A Week in the Life...
These are my first contributions to my "Week in the Life" project I'm embarking on. (Go to Ali's blog to get the low-down on it.)
I tried not to plan or pose anything. Just let things happen as they usually do (and just happened to take pictures of them!).
I want to capture each day in writing as well. (I will use this journaling about my days when I put my book together to preserve this little creative experiment in "tangible" form.) So, this is sorta just a random, train-of-thought list of things that these pictures capture about me, my family, and my life right now.
* It was a weird day to start this out on, since it was a very a-typical day. The girls were out of school today for Columbus Day, so no waking up early for us. We all slept in.
* Since the girls were out of school, I was "off" of work. I didn't work on any assignments and, instead, relaxed and hung out with them.
* Apparently, we sleep and read and eat a lot in our household.
* The leaves are gradually starting to change, but not enough for me yet. We did spend some time outside and the weather was just perfect.
* We went to the thrift store on a Book Run. It's my absolute favorite place in the world to buy books (we left with a huge pile...four for Sydney--including the ultimate kids' classic, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day--three for Delaney, three for McKenna, and (only) one for me. Spent $16 and got all of those! (We also came home with cool boots for Delaney and Sydney, and two new games.)
* Krispy Kreme is three blocks from the thrift store.
* I made bacon and pancakes for breakfast (half plain pancakes, half banana/blueberry). Delaney commented, "You never make this big of a breakfast." (Guess she wishes she could wait for breakfast until 10 am every day!) Lunch was a Tombstone pepperoni pizza (our "go to" meal when there's nothing else around!).
* Some tv viewing for the day included "High 5" for Sydney this morning and the Tampa Rays/Boston Red Sox playoff game (those are the two I captured on film). Also watched were "Heroes" and "Chuck" and "The Big Bang Theory."
* Gary felt bad from the moment he came home from work--a headache. So bad, in fact, that he cancelled Sydney's team practice this evening (and won't he love me for that picture I took of him asleep on the couch?).
* There's no better way to end the day than with a bath. (Sydney's comment to seeing me in the bath... "Why do you have bubbles and you're a grown up?") And then with a book in bed.
These were just very simple photos of very ordinary acts, but it made me think a little bit about how this project could really illuminate things for me.
The pictures really say something about who I am, about what's important to me. It's always good to get in touch that way.