Friday, January 02, 2009
New Year's "Action Item": Project 365
Check it out. Here is my poor, beleaguered husband trying for all it's worth to enjoy some privacy. This is sad.
He has always dreamed of having a study/library/den, but so far, it just hasn't materialized. This spot is as close as he has gotten yet: one corner in our busy, noisy family room, with a TV tray of books stacked up, his laptop open and wearing big headphones that look like they came out of the foreign language lab from our high school, circa 1981.
I just realized that he's actually reading my blog and doesn't know that I know because I'm about 15 feet behind him. Why does sneaking up on him like this feel so satisying to me?! Tee. Hee.
But don't feel too sorry for him. He's one of those people who lets a little power and dominion go to his head. Case in point: You'll notice that there's a 2nd chair there, which implies more than one person might utilize "his" library.
Not so fast, interlopers. He's like a crusty old dog barking at me every time I try to plop down and slurp some coffee and put my feet up in the adjacent massage chair and turn on the vibrating massager. Geesh. Some people are so picky about the invasion of their "personal space!"
And lately, he has taken to excoriating us when we touch his rare and expensive TV tray collection: "Who's been messing with my books?! Didn't I tell you that you need a card to take books from my library!?" Of course, I just about die laughing.
OK, so the real reason I took this pic is that it's my official first pic of 2009: "Jorge in the Libarry." This will be the first of 365 photos that I'll be taking during 2009 in order to take part in Project 365, hosted by Sara of Make Music from Your Heart to the Lord. Each Sunday, participants will post that week's photos in whatever form they wish, single pics or slide shows, etc. and link back up with Sara so that we can share. Please go see Sara for a better explanation.
I'm not photographer, but I would like a photo journal of 2009. And I don't want 365 pics of Zoe, although that would be tempting. I'm going to try to capture the exhilarating mundane, such as what's for dinner and shoe choice of the day and odd neighbors that I have known.
Of course, I fear that I will not be faithful to this project daily, but I'm going to attempt it. Call it a resolution.
No, wait, don't call it that. Call it a "New Year's Action Item."