Tuesday, June 17, 2008

A Day in the Life

Dana from mamalogues had the wonderful idea to post pictures from various moments throughout her day. She issued an invitation for others to join in the fun, so I thought I take a few of my own photos. Some of them capture things I see or do on a daily basis, but that I pay little attention to as I go about my day. Take my disorganized organizer, for instance.

Like most moms, I ask the kids on a daily basis to pick up their things and put them where they belong. Most of the items they wish to keep “sacred” (i.e. away from their siblings) are put into their baskets on the shelf of this entryway organizer. I walk by this area everyday but remain in denial of its haphazard appearance. Whenever I do become aware of how overstuffed this fixture has become I tell myself, “The kids need to clean out their baskets!” However, like most of my Summer To-Do List, it just hasn’t happened yet.

Some of the photos represent peaceful moments to me. There is one of the cat relaxing in the afternoon sun that makes me want to take a nap. Though I can’t exactly explain why, this one of my kitchen windowsill is unusually soothing as well.

Other photos illustrate things or places that are all MINE. Not to sound selfish or anything, but it is sometimes difficult to claim a space as your own in a house with six other people. I can currently claim the lovely green La-Z-Boy as part of my “Nursing Nook”. I have the incontrovertible right to kick anyone out of this chair if Mr. H is hungry. Another photo shows my laptop where I occasionally spend my “free time” throughout the day. And another shows the hanging flower baskets we have in the backyard. I hung them in April and they are still looking surprisingly good! It’s amazing what a little drink of water every day will do for a plant.

Enjoy the whole set by clicking here.


A Buns Life said...

Can I come over and share that bottle of wine with you? :)

Lisa said...

Your plants are so pretty. Hope you can, at some point, open that bottle of wine, sit in the yard and enjoy your flowers.

slackermommy said...

What a cool idea. I love getting a glimpse into the lives of others and how they live.