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Friday, December 5, 2014

Week in the Life 2014 - COMPLETE


yay i finished it!

The Week in the Life project this year spanned Monday October 27 through until Sunday November 2, and it was a fantastic opportunity to see our daily life in closer detail.

i discovered that even though i feel like our lives don't have much routine these days, that there IS routine to be found in everyday activities 

- and with routine comes the opportunity for gratitude


this is the first time using one of Ali's kits
i love what she's done with her new website and i'm so happy to support her 're-branding' and the incorporation of her store.  i've purchased and downloaded several of her layered templates and love working with them

i think it was her assistant katie's idea to use the 2 x 2 page for photos, so i ran with that
here i've included a picture of every member of our family with a few words (typed on in photoshop) about each person, i.e. for me i wrote "sue/51/zumba/memory keeping/looking for work


the 3x8 sleeves were awesome





a couple of times during the album i adhered 2 photos together and 'floated' them


the pale blue foam thickers weren't in the kit





i also used ali's idea of getting myself in front of the camera EVERY day, and on wednesday i put my canon 60D on top of two tissue boxes and used the remote to take a picture














here i cut a 3x4 [4 pocket] sleeve in half vertically AND then cut a 4x6 [2 pocket] sleeve in half horizontally.  it looks like a 3x4 pocket but it's just two photos printed on the one photo








at the back i used one of the 6x8 sleeves to include memorabilia from the week
(receipts, movie stubs etc)




i'm really happy with it



- and now onto december daily!!!






Wednesday, November 5, 2014

week in the life: sunday

more great inspiration from ali today:
(well, when i realised i was several days behind and went to her blog)

Why did I take this photo? What's the story? How does it add to the overall story of this week in our life? Or simply, why did I want to take a moment of my life to record this? 

it was late on sunday night when i read this, so i took the remaining photos with ali's words in mind.
i lost my way a little with this project - for 2 reasons:

IT disruption on Wednesday which kind of stopped me in my tracks and threw me off my groove; and the weekend.  like thursday, i was busy just 'doing' and i forgot to take pictures.


i'm particularly happy with the blogging aspect of this project.  after sorting through photos, using the templates and journalling some of the photos - basically planning out my album (i'm up to wednesday.  it's now the following wednesday), i found i was inspired to write more about certain photos.  some may already be going in the album and have words that go with them.  some only ended up on the blog, but there was still a story to tell.


i decided not to overthink the fact that some of the stories will be online and some in a 'real world' album.


i took 65 photos today: 25 on the canon, 40 on my iPhone 

WHY: because i rarely have to ask | because she works well with/around others | because she may not have this job next year and i want a picture of her in her uniform

 

WHY: because, although we're big rugby and all blacks fans, we're not so dedicated to get up in the wee small hours to watch a game.  thank goodness, this game was played in chicago and on tv at 930am in the morning.  very civilised indeed.


WHY: because watching 'you tubers' playing games is a 'thing'
(apparently)


WHY: because moe loves tash and tash loves moe


WHY: because if there ever comes a day when he doesn't drool anymore, i want to remember when he did


WHY: because my friend is renting a house near here and i don't know when i'll next get to enjoy this view | because although our country is surrounded by 15,000km of coastline, none of it should be taken for granted 
 

WHY: because we haven't all been able to get together for MONTHS and it's precious when we do


WHY: because birthdays are special and need to be acknowledged


WHY: because his projects change over time 


WHY: because in a couple of months our sunday night dinners will be 'minus' katelin


WHY: because Tash wants to earn some extra cash and folded this laundry


WHY: saturday paper.  untouched, but i'd miss getting a morning paper if it wasn't delivered


WHY: because our fridge has been rather empty in the 3 weeks since we got back but Clive and Tash went to the supermarket today.  those two should not shop for groceries unsupervised...


SID - when we got home from our trip, he was significantly thinner.  the girls were busy with their individual studies and pursuits and there wasn't a sucker at home during the day (me) to let him in and out - and in again - to eat all the live.long.day.


WHY: because it was this late before i realised that i hadn't got myself in the picture today, and rather than rest the camera on the windowsill, i took ali's advice (again), and tried a different angle


WHY: because it was so sweet of my mum to buy this for us (as she bought one for our 25th wedding anniversary) and i need to get the photos i've sorted for it printed


 WHY: sid loves to keep me company in here
he'll lie here, or on top of my keyboard, or at my feet

cats are random


  WHY: because 3 new big bang episodes were available that we hadn't watched.  so we did

the family that watches big bang together, stays together ;)