Hello friends – how was your weekend? Ours was nice. a good mix of our same old routines
Friday night snacks,
a nice meal (candles, wine, placemats) on Saturday,
solo walks with Holly that provided lovely opportunities to see Spring
and catch up with a few excellent recent podcast episodes.
The weather was golf-worthy both days, so I had more time to myself, perfect for
sewing – yay! for the first time this year – I did have to get out the instruction manual for both machines just to be sure I had things threaded properly 😉
the beginning of the latest season of Call the Midwife (it’s streaming on PBS)
…and the much-needed cull of Flickr so I can delete my account*. It took me almost all of Saturday to review the nearly 5,000 photos. It was at times tedious, entertaining, thought-provoking, and emotional. I opened the account in March 2007 (just a month after I started the blog) and used it for all my photo sharing until well into 2012/2013. I ended up with about 1,500 photos and I downloaded those to my laptop. It felt good to get it done – and I especially enjoyed taking one last look through the whole photo stream to tag favorites
A lot happened during those years. Sara was a freshman in high school and Katie was a sophomore in college when I started. I had a very full-time job. We had a yellow lab.
Seven years later, I’d retired, Katie lived in LA, Sara was a sophomore in college, we’d moved … and made room for a little schnauzer. Also, I lost count of how many different hair styles I had!
I actually started my daily photo practice during those years, but decided not to save all the images. I think the practice became a lot more meaningful when I started blogging about the monthly summaries … and to that end, I’ll have March to share with y’all tomorrow.
*I gave the Flickr Pro a try, but it really isn’t part of my routine anymore …. and $5.99/month seemed like a lot to pay to produce those monthly mosaics! Sadly, many (many!!) of my blog posts beginning in 2007 and continuing well into 2013 included Flickr images. Oh well. the words are all still there!