We finally picked up a tree this weekend. Have been waiting for a place to put it and now that Paul has installed the cherry flooring in the great room, that time has come. Also had some fun building a reading fort for the girls. They took in a basket of books and I didn't see or hear from them for a couple of hours. Had to pry them out for dinner.
I'm not sure how I'll merge the day 14 to whatever I'm doing tonight. Just trying not to be so darn perfectionist with this and just let it become whatever it will be.
Here's a bit of detail:
I read that quote yesterday and felt that it should be here.
It's hard to believe that the month is half gone. The book is half done as well.
This project has been so enlightening. I don't know if it's helped me be more present. It has helped me stay on top of documenting things. There is no way I would have felt motivated to pull this together (to this degree) after the fact. Others can do that without hesitation, but I know myself and I think I want to start the new year fresh ... looking ahead to new projects. Also, snapping the decorations and small stories now before the holiday sort of leaves me free to get just a couple of choice images on Christmas day and relax, without concern over the rest. Does that make sense?
I think less might be more when it comes to capturing the essence of an event like Christmas. My parents didnt' shoot every detail, but there is one picture from that the Christmas when I was four that really captured the essence of that day. I'll have to find it and share it here. Tomorrow.