Never say never. I never thought I would do something like this the first time, let alone embark on it a second time. This is my third week this time at Project Life. It is hard to admit that I am doing this, because I used to think one who does scrapbooking/memory keeping is likely a goof ball or in some way subnormal. This is like a religious conversion. I do not even have kids at home to photo.
So why am I doing this?. Sometimes I think it is just about the cute cards and pockets and filling them up. And do not get me wrong, this is not for anyone else. My kids can shit can them, or kick them down the road to their children. But for me I am finding this both an outlet and a tool. Sometime sooner or later I will quit this blog. I want to have some place to move to. At least that is what I think now. Secondly I have all these photos on my computer that sit there. I have wanted them to see the light of day. Third, this year I am trying to be invested in my word TREASURE. I see this system of memory keeping as a tool. I have activities that I plan to put to work with my word. For example I am going to try to treasure my friends by contacting them, two or more a week. So you contact them, that was nice. But i could put down what was said. For me this is a lot of talking to people in ill health. I might like to be reminded later what was said.
Many times over the years I have tried to record what I cooked for dinner. Mainly so I could do it again if it was easy. A card in this album is pretty easy to do, if you do it as you go so that you do not forget.
Here for the Internet I have left out personal mail. But I put it in there too.
Many people work digitally and print up a book at the end of the year. I like the tactile feeling of touching the photos and cards.
Here I added cards for my grandsons. This took me a good part of Saturday. Then later if someone asked me what I did Saturday. I would say, Oh, I don't know, not much. I would not have the cards or remember how they looked. This way I can look and say, "Yes, I did Valentines for the boys".
I am going to write about the political temperature more, and include some of my reading. I am going to try to include the whole of my life.