Well, if nothing else this will fill twenty-six days of posting and that is something, right? I joined the last ABC-along, but I didn't follow through and to be honest, there might be a repeat of some of the letters. Well, one at least. The idea? Post a photo (or two or three) that corresponds with a letter of the alphabet within two week time periods over the year to your blog and/or the flickr site for the "along". I went to look for my last "A" post and found two things. One, I must have signed up after the "A" weeks, as I don't have one and two, it has been two years since I swatched for Am Kamin (NO! It really cannot have been that long!). I still really want that sweater and have the yarn in the stash. But I digress. Today is for "A".
The photos are supposed to reflect the personality of the person posting them so I was torn at finding something that actually begins with "A" or choosing something about me and my family and life, then posting photos that portray the spirit of that word.
It actually feels a bit odd that I am choosing "A"ctive as my "A" word. I mean, I don't always consider myself an active person and in reality feel that I am fighting my true nature of total slug to remain active. Growing up, my parents weren't the type to take the kids out and "do" things. Any active things I did happened either on my own or with the girls scouts and friends. An active lifestyle was not something I was taught.
After this last week though, when I have been a total slug and feel like a blob, not sleeping well and feeling fidgety in my skin, I guess the inner me really is an active person. As a couple, Pete and I love to be out doing things whether it is walking, hiking, beaching it, motorcycling, excercising, we most often choose doing things over hanging around the house. I often tease Pete that he cannot just sit still and relax, but in reality, when I try it I go a little crazy.
The only downside is that I am sometimes injured, so this next photo shows a family in a surfing lesson that an ankle and back strain kept me out of. Next time.
We just keep moving, so "A" is for Active.
Three hundred fifty-eight to go. Actively posting every day.