Don’t Forget To Take A Photo

I uploaded about 200 photos to to Shutterfly to print recently and realized that the for about 2 months just about the only photos I took were ones while I was on the road to and from work. I have an hour commute both ways so some days, that’s the only time I had to grab that moment.

While I’m happy to have some of these photos — like the barn out on Hillsboro, or the Nashville I-65 North sign at the highway entrance — to remind me of my life here, I realized that I need to do a better job of getting out the camera when I’m actually doing stuff. In the middle of grocery shopping and running errands and at the library, etc…. I always remind myself to take the camera and then I return home without having taken one photo.

For anyone doing Project Life, you can run out of photo taking ideas fairly quickly. It is my plan this year to bring a once a month photo pictorial of the random type things I’m taking photos of to help everyone out there generate some ideas. Today was the day I was going to try and start (and as I am writing this it is still Thursday — my birthday) but something happened that stopped all other planned activities. I don’t have a real photo of it yet, but with the help of Photoshop Elements I can share this with you:

Yeah! The offer for my house finally came. It may be premature to announce, but I’m too excited to resist. We are under contract and the one contingency is the inspection which will be on Monday. My only birthday wish is already coming true!

My temporary job has been extended so I’ll be renting my own house for about 6 weeks which gives me plenty of time to pack. Come mid-March, I’ll be headed back to the sunshine! And reminding myself to take plenty of photos along the way.

Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you all have a fabulous (and crafty!) weekend!

18 Comments

  1. happy birthday! what a wonderful present!!!! congrats

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    • 🙂

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  2. Congrats on selling your house and Happy Birthday! I have such a hard time figuring out what to photograph with the day to day stuff especially without children. I will definitely be watching your blog for ideas.

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    • Thank you! My plan started out with a fizzle but maybe I’ll catch it up later this month. Or just go fwd with February. (Probably the latter!) 🙂

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  3. Woooooooooo! That is wonderful news! Congratulations Tammy!

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    • Thank you. Such a relief! 😀

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  4. YIPPEE – I wish you could see the big smile that spread across my face when that photo appeared on my computer screen, I knew just what it meant. I’m so excited, and what a lovely birthday gift!!! I’ll be praying that all goes smoothly with the sale and that you will enjoy the processing of closing out this season in your life and preparing for what’s ahead in all that sunhine! Happy Birthday Tammy!

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    • Thank you. It couldn’t have come at a better time. Still have to go through the inspection but I don’t think there’s going to be anything major. I can deal with whatever comes. These people want the house and are paying my price so it was good for me to wait. I can’t wait to MOVE forward! 🙂

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  5. what a relief. . .congrats

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    • Thank you! 😀

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  6. Hooray!! What excellent news! Doesn’t it feel awesome when things start to fall into place? And Happy Birthday too! This was certainly a juicy post. 🙂

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    • Oh yes! It feels good to have things working out. One step closer. I’m trying to set up the dominoes so they all fall just right. 🙂

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  7. Oh Tammy I am so happy for you:)
    Happy Birthday to you. What a sweet birthday present.
    I am hoping that this year my girls will also take more photos for the P365.
    Off to read your post below about keeping organized with this project 🙂

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    • Thanks Tracy! I think this was the best birthday present ever!!!! 😀

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  8. SO, SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!!!! And happy belated birthday! I know that your inspection will go off without a hitch! This is just the best news Tammy 🙂 Thanks for the reminder in your post today, I hope your future posts remind me to take pictures of the everyday 🙂

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  9. Great!!!

    I like the idea of taking photos to show your daily life. I saw a museum exhibit with personal photos from the 1950s and 60s and it was cool to see people seating around just doing everyday things. They were not pretty as they were dressed in their house clothes and hair not fixed. We need more photos like that.

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  10. That is fantastic news! I hope the rest of the way to closing goes smoothly!

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