Thursday, August 18, 2011

Now the real challenge begins

Up until this point it's been fairly easy to find something to take a picture of each day. The environment was still new enough that I could find something unique each day to document. But now that we've been back in school for a few weeks now and have sort of settled into a new routine each day is beginning to be same old, same old. If you know what I mean. So this week I really had to stretch to find something to photograph each day.

I did succeed, but I can tell that going forward from here I'm really going to have to try harder to think outside of the box to find something interesting to capture each day.

This little pig built his house of wood
Monday, August 8, 2011

Been a little while since I posted a progress shot of the house. And it really is starting to look like a house! Wahoo!!!!

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One Step Closer
Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Yup, we are now one step closer to being true Arizonians. Our Utah plates expired at the end of the July so today Harrison and I braved the DMV. We were rewarded for our efforts with a shiny, new Arizona licence plate to call our own.

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Spirit, Hope, Believe
Wednesday, August 10, 2011

I've been discovering lately the joys of having jewelry that is not only pretty, but that also inspires. A physical reminder of something important. So I've been doing a fair amount of soul searching as of late and I wanted something to remind myself that dreams do come true.

I also happened to have $10 Kohl's cash that had to be spent by today.

And, as luck would have it, I found these on the Clearance rack for $10.

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Mugshot
Thursday, August 11, 2011

Earlier in the week Andria  requested a picture for a project she was working on. So since I happened to be having a good hair day I took a few minutes this morning to snap a few self portraits.

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And then, since Adam had strep throat I spent the rest of the day at waiting at the Instacare, then waiting at the pharmacy, and then snuggling a sick boy. Which meant I completely forgot to take any other pictures.  So you are stuck looking at my mugshot as today's picture.

Men at work
Friday, August 12, 2011

There is no way to sugar coat this so I'll just say it: I hate the twice-daily school run. Between drop off and pick up it's 2 hours in the car each day that I could live without. Especially since the A/C in the car doesn't work all that great the temps are still over 100 everyday.

So imagine how *happy* I was to discover that there are now not one but TWO construction zones I must pass through to make the school run. This has increased my daily drive time from 2 hours to 2 1/2 hours.

My blood starts to boil as soon as I start to see the signs.

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Zoey at Zoe's
Saturday, August 13, 2011

We were out car shopping today (nothing will make you hate a car faster then broken A/C in the AZ summer) and we stopped at a little place called Zoe's kitchen for lunch.

My Zoey was, of course, in heaven thinking she had her own place.

My Zoey at Zoe's Kitchen

The food was actually really good, and the cookies were as big as my head!

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Go Towards the Light
Sunday, August 14, 2011

The view from my bed this morning.

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Well, the view from my bed every morning to be honest.

But last week at Skip's Summer School Roberto Valenzuela talked about (among other things) looking for lighting patterns in natural settings that you can recreate to make interesting photos.

So even though this is what I wake up to every day today I stopped to recognize and appreciate the ethereal glow from the big window in the bathroom, and then got to work practicing my craft and looking for ways to make interesting photos using this light.

3 comments:

Andria said...

That cookie IS as big as your head! And isn't that the chair you used in your video? You know, the one that was in your bathroom? I kind of love that chair. You should ask if you can keep it when you move.

And I love those rings. I feel the same way about jewelry. All of the pieces I wear regularly (i.e. every day I get dressed) have some kind of special meaning.

Liss said...

with my obsession with license plates AZ wins my heart. coolest plate of them all.

orangemily said...

Always a joy to read about your week!