Today I am on my own. My babes are visiting their Dad. Yep. We are a 4 + 1 family. And when their Dad is able (he is based overseas) he comes back to Australia visit them. We aren’t a tragic story. He is a good father. They are excited to be with him when he can manage it. Yes I miss them, but I know that they are cared for.
I was actually pleased that the Week in the Life project fell on this particular week of our lives because it gives me the chance to embrace and capture the moments/days/weekend that I am without my babes. I am still alive and creating memories and being on my own allows me the opportunity to look at my days with a completely different perspective.
I love Fridays and even though my babes are visiting their Dad this weekend which means I won’t be dancing in the kitchen with the four of them to our favourite YouTube videos and eating party food with them, as is our tradition at the end of the week, I will still be celebrating the fact that we got through another week together without being late, without
At the end of each month the Get Messy Art Journal Challenge team get a prompt set by one of the members. I’d been thinking about the prompt a lot this month, especially after loosing our Pa a couple of weeks ago. I have so much to be grateful for.
Journaling Challenge: Gratitude. What are you grateful for? What aspects of your life are you thankful for, that you might be overlooking while being busy?
I made a conscious effort to chill, relax. I took photos when the moment allowed. I made a conscious effort to BE IN THE MOMENT and not just capture and record it. I noticed the little details around me. In a few days these details will be on paper. I can’t wait to bring all our days together in the album.
And welcome to week thirty-six of my Project Life journey and current ‘catch up on Project Life campaign’. I’m joined today by A Piece of Cake Designs. I was sent one of their scrumptious October Cup Cake kits to use in my Project Life album. It was so much fun using the colours included in the kit. There are so many embellishments and a gorgeous background stamp. I have plenty of ‘ingredients’ left over from this October Cup Cake kit and plan to use them on cards for my girls and the many birthday parties they have
While reading Ali Edwards post on her Monday Photos and Words I loved how she began with observations of the previous days efforts.
My observations after Monday.
1. I need to calm the heck down! I’m frantic about capturing and documenting every second of my day that I’m getting a little stressed. No more from now on in. ENJOYING THE PROCESS MORE. Relaxing into it. No one will make me walk the plank if I miss an hour or two. (*and breathe*).
Ok. So I was completely pumped about this project at 6am Monday morning. By the time I got to bed at (hang on, let me check my notes…) by 11:15pm I was completely frazzled. Like, really, REALLY frazzled. I had photographed and documented a lot throughout my Monday. But I’m just as enthusiastic today as I was yesterday morning. It’s only for 7 days. And I’ll have my little album of my week recorded forever. Let’s do this.
Here are my Monday photos that I have chosen to go into my Week in the Life album for 2014 (by the way…my kit arrived today!!) that capture my day.
And welcome to week nineteen of my Project Life journey. I have deliberately kept the layout for this week really simple. After I had my photos printed out I only wanted to spend 30 minutes max designing the layout itself. I’m taking part in Week in the Life project this week and so my time is limited even more so than normal but it’s really important to me to continue my ‘Project Life catch up campaign’. I’m afraid of what might happen if I stop (*insert nervous quiver*).