Thursday, January 21, 2010


OK so my Ali Edwards-inspired "word for the year" is . . . . . DECLUTTER. I am on a mission to declutter my house, my computer, my mind, my life . . . because it's all such a mess! I am hoping that by spending 2010 seriously focused on implementing this word in my life . . . that I may change some habits.

Yesterday at this time I was lying on a hammock in the back yard with my 3yo and his friend, enjoying the 65 degrees and sunshine. Today is back to cold and rainy, so I'm staying inside and having a "15 minute" day. I am alternating 15 minutes of computer-time with 15 minutes of housework - most of which is DECLUTTERING the laundry room.

My main project on the computer is DECLUTTERING my Photos drive. I am working on my pre-class assignment for Stacy Julian's Library of Memories class at Big Picture Scrapbooking. I have read both of Stacy's books "Photo Freedom" and "Big Picture Scrapbooking" several times, and I am ready to take this plunge into reorganizing my photos and scrapbook albums.

So, I am going through my folders of digital photos. Funny how I never think to go through and delete all the poor shots and duplicates I'll never use. I use Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 for global editing and organizing. I am separating our family photos from my professional shoots. I am adding keywords. And I am BACKING UP my hard work! Class begins January 26th, and I hope to at least have completed 2009 photos. (I began with 21,000 photos for 2009, so I think there's definitely room for DECLUTTERING).

Oops, my 15-computer-minutes are up, time for more laundry!

Post and let me know if you are taking this LOM journey with me!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Remember me?

I have been absent from my blog, unable to find the mojo that left me when my sis died suddenly last February. I became obsessed with Facebook, which is so fun for reconnecting with old and distant friends and keeping up with them. This time of year I become particularly interested in "reinventing" myself or parts of myself and my life, and I realized that I have been missing blogging. I have missed the in-depth glimpses into the lives, thoughts, and interests of my online pals. I stopped following for a while, but I am back. Just in case anyone is still out there to notice...I hereby pledge for 2010 to post at least once a week, or shut down my blog entirely!