Shayne’s Project 365

We are experiencing technical difficulties…
June 28, 2009, 12:32 pm
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I’ve reached epic levels of frustration with our computer, which has decided that of the several available USB ports, only one will work. This means I have been unable to upload pictures for the last several days. We are working on a solution, and I hope to be back to posting my photos soon.


June 24, 2009, 7:59 pm
Filed under: Outdoors

June 24This is the touch-screen display in my car this evening. At one point on the ride home, the temperature read as high as 106. It’s a bit early in the year for this kind of heat. I wonder what August will be like?

June 23, 2009, 6:32 pm
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June 23My in-laws took the boys out for dinner tonight. After some discussion among the children, the compromise choice was apparently Denny’s. They got these weird looking, but cheerfully colored cups for their drinks.

Our House: Summer
June 23, 2009, 6:29 pm
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June 22Monday was the first full day of summer. As promised at the vernal equinox, I’m taking a photo of our house on the first full day of each season to see how it looks as the seasons change. The white car in front shows that my in-laws are here visiting. As compared with spring, the trees are more filled in and everything is much greener.

Wear These Cufflinks You Will
June 21, 2009, 9:43 pm
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June 21Over at Cool Mom Picks, I found a link to a website that sells cufflinks made from Star Wars Legos. Given my kids’ love for all things Star Wars and Hubby’s love of all things unconventional, this seemed like the perfect Father’s Day gift to him from the kids. There were several to choose from, but the boys liked these Yoda ones best. And we were lucky enough to get the last pair in stock!

Happy Father’s Day to all the wonderful dads out there!

Father’s Day Shopping
June 20, 2009, 8:42 pm
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June 20Today we went to buy a Father’s Day gift for Hubby. He wants a good bike so he can train for the MS 150. My father-in-law was in town earlier this week and was kind enough to spend some time scouting out a good bike. We went to Southwest Schwinn to buy a Cannondale Synapse 7 bicycle. But they didn’t have it in the right size for Hubby, so we had to order one. All we got to bring home was the catalog…

My Favorite…Curtains
June 19, 2009, 7:06 pm
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June 19Our house was new construction, which meant that we had to start from scratch on everything. Shortly after we moved into the house, I got a nice bonus at work. I decided to set aside a portion of it to get some nice window treatments for the house, figuring that if I did it right the first time, I wouldn’t need to replace these for many years.

We worked with two designers from the now defunct Home Depot Expo to custom design drapery for 5 rooms in our house. The designers and I must have been interior design soulmates or something because, though I had a vision in my head, I could not articulate it clearly. Yet they seemed able to read my mind and produced exactly what I had envisioned.

These are the curtains in our formal dining room, which are my favorite ones in the whole house.