this is what i spent a good portion of today working on. it's the digital scrapbook version of my first week of this project. i'm not sure i have the stamina to do one of these for every week. the blog idea is much better, i think. but who knows. most of the elements i got from a cool place called weeds & wildflowers design. they did a spin on the project 365 and created all sorts of digital goodies. it's very fun, addicting and TIME CONSUMING!!!
today is a historical day. (and i totally stole the idea for this picture from becky higgins blog!!) 24 years ago (oh that makes me feel old!), i was in washington dc at the inauguration of president ronald regan. my high school's marching band was invited to play in the inauguration parade, which ended up being cancelled because it was too cold. i was only in 8th grade, but because both my brothers were in the band and my parent's were chaperons i was lucky enough to tag along. it was such an amazing experience (and i think the coldest i'd ever been!!)
and a little note: i have a decent camera on my phone (nothing stellar, but good enough for me!). so i don't actually take my camera everywhere. i just use the one on my phone. i have been taking the real camera out more often, though!
this is the view from where i work. the hospital i work at is on one of the benches of the mountains on the east side of the valley. as you look out, you can see the entire valley and the mountains on the west side. we have weird weather sometimes during the winter. not weird, really, but it will be nice and clear and sunny. when there aren't any storms, the valley starts to gather a lovely band of gunk. it's got a nice name we like to call "the inversion". pretty much, it's a band of smog and crud in the air that makes those with lung issues really hate it!!
ETA: i guess i should clarify! this is the view from one of the stairwells in the hospital...my view varies each day depending on what bed space i'm in. only a few of them have windows. so some days i'm in a windowless room!!!
i got thinking about it. why couldn't i do it? don't i blog anyway? isn't that a form of scrapbooking? i think so! and just because i don't have kids, doesn't mean i don't have a life to document. that's pretty much what the project is about anyway. documenting a year of your life. so i think i may give this idea a try. of course, it doesn't have to start right on january 1st. so i'm a few days late. big whoop! the goal is to do 365 days. so today will be day one. i know i've started projects in the past, and let them fall to the way side. but i'm going to give this a solid try.
and who knows...maybe in 366 days, i'll be making my 366th post!! stay tuned!!