Here's my project life for week 5:
My son brought me a piece of art he did at school, so I folded it and put it in an insert. I didn't have a 6x12, so I used half of one that I had already cut into and sealed it closed with washi tape.
Generally, I'm trying to put the items that occur in the beginning of the week on the left side, and things from end of the week on the right side of the spread. I was sick for the first few days of the week, so you can see the photos on this half are light. Even still, this side shows some reasons why I'm appreciating this project so much: a place for a beautiful letterpress thank you note I received, for a note that I found in the bathroom that my husband had left for my son to discover before school, and a place to document and remember forever the sweet and adorable thoughtfulness my son showed by loading up my nightstand (before leaving for school) with things he thought I might like, since he knew I was too sick to get out of bed. If I weren't doing this project, I wouldn't have taken that photo.
I had started filling out the pockets while the week was happening (2 weeks ago), but then let the printing throw me off, and fell behind. I try to wait until I have 4 or 6 3x4's ready to print all at once to not waste printer paper, but this can kind of hang me up, so I'm going to come up with another solution. (One part of trying to bring order to my life this year, is to recognize what's throwing me off and then finding another way of operating vs. continuting on with the same ineffective system- duh, Pam.)
I used the TimerCam app to take a self portrait of myself working on a quilt project Self portraits are pretty new to me, but that app made it easy to capture a real moment, once I switched the timer to 10 seconds, that is.
Another great thing about doing this project is that I'm getting my husband to participate in the documenting. As is common for lots of families, it's pretty much been my role to take photos. So, when they were at an event for extra credit (we only had four tickets to my son's math event, so I gave up mine to my daughter's boyfriend - isn't that nice of me? such a hardship to be home alone for a couple hours on a Saturday evening- you can see how tough it was for me in the photo above), I texted mid-event and asked for some photos. Since then, he's even taken a few without my promting. That is awesome.
The favorite stretch out of my comfort zone this week was to figure out how to write on my photo using my tablet (the word "hearts" and the playing card icons). Felt like an accomplishment, baby steps into a new world of possibilities.
With this, the 5th week done, I've done 1 out of 12 months. I'm excited, it's already fun to flip through just those 5 weeks. Onto to week 6 so I can feel caught up!