365 in 52 [2021] ~ Week Forty-Eight

Day 330, Friday, November 26th, 2021

No photos today.

Day 331, Saturday, November 27th, 2021

Entry Left

The day after Thanksgiving and I’m decorating for Christmas?!? WHAT? Yes, it’s true! For the first time ever, I got the Christmas decor down from the attic (with help from my boys, thanks!) and actually decorated. This is the left side of our entry… lots of silver, some mercury glass, Christmas trees, deer, and an angel.

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Nikon D750 | 20mm | f/2.2 | 1/160 | ISO 2500 | tripod

Day 331, Saturday, November 27th, 2021

Entry Right

The right side of our entry has more mercury glass in gold, silver, and teal with a beautiful flower arrangement done by Blumen Meister’s. I turned off the overhead light, so the lighting looks different. And of course, my gold nutcrackers flank the ends of both sides. Love my nutcrackers!

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Nikon D750 | 20mm | f/2.2 | 1/160 | ISO 2500 | tripod

Day 332, Sunday, November 28th, 2021

Stuart and Our Christmas Tree

It took all day Saturday but I finished decorating the Christmas tree too. This has never happened this early in the season. I usually wait until after Jenny’s birthday to decorate. Since her birthday is December 6th, I never wanted her to feel like her birthday wasn’t a special event on its own. But she is all grown up now so she doesn’t mind us decorating earlier. This year, with some advice from mom, I didn’t use any of our plastic shiny ornaments from when Anna was little. (Anna used to try to eat them or throw them so we replaced everything with plastic.) Mom has been gifting us with beautiful ornaments the last several years so the tree is adorned with the prettiest baubles now. I also got most of my shopping done on Black Friday (on Amazon, let’s not kid anyone!) so I feel more in control of Christmas than ever. Wow, this feels amazing!

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Nikon D750 | 20mm | f/2.2 | 1/160 | ISO 2500 | tripod

Day 333, Monday, November 29th, 2021

No photos today.

Day 334, Tuesday, November 30th, 2021

Laundry Day Selfie

The goal of my P365/52 photo project was to capture everyday life this year. And sometimes it’s good for me to get in front of the camera even when I look schleppy. I do all of our family’s laundry about every 5-6 days. (Both kids are capable of doing their own and sometimes I’ll have them do their own just to keep their skills fresh but I don’t mind doing it for them.) Folding on the pool table gives me plenty of space to sort. This is one chore I really enjoy… lol, I would always be the 3rd stew on Below Deck! 

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Nikon D750 | 20mm | f/2.8 | 1/200 | ISO 200 | tripod with remote release

Day 335, Wednesday, December 1st, 2021

Last Day of Braces (NOT)

Dominic had an orthodontist appointment after school on Wednesday that he thought might be his last appointment. He drove himself but I thought it might be nice to surprise him by showing up. I picked up Anna from Life Bridges, we drove through the pharmacy for mom, then headed over to Alkire Orthodontics. Dominic was very surprised to see us and I think it made him happy we showed up. I did get this cute “before” photo just in case today was the day. Unfortunately, Dr. Alkire wanted to adjust his bite just a little bit more, so the end of January will be the official end of Dominic’s braces. 

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Nikon D750 | 85mm | f/3.2 | 1/200 | ISO 1250 | handheld

Day 336, Thursday, December 2nd, 2021

Adulting

Curtis doesn’t love to take care of his preventative health, so two years after he turned 50, I finally nagged him enough that he scheduled his first colonoscopy. Dr. Arnold with Gastroenterology Consultants of San Antonio is our entire family’s gastroenterologist. Dr. Arnold is adorable. After my colonoscopy he told me that he found nothing of note except that I had the colon of Tim Duncan, lol. Curtis had a few polyps removed and was also diagnosed with diverticulosis, just like Dominic. He was instructed to repeat the colonoscopy in 3-5 years. Dominic is still having trouble with abdominal pain and is still losing weight. Dr. Arnold had him try another 2 week course of Xifaxan, an antibiotic that can sometimes resolve the issues with which Dominic is dealing. It didn’t help so we are awaiting the “what’s next” message from Dr. Arnold. Everyone, take care of yourselves… get that colonoscopy, get your annual checkup, get your mammograms!

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Nikon D750 | 20mm | f/4 | 1/200 | ISO 800 | handheld

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