Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A Year of Status

Facebook has a fun new widget- compiling a selection of one's of status notices into a composite......says a lot!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

New Month, New You

I know that it's a month BEFORE the New Year...where the traditional "New Year, New You" begins....but I started early. Sue me.

So many changes around Maison Cou Rouge since the finishing of my EP365.

Let's get the biggie out of the way. In the marital status column, I will soon be switching my check mark from "M" to "D". If you want more details, send me an email. I'm not shy about sharing gory details, just don't see the need to do it publicly.

I contributed to the economy on Black Friday (for the first and last time!) and so Maison Cou Rouge has a new TV.

AJ and Alix are happy as hogs-in-slop.

When last we visited my bathroom, it looked like this....

Now it looks like THIS.....

Almost finished. Just waiting on the shower door to be delivered and installed.

I am thrilled. SO thrilled, in fact, that I am getting out my sewing machine and my circular saw, charging up my cordless drill, opening my decorating and scenic construction books, and preparing for a Maison Cou Rouge mini-facelift. Alix and I are giving the house a sophisticated-girly-sorority house vibe for her senior year. Testosterone only allowed on invitation. Cabana boy applications currently being accepted.

I got a FANTASTIC new coffee maker... (last month, BEFORE Keurig started advertising EVERYWHERE!)

THANKS for showing me the ropes, darling friend Nancy!

I have a new "old" bed....

(it was my great-great-great Aunt Nene's bed. My grandmother used it...and I remember sharing it with her many nights when I was little. Alix had it, but has decided to go for the "oriental-college" look. the STBX* took the king-sized Tempurpedic.)

However, it is not ALL change here at Maison Cou Rouge. Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.

Mt. Washmore remains.

Chip is still all chocolate lab-ness.

My neat and tidy desk disappears whenever Alix uses it.

Piles and piles of accumulated man-debris remain.

But I have a solution for that.

I've rented a dumpster.

Yes, gang....she's BAAAAAACCCKKKKKKKK.

*STBX - "soon-to-be-ex"

Monday, October 11, 2010

Day 365 EP 365

Starting this project out one year ago, I never imagined the twists and turns my fiftieth year on Earth would take. I have neglected keeping you, my dear reader, up to date on the goings on of Maison Cou Rouge, so focused was I on getting the daily photograph.

But I am glad I did.

My friend, the Captain, was right. It is amazing to look back at my photos and see each remember each photograph, to capture a whole year.

It is a lot of work- much more so than it appeared at the outset. But I am so very VERY glad that I completed Project 365.

I encourage anyone and everyone who reads this and is thinking about documenting a year in of his or her life to DO IT!!! Even if it's not every day--document your life each week, or start out once a month. Just do it!

I promise you will not regret it for a moment.

Jan-Olav, thank you for encouraging me....for mentoring me...for being my safe harbor.

EP365 was...and is always.....for you.

Day 365 October 2, 2010

Week 52 EP365

I can not believe that one year ago, I started a year long odyssey--and it is finally Week 52 of EP 365!

Day 357 September 24, 2010
In the Kitchen with Julie

Day 358 September 25, 2010

Day 359 September 26, 2010
Johnny Rebel

Day 360 September 27, 2010
Friend or Foe?

Day 361 September 28, 2010

Day 362 September 29, 2010

Day 363 September 30, 2010
Who's Right? Who's Wrong?

Day 364 1 October 2010
SVA Girls

Week 51 EP365

Catching up from a wonderful trip to Louisiana!!

Week 51 of EP365

Day 350 September 17, 2010

Day 351 September 18, 2010
the Pond

Day 352 September 19, 2010
Talk Like a Pirate Day 2010

Day 353 September 20, 2010

Day 354 September 21, 2010
Pecan Grove

Day 355 September 22, 2010

Day 356 September 23, 2010
Early Morning Meadow

Friday, September 17, 2010

Week 50 EP 365

I can NOT believe I have made it to week 50 of this project. Just 14 more days to go....

Day 343 September 10, 2010
Private Property

Day 344 September 11, 2010
Never Forget

Day 345 September 12, 2010
Alnwick Castle

Day 346 September 13, 2010

Day 347 September 14, 2010
Wild Turkey Jakes

Day 348 September 15, 2010
Officially a Junior

Day 349 September 16, 2010
American Sycamore

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Week 49 EP365

It's Week 49 of EP 365....49 down, 3 to go!!!

Day 336 September 3, 2010
Fire Ant Volcano

Day 337 September 4, 2010
GameDay for a Helluva Engineer

Day 338 September 5, 2010
Last of the Summer Crop

Day 339 September 6, 2010

Day 340 September 7, 2010
Mail's In

Day 341 September 8, 2010
Running in the Woods

Day 342 September 9, 2010
Blocking for Natalie

Week 48, EP365

Realizing that the end is almost here, I give you Week 48 of EP365!

Day 329 August 27, 2010
How Long is a Dog's Tongue

Day 330 August 28, 2010
Before the Race

Day 331 August 29, 2010
Tennille Wye

Day 332 August 30, 2010
OMG 23:37

Day 333 August 31, 2010
Bike Gears

Day 334 September 1, 2010
Around the Square

Day 335 September 2, 2010
Maternal Protection