Project 365 Week 3

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I’m jumping back into Catch the Moment 365 Project this year, hosted by Mindi from Stavish Stills Photography, Stephanie from Behind the Camera and Dreaming, and Carrie from My Life-Our Journey.

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Lots of portraits this week, and as long as it stays grey and gloomy that ‘s likely a theme that will persist.

365 Week 2

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I’m jumping back into Catch the Moment 365 Project this year, hosted by Mindi from Stavish Stills Photography, Stephanie from Behind the Camera and Dreaming, and Carrie from My Life-Our Journey.

 

 

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2015 CM P52: Week 2 Blog Circle

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I swallowed hard when I saw the prompt for CM P52 this week, it’s bad timing really, it wouldn’t have struck me so hard any other time, but earlier this week a good friend’s house caught fire, their life is in shambles right now, they are scattered and lost, but safe.

It feels rather glib and shallow to make a game of this, but nonetheless, I started thinking about it; what do I have that’s of any import in a situation like that? Nothing. We are just so glad they are safe and well, who cares about things, right?

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Well, the kids it turns out, the kids, they care about their things. It was really touching how carefully her kids picked their most prized possessions once the fire was out and they were allowed back in to salvage a few treasures before demolition. So this weekend, when I came around the corner and I saw my son had dragged three toys down from his bedroom and lined them all up to watch TV with him, and I was struck by the thought that if I had but a few minutes to grab our prized possessions, I’d grab Henry’s treasures, so we could make the transition and loss a little less for him, if only in a very small way. So now I know to grab Thomas, George, and Edgar.

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This post is a part of a blog circle, click through to read another photographer’s story here: Trish from Autumn Leaves Photos

Brrr Chickie Chickie Chickie

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We get a lot of questions about the chickens, but the number one question is probably, what do they do in the winter?

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Well, pretty much the same thing as everybody else. Last week when it was very cold they hunkered down inside their coop and didn’t venture out. They huddled together and slept and stayed warm.

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This weekend when it warmed up a bit they ventured outside to check out this new and foreign thing called snow…and they were not happy about it.

I was sipping my coffee and knitting, watching Henry play when we both heard a great ruckus coming from the yard. One thing about chickens, they rarely make a peep, and when they do, something’s wrong. Josh threw on boots and a coat and ran out to check on them to find they really were just fine, just really pissed off. Some chickens love the snow, playing and frolicking in the white powder. Ours are not those chickens.

365 Fridays- Week 1

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I’m jumping back into Catch the Moment 365 Project this year, hosted by Mindi from Stavish Stills Photography, Stephanie from Behind the Camera and Dreaming, and Carrie from My Life-Our Journey.

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1/365 I’m leaning into the grain, it’s too dark, to depressing, and if I don’t push the ISO I won’t take any pictures at all.

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2/365 BIG shipping day for 321 Carry. How lucky are we that we get to do this?

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3/365 My last project turned out beautifully if I do say so myself.

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4/365 Looks like he’s plotting something doesn’t he?

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5/365  Self Portrait was the topic for 2015 CM P52 this week.

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H-E-N-R-Y

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New Year, New Goals

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Some years I scoff at New Year’s resolutions, and some years I think they are a great idea. This year I’m in the later camp, and I’ve been thinking about some goals for 2015.

2015 Resolutions

Organization
Find a way to get and stay organized at work
My inbox and desktop are a mess and I waste a ton of time trying to find things. 
Continue Project 333
I love my small (tiny) wardrobe, it’s simplified my daily routine, and made my life easier.
Continue Bullet Journaling
Between work, the kids, 321 Carry and BWI I have a lot of balls in the air, and this simple method has helped me stay on top of everything and really get a lot more done

Health
Wake up early on weekends too
Every week I struggle to get back in the habit, and I KNOW how much easier my life would be Monday through Friday if I just trained my body to get up at the same time everyday
Workout 3x a week (or more)
Josh and I joined a gym. I hate working out, but it’ll be good for us
Find a new doctor
I hate the doctor and after years of avoiding going I bit the bullet this year and went… only to have all my worst fears about horrible doctors appointments come true
Visit dentist 2x and take Henry
Last year I only went to the dentist once, and I am ashamed to say Henry has never been
Join a meat CSA and quit buying meat from the grocery store
We want to eat less and better and to that end we’ve found a local farm that does CSA shares

Creativity
weaving
Learn about regulations for babywearing industry
I’m interested in selling my wraps, I guess, kind of sort of maybe… I like making them and I’d really like to generate some revenue for 321 Carry, so I’ll at least look into what’s necessary to become compliant and legal
Weave Turkish towels
I just learned about Turkish towels and my first thought was “I could make those!” and so now I want to
Weave placemats (overshot?)
Josh has asked for some new placemats and a table runner, and I’d like to try some patterns that aren’t suitable for baby wraps
knitting (min 1 FO/month)
I’m running out of time in my day, but I enjoyed knitting and finishing up more projects last year and I want to keep it up! I’d also like to learn steaking and entrelac
365/52 photo projects
One of the best things I do for my photography last year was shoot every day, I was a project 365 dropout last year, but I’m back on the horse this year. I’m also participating in a themed project 52 challenge (today’s picture is my submission for Week 1: You)
Take at least 1 photo course
I loved the photography courses I took last year through clickinmoms and they improved my photography immensely. I look forward to taking at least one more class in 2015

Volunteer Works
Organize 321 Carry
I’m dreading and looking forward to our first tax reporting season for 321 Carry. I’m totally intimidated, but I know that I’ll learn a ton and on the other side I’ll be able to really step up my bookkeeping game for next year
Plan more BWISCL events, and develop at least 2 new VBEs
I want to plan once quarterly wrapping workshops for our members, and train new VBEs so I can retire
Attend and photograph more south Suburban Humane Society Events
I really enjoyed the opportunity to photograph an event for the local humane society last year and I want to step up and get more involved nest year

Back To The Grind

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Yeah.

That’s exactly what Monday morning at work after 12 days at home feels like.

Happy Trails

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He was loved. He will be missed.

Photo Fail

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We did a little holiday photo shoot last weekend. My camera was acting up, my backdrop was a major pinterest fail- but the kids definitely take the cake. I have no idea how we’ll ever get a picture of the two of them together again. They are so wacky.

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