Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Hatching a Plan
See we don't own any movies. Or CDs. Or that many books for that matter. Well, that is not exactly true. We own a ton of stuff digitally. So, I texted my sister in law, no thanks because we can just rent that movie from Amazon Prime or watch it on Netflix. Takes up way less space electronically! ;-)
It's an odd thing, owning less. Find that morphing over into my scrapbooking too.
Early this past summer, when we were dropping the oldest off at camp and I dropped my purse in the toilet, THE MAN threw down a challenge.
We were discussing the future when the small people headed out on their own & how to pass along the digital things like for instance the trillion photos we have electronically.
I said it would be nice if there was a program that sorted all that out and also included the scrapbooking pages I made made of various events digitally.
Although he was driving, I felt a prickly hairy eye ball slide my way from across the truck.
He said, you do know the pictures are king. You just like making pretty things and working with your hands. Admit it.
I squirmed a little. Came up with a couple of defensive things I might say and then gave up.
He had promised a stop soon which included a pee break and candy bar. Since we were driving in the middle of nowhere, such things had precedence.
Meaning that despite all the pretty pages, really it all comes down to the photos.
His more recent challenge involved digitizing all my pages into electronic format. Since they take up a large cabinet and the top shelf of my closet, it seems kinda daunting.
This time not wanting a candy bar, I started throwing up road blocks like for instance not having a fancy dancy camera. THE MAN said, I will buy you whatever you want and do all the research. You probably don't need a fancy camera though...you just want one!
It's an odd concept. Making something by hand and then turning it into something digital. Can't go directly digital, the idea gives me the heebie jeebies. I really LIKE cutting up the paper and sticking down flowers...not to mention wearing glitter on my face at least daily.
However, if your dream involves riding around North & South America in an RV? Might want to wrap your brain around having less! Wish me luck.
Hatching a plan now. Starting with a micro project called Peru.