August 31, 2015

August 31, 2015

August 31, 2015

Good night, August. Farewell.


August Break 2015: Day 31




August 30, 2015

August 30, 2015

August 30, 2015

I bought Ziggy some new friends. I think I may have gotten a bit too ambitious. 
I hope I haven't bitten off more than I can chew.


August Break 2015: Day 30




August 29, 2015

August 29, 2015

August 29, 2015

My two favorite purchases so far this year.


August Break 2015: Day 29




August 28, 2015

August 28, 2015

August 28, 2015

I crocheted a few squares. I pretty much think I remember the pattern now. I made so many tiny squares that my arms and hands are in pain. Growing older is not a good thing when your hobby involves using your hands. Especially when the hands, well my hands, seem to be the first thing that is starting to go.


 August Break 2015: Day 28




August 26, 2015

August 26, 2015

August 26, 2015

We need a new front door.

Since the day we moved in we knew that we would eventually need to replace it. It is a wooden door and every year during Monsoon Season it swells so much that not only does it not close but once it is closed, it gets stuck.

The door has other issues as well. It hangs crooked and because of that you can see the sky peeking through the gap at the top of the door. The panels on the door are separating from the actual door so square cracks of light have been starting to peek through.

The other day, the door was stuck. When trying to open it, the door jam cracked in half and it tore the trim and some paint off of the wall. It looks just like someone kicked in the door. So, we started on our quest to find the perfect new door. A few days later, the door knob broke off. Which is most definitely a sign telling us that we need a new front door sooner rather than later.


 August Break 2015: Day 26




August 25, 2015

August 25, 2015

August 25, 2015

I bought these books a few months ago. June, I think. And I still haven't read them. I guess I will just add them to the pile with all the others.


August Break 2015: Day 25




August 24, 2015

August 24, 2015

August 24, 2015

Oh look! Another photo of Ziggy.

So, I kind of named my plant Ziggy. Ziggy the Zebra plant.

I hope that he doesn't die, especially now that I have named him. It would be very sad if he ended up going the way of Fred the Fiddle Leaf.

The little guys are the same ones that I got back in March. They are just as happy as can be. I believe the time has actually come for me to replant them.


August Break 2015: Day 24




August 23, 2015

August 23, 2015

August 23, 2015

Same view. Different day.
Storms at sunset make for beautiful skies. The clouds were SO blue!


August Break 2015: Day 23




August 22, 2015

August 22, 2015

August 22, 2015

Here comes the storm!


August Break 2015: Day 22




August 21, 2015

August 20, 2015

August 20, 2015

August 20, 2015

It appears that this has been the month of the zebra. Do I love this plant or what?


August Break 2015: Day 20




August 19, 2015

August 18, 2015

August 18, 2015

August 18, 2015

Bumble bee

August Break 2015: Day 18




August 17, 2015

August 17, 2015

August 17, 2015

I love the red adobe bricks that make up the walls of my house. They have stood for almost 60-years.


 August Break 2015: Day 17




August 16, 2015

August 16, 2015

August 16, 2015

I tried to get a good butterfly photo, but the butterfly left and never came back. 
I will try again tomorrow. When it's cooler.


August Break 2015: Day 16




August 15, 2015

August 15, 2015

August 15, 2015

 I think I melted!

Went out to shop for a new front door. 106 degrees sure does take a lot out of a person when you drive around in UN-air conditioned discomfort. Especially during the hottest part of the afternoon on a day with a heat advisory in effect.


 August Break 2015: Day 15




August 14, 2015

August 14, 2015

August 14, 2015

 I bought this plant back in 2012 for $1.00.

That's 3-years ago! It is currently my oldest living plant. I repotted it last July and I don't think it liked it very much because it is a lot smaller than it used to be. In fact, I just looked back to find an original photo of it and it's actually quite a lot smaller and wimpier than when I originally brought it home.

That's okay, it's still a cool plant and I love how the leaves are not smooth but full of crinkles and ridges. They collect cat hair like crazy though and they are very hard to keep clean. But, I can live with that because it still looks cool.


August Break 2015: Day 14




August 13, 2015

August 13, 2015

August 13, 2015

August Skies

August Break 2015: Day 13





August 12, 2015

August 12, 2015

August 12, 2015

Just as I was about to dump it out, this happened.

I don't think it will ever be back to its former glory, but at least I haven't killed it yet.

August Break 2015: Day 12





August 11, 2015

August 11, 2015

August 11, 2015

I drove home during a huge storm and got stuck waiting for a train. The lightning was amazing!

August Break 2015: Day 11





August 9, 2015

August 8, 2015

August 8, 2015

August 8, 2015

I had planned to take photos of an oncoming storm. But then I got caught right in the middle of said storm and ended up with no photos to show for it. Storm clouds from a distance look amazing, but not so much up close when rain and hail end up blocking the view.

So, kitty photo it is!




August 7, 2015

August 7, 2015

August 7, 2015

I pulled out an old crochet project that I haven't worked on since the beginning of 2014 and now I cannot remember all the important pattern details. I can't remember what patterned I modified and I didn't make a note of any of it on the project's Ravelry page either. I mean, isn't that what Ravelry is for? 





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