When I don't have a class or crop, our weekends are usually pretty casual and lazy around here. Heck, I was still in my PJs at 11:00 yesterday morning. We are pretty busy during the week, so weekends are about just hanging out together and doing a whole lot of nothing.
Saturday was spent mostly at home with a few hours spent running around to look at plants and garden benches for the front yard while Jamie thrift-shopped with a friend. She came home with a huge loot of great things. We came home with nothing. I didn't take many photos at all since laying on the couch watching TV wasn't that exciting to share.
Today was the regular Sunday routine. Breakfast, grocery shopping, visiting with Paul's dad, then family time at home. The only exception was a stop at the AT&T store to set up a new family phone plan and get Jamie her first cell phone. (At 14 1/2 years old, she's probably the last kid she knows to get one). We got unlimited text, so we've been texting each other all evening.
I combined our Saturday and Sunday photos today to wrap things up. I notice that food and drink seem to be a big part of our lives...
cereal and TV
Asian grocery store
a sign of the times
everyone in one bed
A good son
Goofing around with Mom's camera
taking a drive
first cell phone
my new phone
This past week started off as a fun exercise in self-awareness, then it became a little harder to muster up the enthusiasm to take photos each day, but as the week came to a close I found myself truly appreciating the effort I made to follow through and the lasting results it will produce. I learned that every day we live, whether exciting or not, is precious in its own way. And to take the time to stop and photograph it, write about it, and preserve it is the best way to remember that. I know after this project, I will certainly be scrapbooking in a whole different way. Not just the family trips and momentous occasions, but the little joys in everyday life as well.
So thank you, Ali, for your inspiration.