i really feel like i'm warming to my task this week
i took way more photos than the day before and am thoroughly enjoying the process.
these words from ali really resonated with me:
"Every photo we take includes a story - many include multiple stories that go layers deep. You tell one and realize how hard it is to tell one without telling another (or giving context) and so on. So many threads and opportunities in each photo."
i've realised that my stories not only are layered, but they crossover different photos too. i found that after i'd journalled for two photos that will end up in the album, i wrote a whole lot more on the blog yesterday about a third, yet the story goes across all three.
having said that, i'm a little late this with blog post today, because not only have i been out all day, but my lovely husband updated this computer to yosemite and safari threw a little spak attack
my overwhelming feeling throughout today was of gratitude
gratitude for great ideas (Ali!)
gratitude for my morning coffee and breakfast with my miracle man husband
gratitude for these girls
i didn't realise how much i missed them and our post-Zumba 'debriefs'
gratitude for a friend who let me buy her a drink so i could enjoy her company for a little longer
gratitude for hamish the butcher who let a complete stranger take his pic and not even ask why
(also, thanks for the pork loin. it was Delish!)
gratitude for our 'no-fault' accident compensation commission which means these appointments are a third of the full price
gratitude for these two
tash once said to me 'mum, i'm not even the funniest person in my class'
that title goes to claudette, and when the two of them are together, it's non-stop hilarity
i love claudette and her entire family. they're flat out food people
do you know people like that? just.good.people.
gratitude for a teen who's not embarrassed to follow me around the supermarket and take pics
gratitude that i can afford these groceries
gratitude for this girl who's happy to model every single dress that arrived in the post today
this is her 'all-3-dresses-that-i-bought-at-forever21-fit-and-i-love-them' face
gratitude for this guy and the first world medicine that allows him to mow the lawns
the lawn was so thick in places, I'm sure it felt like mowing marshmallow!!!
gratitude for this child
the crazy, smart, totally disorganised youngest-of-4-girls-child
gratitude for my craft room-cum-office
i think we need to acknowledge how much of our week is spent working on our 'week in the life'!!!
gratitude again for this guy
here's my IT dude updating my desktop to yosemite
he's in charge of all the technology around here
gratitude for laughter
in these photos, they're lip syncing this video.
tash is pretending to be the super uncool stepdad gary - pronounced GAREH!
have you heard of Sara [with no H] and 'EW'?
Sara is Jimmy Fallon's alter ego and in this video, he and will..i.am are absolutely hilarious
then they made cupcakes
i have 118 photos in aperture from yesterday
MUCH less than the 287 photos that Tash and Claudette took when they got their hands on my camera late in the afternoon - see below.....!!!
why are teenagers so good at this and grown ups so bad?
hey, don't annoy the IT dude!
last night i went to bed at 9:50 - frustrated with safari that wouldn't work and FINALLY started a new book
"Cop Town" by Karin Slaughter
it's sitting on top of "Tracks" by Robyn Davidson
i bought 'tracks' after seeing the movie
it's about a woman who walked across australia with 4 camels
in the movie she got to the walking part quite quickly.
i'm halfway through the book and she STILL hasn't started the trek!
i struggled with the pace of the book and it was very slow going (especially since i ONLY read last thing at night when i'm in bed, and if i've already gone to bed too late...
anyhoo, i took that book on our 5-week trip and didn't turn a single page
i hate not finishing a book because it feels like a failure, but i WANT to read, so i started 'cop town'
it's about a woman in the police force in atlanta in 1974
the author was interviewed on the radio here and my interest was piqued
i'm 3 chapters in and am already thoroughly enjoying it
and that was Wednesday!