That is how long it has been since I took a photo.
How is that possible? I keep looking at my camera as if I have forgotten something. There is a certain relief at not needing to take photos but there is also a certain unsettled feeling at not taking at least one a day. Something seems missing.
And I wonder just what the heck I am going to scrap without taking nearly 4000 photos a year. Without the daily photos I would have only taken 1500 photos last year.
Which is practically none at all when you think about it.
Everyone is starting 365 projects or 52 projects and I feel their excitement & start thinking “ah what the heck? what’s one more year?”
Then I remember September & October of last year.
It’s totally an ego thing but having completed 3 years of a photo a day I don’t think I could live with myself if I started a fourth & failed to finish it. And I don’t think anyone else could live with me while I forced myself to finish it.
I have my list of topics for a 12x12 project. Though I am starting with more than 12. Given my experience last year I know many topics will fall by the wayside out of boredom or lack of feasiblity. I hope at least 12 stick it out, more is ok, less would sound odd.
“You did a 9x12 project??? What’s THAT??”
My starting topics are:
what I had for lunch
my book stack
the clone troopers
cats & dog
things I bake
my manicure (or lack of)
what is in my purse
what is in my sink
I’m guessing beverages will be the first to be dropped. There are only so many photos of the same 2 brands of hard cider and 2 wines you can take before getting unutterably bored with it. Though this could be a good reason to try more wines.
Cats & dogs also did not make it last year because really, how many shots of cats on sofas do you need? There are currently 4 permanent cats and 2-3 visiting cats, plus the dog, so there is 8 shots. Obviously I need a few more cats. Not grey though, 4 of the 7 cats are grey, 2 are black and one is black & grey striped. What I need is a white cat & an orange cat & possibly a calico or marmalade cat for variety.
What is in my sink could be problematic for my marriage. See, DH does the dishes. On his own schedule, not daily. And I suspect that seeing a collection of photos of the sink full of various dirty dishes might be taken as negative commentary on his dish washing. It’s not. I’ve accepted the sink/dish situation as the price I pay for not having to do the dishes and I don’t mind
The rule in our house is if you feel the need to have something done a certain way or in a certain time frame – do it yourself. So it was either accept that dishes can sit for up to 3 days before making it to the dishwasher, or do the dishes myself.
I HATE doing the dishes, so I just periodically buy more silverware & bowls to make up for the lack of clean ones.
My kids each have two dozen pairs of socks for similar reasons.
hhmmm…maybe I’ll add ‘places I find balled up socks’ to that list.