I've decided that I'm going to go ahead and commit publicly to do it, and I'm probably going to post the pictures about once a week. Even after only a week, looking back at a snapshot from each day tells me so much about that day -- so much that I would not have consciously thought of, or else would have forgotten already. It's a fascinating exercise.
Thanks for the inspiration Candy.
January 1st is my favorite day of January. In fact it 's the only day I like in January. See -- January first is my last paid holiday until Memorial Day. And it's snowy. And it's cold. And I have to register my car in January. These are things I dislike immensely. But I love the first day of the year. Today we celebrated with pancakes.
January 2. My first day back at work -- this was not a day I was looking forward to. It was grey and snowy that day, but before the storm blew in, the morning began with a brief, but beautiful sunrise. This was taken from the porch outside my office, and it was the prettiest thing I saw that day -- at least until Utah creamed Alabama in the Sugar Bowl that night!
January 3. The one thing about snow that I do love is how pretty it is the morning following a big snow storm -- when the sky is blue, and everything else is white. The sky was blue that morning I promise, but I just thought the tree looked better in black and white. I was supposed to be going to the store, to get eggs -- instead I drove around the neighborhood taking pictures of the snow.
January 4. All that cold and snow takes a toll, and we are all down. Notice that we have three bottles of Nyquil -- that's because I like the green stuff, and everyone else likes the cherry flavored. Okay, maybe like was the wrong word. Notice how empty the bottles are too.
January 5. In January I pull out all my Jimmy Buffett music. It makes me think of warmer places -- places I have never been. One of my favorite songs from Buffett is "Changes in Latitudes/Changes in Attitudes." Right now I'm thinking about 20 degrees north latitude is about right. It sure beats the 20 degrees I'm currently in (I work twenty miles from home -- it took me two hours to get home tonight. I'm hating snow).
January 6. This is the only snow man I want to see until next January. We collect sculptures by Jim Shore -- I love the folk art vibe.
January 7. This is what our lives will revolve around for the next week. Evaporation. Yes kiddies, it's science fair time again. For Matthew's first science project, he has decided to see if water evaporates faster in the sun or the shade. I think I know how this is going to turn out -- but I'll let you know.
So there you go, one week down fifty one to go. Check in again next week to see how exciting the second week of January was.
I'm on pins and needles!