didn't seem right when i typed "week 5" up there on my post title. that first week of the month was only 3 days though. so this IS technically the 5th week of my project 365 ... and completes the month of january. i feel great about this ... i did an entire month already and am having no problems keeping up. i will admit that 4 of the photos for this week were all taken on the same day ... but it's all good and still has the same meaning. so here we go ... photos for week 5.
day 25 ... january 25th. joe was not happy about me taking this picture. and i actually tried to make him do a re-take later in the day ... once he was more up and dressed ... but he wasn't up for it. this is him working on his test for umpiring. this will be his 4th year umpiring for the high school baseball teams in the area. and every year, they have to take this 100 question test ... that has a lot of trick questions. they get to use their rulebook and a few of them call each other to compare answers. lol!
day 26 ... january 26th. do you see that tooth on the bottom? click on the photo to see it bigger ... i dare you! sarah has had this loose tooth for a while now ... it even squeaked when she wiggled it. i'm not a fan of loose teeth ... they give me the heebie-jeebies. and she was bending this one all the way back with her tongue all night. it was sick. she worked on that thing for hours though ... and finally got it out.
day 27 ... january 27th. i got this card in the mail from a good friend. and i laughed so hard when i saw the tag that was inside. we were chatting one day about how we call our hubbies "dorks" and "wingnuts". for good reason most of the time. lol! and she remembered seeing my "wingnut" layout from a few weeks ago. so i thought it was so sweet of her to think of me when she saw this old, worn tag ... totally put a smile on my face when i opened it.
day 28 ... january 28th. ribbon ... gorgeous ribbon! and thread ... yummy thread. these 4 jars are my largest jars ... and are up on my red cabinet that holds albums and things i don't use all the time. this is a small percentage of my ribbon. in fact, the 2 jars on the left hold all making memories ribbons. and the jar on the right holds all the american crafts ribbons i got for a steal while in utah. these jars are big ... 13 inches high and 9 inches wide.
day 29 ... january 29th. this is my pile on the kitchen island. there is ALWAYS a pile here ... of totally random papers and stuff. not sure where the wicker placemat came from ... but i guess i feel like it makes it look a little neater. sort of contains the mess to one little area. as long as the stuff is ON the wicker placemat ... it's all good. i have some immunization cards for the girls, my daycare licensing renewal form to mail, a gift card to mail out to someone, a pre-paid lunch envelope to fill out for alyssa, my ipod and glasses, a few random coupons, the lock to sarah's diary, a piece to the "trouble" game, lipstick/lipgloss/carmex (yes, i use all 3), and a very tiny baby. i find the very tiny baby the most interesting thing there ... must have been some random toy i picked up and havn't put away yet. lol!
day 30 ... january 30th. the girls backpacks ... laying at the end of the kitchen island after school. i wish we had a better spot for them ... they stick out right into the family room. but this is always where they dump them. on this day, we had amanda's backpack there too ... since she was there. the one with the flowers is amanda's. the peace bag is alyssa's. and the polka dot one is sarah's. we have a gazillion other cute backpacks ... with skulls, hearts, more polka dots, etc. but these are the ones they're using right now.
day 31 ... january 31st. check out alyssa's dinner theater schedule for this past week and next week. she's going to be busy! this is a huge performance and fundraiser put on by the youth group at the church ... jr high and high school. they've been meeting on sundays for quite a while now. but the performances are next weekend ... they do it 4 times total. so rehearsals have kicked into full gear. i admit, i'm not crazy about that part. 2 nights last week, she was there until 9:30 ... she's in the last group and it ran late. they're trying to fix that for this week ... since most of the kids in her group are on the younger side and really shouldn't be out that late on school nights. plus, THIS mom isn't big on sitting out in the car waiting for 30 extra minutes ... when i should be at home all warm and cozy. lol!
and i thought i would share how i'm organizing my photos on my laptop. i have all these photos in my regular "january" folder, within my 2009 folder. but i have also put together a "project 365" folder on my computer. and within that is a folder for each month ... so this shows my "january 365" folder. i copied the photos i was going to use into this folder ... and then renamed these by the date. i also have each one resized for posting on my blog (i just add "_resize" to my file name). this will allow me to access all my project 365 photos in one spot ... but they'll still be within my regular photo files too.
and i have to thank my good friend deneen. she was lucky enough to get a kit for this project already ... from her golden ticket grand prize. and i'm still waiting for my order to come .... along with the 6 other people that i ordered for (one big order to save on shipping). it's a long story. let's just say that there was a mistake made ... and now i've been moved down the list and will be waiting a few extra weeks now. so deneen generously offered me her kit to work with until the others come. and that meant a lot to me ... and i totally appreciate her doing that for me. all my photos up until today are printed and in the album. just have to add my journaling for 31 days ... and i'll be ready to share it! so look for it probably on monday.