*For those of you waiting on an update from my CT scan, I have no real news. I had an appointment with Dr. W scheduled for tomorrow morning, but the nurse called me this evening telling me not to come in because my scan results weren't available. She also mentioned Dr. W has been on vacation so I think that's probably a better explanation for the missing results. She said hopefully someone would give me a call tomorrow with more information. I'm sure I should be upset about this, but mostly I feel a little sense of relief. At the very least it means no chemo tomorrow.
For the last 3 years I've participated in Project 365 - a photo every day of the year. I decided to take this year off and use Project Life (and the blog, of course) as my way of documenting 2013. Because I am slightly OCD, the thought of not taking a picture every day has driven me slightly crazy and while Project Life is supposed to be a much easier and low-stress way of documenting life, so far I have just been plain obsessive about it. Hopefully it will become a little easier as I not only stop comparing my pages to others, but become accustomed to the new system.
2013 cover page (these pictures have a story I'll tell sometime soon).
Week 1 spread
Week 1 - left side
Week 1 - right side
In case you're interested, I am using the Project Life Olive digital kit and binder, Emily Merritt's This Week cards for my week-in-review, Gina Miller's Basic Kraft paper for the background, and then a variety of other mish-mashed elements and journaling cards (alot of Ali Edwards and Cathy Zielske brushes are in my stash). While I would really like to do hybrid (which means print out the individual pictures/cards and use the fun page protectors), I know myself well enough to know that I would never, ever, ever actually go to all the extra trouble of printing out individual pieces and then compiling it together so I will be printing these as a 12x12 page as usual.
For inspiration, I used several designers who kept things simple since that was the most important thing to me: Emily Merritt, Cathy Zielske, Jennifer Woodbury, and Jessica Sprague to name a few. Here's to letting go of the comparison game and just document our family's memories with no pressure. ;)
And because it didn't seem right to not include my finished pages for 2012, here are the final installments.