Week In The Life 2011 | Thursday Words + Photos

week in the life | thursday


This morning I was thankful for the sun streaming in the kitchen windows.

week in the life | thursday

This morning I was thankful for medication that regulates my body.

week in the life | thursday

This morning I was thankful for hot tea and the beautiful way the steam dances out of the cup.

week in the life | thursday

This morning I was thankful for a quiet moment to read the paper.

week in the life | thursday

This morning I was thankful for a hot shower.

week in the life | thursday

This afternoon I was thankful to hear Simon reading to Chris.

week in the life | thursday

This afternoon I was thankful for Katie's help in getting ready for a neighborhood garage sale.

week in the life | thursday

This afternoon I was thankful for distractions.

week in the life | thursday

Tonight I was thankful for time.

week in the life | thursday

Tonight I was thankful for dinner out and a glass of wine.

week in the life | thursday

Tonight I was thankful for a walk in the park.

So how's it going out there? You guys hanging in there?

I got a bit of joy today in looking back at my April 2010 Week In The Life Thursday post. It was fun to see what was different and what was the same.


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  1. Wendy

    2011-07-29 12:52:10 -0400

    LOVING this week and haveing fun. This is my 2nd WITL & I like this one better than the last cuz "it's ok" - right Ali?! I'm taking the calmer attitude about this and it is, what it is approach. Thanks, Ali! :)

  2. Joyce Miller

    2011-07-29 13:34:46 -0400

    So loving this project!

    Here’s a look at my Thursday:


  3. Mrs. V

    2011-07-29 13:42:13 -0400

    What a great way to show your pictures by focusing on what you are thankful for.

  4. borcherding

    2011-07-29 13:57:54 -0400

    Love that shower photo! COOL!! I am learning to take this process all in stride because yesterday did NOT go as planned (EARLY morning phone call from my hubby with car trouble and driving over an hour to get him and rushing back to get ready for work so needless to say my "normal" photo-taking didn't happen and forgetting my camera to take pictures of the breakdown..LOL!) So, even though it didn't go as planned as far as the pics I wanted to take, I remembered your advice that it's OKAY and I took a breath and thought I would just have more words than pictures and that is OK. Learning to accept things being OK as they are can be a powerful thing. Thanks so much Ali!

  5. abbeyviolet

    2011-07-29 14:10:17 -0400

    It is going well. Tuesday ended up being an "I'm thankful for" type day for me- not planned, just happened. Neat to see yours too!

  6. liz

    2011-07-29 14:29:38 -0400

    You are so amazing and inspiring Ali.

  7. Elizabeth

    2011-07-29 16:08:19 -0400

    I was thinking of doing a me in a shower shot too...but didn't know how in the world I could do that...you pulled it off beautifully. So far so good with the project so far...I have to work tonight and was just wondering how in the world am I going to get pics of it...I'm working at a food stand at a night market and it's so busy, don't know if I'll have time to pic up my camera. I also wanted to say...I am truly enjoying the process so far....love it!

  8. Amy

    2011-07-29 16:11:13 -0400

    I'm absolutely loving this project!!! This is my first WITL but it definitely won't be the last. I just had to say thank you Ali for all of your inspiration. Also the pdf sheets are awesome and I know I wouldn't be doing as well without them.

    One more note: I just checked my blog site meter. All of you readers are awesome! I've had hits from 21 states and 10 different countries in the past 5 days. Love that we can all connect in this way this week :)

    Enjoy the rest of your week!

  9. Nancy

    2011-07-29 16:46:38 -0400

    Ali, I'm loving this project! I have a larger digital camera so I don't usually carry it around with me. Having it with me all of the time this week has made me realize that I either need to use this camera more or get a small one that will fit in my purse for when I'm out and about. There are so many things I see to take pictures of when I have my camera along! Did I mention how much I'm loving this project??

    Here's my Thursday: http://goshery.blogspot.com/2011/07/fun-thursday-week-in-life.html

  10. tara pollard pakosta

    2011-07-29 16:53:01 -0400

    you know what I totally noticed? your photography has improved like 100% what are you doing differently! LOVE IT! I have always loved your photos though! I need to improve mine so MUCH!
    thanks for doing this project LOVE IT!

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    2011-07-29 17:31:46 -0400

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  12. Donna B

    2011-07-29 17:55:48 -0400

    Amazing, as usual, Ali!! Thank you so much for sharing this post and for the project overall! I'm thrilled to be participating for my first time this year!

  13. Jen

    2011-07-29 18:20:43 -0400

    I had to give up the week in the life project yesterday. I felt that I wasn't able to give it the time that I really wanted to given all the other hectic things going on right now around here. But, I have saved your pdf file so I will plan to do it at another time. Thank your for those, and thanks for sharing; you're an inspiration!

  14. Marcia D.

    2011-07-29 18:38:36 -0400

    I admire you for all of the pictures you take of you and your family's everyday life - and your way with words. I always enjoy receiving your blog posts in my email. Also, thanks for the chance to win a prize..........

  15. Heidi

    2011-07-29 18:47:08 -0400

    I think I am getting more details of my week in a life than I do for Project Life.. This is great to make me re-think my progress for the remaining part of the year..

    Thanks again Ali!

  16. Theresa

    2011-07-29 18:56:30 -0400

    My aunt died this week. I am thankful she is at peace and out of pain.

  17. Sandra K.

    2011-07-29 19:52:34 -0400

    What a lovely photos, Ali. Thursday we went to an science centre so I only took pictures of that. Because I was so busy getting the girls dressed and getting everything ready, I forgot to take pictures. :-( But I made up for it during the day. 208. I normaly take so many pictures during a summerholiday!!!!!
    See ya tomorrow!

  18. Stacia

    2011-07-29 20:17:02 -0400

    Can you tell us what settings you used to get the photo with the steam showing up so clearly? Love it!

  19. Joelle

    2011-07-29 22:46:51 -0400

    I just LOVE this project and can't wait to do my own. You are so creative:) I have a question that I need help with... I don't have a colored printer at home. Do you have a suggestion for getting the photos printed out online or in a store in the different sizes to fit in the baseball card holder and other pages? Thanks!!!

  20. Cindy

    2011-07-29 22:48:57 -0400

    How in the world did you get your camera set up for that shower shot? I'd like to try that myself sometime.
    I'm not participating in the WITL this week.....I'll be doing it next week The last two weeks have been dreaded budget meetings and extremely difficult minutes, which I hope to complete next week!! There is NO WAY I could concentrate on this project now.
    Thank you for taking the time to do this.

  21. Megan

    2011-07-29 23:02:37 -0400

    I must say that your PDF printables are really keeping me organized. They were a GREAT idea, thank you for making them free. I love playing along with this, such a great, inspired idea.

  22. Nan Robkin

    2011-07-30 02:27:27 -0400

    Aren't the simple joys the ones we are most thankful for? My Thursday was amazing--but I have no link to a URL so I can share it. I do have a blog, though, and I recorded some of my week there. Not Thursday, though. I'll catch up tomorrow (Saturday). It's at :


    and I'm new at it, so there are a few things I'd tweak. But I am having a Great Week, and I hope y'all are, too!

  23. Drinoleto

    2011-07-30 08:16:42 -0400

    Well, I thought I had left a comment here last night, I was wrong, though!
    Thank you for the way you "look at the world", it's inspiring and changing some things on my mind!
    I'm really thankful for taking part of this project!
    xoxo, have a nice Saturday!

  24. Drinoleto

    2011-07-31 22:30:11 -0400

    I'm impressed with your photo in the shower! Perfect and I'd like to have one like this!;)))
    Everytime I come here I see something different and inspiring!
    When I saw that picture I've tried to comment, but my internet connection was terrible...
    Thank you for giving me the opportunity to improve my scrapbooking and organize my ideas! You really rock!

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