Friday, February 13, 2009

Encyclopedia of Your Ordinary Life -W

A few years ago I had the opportunity to complete this extraordinary scrapbook album designed by CathyZ and based on the book, Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life by Amy Rosenthal. While I still haven't read the book, I love the concept of this album - a random sampling of those ordinary facts about your life [my life.] The homework involves keeping a list, A to Z, of random memories for several weeks and then gathering photos [or not] to support these memories. Love it. The album is really very simple [a la Cathy Z] and easy to put together with only two square photos per page and two to four 'definitions.' Have I said I love this album? And I want to share some of my life with you so I've committed to do just that in 2009 [keep in mind this was completed during the summer of 2007.] I'm going backwards, today I present: W


Always one of my favorite smells – damp earth and falling leaves. It’s enhanced with the brilliant colors that come along with it. We love to take long walks through nature in the fall [notice, I didn’t call it hiking…] and camping is wonderful in the fall when we can just get a little closer to it all.


Little bits of nuisance that I had on a couple of fingers and the inside of my palm while growing up. The doctor told us to put iodine on them daily and they would go away – and it worked. I later read that you could tell someone to put anything on it daily and their belief that it would go away is what makes them go away… whatever, I’m glad they’re gone.


A little morsel of fun that every life could benefit from. I enjoy having a little something whimsical in each area of my life – whether it’s the unexpected tin “Live”, “Laugh” and “Love” signs over the doors in my kitchen, my old people angels at work, or Figment sitting on my scrapbook desk to inspire my imagination!

1 comment:

Katherine said...

We named our dog "Whimsy" because we knew she would bring real whimsy to our everyday lives. Of course, DH likes to tell visitors that it's because we got her on a whim. (After planning for months for a dog! : )