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For Today : June 21st

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Love this simple documentation idea from The Simple Woman's Day Book via apple likes orange:


FOR TODAY
June 21st, 2009

Outside my window...my red leaf lettuce is waiting to harvested.

I am thinking...about the content for my upcoming 3-month workshop at Big Picture Scrapbooking called Yesterday & Today & that it is just about time for bed.

I am thankful for...things we don't ask for (or think we want) but get anyway & weekends like this where the four of us are all together with no agenda other than to simply be together.

From the kitchen...ribs tonight cooked low & slow from a Paula Dean recipe (loved it) and ten small jars of freezer jam all ready to go.

I am wearing...jeans & a blue top with white stitching & no shoes.

I am creating...layouts for my column in the October issue of Creating Keepsakes.

I am going...to have some jello for dessert.

I am reading...The Three Marriages (recommended by Jen Lemen)

I am hoping...that both kids will be well enough to go to the babysitter's tomorrow so I can get some things done.

I am hearing...Chris' iphone playing Learning To Fly (Tom Petty) while he checks his email.

Around the house...there is a large pile of cloth diapers on the couch waiting to be put away.

One of my favorite things...is that Simon fell asleep across Chris' lap tonight as the three of us sat here on the couch after Anna had gone to bed. I scratched his back and he was out. I think he gets that from me - I love having my back scratched.

A few plans for the rest of the week...work tomorrow, playdate with Tricia and her kids on Tuesday, Paolo here for a visit on Wednesday, doctor's appointments on Thursday, work Friday

A picture to share...

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  1. Jennifer M. says…
    06/22/2009

    I loved this post. Really loved it. I think I may do this over on my blog today. Great idea!

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  2. Nicky from Canada says…
    06/22/2009

    Loved the post - thanks

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  3. Sue says…
    06/22/2009

    What a wonderful photo! Just too true, but I realized how quickly a time like that for me flew by. T!hanks for sharing Ali

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  4. Allison says…
    06/22/2009

    I think Anna is really starting to look like you! If I had the time, I would do this kinda post...I guess I need more organization tips! (Oh and a babysitter! WAHM of three who is forever going on four hours of sleep...ha ha!)

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  5. Rebecca Vavic says…
    06/22/2009

    Super super cute :)
    Bek xo

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  6. Erin says…
    06/22/2009

    I'm glad to see your couch is filled with "everyday stuff" like mine! Love that Anna is in the middle of all of it too-so cute.

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  7. Jennifer says…
    06/22/2009

    Great photos and again a great inspirational post for journaling! Love it...

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  8. SchoolMommy says…
    06/22/2009

    Great photo! Thanks for sharing your everyday REAL life with us!!!

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  9. Mabel M says…
    06/22/2009

    Great photo, Anna is soooo beautiful baby!!! thanks for sharing Ali!

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  10. Iben says…
    06/22/2009

    Thanks for sharing - love the idea of catching small glimpses of everyday thought in a systematic way.
    Will have to copy that idea. Beautifull pictures.

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  11. erin says…
    06/22/2009

    just beautiful, ali.

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  12. Torm says…
    06/22/2009

    tom petty rocks! :) Happy Monday Ali!

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  13. Kim K says…
    06/22/2009

    I'm afraid to take pictures like this because things don't look "perfect". But this is a BEAUTIFUL shot. I can see it now.
    Thanks for the courage.
    This is life. This is everyday.

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  14. Sue says…
    06/22/2009

    Another sweet Father's Day post about your lovely family.

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  15. Joy Buss says…
    06/22/2009

    Great post! Loved it....have a wonderful week!

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  16. Trisha McFarlane says…
    06/22/2009

    I love this idea and may use it too. I also have to tell you that I love that you post pictures of your daughter. She reminds me so much of my little girl (who is now 5 years old). It often makes me want another when I see sweet Anna. I even show my husband your updates about once a week. We lOve your blog!

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  17. Jennifer Camplin says…
    06/22/2009

    {heart] your post!
    {heart} pix of you lil A in middle laundry.

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  18. Kirsten H says…
    06/22/2009

    fantastic post!! off to share it.

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  19. Missus Wookie says…
    06/22/2009

    I've been doing the simple woman's daybook for nearly a year. Planning on using them for a year in review - such an easy way to summarize our lives. Did mine this morning, nice to read yours.

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  20. Kim Hacking says…
    06/22/2009

    I, too, have been doing the simple woman's daybook for quite a while now. I love looking back on all the Monday Musings I have written. I'm so glad I have those little glimpses into our daily life that I know I would have forgetton already if I had not written them down. I just did mine this morning and it was nice to read yours too!
    kimhacking.typepad.com

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  21. tania says…
    06/22/2009

    I visit you blog often and get motivation from it to take the pictures i would normally overlook, or plans to make gifts for my family, or celebrate my life though my life art, or just take in a moment that's arround me. But, in my mind I get that funny pedistal/celebrity thing that would make me blush like a geek if I ever met you in person at a CKU or something. Point is, I appreciate your transparency with life and that you will let us see that you cover all surrounding surfaces with laundy and the daily chores that need be. It reminds me that life is a journey everyone is on, and who knows, maybe my reality will inspire a friend one day.

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  22. Carol (ScrapMomOf2) says…
    06/22/2009

    Love the photos! Anna is SO CUTE!!

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  23. Nancy says…
    06/22/2009

    Loved the post with some great start off points. Great photo of Dad and Anna. Real life for real people!

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  24. Jessica Cornman says…
    06/22/2009

    I just totally copied this idea, what a great way to record little bits of life here and there. Thanks for sharing!

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  25. Amy Kropp says…
    06/22/2009

    I was just Tweeting that I am thinking about doing more "documentary-style" scrapbooking, and then I came over here, and you were ALREADY DOING IT! Awesome- thanks for the inspiration! Love, love, love the picture of Anna in the midst of "real life." That's just the kind of photo I like to take. Also, could that baby look more like you? She is a doll!

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