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Week In The Life 2012 | Tuesday Words + Photos

Week In The Life 2012 | Tuesday

NUMBER OF PHOTOS FOR TUESDAY | around 80 (only a couple on my iphone)

A couple things:

This is not a competition. It's not about the number of photos. It's not about how much you write or don't write. It's about capturing and celebrating the details of your own life - for yourself, for your family, etc.

I didn't feel like writing much today. I want you to remember, and I keep reminding myself, that this project can be what you want it to be. It can evolve and morph over the course of the week as you find your own rhythm and routine.

Today I thought a lot about creating a sustainable pace. In between dealing with some Simon stuff and some mortgage refinance stuff and some health insurance stuff and some work stuff, I thought about composition. I really took intentional photos today - not photos of everything that was happening (skipped a couple big things like needing to go to Simon's school for an impromptu meeting in the middle of the day) - but photos that represented the flow and rhythm of the day.

Here's a look at some of my Tuesday photos:

Week In The Life | Monday

Beginning.

Week In The Life 2012 | Tuesday

Reading.

Week In The Life 2012 | Tuesday

Saying goodbye.

Week In The Life 2012 | Tuesday

Saying hello.

Week In The Life 2012 | Tuesday

Saying goodbye.

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Resting.

Week In The Life 2012 | Tuesday

Cleaning.

Week In The Life 2012 | Tuesday

Working.

Week In The Life 2012 | Tuesday

Making coffee.

Week In The Life 2012 | Tuesday

Enjoying.

Week In The Life 2012 | Tuesday

Eating.

Week In The Life 2012 | Tuesday

Working.

Week In The Life 2012 | Tuesday

Eating and working.

Week In The Life 2012 | Tuesday

Listening.

Week In The Life 2012 | Tuesday

Driving.

Week In The Life 2012 | Tuesday

Jumping for joy.

Week In The Life 2012 | Tuesday

Again.

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And again.

Week In The Life 2012 | Tuesday

Pretending.

Week In The Life 2012 | Tuesday

Throwing.

Week In The Life 2012 | Tuesday

Expressing.

Week In The Life 2012 | Tuesday

Welcoming.

Week In The Life 2012 | Tuesday

No thanking.

Week In The Life 2012 | Tuesday

Capturing.

Week In The Life 2012 | Tuesday

Breathing deep.

Week In The Life 2012 | Tuesday

Feeling thankful.

Week In The Life 2012 | Tuesday

Working.

Week In The Life 2012 | Tuesday

Finishing up the day.

Thank you for being a part of this journey.

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89 thoughts

  1. EE K says…
    04/25/2012

    Thanks for the reminder Ali. I came to that same conclusion last night when I felt a bit disheartened about the lack of photos I thought I took yesterday. It's ok, right!

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  2. Sarah says…
    04/25/2012

    Beautiful photos Ali - I love how you are using the timer to make sure that you are included. I need to try and do that before the end of the week!

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  3. Toni From says…
    04/25/2012

    I love the "expressing photo"...lol, that is so my son as well, I never thought of capturing it that way. Also, what are you having with your strawberries, it looks delicious?

    toni

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  4. Seetje says…
    04/25/2012

    Thanks for sharing these pictures (and words) of your life. So inspiring.... I took a picture just now using the timer: of me reading your blog!

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  5. Fiona says…
    04/25/2012

    I love the way you've described each of your photos with just one word. Thanks for taking us all on this journey with you, and for sharing yours with us.

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  6. Brooke says…
    04/25/2012

    These really are life photos and I love that. Also eyeing off those strawberries and hoping that's cream, but it's probably something more healthy. I've loved to see your lunches in previous WITL's. Do you make your lunch at lunchtime or have leftovers?

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  7. Annette Green says…
    04/25/2012

    Yesterday I learned to use the tripod more. Made a big difference. Thank you! I love looking at your life and the beautiful moments you capture. My fave photo today is of your daughter coming back into the house after saying good-bye to daddy. The dog right there, dad in the background, her sweet face, and that banana. Perfect moment!

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    1. Stephanie George says…
      04/25/2012

      LOVE the photo of Anna saying goodbye!! Your pictures of every day life really are inspirational. Loved how you captured the light at different times of the day yesterday. Really gives a sense of morning, noon and night. Love the window shots too. Great job.

  8. Cynde says…
    04/25/2012

    Your pictures are great! Simple and to the point. By the way, where did you get the awesome XL dog bed? I have a 115lb bullmastiff puppy who that would be perfect for!

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  9. Junih says…
    04/25/2012

    Even with limited words, your pictures tell a lot.

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  10. Batice71 says…
    04/25/2012

    I'm agree it's not a competition about the number of the photos. I don't have a lot but it's sufficiency for me.

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  11. Ellie A. says…
    04/25/2012

    Yesterday was one of them days as I was feeling well not up to it. Personal stress truth be told made me stay in bed most of the day. I did manage to capture some moments but not as I wanted so instead I journaled. Today is a new day & new canvas.

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  12. Susan Ringler says…
    04/25/2012

    Amazing! You had a really fully day, Ali. It was not an easy one and mine wasn't either! I was just sitting here drinking my coffee and realizing how much I didn't keep track of documentation yesterday as the evening was spent in a two hour argument/debate with my 15 year old! Not an easy thing to record or live through! So I admire how you made such a wonderful array of photos and expression and many with the timers, too! You are such a pro, girl! I will do better today after seeing all you managed to accomplish AND capture. Have a wonderful Wednesday.

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  13. Annette says…
    04/25/2012

    These are beautiful Ali. Even in the midst of a tough day. I love that you got some jumping on the bed pics! I managed a few of those yesterday. Love that one of you and Anna reading. I also liked that you captured your work day. That's important too and not an easy thing to capture. Thanks for your inspiration and encouragement.

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  14. christen says…
    04/25/2012

    beautiful photos!

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  15. Marie says…
    04/25/2012

    I really love your photos, I got the feeling that I "live" your day through your pictures. Really nice!

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  16. Randa says…
    04/25/2012

    Love the joy you have caught in your daughter's face, and what you have captured in a kiddo who's not so hip on the pics right now. Thanks for the encouragement :)

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  17. Alida says…
    04/25/2012

    Wonderful wonderful photo's that speak so many words.

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  18. Tammy says…
    04/25/2012

    What amazing pictures of everyday life. Your home always looks so incredibly inviting and cozy.

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  19. Debbie W says…
    04/25/2012

    Thanks for sharing a little bit of your life with us. As we work through the rough patches in our life, this understanding and appreciation of the basics, foundations, and love can see us through...

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  20. Karen says…
    04/25/2012

    I am so impressed by you Ali - anyone who can deal with a mortgage AND insurance AND still be a loving mother, work and still take pictures for all of us is REMARKABLE. I'm proud of you!

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  21. Susan Anderson says…
    04/25/2012

    Love Simon asserting his independence. I took a photo this morning of my cat and dog lazing in the sun part of their morning ritual and mine. Love capturing these simple everyday moments that otherwise would go unnoticed.

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  22. Maureen says…
    04/25/2012

    Your pictures are terrific Ali! I love that you capture Simon with his hand up - my bonus son just makes a not so nice face when he doesn't want his picture taken and I have alot of those in our books. I wasn't going to play along this year because my days are spent completely in front of a computer and I didn't think it was worth documenting but decided early Monday morning to go ahead and give it a shot. I am using your daily sheets but I modified them in Photoshop. I eliminated all of the hours after 4pm (when my work day ends) and that is where I am putting the photos and screen shots that I take during the day while at work. So each day fits on one sheet of paper. I will be adding these to our project life book. It will be fun to see what my work days look like this year compared to what they will look like when I tackle this project again later this year! Thank you for sharing how to do this project Ali!

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  23. Ruth G says…
    04/25/2012

    Thanks for allowing us to be a part of your journey! I had a similar Tuesday with quite a few happenings that were not photo worthy/appropriate...I'm sure if I'd given it lots of thought (the beauty of the clean walls in the shower, the stack of papers I was referencing on my multiple phone calls, then calls to friends to try and smooth things over it was definitely a day for coming clean in one way or another!) I could've come up with pics to take, but I was just trying to get'r done. I totally appreciate you showing what you've included and excluded! That helps a ton with my hang-ups about what I would want to share!

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  24. Marcia Scantlin says…
    04/25/2012

    Thanks for sharing your life and day.

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  25. Lida says…
    04/25/2012

    I am thoroughly enjoying your WITL. And I am keeping up with it somewhat, when I can remember to do it. Not very good at keeping timelines but I am plugging away.

    Thank you for the encouragement.

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