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PutYourFlareOn PRO 12:43am, 18 December 2006
This is the 2007 daily photo diary of PutYourFlareon.

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January: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 20, 21, 23, 27, 28, 30, 31

February: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13,
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PutYourFlareOn PRO Posted 12 years ago. Edited by PutYourFlareOn (member) 12 years ago
Monday. January 1st. 2007

January 1, 2007


A New Year...
AliThinks 12 years ago
Well done! Bonne Année!
RobW_ PRO 12 years ago
Happy New Year! Looks like you will soon have a ready-made subject for your photo diary during the year.
alert chicken [deleted] 12 years ago
a happy new year to you!
chibi_butterfly 12 years ago
You look beautiful!

Happy new year!
Glow* 12 years ago
yep, that'll be an intersting diary to read!Happy new year!:)
Patrícia Raimond 12 years ago
Happy New Year!
accidental_charm 12 years ago
happy new year!! :)
sweltering distance [deleted] 12 years ago
Lovely.
Samrag 12 years ago
Great photo and like others have said - this will be an interesting year for you - will this be your first?

Sam (2007 in Iceland)
PutYourFlareOn PRO 12 years ago
Hi Sam, yes this is our first baby! Indeed, this is a year I want to document in photos. :)

Thanks, everyone for your well wishes... this is already such a neat group! I love it!
PutYourFlareOn PRO Posted 12 years ago. Edited by PutYourFlareOn (member) 12 years ago
Tuesday. January 2nd. 2007

January 2, 2007

I had planned to go to the swimming pool today since I had the week off due to vacances scolaire but had to change my plans to go and get a bikini wax instead because I can't do it myself anymore! The belly has taken over! I can still see my feet, just barely... So, appointment is set for later tonight. A package has arrived today and it's the yarn I bought from Yahaira . Besides, it's gloomy and over cast in Paris today, I think staying in and knitting sounds marvelous.
AllanThinks 12 years ago
What a wonderful start to the new year for you.

Bookmarking your thread.

Happy New Year.
alina_gerika 12 years ago
happy New Year to you)
dda1605 12 years ago
Bonne chance avec Bebe(e ?) et bonne annee.

(Didier 2007 )
zesty house [deleted] 12 years ago
You've bit me with the baby bug. =)

It'll be delightful to watch your family grow this year. Thanks for the opportunity.

-Sontra (A Day In My Life)
barb howe 12 years ago
oh wow, these are great! I'm already hooked. I love the lighting and colors of the first photo. The second one too is nice. Anyway I've bookmarked ya too.

Happy 2007!

luckywhitegirl's daily photo diary
Samrag 12 years ago
Mount Blanc?
Nice one. Can I ask when you are expecting, so we can all mark a day in our diary?

Sam (2007 in Iceland)
PutYourFlareOn PRO 12 years ago
Sam- My estimated due date is April 2, 2007.

Thanks everyone for your response! This is going to be a fun!
sarahwoo 12 years ago
Great photos so far! I am in the process of ordering either a D50 or D70....I can't decide! But, as soon as it arrives, are you ready for some photography adventures? (xoxo to the little guy...)
PutYourFlareOn PRO Posted 12 years ago. Edited by PutYourFlareOn (member) 12 years ago
Wednesday. January 3rd. 2007

January 3, 2007

Feeling a bit sick today. I had to go and take a glucose test to make sure I don't have gestational diabetes, They make you drink this nasty sweet concoction on an empty stomach and then make you sit for an hour before they test you. The word "inmonde" came out of my mouth before I could stop myself and the waiting room erupted with laughter. Except for another pregnant woman who looked at me in horror. She was there to take the same test.

On my way home, my husband sent me this MMS to cheer me up. My stomach is upset now, so I'm off to lay down and hope the baby calms down. About 20 minutes after I gulped down the overly sweet drink, he started his own little techno party in my belly.
alert chicken [deleted] 12 years ago
Haha! My son always woke up because of the coffee D. drank in the morning. That started off a happy dance that could last all day. He's still the energetic type...
glucozze 12 years ago
lol they're barbarians :)
we used better tasted drink in france for the test...not in fact...the same glucosed 30% things...but it's specially done by french cooker :)

hum after the McDonnald'sburger...tonight the french fries :)

Hope the test will be good !
PutYourFlareOn PRO 12 years ago
Glucozze- I live in France and the test they gave wasn't specially made by a French cook. It was some 1.50E sachet I had to buy at the Pharmacie. I hope the results come out well too. I'll know tomorrow.
James KEZMAN Photo PRO 12 years ago
Hmmmm...definitely an indicator of future behavior -- no Sugar Bombs for him!!!
AliThinks 12 years ago
I hope the results are good! Fingers crossed.
satrina* 12 years ago
Happy New Year and I hope the test comes out well!
accidental_charm 12 years ago
feel better! and hope your test result come out a-okay. :)
dda1605 12 years ago
Fell good, April is close.......(I understand it is easier to say from a non-pregnat point of view)

(Didier 2007 )
PutYourFlareOn PRO Posted 12 years ago. Edited by PutYourFlareOn (member) 12 years ago
Thursday. January 4th. 2007

January 4, 2007

So, you'll probably see photos of my friends peppered through our my diary. I've decided this year to try to spend more time with my friends and to be more present. I felt last year I was out of it and too much of a hermit.

So, meet Stefanie. She knits. Check out that sweater she's wearing! She's southern and sassy. You can see the sassy in this photo I took of her today at the cafe. I really dig her.

It's so good to sit and talk with someone you get along with so well. We caught up on each other's news. We talked about being in Paris and what it was like over our recent travels to the US and how "on est vraiment bien a Paris". New jobs, new babes, new everything...

Side note: got my results back from the test but I can't read them because I'm not a doctor. It's my job to take the results to my doctor for him to interpret. Ah, La France... my next prenatal appointment is in two weeks.
James KEZMAN Photo PRO 12 years ago
Definitely High Sassy Quotient!
satrina* Posted 12 years ago. Edited by satrina* (member) 12 years ago
She's lovely and she seems so nice, it's always good to have someone to talk to or to laugh with. It's good that you decide to spend more time with friends.

Satrina: av meg
barb howe 12 years ago
Great portrait! And what a great sweater too! I love friends who knit! One of life's best pleasures to meet up with old friends like this.
Samrag 12 years ago
Stefanie has a very caring look in her eyes... Instantly like her.. Say hi to her from Sam the Viking in Iceland ;-)

Sam (2007 in Iceland)
_____jstray 12 years ago
i admire people who can finish a project like that and actually wear it. i wouldn't even know where to start.

yay for friends!

.: Jelenie : 2007 Daily Chronicle :.
dda1605 12 years ago
Stefanie a un petit cote "le fabuleux destin de Stefanie".
Bienvenue Stefanie

(Didier 2007 )
Glow* 12 years ago
Today I thought of you pregnant women and I felt sorry...it makes me so scared in the stairs when I can't see my feet, I feel like I'm gonna fall!
And you have to feel that way all the time!OMG you really have to want those kiddies!

Maïa's world, at least what she's ok to share with the rest of the world!;)
Android9 PRO 12 years ago
Ooh congrats on the baby. I love your pictures, I feel like such a voyeur peeking into others everyday lives, and learning little bits about perfect strangers you feel you know.

I've never been able to be very open about my life and one of the challenges for me this year with the diary is to try and share not just my photos, but my life with others, and hopefully gain some new friends. I have to say you're definitely one of those glowing pregnant mothers.

I mostly just felt like I spent a lot of time sweating when I was pregnant. And yeah, that glucose test was vile.
PutYourFlareOn PRO 12 years ago
Android- there's that voyeurist side of blogging and flickr that I think all people who blog and shoot pictures enjoy. It took me a while to build up the courage to express myself openly on my blog but it's really changed my life. Given me confidence. I've made some friends through blogging that have made a difference in my life. I hope your journey through the 2007 diary and blogging is a fruitful one.

I sweat a lot. I feel like the heater is always up too high. My poor husband is bundled up in our apt because it's so cold for him.

And Maia, I take the elevator and escalator all the time now because I am nearly to the point where I can't see my feet anymore. But it's sooo worth it in the end. It only last for a few month the part where you can see your feet. :)
accidental_charm 12 years ago
great portrait! i feel it captures Stefanie so well, and i don't even know this girl.

i love that sweater. i think i recognize it. it's the fad classic vest by Knit and Tonic, right?
greasy face [deleted] 12 years ago
¡¡Feliz año 2007...!! Que chévere que estes embarazada, suerte con tu bebito. Muchos besos.
Samrag 12 years ago
@PutYourFlareOn & Android9: I truly believe that sharing like this either via blogg or discussion groups like this can be good for you. I've meet many of my best friends like this (including my girlfriend)!

A lot of people talk about how people can lie and pretend to be someone else online - that being too open is therefore dangerous etc etc - but I think (and please tell me if you disagree) for those of us doing a lot of this we can see through fakes a mile away!!!!

Furthermore I know of people that have been able to work through very difficult times because of their online friends, and their ability to share online!

Sam (2007 in Iceland)
PutYourFlareOn PRO Posted 12 years ago. Edited by PutYourFlareOn (member) 12 years ago
Friday. January 5th. 2007

January 5, 2007

Got on the train this morning to head to my yoga class. Took out my camera to take a morning shot of myself and noticed I hadn't put the memory card back in my camera! I knew this should have been a sign of other weird things to come today. I plugged in my ipod and listened to Suzanne Vega, happily day dreaming about the little guy in my tummy. Look up and noticed that I missed my stop. Rushed off the train and took a second to catch my breath. Ended up walking back to Republique to the yoga studio arriving late to my class. After class, I ran an errand to rue de Sentier and walked down the Rue du Louvre towards Chatelet-Les-Halles. All the while thinking, I wish I had my memory card. Paused in front of a shop thinking about just buying another one so I could take pictures of this day. But kept trekking on instead. Caught the metro 14 or Météor as my husband calls it to head home. And what do I do? Get on the wrong train and ride it up to St. Lazare. Didn't even realize I was on the wrong train until the I see EVERYONE getting off at St. Lazare. I live at Place D'Italie.

So, finally nearly 3 hours after my yoga class ended I'm finally home. Exhausted. Hungry. and bewildered. Pregnancy makes you forget!
barb howe 12 years ago
haha... I've had days like that one! today might be one for me too. so far I 've burnt two cups of coffee. plus the cat peed on my hand this morning!
'stee 12 years ago
what a day! i hope you've since recovered from it!
Samrag 12 years ago
@luckywhitegirl & PutYourFlareOn: You are both having such great day... lol wonderful to read about. Shame on you PYFO, you can always use memory card - should have purchased one.
Hope that both of you have a "better" day tomorrow, and as usual I will look forward to reading all about it.

Sam (2007 in Iceland)
satrina* 12 years ago
I hate it when I forgot the card or the charged batteries, however it was a fun story to read so it wasn't that bad.
dda1605 12 years ago
I have been in this movie.......
It forgot my cards two days ago, I couldn't get home before night, and then my diary picture of the same day was "a home shot". . . . .


I hope you are practicing a light yoga.

(Didier 2007 )
excellent daily topic ^_^ I don't have the same time for me... congratulation !

I like the shoot of the January 4th. 2007... great resolution for an happy years too !
Glow* 12 years ago
This post makes me smile because it can happen to anyone but all in the same day,wow!

Maïa's world, at least what she's ok to share with the rest of the world!;)
Blandine Géneau 12 years ago
I felt sorry!
I it is every day when I forget something or when I take the subway in the bad sense, it is very tiring to be distracted!
AllanThinks 12 years ago
I've forgotten my card as well, but if I have my camera case with me, there is a spare stored there.

Unfortunately, I have gone out without a card in the camera and without the camera bag.

--
Allan's 2007 Daily Photo Diary
Jonathan Riverwalker 12 years ago
that story reminds me of the day i destroyed the rebel camera at work - it was hallowe'en and i was writing late into the night - when finally i made my way home at 2 a..m. i found a big pile of burning tires in the street and thought it would make a great cover photo for the paper ... if i was ready when the fire fighters showed up - so i ran back the block to work, grabbed my camera, ran back to the fire and called 911 to summon the FFs. then i went to take a practice shot and discovered the batteries were dead - ran back to work grabbed spares, ran back and then realized there was no card in the camera (it was 2 am!!) so i ran back to wrk grabbed the card, and stuffed it in.
(BACKWARDS)...
i got no photos of the fire and after that it was back to the 3 MP fuji fine pix for me :(
Samrag 12 years ago
@Jonathan... Fantastic story... and Aaarrrgg - sometimes we are just not meant to get that shot. lol

You say cover photo for the paper - which paper?

Sam (2007 in Iceland)
ParaScubaSailor 12 years ago
My father used to say "If you don't have a head, you need legs"... How many times did I run up and down the stairs because I'd forgotten a tool in the basement workshop...
Really looking forward to your pregnancy shots.
sunshinecity 12 years ago
your adventures as a "maman-to-be" are beautiful! Congratulazioni, as we say here in Italy!!
This will be a very interesting diary to read!!!

= )

~ sunshinecity
leroyer 12 years ago
@ParaScubaSailor : I say that too... wait... I'm not your father, am I ?

Remember me never to have anything alive developing in my belly... I don't want to end up on the bad end of the metro line !
:)

[philippe leroyer - the milky bald guru on a day by day basis : too much pleasure for all !]
Android9 PRO 12 years ago
Pregnancy induced senility it's called, lol. I was a complete space cadet for a bit during mine. Sucks about your memory card piece.
PutYourFlareOn PRO Posted 12 years ago. Edited by PutYourFlareOn (member) 12 years ago
Well, my lesson learned it to carry a spare in my bag. And now there's one there just in case. :)

Johnathan, that's a crazy story! I have once started to put the card in backwards and caught myself! Yikes!

ParaScubaSailor, I don't know how many time I've done that this pregnancy. I have a tendancy to forget my cell phone or my metro pass. Cell phone is not so bad but Metro pass I can't get around without it. But I take the elevator. just to be safe. :)

Phillipe, at least it was only St Lazare, not shady at all. I did get lost earlier in this pregnancy near Barbés at the end of last year. That was a little scary.

Android, nice hear that I'm not alone in this scatter-brain moment I've living. It's so surreal. :)

Happy journaling, everyone!!

-Aimee
PutYourFlareOn PRO Posted 12 years ago. Edited by PutYourFlareOn (member) 12 years ago
Saturday. January 6th. 2007.

January 6, 2007

I've been having a rather rough week. Emotionally speaking that is. I've been thinking about my mom a lot lately. Missing her terribly. I lost her a year ago last November. Last year was a complete blur. I only started to see clear near the end and with the beginning of this new year, I beieve I finally see where I want to go.

I've scanned a photo for today's entry. This is the photo that is on my bed stand. I look at it every night before I got to bed and it's almost the first thing I see when I wake up.

Every night before bed, my husband and I have our nightly ritual to tell each other that we love each other. I often lay carressing my husband's hands and I fall asleep. Growing up, my mother's hands were my "dou-dou" as the French call it. Her hands were my security blanket. My teddy bear. I always remember holding hands with my mom. Even as an adult. It was just something we always did. They smelled of sweet cherries and were as soft as silk. In all the photos I have of my mother, I always look at her hands. They were always a safe place for me. After grueling tennis matches in high school, my mother would rub my shoulders. Hugs always included my mother cupping her hands on my face. And excitement always meant an enthusiastic clap of joy from her. These little things I miss so much.

I reach down and cup my hands around my growing belly and know that my hands will be as equalling important to our little guy. I often wonder what memories a baby carries with them when they start their life, I truely believe the deep feeling I have towards my mother's hands stems from the very beginning of my life. This memory is an intrinsic mark I will carry with me forever.
Samrag 12 years ago
This is beautiful, you are beautiful. Thanks for sharing this.
satrina* 12 years ago
I'm sorry to read about your loss but I'm glad to see you have such beautiful memories from her. The important thing is that she'll always be with you.

Satrina: av meg
sunshinecity 12 years ago
what a beautiful entry.... your story is wonderful. I know exactly what you mean about memories from a young age. So many things leave a print in our minds, rarely do we fully understand the implications they will have on us later in life.

You photo is beautiful!

~ sunshinecity
sarahwoo 12 years ago
Beautiful entry Aimee...she is definitely with you now which is so cool. I bet you will only feel her more and more.

xoxo

Sarah My Photo Diary
oddityinabox PRO 12 years ago
I'm sorry to hear about your Ma Aimee but I'm so hapy that you can finally see where you want to go and I feel privilaged that we can see with you how this next year progresses.

_ravi | *life through pictures
Heidulius 12 years ago
I don't think I can say anything about how this entry makes me feel since...well I just don't have the words. So I just say - thank you for sharing :)

Heiða (My corner of the house 2007)
AliThinks 12 years ago
What a touching commentary to accompany your photo. You know I lost my mom, too; I don't feel as much of a connection as you do. Perhaps it is the amount of time she's been gone. I don't know. I do remember her hands, though.

Alison
dda1605 12 years ago
Tres touchant et tellement pudique.
In a way it is sad, but there is a lot of optimism and happiness in your text.
Hope the new baby will fill a part of the loss.

(Didier 2007 )
leesure PRO 12 years ago
Wonderful story. Great pictures, too. loking forward to meeting your little guy in the coming months!

-Lee The ChubbyMan
Loca.... 12 years ago
Loved your entry, it's so good that we can keep a memoire of our lost relatives. And I'm sure your hands will be as important to your kid as well. Thanks for sharing this.
:))

Loca-Bandoca's 2007 in pics
karinga 12 years ago
I find it brave to share it. You are comfortable here and it makes us feel grateful and glad. Thank you for giving sth so beautiful to think about..
Julien* 12 years ago
I'm glad you can use my hands as a "doudou". Love yours
_____jstray 12 years ago
wonderful story and that's such an evocative photo. thanks for sharing.

:. Jelenie :: 2007 Daily Chronicle .:
fretful cast [deleted] 12 years ago
Oh man, we had our first just about 2 years ago now and these shots bring back good memories. I swear it seems like only yesterday in one way, but I can't imagine him not ever being there in another way - like he was lurking just waiting to pounce. Hope everything goes well for you, Aimee, it's a whole new world ahead of you.

Mick.
Damned Photo Diary Thing
barb howe 12 years ago
I think that's about the coolest photo-story I've seen so far, Aimee. I'm really sorry for your loss. You seem like such a beautiful person. I'm glad I found your photo diary!!
accidental_charm 12 years ago
very beautiful and moving, aimee. thanks for sharing.
leroyer 12 years ago
Yep... beautiful text. So true and well written.
Remembered me of my mom too.
:)

[philippe leroyer - the milky bald guru on a day by day basis : too much pleasure for all !]
Jonathan Riverwalker 12 years ago
that feeling of a blur after a loss - during mourning - when it lifts, it feels like a fog clearing eh? old people here talk of "the veil lifting"

your ritual with your husband reminded me of a sad day in my life - and of many happy days - my former father-in-law used to call me, or his family, or his friends - everyone - at odd times and say "Just called to say I love you" so important to let people know.
i think your son (?) is a very lucky guy already
*wiping away the tears* such a beautiful post! You are an amazing woman and your mother would be so proud of you right now!

((big hugs))
PutYourFlareOn PRO 12 years ago
Sunday. January 7th. 2007

January 7, 2007

A new workspace for me. We've been moving the rooms around to prepare for the baby. It's taken some creative thinking to make everything work but it seems like it's all working out just fine. If you catch me commenting on your photos the same time you're online, this is where I am commenting from.

I love how my new workspace looks now. Inviting. I want to sit here for hours. And now it's in our bedroom so all I have to do is crawl out of bed to get to my computer. I love that.

Hi, my name is Aimee and I'm an internet junkie.
Heidulius 12 years ago
It's so cool to see where you are sitting while online :)

Heiða D.
sotonrich 12 years ago
Hello Aimee welcome! I'm a junkie too!

Except I don't want a cure

:D

Breathed Upon
PutYourFlareOn PRO 12 years ago
Haha, Sotonrich, I don't want a cure either!! :)
sarahwoo 12 years ago
I don't want a cure but I do need some sort of training...on how to, ya know, balance my addiction and real life. Is that possible?

(Is that your "llving room"?)
James KEZMAN Photo PRO 12 years ago
LOL -- I think we all qualify for that support group...
PutYourFlareOn PRO Posted 12 years ago. Edited by PutYourFlareOn (member) 12 years ago
Sarah - Yesterday the computer was in the living room. Today, it's in our bedroom. Lots of changes chez moi... come and see sometime! :)
Loca.... 12 years ago
I'm a junkie too haha....

Your space looks nice. Mine isn't for other people's eyes yet. It has to have a very long tiding before showing it of to others. I'm glad you feel ok with the changes...
:))

Loca
RobW_ PRO 12 years ago
Hi Aimee, I have a lump in my throat after your second-last post; glad we're moving on, and it's great to be able to visualize you in your new workspace.
Rob
Glow* Posted 12 years ago. Edited by Glow* (member) 12 years ago
sunshinecity 12 years ago
internet addiction you say?? Never heard of it.... maybe that's because I don't get out much... I spend most of my time at the computer, surfing the net... LOL

If you're interested in hearing about my addiction, let me just tell you that I met my fiance online... how's that for true addiction?? Internet is pretty much all we have to comunicate sometimes!

Your workspace looks great btw... I love the little lamp in the top left corner! Don't invite me over, otherwise it might follow me home!

~ sunshinecity - a picture, a story
satrina* 12 years ago
Very inviting space it is... and like Loca-Bandoca, mine's not ready for public display yet.

Satrina: av meg
Android9 PRO 12 years ago
I envy you the easy access to your computer. I used to have that setup, but when we moved it just seemed we used the living area a bit more and I didn't want to be cut off from everyone. It does indeed look a cosy spot.

I didn't get a chance to comment on your shot for yesterday, but I'd like to say that not only is it a great shot, but your story really touched me and brought back memories of my dad and my first memory of him, and just how some things are just tied in memory to something that just means love in my mind. Thank you for sharing it.
AllanThinks 12 years ago
Hi Aimee! I'm an internet junkie, too. ;)

I've been known to take the notebook computer into the bedroom. Thank goodness for WiFi.
--
Allan's 2007 Daily Photo Diary
AliThinks 12 years ago
*looks around*

Is it safe to admit my internet addiction here?

Like sunshinecity, I too met my fiancé online. And hey! He's that guy who posted just before I did! :)

Alison
'stee 12 years ago
my computer table is in my room next to my bed too. the first thing i do when i open my eyes every morning is to reach over and switch it on. it's also the first thing that goes on when i get home. me, addicted? nah.
PutYourFlareOn PRO 12 years ago
'Stee - That's just what I did today! I love it. This might get me in trouble though... we'll see. :)

Allan - if I could take my computer to the bathroom, I think I would. My husband has a mac lap top and does it all the time. He's going to kill me for saying that!

Alison - I think it's ok to talk about these kinds of things here, I mean it's not like we said we fart in public. And even if we did, that would be okay, right?

Android - Thank you for your sweet comment. I think memories are integrated into the fabric of who we are. It's amazing the things I remember, that just come to me when I least expect it. I try to write those down when they come.
sunshinecity 12 years ago
hahaha a laptop in the toilet, that's brilliant!! Why didn't I think of that??? LOL

~ sunshinecity - a picture, a story
Samrag 12 years ago
Some people I know go to the toilet with their laptop...

...and internet junkiee - Heida and I meet online!!! Like Alison, like sunshinecity!!!!!

We sometimes still chat online --.. when we are both home --.. in the same room!!!

LOL - nutters all of us. NUTTERS

Sam (2007 in Iceland)
Heidulius 12 years ago
Oh my god Sam...have you told anyone else?? I mean there's LOADS of people out there who actually think I'm COOL and HIP and non-internet-addicted and can reel in a man without the aid of the WWW... ;D

Maybe it's a good think my laptop's battery has gone the way of the Dodo bird...

Heiða D.
PutYourFlareOn PRO 12 years ago
Monday. January 8th. 2007

January 8, 2007

Just wondering what it will feel like when he's looking up at me...
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