Thursday came and went and I realized at the end of the week that I had one photo for Thursday.
I had a decision to make.
Skip the day. Or, get a little creative.
I decided for Thursday expressing my gratitude's was as good as place as any and made even more sense of a photo-less day.
The best way I have found to combat worry or anxiety is gratitude. Gratefulness and giving thanks - to God.
Rather than be anxious over no photos expressing my gratitude's was a wonderful exercise to complete. It shifts the minds gears. It resets our attitude. And, since I am sorely behind in my One Thousand Gifts - well, enough said.
No, I didn't misspell foggy. Jeff sends silly, make me laugh, texts, sometimes it seems with the express purpose of finding an emoji that will suit what he wants to say. He sent this text along with the 'frog' emoji, of course.
Each day, except for Thursday, I used this Morning, Afternoon, and Evening story template to tell the primary stories of the day.
I am a huge fan of present participles (-ing words) and journal prompts such as 'life right now'. I incorporated these into my days of this week.
I used the Life Right Now prompt to tell a short update of - well - life right now for each of us.
I have been taking an on-going, unintentional break from the blog and even posting to the Facebook pages I am a member of. Truly, I have also scrapped very little. I am not sure what happened. I was putting pages together - and then I wasn't.
Week In The Life waylaid my groove and I need to re-think participating in this 'event', officially, again - or not. It truly is an event in the scrapbooking world. And even though my mostly minimalist style of scrapbooking should make it easy to keep up with it is the discipline of taking photos every day all day for 7 days makes this exercise for me, particularly, a struggle.
That being said. Tuesday's pages are completed. And now here they are - posted as well.
I've read that if you can't put together a 'worthy' blog post then you might as well not.
Today, I am in the middle of grocery list making, washing clothes, cleaning my bathroom which I have to do in spurts because pain levels are intense, grocery shopping, Father's Day gift buying, and an assortment of other things on my to do list.
And, too, posting a couple pages that I've had finished but there has been that whole unintentional blog break thingy.
As you read the journaling understand life right now is already different. Even just one month...makes a difference.
I'm tremendously pleased with the simplicity of these pages and not trying to 'compete' with other scrapbookers' creativity. When I say I am not creative I really mean I am not creative as others. Yet, my creativity is of the clean and simple nature. It is what pleases my eye - mostly. So, I kept these pages all about the photos and the journaling.
Each day of this project I tried to tell more of the story behind the day. This 3 x 8 journal card fits that billet.
I participated in Ali Edwards' Week in the Life project beginning last Monday and ending yesterday. It has been many years since I completed this project. Began, yes. But, I haven't finished one since 2013 I think. So - it's been awhile.
Some days were better than others regarding taking photos...the project is photo + words driven. But overall I've pleased with what I captured.
My album is 6 x 8 and it will have its own album that I purchased from Ali Edwards specifically for this project. There should be enough room in the album for a couple Week in the Life projects, especially since my album is digitally created so there will not be any 'fat' embellishments, simply flat photos of my pages. That is the beauty of scrapbooking digitally.
I began the project on Monday, May 7, which happened to be our 24th wedding anniversary, and our last day in Charleston, SC before heading home from our weekend anniversary trip.
Each day of my album will include a Morning, Afternoon, and Evening story - plus whatever else I want to tell for that day.
Today, I included -ing words with the photos and then captured the 'feelings' behind those words on another page I created.
Definitely one of my favorite pages this day. It tells the day but also a bit of background story as well. Recently, I learned in Photoshop Elements that I could 'drag' pieces from a template onto another page and I used this technique with the -ing boxes mimicking the photos from the previous page. These two pages should be side by side in the album so it will flow nicely.