Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Self Portrait Tuesday ~ Time ~ Week 1

I'm excited about the new Self Portrait Tuesday theme: Time. The request is to submit at least 7 photos that in some way show time passing. I've decided to take a picture every day of something that I appreciate. I love the idea of having an image to capture a special moment of each day.

Tuesday: I appreciated these beautiful postcards from Melba's postcard project. I just smiled ear to ear when I saw them. And look at the special way she's held them together. I'm helping to spread her energy and art by sharing these postcards around. Maybe you'll be lucky enough to find one!

Wednesday: I had a wonderful day coaching. I love being able to work from home. One of the advantages is that I'm able to make myself something yummy, fresh and nutritious for lunch, like this salad.

Thursday: I had the joy of attending the National Ballet of Canada's Balanchine triple bill, which I wrote about at the time. (This is a picture I scanned from their program. Our seats were good, but not quite that good)

Friday: I had lunch with my Mom, which is always a treat. She is awesome company and always has something fascinating that she's thinking about. She was happy to know that she was who I was appreciating that day, hehe.

Saturday: Justin and I had lunch at Cafe Crepe a restaurant in the Queen West hood of Toronto, blocks away from where we used to live. For the past several weeks we've been going on little Saturday excursions together, which is become a tradition I'm quite fond of. I love traditions. If I like something and have the pleasure of doing it twice, I consider it tradition. If you ever go here, it's the Nutella crepe that is an absolute must.

Sunday: was all about Oscar, of course. I left my picks to the very last minute and absolutely surprised myself by guessing, I mean predicting 14 of the 24 winners! The Academy Awards are a big deal around here, so we made a delicious steak dinner and Shannon blessed us with her stuffed mushrooms. Yum!

Monday: One of the best parts of the day was having a big cuddle with Shannon's cat, Gobo. He is such a sweetie, just the gentlest cat I've ever met, ever. He's a purr machine and a love muffin. Nothing like cat kisses and purrs to make your Monday sweeter.

I wonder what next week will bring.


melba said...

This was a wonderful way to eat my roll and drink my coffee...reading your last few posts. I feel like you were here with me! I am going to sound a little crazy now...but sometimes that happens; I read someone's blog and I FEEL their presence and it just happened now and it is so wonderful it make me smile from ear to ear! You must have a very calming presence too because both my children are playing with the Dora the Explora house so nicely and not fighting over the figures...giving me time to relax.
I love your 101 challenge...so many new and cool things on that list for me, like piragi, I had never heard of that before. I didn't do the SPT for the first time in months. Had to skip it for a week so I could focus on other things. I am going to try to take pictures today so I can be ready for next week. Thanks for having breakfast with me. Have a marvelous day!

Sacred Suzie said...

Wow, I feel the same as melba, it made me a little sad too. It's like I got to hang out with you for the week Jamie even though I'm thousands of miles away. How lovely, but I miss you!

You have such a rich and wonderful life. So great to see Mom too! Awesome way to do the collage BTW, I think this works great.

chest of drawers said...

You have so many wonderful interests and perspectives. You are so grown-up and wise and yet on the photo with Gobo you look like a little girl. It´s wonderful to get to know you more and more.

megg said...

You Mom is adorable!!! I loved this - I echo everyone else saying that it really brought you closer - very open and bright glimpses into you and your days. LOVED it! I will try to do a SPT this week - I'm inspired by you AGAIN!
P.S. I mentioned you in my blog yesterday - you inspire me in ways that you don't know!!

liz elayne said...

this is a wonderful way to capture time. love it!! this glimpse into your week....can't wait to see what you are up to next!