For many of us today will be the last day of photo taking for this week and for some of you, as I've read in the Facebook Group, you are just getting started. Either way, whenever you attempt this project and whatever sort of memory keeping you do, I'm super proud of you for valuing your story.
A couple reflections on my own documenting day (Saturday):
- I took more vertical photos than I typically do with my phone (no right or wrong, just an observation - historically I've taken almost 99% horizontal and then cropped vertical if I needed).
- I only used my DSLR once so one of my goals for the last day is to pick that one up more again (again, no right or wrong just something I want to do today).
- I love a quiet life.
Here's a look at my Saturday:
8:03am // Always looking for opportunities to read. Hoping to finish up American War today. Seem to be feeling better than last night and hoping it lasts. Later today includes a soccer game for Anna and then getting to go watch Ira Glass from This American Life talk about what he's learned from storytelling this evening (!!!!). Here's to Saturday!
8:44am // I looked upside and saw that my clematis needed a little help to make sure it was growing up vs. out so I grabbed some fishing line and my coffee and got it going in the right direction. Love mornings without rain. This clematis will likely bloom giant purple flowers next month. It's another favorite perennial that dies to the ground/gets cut back and returns each year. Love those cycles of the seasons.
8:48am // Another view of the same situation - a looking down detail shot that shows the tools and the shoes I just grabbed in order to go outside. Think about the different views of the same story as you go about your documenting today.
I also picked a couple ranunculus to bring inside. And I love the form and beauty of opening tulips.
10:03am // Big love for quiet Saturday mornings. Grabbed one of the kids super fun corduroy bean bag chairs (from Target) and pulled it outside. Love listening to the birds and feeling the breeze while I read. Aaron often sleeps in after staying up late working on his music.
11:43am // Aaron started painting the stairway and I cooked us brunch at home: ham + sweet potatoes + spinach + egg. This is the recipe I use from Nom Nom Paleo for the Sweet Potato Hash.
After brunch I finished American War and really found it to be exceptional. I'll be sharing another post about what I've been reading next week.
3:15pm // Lunch from Jamba Juice (this is one of their Energy Bowls) on the way to Anna's soccer game. The weather has been crazy today with pouring rain + then beautiful sun so we have to be prepared for it all.
Soccer Chocolate Kittens (Anna's awesome time name for the last three years) were victorious!
Goofing around before we took off for the rest of our Saturday.
5:03pm // Tree shopping after Anna's soccer game. We've lost two trees so far this year (large, established ones) due to wind and freezing rain so we headed over to Gray's Garden Center to see what they had available.
At Aaron's old house he had a giant fig tree that he really loved and was sad to leave. We found a new one for him to plant at this house.
We also picked up a large lilac to go along the fence in the back and a flowering crabapple to replace the tree we lost in front of our house.
6:35pm // Cheers to seeing Ira Glass soon! Dinner and drinks at Sixth Street Grill before heading in to see the show. Moscow Mule for me and Manhattan for him. I had a really great hazelnut cranberry salad with chicken and he had a club sandwich. We talked about wedding planning.
7:30pm // He is always very thorough in reading the menu and selecting his order. I love that about him. He is so totally my person.
8:00pm // Loved the chance to hear Ira Glass talk about what he's learned doing This American Life. His voice is so iconic and I truly love how he believes that storytelling can bring people together from all generations and backgrounds and socioeconomic situations and religions - it is the thing we all share - we all have stories to tell.
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