You are almost there. One more day.
As usual, I'm ready to wrap this one up. I love the project and there's still much to do in terms of putting it all together but by this time in the week, I'm ready to not have the little self-reminder to capture more (even though I'm so thankful to myself for making the effort because there are some gems).
I took less photos today (right around 48 with my DSLR which includes doubles and triples where I was trying to get the settings right), as is customary with this project generally as I work my way through the week. Really the main thing I'm missing today is me sleeping on the couch, making lunch to take to the pool, and then watching The Wizard Of Oz once we got home. It was all very calm and wonderfully ordinary.
Here's a look at our Saturday:
Saturdays are for sleeping in late (or waking up early and then going back to sleep).
Saturdays are for messy top knots.
Saturdays are for leisurely breakfasts and sometimes ones that come from a cookbook. My Mom sent this Garfield cookbook to Simon (arrived in the mail this week) and he was so, so excited. It's called Garfield: Recipes With Catittude and today he decided he wanted to make the waffles.
More than once he said, "I'm really inspired."
This is so what it's all about with him - finding a link to connect, a way in through stories and characters. He loves Garfield. Garfield loves food. It's natural that he'd be interested in this. My Mom is so smart.
Saturdays are taking a photo and sending an email to Grandma to show her what he made (he told me he had already called her when he was waking up today to say thank you for the book).
Saturdays are for activities like this. Even though this is about as far as I got. I've been wanting to work on this puzzle for so long but then I got distracted by removing my gel polish and then reading more of the Uniquely Human: A Different Way Of Seeing Autism book (which is awesome and now I'm about halfway through and I'd definitely recommend it to other parents and people who work with people on the spectrum.
Saturdays are for making messes and cleaning them up. Actually there's still quite a pile as I type this at 8pm.
Saturdays are for taking long naps on the couch. No photo for that one.
Saturdays are for being all in. I told the kids on the way over to the pool that I wanted to take this photo with them and they were willing. I took one test shot and then set the timer and jumped in - this was the first one with me in it and I did one more. The focus isn't perfect but I'll totally take it.
Saturdays are for looking for the little things.
Saturdays in the summer are often for getting outside. I had thought we might head to a river today but decided to just relax closer to home. There are forest fires blazing in Washington and Oregon right now and the haze was super thick here today.
Saturdays are for just hanging out. For reading what I want. For disconnecting from work. For being together. For re-charging and taking long naps.
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