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going out with a meh 365/365

going out with a meh 365/365, originally uploaded by laurasjoquist.

And the last photo is (drums rolling)… food! Cookie Day was postponed until Brian’s dad is feeling better, but I went ahead and started making the gingerbread men.

I’m going to take a few days off and decide if I want to continue with another year of photo of the day.

Happy Holidays!

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annual thanksgiving walk 364/365

annual thanksgiving walk 364/365, originally uploaded by laurasjoquist.

This was our Thanksgiving 2010 walk. I try to take a little hike every day on Thanksgiving. It started as a way to get the boys out of the house while John was preparing the feast and now it’s a bit of a tradition.

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Madison 363/365

Madison 363/365, originally uploaded by laurasjoquist.

I spent the day in Madison with the family. We took a look around the Wisconsin Historical Museum, had some lunch on State Street and spent way too much time in REI. All in all a good day.

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clean keyboard 362/365

clean keyboard 362/365, originally uploaded by laurasjoquist.

I keep most of my recipes online at, so I use my net book in the kitchen and it gets floury and sticky. Today I cleaned it. It’s like having a brand new computer again. Yay!

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recycled sweater bears 361/365

recycled sweater bears 361/365, originally uploaded by laurasjoquist.

I’ve been making little stuffed bears out of old wool sweaters. The art guild has a holiday sale coming up at Katie’s Cup in Rockford, so I thought I would put some out for sale there for fun.

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There’s always time for one more cookie shot 360/365

There’s always time for one more cookie shot 360/365, originally uploaded by laurasjoquist.

Are you counting down with me to the end of a project that I actually finished? Didn’t just talk about or do half way, but potentially kicked ass on? Are you as excited as I am about the last picture that will be posted in just five more days? Are you thinking to yourself, but what will I do without Laura’s sporadic picture of the day? How will I cope with the stresses of my life when she’s done? Are you wondering if I’ll start all over again on day 1 next Saturday? Are you (dare I even say it?) hoping for more? Well are you?


rockford library 359/365

rockford library 359/365, originally uploaded by laurasjoquist.

Library programs are very good things. I like to see kids singing and dancing and hula-hooping their little hearts out to bad Jimmy Buffet Cover songs.

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scarf 358/365

scarf 358/365, originally uploaded by laurasjoquist.

My mom made this scarf for me way back in high school. I love this scarf. I’d like to be cremated in it. Just putting that out there in case anyone is taking notes.

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tick tock 357/365

tick tock 357/365, originally uploaded by laurasjoquist.

Time’s almost up. Less than 10 days to go. I spent way more time than I should have the other day going over the numbers and I’m only missing two photos. One is on the phone that Jack dropped in the snow in Mom’s driveway and I ran over with the car. It was from the day we went to Galena in the Vette. The other is from May 25th and I just cannot think of what it was.

Now I have to decide if I’m going to keep going for another year.

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first chicken 356/365

first chicken 356/365, originally uploaded by laurasjoquist.

Since I’ve been jobless, I’ve been baking and cooking a lot of new recipes. This was my first whole roasted chicken. It turned out pretty well.