I assumed that when the boys took off this weekend leaving me alone that I would find my mojo and be back in the swing of things in no time.
Ummmmm, no. It didn't work.
Instead I have spent all my time trying to find pictures for a slideshow I'd like to do for hubby for our anniversary. And do you know what I've discovered? Since the advent of the digital camera none of my pictures are in one spot.
Back in the day when you had to have your film processed I would bring the pictures home and put them in albums. Easy. I knew where all my pictures were. And I was organized about it too. I made sure to put names and dates on them and stick them in an album as soon as I got home with the prints.
Now? Now I've got pictures EVERYWHERE. Some are on this computer. Some on the notebook. Some on the dead computer that I will never be able to retrieve. Some are on the work computer. Some are on FaceBook. Some are on Shutterfly.
You get the idea. So what was supposed to be a quick project has turned into two days of hunting for pictures; never mind trying to put the slideshow together.
Although, I must admit the walk down memory lane was eye-opening and sweet.
I can distinctly remember being extremely self-conscious. I can remember constantly comparing myself to others and finding myself lacking. Of course, I sometimes still do this - but not nearly as often as I did then; thank God. Apparently, I was an idiot. Looking back, I can see now what I couldn't see then. Obviously, I have traded my youth for a modicum of wisdom.
Also, looking back, I can now realize that I was a BABY when I got married! For that matter, Hubby was a baby - and he's twelve years older than me! It should be against the law to get married so young. Wait a minute . . . . that sounds like I regret getting married; which is not the case at all. I just look at how young I was and realize that in six short years Man-Child will be that age - and he will be entirely too young to get married.
All this hunting has made me realize that I need to get all my pictures in one place. I do like the option of having them online as I can then access them from any computer. But that also makes me a bit uneasy - because I remember at one point storing some on Yahoo. Then Yahoo decided it didn't want to store pictures anymore and I had to scramble to move them - luckily I finally read one of the emails they sent instead of deleting them like I usually do; otherwise those photos would have been lost forever. I'll have to do some research I suppose. I have learned my lesson about storing them solely on the computer though - should the computer die of natural causes or, in the event that someone (*cough - Man-Child - cough*) drops it - then they are lost forever. I know some of you are avid photographers - how do you keep and organize your digital photos?
I've also realized that since the "baby" was born most of the pictures are of him. Very few of just us. So this slideshow will mainly feature pictures pre-Man-Child.
You know what else I realized in my walk down memory lane? I had big hair. Really, really BIG hair.
And? I didn't have any wrinkles.