If you have been a long time reader of Idiosyncrazies, you will remember I wrote early this year about my photo-organization. If you don’t remember or didn’t read it, here it is in all it’s angst driven glory.
I have been on a mission. A mission that has occasionally been put on the back burner but just for a short time. A mission where I take care of my photographs. Not just the older ones, oh no. I have (mostly) current shots I’ve needed to take care of as well….just needed a kick in the butt to get it done.
My grandkids albums were falling further and further behind and I promised myself that I would get current and STAY current with those. Why? Because they are growing so much faster than I dreamt they would. And, I just don’t want to see all those photo files getting larger and larger as I take more and more shots. Our last Croptoberfest was the literal kick in the butt to get me going. And I mean GOING. It has been about one month since we all gathered for our weekend of scrapbooking. During that weekend and with a tunnel vision that I now find frightening (where did that come from, pray tell?) I have managed to bring all four of my grandkid’s albums current. So current that the Halloween layout is DONE. DONE, I tell you! And I have brought our family album current to September of this year. PLUS….finished up two other family albums for those respective years.
I have completed, ordered, recieved, and put into albums 253 layouts.
If you hear the Rocky theme right now, you’re supposed to.
No, I do not sit and scrapbook day in and day out. But when the urge strikes, I tend take advantage of it. (Plus Mr. Fae was gone hunting for a full week.)
However, because of all this frenzied scrapbooking, I now have to turn to my 9 shoe boxes full of printed photos. I have been scanning them into the computer and working on some layouts this past week. Can I again tell you how much I hate Polaroids? What were we thinking? Well, not only us, but Mr. Fae’s parents as well as my parents all used that stupid type of camera. As I look deeper into these shoe boxes, I find that the Polaroids disappear in or were mixed in with more and more actual film prints in 1984-1985.
I’m working on 1981, the year our son was born. Heavy sigh.
I’m thankful that at that time of our lives, we didn’t take many photos. I wish digital photography was around at that time.
Here are a few that I’ve done featuring our baby boy..
Thanks for walking down Memory Lane with me…