Thursday, February 10, 2011

A day in the life

I've often seen blog posts where people take ten pictures on the tenth day of the month, one every hour
and I've thought it sounded like a fun thing to do, but I ALWAYS forget!

But... thanks to the magic of facebook, 
a little birdie (Alita) reminded me that it was 10 on 10 day!
Thank you, Alita... 

Here is a day in my life.

Woke up this morning to a dusting of snow and evidence that I wasn't just imagining that skunky smell.
He's out there somewhere and he's been walking on my porch!

Julia's breakfast of champions?
(I have since cleaned up all those crumbs.)

Geography time

The "I finished my schoolwork super early!" happy dance.
(Just one picture could not contain that exuberance.)

I finally find time for a shower.

While emptying the dishwasher, I took a moment to set up this shot.
(Yes, people... I lead an exciting life... I know.)
: /

Our one and only winter storm knocked a branch off of one of our cherry trees.
I went out and "rescued" a bunch of branches with the hopes that I could force and early bloom by putting them in a vase.  
I had just decided that it wasn't going to work
(I have a black thumb)
when I noticed that the buds were changing and that little mini-flower buds were starting to pop!!

Before you know it, I'll have cherry blossoms in my house, but not outside for a while.
(One can only hope that these are not the cause of my spring allergies!)

Hmmm... time for another picture, what can I do?
Hey!  The mailman just dropped off the mail.
Why don't I stick the camera into the mailbox, set the timer and see what happens?

Oh, sure... it's crooked and there are things I could have done differently, 
but I live on a busy road at a street light where cars line up and people stare at me wondering,
"Why the heck is that woman shoving her camera into her mailbox?"
So, after four or five tries, I figured this was good enough.
Besides, it kind of makes me giggle. 

Cleaned out and organized the pantry.
(Yep... still living on the wild side.)

After torturing my kids by taking stupid pictures that they really didn't want on my blog,
I turned around and saw this shadow.

Is it kind of like the groundhog?
If I see "a" shadow will spring come early?

Taken with my cell phone while on the way to the girls' riding lessons.
Not bad for a cell pic.

And that's where it ends, folks, since soon thereafter darkness descended upon the earth
and there was no more light,
therefore no pictures of the pretty horses.

ten on ten button small


Susan said...

I love this, what a fun day. All were wonderful captures and what a neat idea! I especially liked the paw prints, the happy dance, your shadowy silverware shot (eerie), the shadowy flowers, and the creative mailbox shot.

Grammie/Mom said...

Is that the Enquirer in your mailbox?? :) Clever picture. Will you show us the cherry blossoms when they bloom?

Winn (aka Koreen) said...

This is a great "peek" in your world. Love the mailbox shot. How creative!

Anonymous said...

You are a very busy lady - I love the tones in the image of your shower head!

Kelley said...

That was entertaining! I love the shadow pictures & that in-the-mailbox shot. Ha!

Alita said...

Well then you are way better than me chica cause I never clean the crumbs. heh.

The mailbox shot is hilarious! Julia is always a sweet model. I adore her smile and your ability to capture it.

Great set chica! :)

Leslie said...

made you giggle...i was down right laughing when i saw and then read about the mailbox pictures. what you won't do for a picture!!!!

Leslie said...

by the way what are you using for geography?

SKC said...

Wonderful shots but I really like the 4:30 shadow shot.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Love this idea. Loved your sink silhouette.

Jess said...

YAY for your cherry blossoms! What a great idea. :)

Your mailbox picture cracked me up. I can totally see you doing that.

The traffic shot did turn out really neat too, very cool.

I'm writing this on my planner, maybe I'll remember next time the 10th rolls around.

terri browne said...

Ooh...shadow pic is my fave! Can't wait to see pictures of those cherry blossoms! :)

CJ said...

I enjoyed "your day" :) That mailbox shot was cute! And I couldnt help but laugh thinking about the things that are done to get a creative shot...some people just dont understand! Nothing wrong with sticking a camera in the mail box - quite normal I think :) Hope today is good for you as well!

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

Fantastic! I especially love the collage of the happy dance- my kids do that too :) & you reminded me that I need to learn how to use the timer on my camera. Have not ventured there yet

Jane said...

Oh yes this is great. Love your day. Happy times. Have a lovely weekend.

Kimberly {YeP, they are all mine} said...

i live an equally wild and crazy life here ;)

love the "no word verification" :-)

Jen said...

I love this so much!!

Chris Gough said...

Cool pics, nice first ten on ten! I love the paw prints

MaryMary said...

The mailbox photo is so creative! Fun! And Julia's happy dance is such fun as well!

Cat said...

I love this post! I will try to remember to do this one day!

deb duty said...

I love this idea, but i always forget too. I'll try to remember in March.