I was possibly the worst Week In The Life participant. I just could not remember to take photos until around noon each day. On Tuesday, I actually remembered around 2:30 in the afternoon. But no problems! I had decided early on to not stress out too much. I'd take as many as I could, and see where this would take me. I took almost all of them with my cellphone, so the quality of the photos is crummy. But I'm glad I have them. I also want to borrow a few from my husband's cellphone, as well as my oldest's point and shoot.
Here are a some random shots of our past week. Mostly of food. But you aren't surprised, are you?
|So glad I have them home with me, everyday. They can be pretty noisy, though...|
|He is a 10 indeed.|
|Another nice day on my street. Yup, I have tall palms trees in front. And an orange tree.|
|Introducing the kids to the joys of artichoke eating. They were sitting on the floor to get a better view of the movie we were watching: X-Men, First Class. Love me some James McAvoy.|
|Boden's Fall catalog is out. Wool scarf? I'll probably not need one this winter.|
|Kids and I walked up a steep hill to visit the Griffith Observatory, and noticed that the Hollywood sign was way close to where we were. We also ran into a bunch of really smelly people. Wish others would take personal hygiene more seriously.|
|Yogurt + strawberries. So yum. Please ignore mirrored wall and ugly chandelier. This is a rental. Don't even mention the still packed boxes. Please.|
|My sister in law is getting married in a few months, and I spent many hours this past week, online, looking for photographers, invitation ideas, and ugh, bridesmaid dresses. I look like a kielbasa in mine.|
|My pair of Dieppa Restrepos came in the mail. So beautiful!|
|Took kids to a teppanyaki restaurant. We walked there! In LA! We did get a lot stares.|
|Made Smitten Kitchen's Bloody Mary Salad with steak. Well hello! It really does taste like a bloody mary. Minus the alcohol. Going to make it every week until good tomatoes are not longer available.|
|What would be a week without laundry? HEAVEN! Or vacation. That's what.|
|Grabbed some sushi with Alice Carman, my newest local scrappy friend.|
|Alice is a keeper. She went with me to shop for the bridesmaid dress. And didn't laugh at me. Or make kielbasa jokes. Or take photos to blackmail me with.|
|Sunday brunch at Tacomiendo. Possibly the best Mexican food in the westside.|
|Ack! I found a place that sells Stumptown here. Plus the cold coffee french press showed up. There's a pot in the fridge right now. Working its magic.|
|I don't make beds. Evah!|
|I do, however, make peach pies. Smitten Kitchen's Peach and Creme Fraiche pie (yes, I do love that Smitten Kitchen, she has never steered me wrong.) This was the perfect way to finish the weekend. I just wish the kids had left me some pie for today's breakfast.|
Dinners eaten out: 2
New friends made: 2
Shoes bought: 1
Handbags bought: 0
Fruit consumption: watermelon, peaches, blueberries, strawberries, cantaloupe, honeydew
Mexican food meals: 3
Layouts created: 1
Tantrums: 2 (1 by me)
I'm contemplating what to do with these photos... I'm thinking something hybrid. Print all photos and journaling together, and then add some paper/tape/letter stickers.
I loved doing this project. I'm thinking I might need to do this at least twice a year. So I'm planning to do it again once school starts, and our routine is different. Or so I hope!