Saturday, February 28, 2015
Sometimes I'm afraid of bad spelling like it could happen out of nowhere. Like a shark attack.
I'm swimming and all of a sudden a shark appears.
I'm writing and suddenly I'm not sure if a word looks right. Should I continue? Do I look it up or do I give up that word and replace it with one I know I can spell.
It's a panic. I've been pulled under, drowning and I have to re-read out loud everything I've written two or three times and check the dictionary or thesaurus.
This is everyday writing my blog.
Day 59 of 365 Feet Project
Friday, February 27, 2015
I wasn't up to going to see the fireworks and we thought the noise might have made me feel worse.
But I do like a good show. So, Yuri and I stood in front of our apartment in the street to watch. A couple of our neighbors joined us.
Not many of my pictures were any good. Most were fuzzy but I'm glad I didn't stop trying to capture moments even when I couldn't see them clearly.
Day 58 of 365 Feet Project
Thursday, February 26, 2015
I need to write my bio for both my blogs as well as the about pages. It seems silly to be creating content everyday and not have those two things done.
I want to begin painting several projects that have been floating in the back of my mind. My ideas like to whisper "make us, it'll be fun". But at the same time I have actual homework I need to complete.
I'd like to have a story I wrote so long ago published. But to do that I need to get over my fears of rejection and send it out into the world. I also fear spelling mistakes and poor choice of words.
I have a keynote speech and presentation to create. Two things I'm equally excited and nervous about.
And of course there are two delightful little boys to cuddle. To clean, feed and rock to sleep.
When I look at this photo it reminds me that I'm surrounded by a happy life.
Day 57 of 365 Feet Project
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
To take the photo of my foot I stood on the edge of the dock leaning over a bit. Yuri held me in place so I didn't fall into the water. He comes in handy for that kind of thing a lot of the time.
I also thought about naming the post, My Favorite People, because I included Yuri and Rosie. They looked very photogenic that day.
I enjoy naming things but sometimes I'm at a loss for an interesting relevant title. I'm probably going to start writing titles like help! trapped in a box... That's how I sometimes subject my emails to my mother. She's not always amused.
Day 56 of 365 Feet Project
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
The weather was terrible for a picnic but fantastic for taking pictures of foreboding clouds and a shifty looking pelican.
Day 55 of 365 Feet Project
Monday, February 23, 2015
Sunday, February 22, 2015
I can't wait to introduce my sons to the ocean. I wonder what they'll talk about.
Day 53 of 365 Feet Project
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Friday, February 20, 2015
Day 51 of 365 Feet Project
Thursday, February 19, 2015
I'm not complaining, I had a lot of fun and I like to be useful. I also like to be lazy so I'm constantly at odds with myself.
I love apples or it is known that I love apples. I think that has become a part of my personality or what people from when I was little think about me... That's Anna she really loves apples, she eats them everyday.
Its not that I love the taste of them. Some types I hate, really hate but I can never remember their names. So, if anyone goes to the store for me and buys apples. I have to put up with whatever I get.
As a child I was very sick and I found that frustrating. I believed the saying "An apple a day keeps the doctor away". I ate a lot of apples. As an adult I don't particularly like them. I'm not a huge fan of apple pie but I do love apple sauce.
I have learned that the saying is true. Actually apples can keep anyone away if you throw them hard enough. Helpful tip: always am for the face and then run away. No one expects to be bombarded with fruit.
Day 50 of 365 Feet Project
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
I"m not sure about being a mom. I think perhaps I'm not good at it. I was talking to Artis yesterday that maybe he should have picked someone else to be his mother. He gave a non-committal squeak and shrug.
I can't cook to other people's standards, I'm not good at cleaning, he will get his pants ironed once in a blue moon and I'm afraid of sewing machines. I can't drive a car and I'm not sure where to stick him and his brother on my scooter.
But I'll tell him stories and I'll share all my jokes with him and Oberon. I'll also share my toys and paint supplies.
I began thinking of scenarios that could happen in the future and how I would possibly react.
6 year old Artis: I'm living in the tree house! Me: Cool, I will too! Screw society grab some blankets and bring the bag of apples.
10 year old Oberon: I'm joining the circus. Me: I'll come with you. We can be Anna and her flying bambinos, we will work the trapeze or human canon. I just have to get over my fear of falling. During our breaks we will sneakily throw peanuts at the lion tamer because he's stuck up. But we will be friends with the lion.
My scenarios got more elaborate as I rocked Artis.
Day 49 of 365 Feet Project
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Went out to get information on immigration. While looking around for a parking spot and a meter to pay. A man popped out of a store telling us where we could park for free. He laughed gleefully as we listened to him so I was a little worried in the meeting that our car might not have been where we left it.
Day 48 of 365 Feet Project
Monday, February 16, 2015
Sunday, February 15, 2015
So here are some lovely photos of Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House. It's such a beautiful place.
Day 46 of 365 Feet Project
Saturday, February 14, 2015
This one is all by itself taken with my camera phone. I like it. Simple but pretty. I think it was a good day.
Day 45 of 365 Feet Project
Friday, February 13, 2015
Last Christmas a good friend got me tickets to see the Winnipeg Symphony. It was a morning performance/practice. I don't remember what the piece was and I didn't hear the difference when the conductor said he made sight changes. But it was lovely and different. I took my mom and we had a great time.
Day 44 of 365 Feet Project
Thursday, February 12, 2015
We went to this fantastic restaurant at the Forks. The food was so pretty and delicious but the twins had already taken over my stomach. Not much room to stuff my face...brats.
For his birthday I wanted to be tall, at least over 5'1". Yuri is 6'4" so I always look like a hobbit next to him. I borrowed my little sister's shoes, but I had trouble walking. I wasn't use to being so far from the ground.
I realize now god blessed me with shortness.
I came across this heart while I stumbled around the footpath.
Day 43 of 365 Feet Project
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
I love my rain boots. Every time I put them on I feel like a child.
I'm at a weird time of day, 6 am. I've been awake for awhile and the boys are sleeping. They are beginning to sleep longer at night but I'm not use to it yet. They will want to eat soon and I should get some things done but I don't want to make any noise.
Day 42 of 365 Feet Project
I use to play D and D every Sunday with friends. I like the storytelling aspect of it.
I would really love to find nice big turquoise dice.
Day 41 of 365 Feet Project
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Monday, February 9, 2015
Saturday, February 7, 2015
Friday, February 6, 2015
Thursday, February 5, 2015
One thing I can't wait to do with my boys is race boats. When it begins to rain you make a little paper boat and get dressed up in all your rain gear. Then you find a little hill where the water is flowing down the street and race with a little boat.
I would do this sometimes with my little sister Alexina when we were small.
I was living in Vancouver I did this a few times. I missed home also the weather and streets are perfect for little boat racing.
Day 36 of 365 Feet Project
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Day 34 of 365 Feet Project
Monday, February 2, 2015
For Christmas I was given a cookbook by my mom and I have been trying to make actual healthy meals. I own a lot of cookbooks so that wasn't really my problem.
What I do love is baking and making soups. With soups I feel all witchy when I'm cooking over a cauldron. With baking I get as many cookies as I want. Also, everything looks prettier when you bake.
Since I had the twins all I want are donuts. Donuts for every meal.
Day 33 of 365 Feet Project
Sunday, February 1, 2015
Taken 2013 on Mother's Day. That year my siblings and I celebrated with our mom in the park.
I love to play, tag is my favorite game. I love to play every version of tag, freeze, hide and seek tag, as well as "what time is it Mr wolf?". My second favorite thing to do is swing. I like that you can get lost in your head when you swing. Some of my best stories and jokes I've told myself have been on a swing.
In the picture beyond my feet are my older brother Thane and my older sister Seraph playing tick tack toe.
Seraph is one of the reasons I began taking feet photos. She hates my feet. When we were little she wouldn't let me have my feet on the couch if she were sitting on it too. She didn't like it when my feet were bare. I don't know why she finds them so hideous. But she spent a lot of my childhood telling me they were gross.
I think because of that I decided to like them twice as much as she hated them. I'm a brat that way. My sisters keep asking why I take pictures of my feet. It's because I can.
I haven't told them about this project it would just be added to the list of my eccentricities.
Day 32 of 365 Feet Project
That day was a Sunday, I rode over on my scooter and it began to ran. When I got there I was a soggy otter. I was so cold in the gallery but I didn't want to go home until I saw the whole show.
Lately I've really wanted to go back for their new show of Dali. I'm really looking forward to taking the boys to museums and galleries as they get older. Just two little people experiencing art for the first time. Should be interesting.
Day 31 of 365 Feet Project