About this photo: Self portraits are hard. They are even more difficult when you have five minutes before work to take one. However, I wanted to get this photo and the list of participants up before lunch so this is what you get!
This photo was taken in the corner of my living room. The lovely feline model is Euclid, one of Mr. Husband’s three. Of the cats he contributed to this marriage (he is responsible for 75% of them) Euclid is hands-down my favorite. Sassy, playful, pretty and quirky, there is never a dull moment when Euclid is up and moving about.
Also in the photo is my “Be Nice Or Leave” folk art. Dr. Bob, a New Orleans folk artist, gave this to me as a thank you gift. My first job as a “real” reporter was in Northport, Alabama, a small town adjacent to the famous Tuscaloosa, Alabama that positively brimmed with an overflow of ‘Bama fans (can I get a Roll Tide, y’all?) Each year I was asked to shoot photos at the Kentuck Festival in Northport, Alabama. The photo that ended up on the front page was of a delightfully eccentric older gentleman who happened to be one of Dr. Bob’s dearest friends. Dr. Bob was so tickled that I had taken this photo that he came by the newsroom to give me a piece of art.
Being a newbie and steadfast in my journalism ethics, I thanked him but refused the gift. That afternoon I stepped out to cover another story (I believe it was a hay fire – every week was a slow news week in Northport) and when I came back this piece was hanging in my cubicle. Today I still cherish this piece and keep it prominently displayed in my home as a reminder that I should always be nice, tolerant and patient. Sometimes it works. Other times… not so much!
Sitting on the mantle in a tall glass vase is the pomegranate ornament Mr. Husband and I bought this year. We decided to keep it out year round as a reminder of fertility and prosperity – two things that weigh heavily on us. The make-shift end table is a $20 antique milk jug from the Restore Habitat For Humanity Thrift Store. The $5 lamp also came from Restore. On my long list of things to do in the house is to paint thick black stripes on the shade. The yellow ruffled scarf I’m wearing is one of my sewing creations, made from a $1.50 remnant.
And yes, my legs are really that white. I’m now accepting self tanner donations and/or tickets to the tropics. 🙂
I am just tickled by how many folks are wanting to play along during this Photo Challenge! I had several questions about posting frequency. If your schedule allows a daily post, then do so! If you prefer to save all your photos up and post them once a week, then do that. If you don’t want to shoot daily but do want to play occasionally, post a photo when you feel moved. The point of this challenge is not to become grand photographers or to make our lives even crazier, but to spark a little creativity and create a welcome distraction from the stress of infertility and life. I know I need something to obsess over other than the empty state of my uterus and, based on the comments I have received, y’all do, too! So without further ado, here is our list of participants as of this morning. I’ll add to this list daily so if you want to hop on board, just leave me a comment with a link to your blog!
*This list was last updated at 2:30 p.m., March 1
- Trisha from The Elusive Second Line
- Unaffected from For We Are Bound By Symmetry
- Robin from I’m Polycystic Inside
- Chanel from Just Waiting My Turn
- April from Where Do We Go From Here?
- Bon from My Unassuming Life
- Lora from Hope Delayed
- Rice Cakes & Redemption
- Jen at Sprout
- Aub at A Long Suffering Heart
- Kasey (shoot me your blog address and I’ll add your link!)
- Annabelle at Infertility Sucks
- Peg at Que Sera Sera
- Ozifrog at Maybe Baby and the Adventures of Hub-in-Boots
- D. at Don’t Call Me Brenda
- Em at Follow Every Rainbow
- Emily at A Blanket to Keep
- (In)Fertility Unexplained
- Lisa at Hapa Hopes
- Jules at The Quest for Little Lambies