a day in pictures

Friday I took part in a challenge from my friend Joshua White. The premise was simple: take 50 pictures during the day. The actual challenge? Tougher than I thought. Here are my pictures: [caption id="attachment_699" align="aligncenter" width="262" caption="how i start my morning"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_700" align="aligncenter" width="262" caption="even Gatsby agrees: I get up too early"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_702" align="aligncenter" width="262" caption="commuting an hour to work has me doing a lot of this. "][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_703" align="aligncenter" width="262" caption="my view during the day"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_704" align="aligncenter" width="262" caption="team meeting. we were talking about how ready we are for summer. :)"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_705" align="aligncenter" width="262" caption="my next read: a borrowed book I've been wanting to check out"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_706" align="aligncenter" width="262" caption="my seniors watching "A Knight's Tale" - seriously forgot how GOOD this movie is! "][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_707" align="aligncenter" width="262" caption="queso & chips gift from the librarian = best end of week surprise"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_708" align="aligncenter" width="262" caption="my celebration of Starbuck's new frappucino happy hour"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_709" align="aligncenter" width="262" caption="this would be how many cups we had in our car....all mine. don't worry - I took them in to wash."][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_710" align="aligncenter" width="262" caption="and...I'm home. for the weekend. this means naps! "][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_711" align="aligncenter" width="262" caption="my current reading list (which is why I promised to not buy any more new books until I finish)"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_712" align="aligncenter" width="262" caption="Friday I turned in our leasing application to our new landlord. It was approved! We got ourselves a HOUSE! "][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_713" align="aligncenter" width="262" caption="favorite picture of my great grandpa joe. he made john wayne look like a pansy. "][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_714" align="aligncenter" width="262" caption="Book I'm reading now. LOVE Barbara Kingsolver. "][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_715" align="aligncenter" width="262" caption="Our sink. Definitely needed some work. "][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_716" align="aligncenter" width="262" caption="Our new luggage for Africa. Cause we're going. IN A MONTH. "][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_717" align="aligncenter" width="262" caption="Russ' cooking books. We ran out of shelf space so we used the floor in front of the fireplace. Some call it clutter. I call it creative use of space."][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_718" align="aligncenter" width="262" caption="This, however, is clutter. (but hidden behind our couch)"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_721" align="aligncenter" width="262" caption="my beloved TOMS - eventually they will serve as plant holders."][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_722" align="aligncenter" width="262" caption="my new favorite nail polish. "][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_723" align="aligncenter" width="262" caption="skeeter spray. it's a necessity in these parts. i'm certain skeeters are satan's minions. "][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_724" align="aligncenter" width="262" caption="one of the earlier drafts of my manuscript. i miss it. "][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_725" align="aligncenter" width="262" caption="Russ' record bowl. He made this in our oven. So sustainable. ;)"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_726" align="aligncenter" width="262" caption="This is the face Gatsby gives me when Russ isn't home at night. He loves him."][/caption]

**And this is when I got bored and domestic**

[caption id="attachment_727" align="aligncenter" width="262" caption="Step One: empty dishwasher"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_728" align="aligncenter" width="262" caption="Step Two: do laundry while cleaning kitchen"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_729" align="aligncenter" width="262" caption="Step Three: fill dishwasher"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_730" align="aligncenter" width="262" caption="Step Four: smile at an empty sink"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_731" align="aligncenter" width="262" caption="Step Five: enjoy a bowl of cereal (my dinner when the chef is away)"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_732" align="aligncenter" width="262" caption="Another sneak peek of Ramirez clutter"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_733" align="aligncenter" width="262" caption="...and another (sorry mom)"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_734" align="aligncenter" width="262" caption="While I shot the picture of our cluttered closet, I found empty boxes. So I decided to pack."][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_735" align="aligncenter" width="262" caption="then I found the movies I want to show my seniors "][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_736" align="aligncenter" width="262" caption="second box: books. whenever we pack, a majority of our boxes are books. we like it that way."][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_737" align="aligncenter" width="262" caption="packing = empty bookshelves"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_741" align="aligncenter" width="262" caption="my hope was to finally get to go through the latest Relevant magazine this weekend. hasn't happened yet."][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_742" align="aligncenter" width="262" caption="what I see in the morning (when I put my glasses on and it isn't still dark outside)"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_743" align="aligncenter" width="262" caption="I love scarves."][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_744" align="aligncenter" width="262" caption="Russ' beloved quilt. "][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_745" align="aligncenter" width="262" caption="Gatsby given up on me entertaining him and taken to watching for Russ to come home. Cute. "][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_746" align="aligncenter" width="262" caption="Favorite lotion."][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_747" align="aligncenter" width="262" caption="My scent. (I really just like the poofy thing)"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_748" align="aligncenter" width="262" caption="Second Wedding Anniversary Gift. I am my beloved's and he is mine. :)"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_749" align="aligncenter" width="262" caption="More clutter = our dresser."][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_750" align="aligncenter" width="262" caption="I love our bed. "][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_751" align="aligncenter" width="262" caption="Our "big kid" fan we bought awhile back. "][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_752" align="aligncenter" width="262" caption="More books. Naturally. "][/caption]

And there you have it. My 50 pictures throughout the day. As for creativity, definitely perked my eye in looking for those perfect moments. Unfortunately, some of those really, really cool things I wanted to capture on my iPhone (I used the hipstomatic app for all these pictures) occurred while I drove. Not necessarily the safest route.

Did you do the challenge? Leave a comment with a link to your pictures. I wanna see. :)

Posted on May 9, 2010 .