Welcome to my December Daily 2013 Day 5 page. Day 5 was one of those days where I seriously wondered if this would be the end of my December Daily album….kind of ironic since I was raving about it yesterday LOL.
You’ll remember that I mentioned to you that this is my first time really doing anything that is Project Life-ish in nature and my foray into that type of daily documenting is this December Daily album. One of the things I’ve been finding challenging is that as much as I want to celebrate and savour season at least a little bit every day in December – so far it’s not really working that way. Our days are so incredibly busy with the every day during the week that there really isn’t any time to do anything holiday related. So I’ve been focusing on documenting the every day.
Well in the case of Day 5 – the “every day” was something I’m not so sure I really want to be remembering! It started off with my kids being home from school because it was parent-teacher interviews for the grade school kids and then for my high school age son – it was Grade 8 day – so the Grade 8 students were visiting the high school to get a sense of all the school offers to its students. Because my oldest son is in band, he had to go to school for about 1 1/2 hours because the band was playing for the Grade 8′s. He asked me to drive him since he didn’t want to be there for the whole day. Not a problem – I packed up my little 11″ Macbook Air, drove to his school (30 minutes away), dropped him off and then headed to a nearby Tim Hortons (a coffee shop) to work. Just before it was time to leave to pick him up again I decided to use the rest room. I had my little laptop bag and my purse with me. I intended to put my purse on the counter and hang the laptop bag from the door knob, but somehow accidentally did the reverse – my laptop bag no sooner left my hand than it toppled off the counter onto the hard tile floor below. I will never forget the sound it made as it hit the ground. Now I should mention – that that laptop was a gift from my husband for my birthday last year. Also, I’m the type of person who tries very hard to take very good care of my things. I was SO upset when I opened my laptop bag (which I discovered is not protective at all) and found a dent in the front of my laptop. Thankfully the screen didn’t break, thankfully everything seems to be working, but nonetheless it was all I could do to hold back the tears.
There were a number of other mishaps yesterday that culminated in my having a meltdown yesterday evening. So, I really debated on what to document about yesterday and whether to even document yesterday at all. I finally decided that life isn’t just about the good that happens but also the bad, so I ended up including it in my Day 5 journaling. I kept the page pretty simple using a page divider that only had two sections to it. I created a 4″ x 6″ journaling card since I had so much more to write about. I embellished it with my gold foil number and a bit of glitter ribbon from May Arts. For my photo, I chose our dinner – which our nanny Irene made – some mini taco bites. It was her first time making them, our first time eating them, and they were delicious.
Although I will continue to document our weekend it’s going to be a busy one so I won’t be back until Monday. Monday I’ll be posting my Art Journal Express Video tutorial and then Tuesday I’ll resume my December Daily posts with Days 6, 7, and 8. Have a great weekend!