today, now here are the outside views, before and after, of those same windows:

The one bedroom

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The big window

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The bathroom – oops.  No before…

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And now, a scene from A Christmas Carol – this is kind of how I’m feeling right now.

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But, it’s Christmas movie season, and so far it’s been It’s a Wonderful Life, and George C. Scott’s A Christmas Carol.  Tonight, it’s Elf.  What’s next?  I’ll let you know!  Thanks for November 🙂

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Monday Window: November 28 2016

And now it’s time for Monday Window (https://mondaywindow.wordpress.com)

Ok, I know it’s not technically (or literally) Monday today, but today we had new windows installed in the basement today.  Replacing crappy broken aluminum (and completely non-original) windows with classy, vintage-looking vinyl.

Here’s a sampling from the inside (outside pictures will be posted later…)!  Note that they aren’t completely finished yet (they still need framing trim), but those pictures will also come later!

Bathroom before…

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After

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One of the bedrooms before

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After…

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The big window in the main room before

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After…

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Cee’s Which Way Challenge: November 30, 2016

And today for Cee’s Which Way Challenge!   https://ceenphotography.com/2016/11/30/cees-which-way-photo-challenge-november-30-2016/

“This all about capturing the roads, walks, trails, rails, steps, etc. we move from one place to another on.  You can walk on them, climb them, drive them, ride on them, as long as the specific way is visible.  Any angle of a bridge is acceptable as are any signs.”

“Which way” is something I am thinking metaphorically about today, wondering which way to go now under continued stressful circumstances.  So, I am going to stick with the metaphorical today, but perhaps not at the whole life-changing level.

While I at least still feel it’s too early in the day to wonder which way to go with regards to choice of drink (the choice now is clear):

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Later today, I will be wondering which way to go…this way:

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or this way:

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Maybe a bit of both??

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Tuesdays of Texture: Week 49

Tuesdays of Texture from Narami (https://narami.wordpress.com/4486-2/).  This week’s challenge page can be found at https://narami.wordpress.com/2016/11/29/tuesdays-of-texture-week-49-of-2016/

One of my favourite textures…

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Musical Chairs

For this week’s Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge:  Musical Chairs.  (https://ceenphotography.com/2016/11/29/cees-fun-foto-challenge-musical-chairs/)

“This week the topic is Musical Chairs.  Your photos this week can have anything to do with Music or Chairs.  I would like to see at least one photo of anything regarding music and one chair.   Just make sure that music and chairs are the main subject of your photo. ”

Here are a few musical chairs I’ve seen in the past couple of months…

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Tuesday Photo Challenge – Flow

Here is Dutch Goes the Photo’s (https://dutchgoesthephoto.net) Tuesday photo Challenge.  This week’s topic is:  Flow (https://dutchgoesthephoto.net/2016/11/29/tuesday-photo-challenge-flow/).

I thought these pictures from the summer had some nice “flow” to them…

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52 Weeks Photo Challenge: Week 16

A challenge from That Girl that Dreams Awake (https://thegirlthatdreamsawake.wordpress.com/) – a 52-week challenge, and this week’s topic is Laughter (https://thegirlthatdreamsawake.wordpress.com/2016/11/28/52-weeks-photo-challengeweek-16th-laughter/)

You all know I don’t take pictures of people (generally) so this is looking at the scene that evoked laughter, both from me when I walked past it back in the summer, and from Kevin when we drove by it recently.

I want to hear your chuckles!!

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Wednesday…

A response in avoidance of the Daily Post’s Writing Prompt https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/faded/

I’m going to need a lot of these today.

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NaNoPoblano – Day 29 (November 29): FU2016

Go NaNoPoblano (National Blog Posting Month) (https://cheerpeppers.wordpress.com/) !  And day 29 of 30 Days of Thankfulness (https://mcclendonvilla.wordpress.com/2016/10/29/30-days-of-thankfulness/).

Sorry for the implied expletive, but I’m afraid I don’t feel very thankful today.  I mean, I’m always thankful for Kevin, the kitties, mom and dad, family and friends, an of course my amazing work colleagues.  But today sucked.  And I don’t know how much more I can take.

Whatever happens though, I am throwing 2016 into the garbage and taking 2017 – it’s mine and no one is going to ruin it for me.

2017, you are mine.

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Share Your World – 2016 Week 48

And now for this week’s Share Your World (https://ceenphotography.com/2016/11/28/share-your-world-2016-week-48/).

Do you prefer eating foods with nuts or no nuts?  

Well, if it’s chocolate, I prefer nuts.  If it’s …. wait, what doesn’t go with nuts??

If someone made a movie of your life would it be a drama, a comedy, a romantic-comedy, action film, or science fiction?

Do you remember Curb Your Enthusiasm??

Who talks real sense to you?

The person who makes me my coffee in the morning.

Do you have a favorite board game?

None.  I don’t like board games.  I have 2 good friends with whom I play board games when we get together (which is very rare nowadays as we live in different cities), but I will only play with them.  I am most definitely a sore loser…which is easy ’cause I never win…just saying…

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