Thanks to Sally for inspiring us to snap and smile. Without further ado:
Day 1: Reflection
The song should say, "It never rains in Arizona - except on Super Bowl week!" I felt sorry for the thousands of football fans who thought they were escaping cold, gray weather only to visit - er - cold, gray weather. We locals sure enjoyed it though and here is a look at the rain reflecting a happy tune in our pool.
Day 2: Wrapping
Here I refer to wrapping part of my daughter-in-law's birthday gift. I made her this sweet kitty bracelet, since she is a cat-lover like her Mom-In-Law.
Day 3: Kitchen Ritual
It has been one year since I have adopted a paleo food plan. I give a shout-out to Rita from The Coffeeshop Blog who first introduced me to the Whole30 which is an introduction period where you limit your foods to meat, vegetables, certain nuts, certain fats and fruit. That's it. And it is the best change I have ever made but does require a commitment to shopping and cooking. Here you see my groceries from a recent shopping trip.
Day 4: Paper
Here's the wrapping paper mentioned in Day 2 - the gift wrapped for my daughter-in-law. You also get a little peek at the repetitive pattern, which takes us into the theme for Day 5.
Day 5: Repetitive Pattern
For repetitive pattern, we have the wrapping paper above but also something very cool I was able to capture last night. Here you see the pattern created by the decorative stones in our front yard. Even better is the triumvirate of javelinas that come to visit most evenings. They are such curious creatures - like porcupines on legs! It was tricky to get the light just right without spooking them so I drew a rectangle pattern around each one so you could find them more easily.
Let's see how our other correspondents spent Days 1-5.