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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

September Smiles - 365 Pictures

I am managing to keep up with my 365 pictures.  Here are a few since I last wrote about them:

Last night we had a thunderstorm complete with lightning.  According to the National Weather Service report from this morning, 1,200 cloud-to-ground strikes and 5,800 in-cloud strikes hit the Bay Area.  It was raining and yet the temperatures were in the high 70's.  I was outside trying to capture it but the best I could do was this:

This was so close that I just about dropped the camera.  The thunder clapped immediately after and the ground shook so hard that car alarms started going off.  It was amazing.  

Our little kitty sometimes comes into the craft room with me and crawls up on a pile of boxes in our closet.  Doesn't look too comfortable to me but I guess she is okay with it. 

Caught the full moon.

This happened in April when I googled Rod Stewart and found my blog post about him close to the top of the list.  This time it was my Nickelback post making it to number 3, right under their official page and their twitter page.  According to my daughter, this happens because Google knows it is me googling and it thinks that I want to see my own posts but that if someone else googles it, mine won't be there necessarily.  I prefer to think I am getting to be well known :)

I finished another project for my Etsy site.  This one is a Christmas House with a mini-album hidden inside.

I found the house at the St. Vincent de Paul second hand store during one of my trips to look for interesting items.  It was an ugly beige color so I painted it white and added some decorations.  The mini-album is made out of paper bags and has pockets and places for pictures and notes.  I'll be listing it soon on the Etsy site.  I am pretty happy with the way it turned out.  Wish I had take a picture of the house before I "restored" it.   

And best news today, I found out I got the job at Michaels!  I go on Sunday for orientation and to sign the official paperwork.  A new adventure begins! How about you?  Any thunder and lightning storms your way?  What do you think of the Christmas house?  See the full moon?  Love to hear about it. 


  1. Hi, Janet!
    I love your house & mini album project! It looks fabulous! It also looks like it was lots of fun to make!
    Congratulations to you on your new job! You're going to have so much fun! :o)

    1. Hi Nancy. I am treating the whole job thing as a new adventure, instead of thinking about how much we can use the money. It was rather fun to transform the house and add the album. Hopefully someone else will like it enough to buy it! Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Yikes that sounds like quite a lightning storm. Gets the nervous system pumped doesn't it?!

    How fun to be able to do a house restoration and not spend a fortune. :-) And a journaling house - that's pretty perfect.

    Enjoy your new job adventure!

    1. Thanks Deborah! I am looking forward to some new experiences. A little extra exercise will be good for me too! Thanks for stopping by.


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