OBSERVATIONS: Week Thirty-Five marked the last week of summer before school began. We start the day after Labor Day here in Minnesota. That’s what I grew up with in Seattle as well. I always find it strange when friends in other states tell me, “Oh, our kids started the last week of July!” Of course, I jest…
I managed to eek out enough photos to return to a two-page spread for this week. Although, I really like the option of just doing a single page and I’ll very likely do that again.
I snagged a bunch of shots of Chester the golden retriever (not be confused with Chippie, RIP). Chester is such a good old dog. He was with us for the whole week. I took a bunch of Instagrams of him last week, partly because he’s adorable but mostly because I’m slightly homebound and he was an easy and willing subject.
Being stuck at home, I really do try to find interesting things to take photos of, but I’m not going to lie to you: interior decorating isn’t really my thing. I love my home, but there are only so many photos I can take of my favorite plant, you know?
Onto this week’s pages:
The highlight of the week? Aidan got her nose pierced. It was something that came up and out of the blue. She said, “I really want a nose ring and some day I’ll be in medical school and won’t be able to have facial piercings, I really want to do this now.”
I was not trying to be a cool parent by agreeing to the piercing. Granted, having a degree in New Wave Culture from the 1980s perhaps makes me more tolerant of such requests, but as I’ve learned in therapy, there are things I need to offer my kids that are so much more important than telling them how I think they should look. That said, it’s all about letting her explore life and experiment. I would much rather have my daughter do this than do things I may or may not have done back in my teen years.
Plus, it’s not my body. It’s hers. And it looks adorable on her. So there’s that.
In foot news, my pins come out on Wednesday and I am really looking forward to taking a shower. Yes, I could have purchased a foot wrap shower thingie, but I figured I’m in the home stretch. Who knows, I may even be able to go grocery shopping later in the week.
It’s the little things, people.
VIDEO TUTORIAL: I recorded a short video tutorial that walks you through the steps of working with digital stamps. This video shows you how to use a digital stamp on a photo.