I was unwell this week. I won’t say any more about that, because I suspect I whined enough in the photo captions themselves, as the week was unfolding. I bring it up only to explain why I was spending so much time in the same spot on the couch, taking pictures from the same vantage point for so many days.
I do usually prefer more variety than that, but when you don’t feel much like moving, you snap your photos right where you are. I was lucky that there was a tree there, to provide copious amounts of the Christmas light bokeh I love so much 😁
I’m fine now, though. Just a little bit of a cough!
So, it’s December 30th, and it’s probably time that I figure out my Project 365 strategy for 2018. I thought I had it all sorted out a few months ago. I wasn’t taking as many photos with the fancy camera, and I’d all but decided to move the project to Instagram for the next year, and primarily take phone shots on the go.
Only since then, I’ve procured a new fancy camera. And I am using it quite a bit. So I don’t know. I have to figure it out soon, because I like to have a plan for this kind of thing, if not a full-fledged theme, and I like to be ready with that plan or theme on January 1st!
You’ll have to drop by next week to see what 11th hour decision I finally made!
So, what is This Week in Pictures?
It’s a roundup of the photos I shot for Project 365 (the occasional when-I-feel-like-it theme for 2017 is “words”), plus some snapshots I posted on Instagram during the previous week.
Ready? Cast your mind back to this time last week…
Instagram 📷: #pdcbemerry Dec 23 – We finally decorated the tree 🎄 This is my favorite ornament. I made it two years ago. I wish I’d had time to make ornaments this year. I have two family portraits I’d have loved to give as gifts 😕
365 📷: 2017 357/365 – I have a cold, so I’m trying not to overdo it. At the moment, this is taking the form of listening to peaceful Christmas music and taking pictures of the tree.
Instagram 📷: #pdcbemerry Dec 24 – Cookies from scratch! 😍
365 📷: 2017 358/365 – It’s Christmas Eve, and we have guests arriving in about an hour!
Instagram 📱: #pdcbemerry Dec 25 – Santa brought me a fever and a miserable head cold. But he also brought me this cool book, which I am flipping through while I watch Christmas movies on the Hallmark Channel. 🤒🎄
365 📷: 2017 359/365 – My cold was worse than I thought. I skipped today’s festivitires – sent the family on without me – and spent all day in this one spot on the couch. As much as I would have liked to visit everyone for Christmas, I really needed this. It took all day, but my fever is finally gone, and I feel like less of a zombie ☺
365 📷: 2017 360/365 – Another day hanging out at home, another (3 or 4) peanut butter cookie(s)…
Instagram 📱: I’ve had one of those colds that is taking its time to run its course. This is the first day I’ve gotten dressed since Christmas Eve. We have plans to see Star Wars tonight, so I’m actually going to leave the house for the first time in 4 days… Hope I can stay awake! 😁
365 📷: 2017 361/365 – I really wasn’t intending on using this same spot yet again for taking pictures, but it just sort of happened. I’m hanging here with Young Luke, Old Luke, and a polymer clay cat Young Luke adopted in 2015. I’m finally leaving the house tonight – seeing Star Wars tonight with the guys. Yay!
Instagram 📱: #pdcbemerry Dec 28 – I like this festive spot in the house. It’s bright and cheery, and I can make some progress on my new knit. It might be *too* quiet, though. I may fire up Acorn.TV on my laptop and find a nice lighthearted British murder mystery to fill the silence…💀🇬🇧😁
365 📷: 2017 362/365 – I love getting books for Christmas! This year, I have a nice little pile. Some are from my wish list, and others are pleasant surprises.
Instagram 📷: #pdcbemerry Dec 29 – I’m hanging out at my parents’ house this afternoon, which gives me a whole new set of tree lights to insert into my images 😁 [Taken at my parents’ house.]
365 📷: 2017 363/365 – This cat. Deliriously happy being cradled by my nephew. [Taken at my parents’ house.]
I may already have plans to blog about some of these things in greater detail over the coming week, but be sure to leave a comment if there’s something in particular you want to know about!