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    almost.

    …enough distraction not to worry about all the bad news around us.almost, but not quite. today’s paper provided more than enough inspiration to get me completely caught up with elise’s paper adventure. week #41 – worry.

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    caught up!

    caught up! Originally uploaded by mere2007yeah, finally!! and I am definitely planning to stay caught up so I don’t have to serve up 4 more entries (5, counting week 41 that’s up now) in a single week.

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    pictures and words.

    …not quite what I plan to do for the “week in your life” album that I’ll be starting tomorrow. but a pretty good step toward getting caught up with create 08. just three more entries to go, or really four, if I count the one that will go up this tuesday. still, no longer unrealistic to think I can catch up (and stay caught up?!). click the photos to see bigger and click these links to read the journaling (teacups, fall, work).

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    go world.

    …my latest create 08 entry. really, some of these prompts are hard to capture with a 4×6 photo! but finally, I got inspired by the colors at the park and the iconic olympic symbol. I wasn’t sure I’d be able to find all five colors, and figured the black would be the hardest, but tree bark and rocks (and even the sunflower center) have a surprising amount of black! for yellow and red, I noticed leaves starting to turn. wow, surely that doesn’t happen before labor day, does it? oh yes, I have been enjoying the olympics – who wouldn’t love the inspiration that is michael phelps. what a great…

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    first day of school.

    …so much different without carpool or the bus. yup, sara got her parking pass and headed off by herself this morning. and no, I didn’t cry taking this picture!leaving me free to get those beach photos into an album (many thanks to ali edwards!). all I wanted to get done today. and I did it. barely. but it was too dark when I finished to get any really good photos. so here’s a taste of what the 18 photos looked like. and the mess that was my kitchen table in the process.

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    hello august.

    …surely this summer has gone by faster than any other? this is the last week of summer break (school starts next monday). Sara and I did a bit of shopping saturday (taking advantage of the georgia tax holiday and for the most part avoiding long lines), and enjoyed lunch at brio.and yesterday I got caught up on elise’s paper adventure – hadn’t posted an entry since july 14 (which is only three weeks, I guess, but wow, that was back in july, before the beach, and it just seems like ages ago!) first up Quiet. I had the idea for this one before we left, and loved being able to…

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    so far so (very) good.

    …the photo was inspired by my 600 mile goal for 2008. I had been keeping up with the daily mileage in an old notebook and decided to transfer the data to a spreadsheet to add it up. I was shocked and wonderfully surprised at the total. 407.19 miles year-to-date! over two-thirds of that logged on a treadmill (at home, rob’s gym or various hotels in orlando, denver, houston), and the rest outside, mostly at hembree park, but a bit on trips to dillard, st augustine and new york. not sure what the final tally will be, but I’m definitely planning to take full advantage of the longer days to make…

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    water.

    …this week’s prompt inspired by elise’s vacation in hawaii. and of course it meant “ocean” and “beach” to me. this photo wasn’t a favorite from last summer’s beach trip, so I never printed or shared it – but cropped and autocorrected in photoshop, it shows everything I love about the ocean. the water. the colors. the waves. cresting or “ruffling” as my friend lisa says. and I continued the ruffle theme on the back with a bit of ribbon.

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    before & after.

    create 08 week 23 (wow, yes, 23 – I’m going to need to up-size the binder rings soon!) and a perfect excuse, not that I ever really need one!, to visit my favorite MAC counter at Macy’s. I loved everything the makeup artist did, and only hope I can replicate it – even just a little bit – for work tomorrow.Sara and I are planning what I think is the perfect girls day. the gym. the pool to cool off and have lunch. the matinee to see sex and the city. happy sunday and happy summer!