Monday, December 11, 2017

Picture This: Week 49, 2017.

Obligatory prelude: I've done a picture-a-day project for the past few years. Per usual, I debated the continuation of this series, but do appreciate the motivation to capture the ordinary and the connection it provides. It's obviously continuing another week, or until I decided to wrap it up.

December 4, 2017

A noble little Copernicus. 


December 5, 2017

Love Actually at the Cedar Lee.  A classic movie in a Cleveland classic.


December 6, 2017

When Henry gets in the zone, she looks like an otter.


December 7, 2017

DC night lights.


December 8, 2017

Very blurry thanks to the car, but the Kennedy Center has been lighting itself up as a rainbow.  You can't help but smile.


December 9, 2017

I've wanted to visit the Smithsonian Portrait Gallery for quite some time.  It wasn't what I pictured in my head - pun! - but made for a good afternoon.


December 10, 2017

Our pet pirate.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Picture This: Week 48, 2017.

Obligatory prelude: I've done a picture-a-day project for the past few years. Per usual, I debated the continuation of this series, but do appreciate the motivation to capture the ordinary and the connection it provides. It's obviously continuing another week, or until I decided to wrap it up.

November 27, 2017

We layered rugs in the bedroom, and now we wake up with warm feet.


November 28, 2017

New roof! The new color is a little shocking, but we're so happy to not have to worry about it.


November 29, 2017

Happy Henry.


November 30, 2017

Denali's still getting familiar with everything.  I saw her make the connection this week that she can see us through the window.  She was so excited.


December 1, 2017

My mum started a chapter of Wreaths Across America in her hometown this year.  Her goal was to get half of the wreaths needed to honor the veterans.  Instead, she fundraised enough for the entire cemetery, picked up another cemetery in the process, and also covered all of the wreaths for all of the veterans there.  She crushed it.  I'm so proud of her efforts, all of her work in organizing and promoting, and her dedication.


December 2, 2017

The basement is getting to a point where you can squint and see it finished.  It's inciting all of the anxiety, impatience and excitement.


December 3, 2017
 
Brunch with the Kozlowski babes, with stickers to identify ourselves.  It's too perfect.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Picture This: Week 47, 2017.

Obligatory prelude: I've done a picture-a-day project for the past few years. Per usual, I debated the continuation of this series, but do appreciate the motivation to capture the ordinary and the connection it provides. It's obviously continuing another week, or until I decided to wrap it up.


November 20, 2017

This is the Protestant church in Dresden.  I was in awe of Dresden.  The city was decimated  by bombs in the war, but the people of the city kept alive the hope to rebuild since that time, and through communist occupation.  It's recently, mostly in the 2000s, that funding has become available to rebuild.  Historic buildings are rebuilt with as many of the original stones as structurally possible - place back in their original locations.  In this church, all of the black stones are original.  The clean, beige stones are the new stones.  It's meant as a reminder of the devastation of war and of the Nazi regime.  It was so powerful.


November 21, 2017

Sedlec Ossuary in Kutna Hora.  The bones of over 60,000 are arranged here, and it's unclear why or when exactly it was done.  It was impressive and beautiful.


November 22, 2017

Czech treats and reminders of Henry.


November 23, 2017

Our plan wasn't to be in the airport or on planes all day, but a delay in departure meant this was Thursday.  On the bright side, we each watched three movies and feel caught up with pop culture and still probably a year behind.


November 24, 2017

Copper, snug as a bug and so happy we're home.


November 25, 2017

Denali, the little monkey.


November 26, 2017

 Working our way from the bedroom and down the hall, we have ceilings!  I'll call it a third complete, and that feels huge.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Picture This: Week 46, 2017.

Obligatory prelude: I've done a picture-a-day project for the past few years. Per usual, I debated the continuation of this series, but do appreciate the motivation to capture the ordinary and the connection it provides. It's obviously continuing another week, or until I decided to wrap it up.

November 13, 2017

Far back on the left is Denali, unsure of how to approach home when all the deer are bedded down in the yard.


November 14, 2017

Cat models.


November 15, 2017

Denali and her substitute toy when her "crazies" are missing.


November 16, 2017

I enjoy flying out of Detroit, and I enjoy flying for vacation.


November 17, 2017

We dropped our bags at the hotel and explored our way through Prague to some of the most famous sites.  I was very excited to see the astronomical clock.  Its colors are so vivid, and it's so impressive for something so be so old and to be created with such precision.  


November 18, 2017

We woke up early to hike over to the Charles Bridge and watch the sunrise.  It was surreal to be on the bridge without the crowds and even though it was a cloudy morning, the sunrise didn't disappoint.  The sky moved between pinks, purples, deep blues and soft yellows.  It was one of my favorite things.


November 19, 2017

Patterns of blue in the sky as we waiting for the astronomical clock to chime the hour.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Picture This: Week 45, 2017.

Obligatory prelude: I've done a picture-a-day project for the past few years. Per usual, I debated the continuation of this series, but do appreciate the motivation to capture the ordinary and the connection it provides. It's obviously continuing another week, or until I decided to wrap it up.

November 6, 2017

Bees by Victoria Beckham for Target.  That's several of my favorite things at once.


November 7, 2017

Windows technology continues to find more ways to terrify me.  


November 8, 2017

I love the DC metro.  I miss the DC metro.  I think the tunnels are beautiful, and it's a transportation system that should exist in more cities.  


November 9, 2017

Copper taking over Denali's usual post.


November 10, 2017

Henry, back from her dental surgery and licking her chomps after a snack.  The poor girl had tooth reabsorption, meaning her teeth were being absorbed back into the bone. It's apparently really painful.  I'm hoping this procedure will help, and that it will explain the pain and bouts of not eating she's been experiencing these last few months.


November 11, 2017

I had my hair done for the first time in years.  My hairdresser put in two tones, and though it's subtle in artificial light, it's so sparkly in the sun.  I think I would increase the variation next time, but I'm so excited.


November 12, 2017

 Sunday nights.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Picture This: Week 44, 2017.

Obligatory prelude: I've done a picture-a-day project for the past few years. Per usual, I debated the continuation of this series, but do appreciate the motivation to capture the ordinary and the connection it provides. It's obviously continuing another week, or until I decided to wrap it up.

October 30, 2017

Turkey vultures are terrifyingly large on the ground, and staked out my neighbor's yard just in time for Halloween.  


October 31, 2017

Synchronized sleep.


November 1, 2017

Thanks to after-Halloween sales, we have our very own zombie dinosaur skeleton.  His name is Mister Tumnus.  


November 2, 2017

Hotel life.


November 3, 2017

DC is best in the fall.


November 4, 2017

My parents were in town visiting friends the same weekend I was in town for work.  We met up to do what we do best: walking tours.  This time, in Georgetown.


November 5, 2017

 My only foray outside of work was to meet a friend for dinner.  As with most times with friends, I forgot my phone.  I did remember long enough to take a picture of their pizza ingredients.  Next: to try to make a dough with white flour, semolina flour, water, vegetable oil, yeast and salt. 

Monday, October 30, 2017

Picture This: Week 43, 2017.

Obligatory prelude: I've done a picture-a-day project for the past few years. Per usual, I debated the continuation of this series, but do appreciate the motivation to capture the ordinary and the connection it provides. It's obviously continuing another week, or until I decided to wrap it up.

October 23, 2017

A blurry picture late after I would have liked to be in bed.  Denali was off on a grand adventure Monday, and in our stress of looking for her, Copper picked up some stress and peed on the curtains.  As we cleaned that, Denali returned home, and it was as if nothing happened.


October 24, 2017

Little bathroom motif that I'm really liking at the moment.  


October 25, 2017

Denali spooning with the cat pillow.  The tail hooked on the other picture kills me.


October 26, 2017

Copper finding his light.


October 27, 2017

Denali is in constant training, learning what she can and can't climb.  She's not allowed to climb most things, but she tries.  I caught her sleeping on the ironing board, and before scolding, captured her in a yawn.


October 28, 2017

My sister, future brother-in-law, and parents visited this weekend for the ever-ongoing basement project.  My dad and sister helped me to rewire two circuits, moving us several steps closer to a knob-and-tube free house, and allowing us to start drywalling the basement ceiling.  Copper cuddled with his grandma, and after all his drama toward their relationship, it was the sweetest.


October 29, 2017

 We officially have a bedroom.  All of the walls are up and drywalled.  Next: main room ceiling.  

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