This is the fourth post detailing the pages of my 2014 Week in the Life photo book. You can view all of the posts in this series here.
Pancake breakfast in front of the television serves as the opening spread for Thursday.
This image is similar to the intro image from Tuesday. The journaling tells the story of my botched alarm and the fact that Lyra is almost an hour late for school.
Another day, another morning failure. Sigh. This week really was a bummer.
I would love to be one of those amazing self-deprecating bloggers who could make light of all of this, but part of the reason I think it took me a while to finish this photo book (after spending so much time writing and documenting) comes down to a single word: shame.
This week was a huge struggle for me. I failed. A lot. In any week there are magical and beautiful moments. This week had those. But it's hard for me to look past the many places where the mess cropped in. Indeed, I made some serious adjustments after I took a long hard look at things. I adjusted our morning routine. I adopted a meal plan.
But re-reading what I wrote during this week, going through all of the images, putting it in a book to be held in my trembling hands, to post it online for any stranger to shake their head and tsk...there is tremendous vulnerability for me there.
As much as I want to embrace what is real, I want to run away from it, too.
Housework Everyday Life PNG stamp is from Everyday Life Brushes and Stamps by Cathy Zielske. 20 years from no that Obama Biden mug is going to look as ancient to Lyra as a Nixon campaign button has always looked to me.
Back-to-back shots of food for the afternoon and evening. I was feeling somewhat deflated and tempted to stop documenting on this day. I am glad I pushed through. I don't love what's pictured, but I love the way the light is hitting that Coke bottle.
Final spread for Thursday. I love how well that low-light image of my husband came out on the bottom image. I wish I could have grabbed a shot of our competing media device, as I was listening to the Serial podcast on my iPad, while he watched Sons of Anarchy on his iPod. It's why I almost bought him this card by Emily McDowell for Valentine's Day, but settled on this one, instead.
Next up, Friday, which just so happened to be Halloween. And the first snowfall of the season.