Our theme this week was “memories.” This was a tough week for me. It would have been simple enough for me to post some old pictures in our group like most other people were doing. But MY challenge is to take a self-portrait each day. So I’m insisting for myself that a part of me be in each photo, even if it’s just my hand or my foot or something. That made this theme a little more challenging for me but it was fun to play around with different ideas. However, what REALLY made this week hard for me is that the theme required me to go through a lot of old pictures. And old pictures make me sad. The memories are nice but sometimes I don’t like being reminded of all that I’ve lost.
Anyway, on to my pictures for this week:
065/365 - March 10, 2013. As a teenager, I called myself a “Flower Child.” My room was covered in peace signs and I constantly wished I had been alive back in the 60’s. Today I told Wren I was going to dress like a hippy in honor of my childhood. And he informed me that, apparently, I still AM a hippy.
066/365 - March 11, 2013. There are a lot of memories on this shelf. This is my “Dad Shelf.” The bookshelf is full of his Louis L’amour books and his picture hangs above it. The kids put some of his other books on the top by his bronzed baby shoes, his Dad coffee cup, his Seahawks mug and a framed photo of my dad and my 2 brothers.
067/365 - March 12, 2013. I’ve been dying my hair since I was 12 years old. I’m pretty sure my natural hair color is dark brown now, although I’m also sure if I let it grow out natural it would probably lighten up (and be full of gray). Not that I’ll ever do that; I like the change too much. Here’s a sampling of all the colors my hair has been over the last 5 years, with a pic from today in the center.
068/365 - March 13, 2013. When I was a teenager, I was obsessed with France. I had a giant map of France hanging on my bedroom wall, and I used to lay in bed and look at it and plan out where I would go. I always wanted to see pictures of France, and in high school I could talk for hours to my French teacher about the experiences she had there. For the record, though, I never really cared that much about going to Paris. I wanted to go there for like a day, just to say I had been. But then I always wanted to go down south to Cannes and Nice and then travel over into Italy.
069/365 - March 14, 2013. It seems that I am always playing in this fountain at Manito Park. The picture on the right is me at 16 years old. The picture on the left is from today. The left picture was obviously taken during the summer when it was hot out and the cool fountain was refreshing. Today, though, it had a few inches of murky, cold water in the bottom. So my feet ended up soaked and cold. Ah well.
Oh, also, today was Pi Day!!!!
070/365 - March 15, 2013. We’re just a few weeks shy of 10 years together and I can’t imagine my life over the past decade without him in it. Been going through my pics and pulled out a few of my favorites over the last 10 years. Those first 2, top left, were actually taken before we were even together. Back when he was my best friend.
Also, my picture is in a book!!
We participated in GISHWHES (The Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen) last fall and the book we ordered arrived in the mail. It has so many pictures from other teams and was a lot of fun to look at. But it was exciting seeing a full-page picture of me and of course, Katie is thrilled because she did my hair that day AND took the pic.
Ok, that’s the end of my week of memories.