Monday, February 13, 2012

Self-portrait and self-updates.

Chelsey, over at the Paper Mama is doing a self-portrait challenge, and as I set up a little "studio" on Saturday and spent a long time taking pictures of my babies and then making my brother Jack take pictures of me and my babies, I just so happen to have a portrait of my self. or two.


I like that these pictures are kind of soft and pretty. I'm an angular girl, and most recent pictures of me are rather... pointy. So I think these are just perfect.

Obsessing over: Instagram. I always liked Instagram. But in the last  three or four weeks, it's become an unhealthy obsession. I especially love the connection to my fellow bloggers. I never really liked Twitter, but IG seems like the pretty-picture alternative that I needed. (You can follow me at rebeccahlouise)


Working on: Reading grown up books. I was talking to my fourteen year old brother, who just finished Animal Farm and Fahrenheit 451, and I remembered that I love to read. And I don't just love to read children's books -even though, really- I love children's books so very much. Sometimes I like to read books that stimulate me to have engaging, interesting, philosophical discussions. This week I bought East of Eden and Farewell to Arms. I will read them... as soon as I'm done reading this children's book about dragons that I'm currently engaged in.
Thinking about: Recently, all I think about is crafting. All day. I have a list a mile high of crafts and projects for when I get home. Our bed needs all new fresh pillowcases and I will make them. My quilt needs to be quilted and bound so that it can go on the bed. I need to develop the roll of Holga film that's been in the Holga since we got married, and has slowly been getting used up, so I can see if there are any pictures I want to print to go above our bed with our wedding and engagement Holga prints. I think the reason that I think about it all day long, is because I can't do ANYTHING here - craft-wise, that is. 
Anticipating: Travis. He will be here Wednesday night. WEDNESDAY NIGHT. Hurrah! Hurroo! Hurray! I miss him like mad, and I can't wait for the babies to show off all their new tricks to him.  Yesterday Micah asked for water. He asked for it with words! He said "Wawa?"
Listening to: My She and Him pandora station along with the occasional Youtube video, which is usually the Muppets (for the babies, of course... okay, and me, a little. I do love the Muppets.)
Eating: Right now? Nothing. Unless you count the ice in my water, which I can't stop from chewing. I do love me some ice. And I tend to drink huge, inordinate amounts of water - especially when I was breast feeding. So much water, that multiple people have asked me if something's wrong. "You seem to be drinking a lot of water," they say, "are you sick?"
Wishing: That my babies would sleep a little better here.  For some reason, in Montana they both feel the need to get up a couple times a night, which means that I'm getting up between 2 and 4 times every single night. Geez. I thought we were over the sleepless nights. I forgot how torturous it is not to have a full night's sleep. And my babies are whiney, too. No one likes it. But soon we'll be home.

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3 comments:

Melissa Knott said...

Both pictures are adorable, but I think I love the faces in the top one best. Good luck with the photo challenge!!

Aimee said...

Love the updates. and the self portraits. You know its actually healthy to drink a lot of water? I mean, it helps clean out our system and its so good for you, helps lose weight too. Of course you don't need that though.

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brooke said...

looove the photos, beck. also, east of eden=possibly the greatest book of all time. takes some commitment though.