Thursday, December 22, 2016

Project 366: Week 50

Week 50! Wow. How did this happen? Where did the year go? This week is stuff I’ve noticed here, there and everywhere. Simple observations.

This week's photo theme: Observations


Friday, December 09, 2016
Shoveling
"It’s that time of year again.”

Project 366, Day 344: Shoveling


Saturday, December 10, 2016
Winter Boots
“You need a warm, sturdy pair to get through a Canadian winter.”

Project 366, Day 345: Winter Boots


Sunday, December 11, 2016
A Winter Day
“One of the quieter ones in our city.”

Project 366, Day 346: A Winter Day


Monday, December 12, 2016
Trees
“Weighed down by winter.”

Project 366, Day 347: Trees


Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Mall Decorations
"One of the prettiest sightings of this season."

Project 366, Day 348: Mall Decorations


Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Snowy Couple
"Welcoming winter together.”

Project 366, Day 349: Snowy Couple


Thursday, December 15, 2016
Christmas Treats
“Go ahead, help yourself to one.”

Project 366, Day 350: Christmas Treats


What I've learned this week:
The more you are grateful, the more things you will find to be grateful for.
Do something every day that makes you smile.
You have the power to turn an ordinary day into an extraordinary one.
Don’t allow others to intimidate, manipulate or bully you into doing something you don’t want to. Stand your ground.

Have a good one!

43 comments:

  1. I love all your photos. And I always thought that mince pies were a very British thing!

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    1. The lovely lady who made them - and gave them to me - is originally from Ireland!

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  2. Nice photos. Tasty looking mince tarts.

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  3. Another great selection of photo's, you have had a lot of snow!

    I fully agree with this, "Do something every day that makes you smile," and it could be the smallest of things that make you smile ... smiles can be infectious ... it's so good to see people smiling!

    All the best Jan

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    1. Smiling is very contagious. If you do it to someone changes are they'll do it to someone else. It's a wonderful chain reaction!

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  4. Week 50! You are almost there!
    I love what you've learned. Good lessons for us all.

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  5. Lovely photos! I agree about the winter boots. I have three pairs! Have a wonderful Holiday.

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  6. Wonderful photos, Martha! You are an amazing photographer, and I love seeing the world through your eyes! I had forgotten about the way drips from the eaves will pock the snow. That first photo brought back memories for sure!

    How did this happen? That made me laugh, because right now I'm sitting in McCarran Airport in Las Vegas waiting for a flight to Calgary. Terry surprised me with an early Christmas gift on Tuesday, telling me that we were booked to go to Calgary for Christmas with my family. I'm still in shock because I haven't been with my side of the family for Christmas in over fifteen years. Not sure how many years! It never entered my head that we wouldn't be having Christmas in our little trailer in the Mojave Desert. I had even put up a little Christmas tree! I haven't posted this on my blog because I don't want to tip my family off.

    My project for this next year (that I have already been doing) is to flash as big a smile as I can to random strangers, especially the elderly. I was it to be an engrained habit! You bring happiness and joy to so many people through your happy blog! Wishing you a Merry Christmas with your family and loved ones! Sending you a great big MacBeath hug!

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    1. Louise, that is wonderful! What an amazing surprise from Terry. That is such a loving and thoughtful gift. There is no price that you can attach to such a thing.

      And that is a terrific project! It can be quite contagious and a good thing to infect people with :)

      Lots of hugs to you, too! Have a wonderful Christmas with all your loved ones. And I wish you good health and happiness for 2017!

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    1. They certainly are! I LOVE them. The family that I volunteer for, well, the wife makes them. She and her husband are originally from Ireland and this is a traditional sweet for them. Anyhow, she often leaves this treat so that her husband and I can have them as dessert after our lunch. And this Christmas she sent me home with a container full of them! OHMYGOSH...I just about flipped. I almost hid them when I got home. But the most amazing man in the world is worth sharing with :)

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    2. Ha ha, I never have to share mince tarts. My Rare One doesn't like them. WTF? Oh well, her loss is my gain!

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    3. Darn, you are lucky. I might have to reconsider this sharing everything thing :)

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  8. We haven't gotten snow yet, it actually warmed up today. Felt a bit like summer.

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    1. That's pretty amazing! But I shouldn't be surprised. You are much further south than us.

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  9. All great pictures!! I liked the one inside the shopping mall and I did help myself to a treat!

    betty

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  10. You've probably never heard the silly song "I Want A Hippopotamus for Christmas," but I'd like to sing it and change the words to "I Want To Be A Canadian For Christmas." It was chilly here yesterday, but it's warming up again. We'll probably need the AC on Christmas. It doesn't seem right to be so warm.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. HAHAHA! Well then come on up, Janie! You'll love it in Canada, especially on the west coast where it's milder. (And yes, I've heard the original song!)

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    2. I think I still have a coat tucked away.

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  11. Along with some excellent observations, you learned some very solid things. The world would be much better off if half us learned these four things.

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    1. It's important to learn new things throughout your life! We never stopped growing as individuals!

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  12. oh yes can I have one of those treats, yum! Lovely winter photos so we can appreciate the season!

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    1. They are so delicious, Christine! My hospice client's wife sent me home with a whole container of them. I'm so happy!

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  13. I thoroughly enjoyed your observations.

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  14. You're almost done!

    (PS. I just wrote the above and autocorrect changed it to You're doing me! Hahahhaha!)

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  15. Not only is your work amazing, but your 'eye' is incredible, too...

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  16. Congratulations Martha! On a job/project well-done! It is amazing how the year went by so quickly, eh?
    I admire your energy and determination.
    Yes those TARTS did it for me!!!
    Have a wonderful Christmas, Martha with your family.

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    1. Thanks, Jim! It's been quite a challenge. Merry Christmas to my three favourite amigos!

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  17. Wow, so lovely...How did you like the last book posted here about dogs? I would love those tarts! And, as for coming to Canada, I would love it. Do you see people out in wheelchairs in your city?

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    1. Yes, I do! The accessibility is pretty good here. We can use some improvement but since we moved here, we've been pleasantly surprised to see so many people with different challenges out and about. That is so great! Makes me proud.

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  18. That is very true that once you start to find things to be grateful for, it becomes easier to find more and more. Those tarts do look good.

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