Friday, January 8, 2016

Week 1: Project 365, the 2016 Edition

Saturday, January 2

Our rose bush occasionally bursts forth with a bloom, and I was happy to see this one standing tall today.

Sunday, January 3

It poured this afternoon! Rain came down "in buckets" as they used to say back home.

Monay, January 4

Ivan's growing papyrus in his container garden.

Thursday, January 7

Over the past few days it's been fun to see photos popping up on facebook of some of my kin folk. A cousin alerted me to a closed group in which she found a distant cousin who has photos of a great aunt (who was her great grandma), as well as our great grandparents. I've been saving them to my computer and decided to do a little collage.
My Grandpa Shepherd is the only one of the bunch I ever met. He lived with us for a while when I was little. When he became bed-ridden, my mom couldn't handle his care by herself so he went to live with another daughter and her husband. My Grandma Shepherd died the year before I was born. And her folks, of course, many years before that. I had not been aware that her dad was a pastor.

Friday, January 8

Had a lot of errands to run this morning so we decided to do our walking downtown instead of by the river. We parked at one end of town and walked in a big circle to the different places we had to stop. First up was the bus station.
No, we aren't taking a trip. Ivan was picking up a package. Here it's quicker and safer to send packages on a bus than through the postal system. Ivan finally found some little parts he needed to fix the seats in the car (they're all wobbly) but they were in Buenos Aires so he had them send the package on the overnight bus.

It was a beautiful morning for our walk/errands, and one of the places we passed is the store where we often buy pork. I love it's name!
It means "It's not the pig's fault"! Cracks me up every time. Yes, I'm easily amused.

We also picked up mail at the post office, I got zippers at a mercería, we tried several places in our hunt for gluten free tortilla chips (without success, I'm sad to say), stopped for coffee, and picked up sunflower seeds and GF pasta. I'd taken my adorable bag from Shutterfly (with Adalyn's photo on it) and at each stop, we'd throw in whatever we picked up. Pretty full by the end!

3 comments:

The Bug said...

Ooh I love your Adalyn bag - cute! I should check into that - I could put a cruise picture on a bag for Mike - for when he needs to remember our good time :)

Mari said...

Pretty rose!
It rained buckets here today too, but tomorrow we are supposed to get slammed with snow. :(
I really like that bag!

rita said...

"Rained buckets" makes more sense than "cats and dogs" and is closer to the Spanish "a cántaros".
But I don't get the "chancho" sign ;-)