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sarahwoo 12:58pm, 18 December 2006
Here we go! My Daily Photo Diary 2007 Set

Quick Links (I'm only doing this because I know it makes Samrag happy:)

January 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 30, 31

February 4, 5, 8, 13, 14, 15
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sunshinecity 11 years ago
... come on, you can do it! I'm sure by September you will have mustered up enough courage!
; )

~ sunshinecity, a picture, a story
ebilflindas 11 years ago
Building up to a birthday suit shot sounds like a fun project! I used to do art modeling, and there's nothing quite like being comfortable enough to sit naked in a roomful of people all focused on you. My birthday's not until Boxing Day, so I've got time to be bold enough to say I'm in on it (it's been five years since I've modeled, and I'm about five years outta shape)!
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ebilflindas: Everyday Dad
BellaGaia PRO 11 years ago
i like how you cropped this -- it's interesting doing self portraits -- we always see ourselves differently than others see us -- i have a set of self portraits and i think i capture myself much better than others capture me (most of the time) Can't wait to see when you get more comfortable with sharing your self portraits with us


BellaGaia (Living with BellaGaia)
leesure PRO 11 years ago
Love the self-portrait. I have trouble in the same way...the in my thread are the only 2 currently in existence.

I completely understand the mug thing. I have one and so does my wife...we would never consider using each others.
leroyer Posted 11 years ago. Edited by leroyer (member) 11 years ago
What did I do ??
What did I dooooo, mentioning the nude birthday pics ???
...
...
A great thing.
That's what I did.
Yes.
As usual, some might add.
And I would modestly agree with them.

By the way, isn't a bathroom shot supposed to be a nude shot ?
If not, i'll next take a shower pic, fully dressed.
...
...
No I won't, don't even dream of that gag.
:)

[philippe leroyer - the milky bald guru on a day by day basis : too much pleasure for all !]
Samrag 11 years ago
SamRag came by to you!

Really cool shot of you...

...and as we are all speaking about the birthdayshot - I really think we should do it... NUDE SHOT FOR OUR BIRTHDAY... even if Karinga didn't do it...

Sam (2007 in Iceland)
drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
makes ya wonder when SamRag's birthday is, yeah?
karinga Posted 11 years ago. Edited by karinga (member) 11 years ago
Hehe, it sure does, glory_defined!:)
How terrible I am to have dissappointed you all there...:(

(Inga in Finland All Year Round)
sarahwoo 11 years ago
September is far away...

@Karinga...don't worry about it...you aren't terrible...you were in no way obligated! Your pictures were very nice!
sarahwoo Posted 11 years ago. Edited by sarahwoo (member) 11 years ago
11 January 2007

Aimee +1
Our beautiful and might I say, "burgeoning" (said with all my love), Aimee.

So, first she invited me over for a lovely lunch at her house. A lunch that she made entirely for me. I love being cooked for especially when it is good. I only had about an hour and half before I had to pick-up Felix so I found it hard to pull myself away. It was great to just hang out and chat. (And eat...) Of course, we talked about one of our favorite subjects...(no, not the photo diaries, although they came up) but babies, pregnancy, and parenting. I can't wait to parent alongside Aimee. I think we have a lot of the same philosophies so I see lots of "playdates" in the distant future.

But...then...we met up again. And, again, it was wonderful. I just felt so good hanging out with her today. Maybe some of her pregnancy glow rubbed off on me. It was so positive, like our time together had some special light shining on it.

In any case, there is something special about her. I'm so lucky to have her as part of my life.

Thanks for a great day...

I should add that she made that scarf herself...you can see it in color here. Gorgeous!
sunshinecity 11 years ago
... did you two meet through flickr, or knew each other before? That's a great portrait btw!! She has a great smile!

... you know you are ging to have to take a shower pic now, right? Naked or dressed, either way....
As for my naked b-day pic... thank God my b-day is in June... that means I have time to loose some extra kgs!!!

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
sarahwoo 11 years ago
@sunshinecity: We were talking about it tonight. We actually met (a large group of us) at a blogger meet up in September 2004. The knitting and flickring all came after...
oddityinabox PRO 11 years ago
_i need to learn to knit... it apparently helps alot with manual dexterity and hand to eye coordination!

_ravi | *life through pictures
satrina* 11 years ago
She looks so happy! I love the mood the b/w gives to this shot

Satrina: av meg
incredible cave [deleted] 11 years ago
That's a great picture!
You look great and so happy Aimee.
Heidulius 11 years ago
That sounds like such a lovely lunch (drooling over frangipani photo) you girls had. Aimee looks radiant in your portrait. Evidently you took really good photos of each other over lunch! :)

Heiða D.
sarahwoo Posted 11 years ago. Edited by sarahwoo (member) 11 years ago
12 January 2007

My night with the dishcloth

I can't believe there are two photos of me knitting this week. I wish that I knitted as much as it seems that I do but it is something that I haven't had a lot of time for lately. Tonight Tibo had a gig so I got to do whatever I wanted with the evening...and I chose to start this crazy, colorful dishcloth. I just needed something sort of mindless and meditative to do. You get into a rhythmic movement with knitting and your mind is really free to wander...

C'est le week-end!
Heidulius 11 years ago
(We often seem to be posting the daily photo at the same time...)

I know what you mean about the wandering mind while knitting and I think in a way you capture it in the photo. You can see a kind of thoughtful concentration in the way your mouth looks! Or I think I can see it at least... :D

Those colors look crazy! Your'e going to have one very nicely crazy dishcloth :)

Heiða D.
sarahwoo 11 years ago
Is there a time difference between Iceland and France?

Yeah...after I read your comment (I was knitting at the time) I realized that most of the time I curl my lips while I am knitting...another way to concentrate I guess. But, I agree with you, the mouth in the photo has an air of concentration too...(I was working on the natural thing too...)
sunshinecity 11 years ago
.. oh it does so much more for you too! It's relaxing!!!

... those are crazy colours, I love them... great shot!
sunshinecity 11 years ago
~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
dda1605 11 years ago
I understand it is trendy again and I like it. We kept all the knitting my mother did when my son was born (quite a few years ago). It is art for us and we are not able to get rid of it.

(Didier 2007 )
AliThinks 11 years ago
Love this shot, and the colors in it!

Alison
Android9 PRO 11 years ago
That is awesome!! On circulars? I like the yarn you're using, is it one multi-coloured piece of yarn or are you changing out yarn often? Anyway vey cool.

Android
sarahwoo 11 years ago
@sunshinecity and Alison: Thanks!

@Didier: Yeah, as a knitter I appreciate that you really value handknit items! Your son can use them with his babies!

@Android: I am using circulars here but only because it was the size 7 that was nearby. I do prefer to use them over straight needles, simply because I can squish the project up more. This is two different cotton yarns: 1 solid orange and the other multi-colored. I just searched in flickr "Mason Dixon Dishcloth" and came up with a bunch of finished versions, like this. I am switiching yarns every 4 rows...so 4 rows of mult-colored yarn then 2 rows of solid...
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Ladybadtiming PRO 11 years ago
do you think a lot when you knit ?
is it a mind emptier or fuller ?

[LadyBadTiming / snapshooting my life away, day after day, after day, after day]
Samrag 11 years ago
ok... no comments in regards to the knitting... though I ask ones again.

How much for a nice sweater?

Your photo of Amiee is really cool, and I'm so happy to hear what good friends you are - hope you have many many meetings in 2007. Thanx for all the nice comments you have left on my thread ;))

Sam (2007 in Iceland)
sarahwoo 11 years ago
@LBT: good question. I realized I said that knitting is mindless but I think I mean that it allows my mind to be free to think about whatever. I usually think about what else I would like to knit, or think through something that bothers me, or daydream. It is really varied but it is definitely not emptier.

@Samrag: Listen, I haven't even sucessfully knit a sweater for myself or Felix. Me, first.
PutYourFlareOn PRO 11 years ago
Oh, it's fabulous! I love the colors! I can't wait to see it when you've finished! I finished my sock and actually started the second one. I might beat this SSS syndrom! I have photos to upload tonight but I"m tired... looks like I might slack on my picutre for tonight. :)

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Aimee, PutYourFlareOn's 2007 Daily Photo Diary
sarahwoo Posted 11 years ago. Edited by sarahwoo (member) 11 years ago
13 January 2007

Felix and Mama's Red Coat

Tibo came to bed at 5 am so it was my turn to get up with Felix this morning. He slept in until 8:30, which happens rarely but when it does it is so nice. Felix and I spent the whole day together. Just the two of us. It was great. He is great.

We took this picture at a little park up the road from our house. It is pretty crummy and there is dog crap everywhere but we had fun playing peek-a-boo and chasing a ball around.

We took him out to a couscous restaurant tonight. He loved it! Especially the delicious vegetables. He had a wonderful time watching the world go by.

Now I am exhausted. Off to bed...
PutYourFlareOn PRO 11 years ago
Ah, he's such a cutie. *heart melts*

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Aimee, PutYourFlareOn's 2007 Daily Photo Diary
dda1605 11 years ago
He looks so cute and couscous at this age is an excellent education.

(Didier 2007 )
oddityinabox PRO 11 years ago
So cute! I want that hat!

_ravi | *life through pictures
Samrag 11 years ago
SamRag came by to you!

Fantastic photo... He is adorable.

Sam (2007 in Iceland)
durhamyankee Posted 11 years ago. Edited by durhamyankee (member) 11 years ago
What an adorable hat! I guess he's cute, too.

DWM's return to the everyday
luckywhitegirl 11 years ago
ditto what everyone else already said! haha.. sounds like y'all had fun anyway!
Heidulius 11 years ago
Those eyes just make my heart go all melty and fluffy :D He's soo cute.

Btw - love the color of your coat too! :D

Heiða D.
msspider66 11 years ago
I agree, you have such an adorable son.


[Ms Spider66]
sunshinecity 11 years ago
fantastic shot!
His cute little face is adorable!

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
sarahwoo Posted 11 years ago. Edited by sarahwoo (member) 11 years ago
14 January 2007

Sunday night

Another Sunday night. I realized I was feeling this way last Sunday night. Back to school, back to work. My French exams begin next weekend so I will definitely need to devote some time to studying this week. I'm also picking up some more English teaching gigs. So this all means less time on the Internet. Oh, Internet, how you tempt me.

Someone suggested that I take a picture of myself everyday. I think I might go for that in a month or two. A whole month of just me. Although. I think I will wait until I have a better camera. But, for today, yet another one of me. Here I am in the kitchen at my in-laws house (who also happen to be our neighbors). It is their house you have seen, in some of the other photos, with the gazillion books all over the place. I love this house. It is so warm and cozy. While we have a separate apartment, I spend a lot of time over here because it has more space. And always smells like home-cooked food. And those books...

As much as it is challenging for Tibo to live next door to his parents and at time for me to live so close to my in-laws, I feel so lucky that they are such a strong part of our lives. I love them both and they really love me. Plus, I really don't know how this first year of parenting would have gone without them. They saved me many times when I just needed a little break. Tonight, my sister-in-law heads back to NYC where she is a student at Columbia University. It has been great having her in the mix the last few days. I have a wonderful family.

Bonne nuit...
karinga 11 years ago
Beautiful picture. Such a soft light and nice framing.

(Inga in Finland All Year Round)
dda1605 11 years ago
Great portrait and light.

(Didier 2007 )
satrina* Posted 11 years ago. Edited by satrina* (member) 11 years ago
The light makes this picture feel warm and personal.

And Felix is really cute, love his eyes.

Satrina: av meg
Samrag 11 years ago
SamRag came by to you!

Your self portraits are really nice! Which is no surprise as working with such beautiful material the result is bound to be very nice indeed.

Nice photo of Rebecca, and Felix is just adorable as usual.

Sam (2007 in Iceland)
drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
looooove the warm lighting
sunshinecity Posted 11 years ago. Edited by sunshinecity (member) 11 years ago
that's such an interesting shot... very well executed!

I know how you feel about having the in-laws only a door away from you...
When I go visit my fiancé in the Stats for 3 months at a time, my future mother in law is always there willing and able to take me places and keep my company, while my fiancé is at work..
Having a good relationship with the extended family is so important... sometimes it's vital!

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
incredible cave [deleted] 11 years ago
Really nice picture, you look beautiful :)
leesure PRO 11 years ago
I felt an involuntary smile come over my face when seeing Felix. too cute!

You're braver that I when it comes to the self portraits. I loathe how I look on camera. Of course it's a bit easier when you look as nice as you do .

I lived w/ my in-laws once. It was a long couple of weeks.
sarahwoo 11 years ago
15 January 2007

Experimental Living Room

One of the great things about being married to a musician is that there is always music being made in our house. Bruno, on the guitar, comes over every other Monday so that he and Tibo can work on some more experimental music projects. I knew that Tibo had played the trumpet when he was younger but I didn't know that he still did...and in fact he played quite well. They are always pulling out different instruments and recording them, mixing them, etc. It is so much fun to listen to. Even if it is sometimes a little odd. (You know during the dream sequences in Twin Peaks how the voices and actions were all filmed backwards and then played forwards, they were doing things like that a few weeks ago...)

My father is a professional musician so I grew up in a household full of music. Tibo's father was also a professional musician and now has a recording studio on the top floor of our house. At any point in time, you can sit in Felix's room and hear music coming from many different directions. I love it.
karinga 11 years ago
Great picture! Really good picture! I so like the mood in it.

(Inga in Finland All Year Round)
eelend PRO 11 years ago
music made at home, you're lucky!!!
YoannLeGoff 11 years ago
Yeah ..
but no music on Diary, Guruuuuuuu !

Yoann Days
oddityinabox PRO 11 years ago
Oh how cool... I've always loved the kind of perspective shots where you are standing behing the object and see the perspective into the distance

_ravi | *life through pictures
bunæn PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by bunæn (member) 11 years ago
Wow, my mom was married to a musician too! A professional musician, in fact, and my dad.

When I first saw this photo, I thought how much it reminded me of home in the fifties, growing up. Mom was a musician too.

This is the only photo of yours I've seen.

Um...well, thanks!

bunaen: I resolve to eliminate all procrastination and regret from my life.
PutYourFlareOn PRO 11 years ago
What a rich enviroment to be living in and growing in. I hope to surround my family with music someday. I dream of having my own piano. Until then, I should come over and play on yours! I didn't know Tibo played the trumpet! Impressive! What other instruments does he play?
satrina* 11 years ago
I'd love to live in house like that, full of music and instruments, you reminded me of the house of a schoolmate I had years ago.

Oh, and when I was younger I used to thought I wanted to marry a musician.

Satrina: av meg
Android9 PRO 11 years ago
This is such a great shot! The angle is fresh, and interesting, and the story that goes with this shot is awesome. Very cool.
Loca.... 11 years ago
Lucky you, filled with music everyday...
:))

Loca
ebilflindas 11 years ago
How wonderful that Felix gets to be immersed in and surrounded by creativity!
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ebilflindas: Everyday Dad
smithbob 11 years ago
as said before you are very lucky. living in this kind of envrionement should be great (especialy for your son).
Heidulius 11 years ago
Love all your shots of the musicians and instruments. I also grew up in a household full of music - mostly singing and playing the guitar. My dad was a guitarist and my mom used to be a singer/songwriter (before she became a lawyer eeek!). Sometimes I miss all the music - but that may be a sign that I should just sing more :)

Your self-portrait is really good - somehow reminds me of a cat!

And about the bath pictures - re what you said on my thread - great minds, Sarah, great minds... hehehehe

Heiða D.
sarahwoo Posted 11 years ago. Edited by sarahwoo (member) 11 years ago
16 January 2007

Listening to myself

Here I am listening to myself. I have never sat in booth number 5 before and I don't think I will sit here again. It was a little distracting seeing myself during my pronunciation class. Actually, this is the second half of the class where we listen and repeat words and phrases that we learned during the first half of the class. Today we were working on the "R" sound. Ugh. Sometimes I get it, sometimes I don't. Especially the difference between "fois" and "froid" - that one gets me every time.

This is my last week of classes before our exams, which start on Saturday. I'm not planning on returning to the Sorbonne next semester. Perhaps I will end up there again someday as a regular student, but as a student of foreign language, it is a little out of my price range. Especially since I live in the country permanently. I just need to make more of an effort to converse with French people. That is definitely a goal of mine for this year, meet French people.

That sounds crazy, since I live in France. But...it really requires effort on my part. I need to join groups. Groups where there aren't other anglophones to tempt me to speak English. I need to be corrected. I need to remember my corrections. All the rules and regulations of the language are there in my head but when I speak it all comes out a jumbled mess...mais, ça viendra...

Ok, off to pick up Felix at the babysitter's house...
luckywhitegirl Posted 11 years ago. Edited by luckywhitegirl (member) 11 years ago
lucky to have music everyday and lucky to live in France and lucky to be learning another language! French seems so hard to me. Spanish seems lightyears easier. All the sounds are the same pretty much! And things are pronounced exactly how they're spelled. None of these nasaly through the nose or top of the mouth thing... I admire you.

And yeah banning yourself from anglophones for certain time periods would probably help. Is it hard to find French speakers who don't know any English there? It was easier for me to force myself to speak Spanish when I was with someone who didn't speak English. Then there's no choice. Unless you're really disciplined.
sarahwoo 11 years ago
yeah, it is definitely better when they don't speak English...but a lot of French people are afraid to speak English. A lot of them are embarassed because they feel they should speak it better but the system in France is set up so that French middle school/high school students are learning English from a French person and without a lot of opportunities to speak. So, usually I can find people to speak French to but I just keep making the same mistakes over and over again. Ugh...I hate speaking like a five year old!
ebilflindas Posted 11 years ago. Edited by ebilflindas (member) 11 years ago
I am so envious of you! Even as a child, I remember having some sort of affinity for France, anything French. I grew up here, in San Diego, and wanted to be different, so j'ai pris quatre ans de français en lycee. (Your corrections a most welcome!) But that was many moons ago.
Bon chance, mon amie, and keep it up! You get to learn how to speak right along with Felix! I'd like to here more about your progress and about the difference between fois et froid!
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ebilflindas: Everyday Dad
dda1605 11 years ago
Sarah : Des fois il fait froid.........surtout en hiver.

(Didier 2007 )
dda1605 Posted 11 years ago. Edited by dda1605 (member) 11 years ago
"I took four years" can not be translated "j'ai pris 4 ans" but "j'ai etudie le francais au lycee pendant quatre ans".

You are welcome to check my english too.

(Didier 2007 )
ebilflindas 11 years ago
LOL! Merçi, Didier! I told you it was a long time ago! I do appreciate it, but you took Sarah's opportunity! ;)
sarahwoo 11 years ago
I'm glad he did because it sounded good to me! It's funny because I never even thought about coming to France. I guess I imagined passing through on some european backpacking trip but living here? I never even considered it. Moi, j'ai etudie l'espagnol au lycee. Funny how life works out. Now, I love it here...

@Didier: C’est un problème de son. En fait, je comprends la différence entre « fois » et « froid », mais j’ai du mal à prononcer.
sunshinecity 11 years ago
lol @ the long two weeks..

I agree, felix is very lucky... growing up surrounded by music is great! I have memories as a kid... my dad was very much into disco music... we'd spend every saturday playing old 8-tracks (i believe that's what they were called...) with the volume real high, dancing away and being silly!!

wow, how does an Israeli speak such good french??

I took french in school but have always been surrounded by it even before... we used to have an apartment in switzerland where we used to go to over the holidays... so I've been hearing french forever. I was always fascinated by it... and did very well in school...
but alas, i stopped taking french at 18 and have now become so rusty! I'd love to go to france for a few months to polish it up... maybe you, aimee and I can practice it sometime LOL

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
eelend PRO 11 years ago
good luck in your exams!
karinga 11 years ago
Grrr.. who said that living in the country means learning the language in one blink?!! ;) Ive been learning Finnish for over a year and a half now and it seems I will never be able to speak it!! You are right in trying to find local people to speak. It's the only way. The trouble is to find the people to speak... I cant just talk to anybody! Need to be comfortable enough.. Time time :)

(Inga in Finland All Year Round)
PutYourFlareOn PRO 11 years ago
How are you with "cou" and "cul". I was hung up on those two for ages and then all of a sudden I just started pronouncing it correctly. It will come for you... just wait and see! :)

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francophony 11 years ago
You're lucky to be able to have such classes. Alas, no French phonetics to be had in Le Havre. I hear they have a pretty good FLE program in Caen, but...
dda1605 11 years ago
I believe that only if he left Paris at the age of 18 to emigrate to Israel......

(Didier 2007 )
satrina* 11 years ago
I wanna take french lessons, I once was told I was good pronouncing french, of course this was said by a non-native french speaker :P who knows? And definitely speaking in french is the way to go.

Satrina: av meg
AliThinks Posted 11 years ago. Edited by AliThinks (member) 11 years ago
I was lucky enough to have a very patient mother-in-law within reach. Her gentle corrections and her ability to converse easily really helped me a lot! And her son taught me all the slang. LOL.

I don't know how long you have been in France, but it will come. Trust me on that.

Alison
accidental_charm 11 years ago
i look French for approximately one hour back in college before i gave up and transfered over to German. I cannot speak the language. I can't pronounce anything without sounding like a total fool. I'd love to have to opportunity to learn it again. . .Someday. . .

Anyhoo, yes, it will all come so much easier once you actually hang out with french people. my parents sent me to all sorts of korean school when i was little and all but for the most part, everything i learned (especially pronouciation) was through just being around my family. that's it.
sarahwoo 11 years ago
17 January 2007

The kiosque

The "kiosque" in the center of our city. I took this before I headed into our local MJC or Youth and Culture Center to teach my weekly English classes to adults. I'm sure there will be more about them in the future. I love this job because it is a 7 minute walk from my house. Now, I am off to bed because I have another big day ahead of me. It will all be over soon and I can't wait.
sunshinecity 11 years ago
ahhhh... so THAT'S why...!! You had me fooled thinking you learned it perfectly in school!! Cheat!
= P

How pretty!

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
ebilflindas 11 years ago
More exams? Good luck!
Looks like you live in a very pedestrian-friendly area...so nice!
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ebilflindas: Everyday Dad
satrina* 11 years ago
It sounds like a great job!

I think the black and white makes this a very nice shot.

Good luck tomorrow!

Satrina: av meg
sarahwoo Posted 11 years ago. Edited by sarahwoo (member) 11 years ago
18 January 2007

When I wake up

This photo was supposed to be my contribution for the "When I wake up" discussion but it ended up being one of the only photos I took today. Felix had a rough night last night. He is getting his molars right now and they are causing him a lot of pain. His first 8 teeth came in with no problem but boy, these next ones, they are making up for those first ones. He slept with us a lot and tossed and turned which meant that I was awake off and on all night long.

Needless to say, I was a bit of a mess this morning. As I was climbing out of bed, I grabbed my camera. (As you can see our bed is raised up off the ground and we have a cute little staircase to get in and out.) I was so grumpy and exhausted but I have had many mornings like this since I became a mama...and its ok. But, I don't want to forget them. Someday I will have teenagers who will want to sleep much, much later than me.

This is also a step-further in my self-portrait challenge. This is quite daring for me but I am pleased with the result. Despite the fact that you can tell that the mirror hasn't been cleaned in months, and the bed isn't made, and there are clothes all over the place...
PutYourFlareOn PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by PutYourFlareOn (member) 11 years ago
I don't know many people who roll out of bed and look good. But you do! This is such a great self portrait. You and only you. Bravo!

Ps. you're smokin' hot mama, Sarah!! :)

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Aimee, PutYourFlareOn's 2007 Daily Photo
Samrag 11 years ago
SamRag came by to you!

Ok... this will look bad. I haven't checked back on you since your last portrait... and now I'm back....people will think I have some fetish going here.

Sooo... nice shot and 'that's all I have to say about that'

Musicians you say... Like I might have mentioned earlier I play the clarinet, and my brothers the trombone (they can also pick up several other instruments and play them).
Both of them play in Benni Hemm Hemm that is very popular in Iceland at the moment.

Keep up the good work -

I'll be back.

Sam (2007 in Iceland)
eelend PRO 11 years ago
when i roll out of bed, my bed (full of cat's hair) isn't made, i look like a punk (my hair is as uncontrollable as my cat) and there are clothes all over the room
:)

funny!!!
satrina* 11 years ago
I agree with Aimee, you look really great!
Heidulius 11 years ago
I'm also saying same as Aimee: your'e a smoking hot mama, Sarah! ;)

Don't get me started on the whole molars/teething thing...but we're on the LAST ONE now....yay...

Heiða D.
sarahwoo Posted 11 years ago. Edited by sarahwoo (member) 11 years ago
19 January 2007

Jasmine Tea

Jasmine Tea. Something to help me get through this last day of studying. Tibo also brought home a special study breakfast this morning. At lunch we had a little argument about the fact that I don't eat enough carrots. So, these shots are for him.

Not great pictures today. It felt a bit forced. I know I am not obligated by anyone but myself to take a picture everyday but I have found that since I began this diary I am thinking about photography a lot. I see things to take pictures of. I compose shots in my head. I think that even if I have days that I am not feeling motivated or don't think I have the time, I should try to find something.

I haven't had much time over the last few days and so consequently I haven't made it around to check out everyone's photos. Thanks for your comments on my photos - especially the last one. I know that it isn't too risque or anything but for me it is a big step in putting myself out there. I don't want to turn this into a therapy session but for me to actually like a picture of my body...it's a big deal.

After tomorrow, I will be back more regularly...bonne nuit.
eelend PRO 11 years ago
i love red tea
and arabian tea, did you taste them?

good night :)
dda1605 11 years ago
pic of the 18th :
I don't know for which contribution it was suppose to be, but it is surely a contribution to "great legs group".

(Didier 2007 )
sarahwoo Posted 11 years ago. Edited by sarahwoo (member) 11 years ago
I don't know if I have tasted them. I know that my husband gets a chinese tea that is very red in color but I don't like it...it is super strong. Although, I have been trying this new method I learned from a friend. I pass hot water over the tea leaves one time, as if to brew, but then I throw that batch out. Then I pour hot water over the leaves again, drinking the next batch. I found that I can tolerate green teas much more with this method...

Any suggestions about the red or arabian tea? Or brewing techniques?

Edited to add: I actually don't just throw the first batch out. We let it cool and then we water our plants with it. They love it. We also save our water from hard boiled eggs for the same reason.

@Didier: Thanks, I think I am starting to like them too...
ebilflindas 11 years ago
Looks like someone's getting psyched up for birthday portraits! ;) These last two shots are beautiful!

Sometimes red "teas" refer to herbal infusions like rooiboos and honeybush--delicious, rich, can be brewed strong without tasting so. I've never heard of Arabian tea--I wonder, , is it tea from the region, or is it the name given to a style of tea. I'm thinking of something like a lapsang souchong.
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ebilflindas: Everyday Dad
satrina* 11 years ago
I love jasmine tea and I haven't had it in a long time, I used to drink it at the end of hard days too and it was really relaxing

Satrina: av meg
Samrag 11 years ago
SamRag came by to you!

Your photo just reminds me that I have to quit my coffee sometimes this year....aaarrrggghhh (but it is self imposed...)
On the courage of Heida and you - I went ahead and took some self portraits as well... and I hate them... but want to get used to it.

Sam (2007 in Iceland)
sarahwoo 11 years ago
@ebilflindas: I love rooibos tea. I had a feeling that was a red tea but I wasn't quite sure if that was what eeland meant.

@samrag: Off to check out your photos right now...

Sarah
luckywhitegirl 11 years ago
Hey Sarah, I think that's a great shot of the tea actually. It's very pretty. I think it's good sometimes we have to force ourselves to take a photo everyday for just that reason. Makes us get in the habit of framing shots every day all the time. But every now and then I just don't want to pick up the camera. That's when I get shots of stuff like the stacks of books I'm reading or pictures of my dog!
sarahwoo Posted 11 years ago. Edited by sarahwoo (member) 11 years ago
20 January 2007

Board on the train #3

I took my big French exam at 9:00 am on Saturday morning. I honestly have no idea how I did but the results will be available at the end of next week. On my way home, I switched trains and had a 20 minute wait. I happened to have the entire car to myself and I was bored. So, I played with my camera a bit.

After I got home, I noticed that Mamoo (the MIL) was trying to get Felix to take a nap so I sort of quietly snuck around checking my e-mail and having a snack. Suddenly, there was a loud bump and a screaming baby. Felix fell out of his bed. Luckily, my mother-in-law was right there and he only ended up with a bruise on his forehead. (The bed is totally not up to today's regulations. It was the bed that was used by my FIL, my husband, and his two siblings. Although they never fell out of it...) Right after, we switched to another portable crib that we had. He definitely can't fall out of this one.
sarahwoo Posted 11 years ago. Edited by sarahwoo (member) 11 years ago
21 January 2007

The slide

This photo perfectly represents our Sunday. Everything was just a little off. Photos were off. Moods were off. Timing was off.

We had a great time at the park in the morning and then came home and tried to get Felix to nap but he is not into the whole napping thing these days. Ugh. (Nor is he sleeping well at night...)

Rehearsed one more time for our little concert on Friday. Only slightly nervous at this point. Tibo recorded the rehearsal with his ITalk and surprisingly, it wasn't too bad. It is just a silly annual meeting of an organization that my father-in-law is the president of...it's not like there will even be a real stage.
sarahwoo 11 years ago
22 January 2007

When life gives you lemons...

Somehow I have accumulated a lot of lemons. Yesterday, our washing machine died. Actually, it is really my in-laws washing machine. I noticed that it wasn't spinning in the morning but thought maybe my MIL knew some trick to get it working again. (She is handy like this.) So, I left it until she got home that evening. Unfortunately, her trick didn't work and we declared it the end for this machine. It had a good life. But, my poor MIL hung up all of my sopping wet laundry. She did it naked because everything was soaked. She was freezing afterwards. She felt gross and slimy. I felt bad.

So, I want to make her something with these lemons. I am thinking tart/pie but do you have any suggestions?
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