Gabe says he’s beginning to see a theme with my Word Sabbath photos: BORING.
“You need to start taking some more exciting pictures,” he told me. “These are all starting to look the same.”
“Are you saying our life isn’t exciting?”
“I didn’t say that. I just said we need to take some more exciting pictures.”
Okay, Mr. Nose-Buried-in-My-iMac, what exactly did you have in mind? In my opinion, you can’t have exciting pics without an exciting life to go along with it. I’m not about to “stage” some excitement just so I can liven up a Sunday blog post every now and again. I snap ’em as I see ’em. If our lives happen to be boring at the moment, then that’s what you’re going to get.
I am ready for a little excitement though. I’m missing the zoos dreadfully. We’re still planning on doing 52 Zoos in 52 Weeks. We’ve just had some setbacks, that’s all. In a perfect world, we’d be in San Diego right now, soaking up sun, enjoying some animals and taking pic after pic of our exciting, EXCITING life! I won’t describe what our life is actually like at the moment–wouldn’t want to bore you. Especially after the horrifically boring Word Sabbath you just endured.
So, let me take a peek at the week ahead and see what thrills we have planned. Pulling out my calendar… Monday–meeting a new friend at noon in the Target parking lot to exchange a book for $6. Tuesday–watching a friend’s two little girls while she volunteers in her older daughter’s classroom. Wednesday–setting boxes of clothing donations on the front porch for the good folks at the Kidney Foundation to pick up. And the rest of the week–well, nothing so far.
I’ll be sure to have my camera at the ready.
I could have taken photos of Gabe and the Kirby Man (vacuum salesman, if you’re so lucky as to be unfamiliar with Kirby) spending two-and-a-half hours together Saturday night. Except that I was hiding in the basement. Cold and starving. On the bright side, I cleaned the whole thing. It looks great. I should lock myself in places more often. Like the bathroom.
I could post pictures of the naps I took both Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Or pics of us watching NASCAR. Or a pic of the book I’m reading. Or the killer proposal I’m working on. Killer as in it’s about ready to be the death of me.
This is the end of the line. This is where, starting here and now, I laugh in the face of the fear of adventure! I will be adventurous this week if it’s the last thing I do! And I will take pictures! (And if you have any suggestions for thrilling things I could attempt, please share. Because I’m drawing a big, fat blank here.)
And total side note: if you keep entering give-aways for my books and keep not winning and want to give in and buy some, go ahead and pop on over here. Because signing books and printing mailing labels and cutting them out and taping them on an envelope and running to the post office is sort of adventurous, no? Oh, so no. Well, I enjoy it anyway.
So, ideas please. If you have them. Oh, and they need to be free. And not involve the cold.
Happy Monday, friends! May the last week of February 2009 be your most adventurous yet!