Friday, January 13, 2012

Twelve on the Twelfth: January 2012

Several scapbooking sites are promoting a new idea this year: Capture twelve photos on the twelfth of each month, during 2012. (You can read more about this idea here).

I decided to try this - at least for one month - to see what photos I could take. It sounds easy, but actually, I had to consciously think about what photos would be in my "twelve."

Here's the shots from 01.12.12. Some are pretty boring, but they actually capture a compete snapshot of my life today.

Not So Early Morning Wake Up Call: I didn't really want to get up this morning - I spent time after my alarm went off, laying in bed listening to NPR give results for the recent presidential primaries. It reminded me that I really need to register to vote with my new Arkansas address. (I always wake up listening to NPR).

Taking Note Of The Weather: Canadian winds I guess - brought snow to NWA and cold weather to Little Rock. Made it hard to get out of bed and the warm covers today.

Self Portrait Of The Day: I decided to try wearing my contacts today, the first time since "eyegate" 3-1/2 months ago. I made it most of the day before coming home to swap out for my glasses.

First Stop Of The Morning: I decide to use my free "sweet 15" coupon to get a vanilla, caramel latte. I bought a Venti because, well, it was free. I've realized that I'm satisfied with a "Tall," - because I never finish the venti size when it's in my hands.

I forgot that they were having taste tests this week at the "bux" for their new coffee. I found out I'm "mellow" because I like the new "blond" roast.

So it was a double "free" day at Starbucks - a free latte and a free "pot" of blond coffee. 

It was also interesting, because during my stop I ran into three parents from St. James (one kidz ministry, two Upward dads). It was one of the first "small town" feeling things I've had happen since moving to Little Rock.

One Of Today's Tasks: Making sure the children's bulletins for both worship services were printed on time. I don't always remember on Thursday...but this week, I did!

Still Aunt Kaylea:  I may be in Little Rock, but I can still send the scrapbooking stuff (thanks to Carl's meeting in Little Rock today) so Kiki can have a scrapbook "theme" birthday party on Saturday. Fortunately, this was part of what got unpacked and sorted over the Christmas holiday.

Shoveling Away: I'm trying to weave through the pile of stuff in my planner - I just seem to be on "catch up" all the time. Would like to be ahead at some point.

The Week's Big Event: The First Soupier Games. Trying to organize a HUGE district event - with lots of help, thanks to Laura and the crew. We have at least eight churches and more than 75 kids and adults coming to tomorrow night's event. Exciting times!

What I'm Reading Today: The Jerk Magnet by Melody Carson. One of the newest young adult books I'm reading, to review for Revell Books. It's a decent read for probably younger high school gals. (Maybe even middle school.) It focuses on the idea that you can't judge a book by it's cover (or in this case, a girl by her beauty.)

Upward, My Upward. Two weeks into the 2012 season. Still working out the bugs, but things are going OK. (And we haven't needed the first aid kit yet!) Seeing the kids have fun makes all of the stress worth it.

Feeling Special: Today I wore a pair of my Christmas shoes - that John bought me. It was an unexpected Christmas present - but he wanted to take me shoe shopping because he knows shoes are one of the last things I'll buy for myself. Wearing these today made me think of our friendship and how it's grown over the years - since we first met my sophomore year in college. It takes a really good friend to go shoe shopping with ya. I'm glad John's in that category

Finding My Writing Niche: I'm trying to write more - for myself on my blog. It's a dose of creativity. I'm not sure I can keep it up, but so far, I've posted on my blog each day in 2012. If I miss a day, it will be ok... but I'd like to see how many days I can post in 2012. (This picture also reminds me that I need to re-design the blog - maybe that's a task for a snow day.)


  1. I love looking at this snapshot into your life! Thanks for playing along with Ella's Take 12 project!

  2. I just love reading about everybody's days. Thanks for sharing!


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