So when I set out on the 12th of June, I had my big plan of going for a neighborhood walk to take my pictures. I walked yesterday. I walked a lot; to lunch in midtown, and back, about two hours, in the rain. I did get some neighborhood pictures, but not as many as I thought I would. I just wasn't feeling it. I was a little worried as the day progressed that I wouldn't get my 12pictures, and a little disappointed. But then I started to just take pictures of all that was happening in our little home, and I did just fine. Better than fine, really. I love the moments I captured. I still feel a little disappointed in my photo walk, but I know that when I look back at my pictures in a month or two, I won't care about that. I'll be happy with the pictures I have. And the neighborhood is still there today, and (probably) will be again tomorrow, so it's not an opportunity lost forever.
So this is what I got:
While still in neighborhood mode, I got our street corner, a lovely door, (because I can never resist a colorful door), another street sign, and some veggies in Chinatown. (I would have taken more fruit and veggie shots, but I was feeling shy.) Then lunch with Dave, where I fought all my discomfort and shyness to have my picture taken (Love photoshop. My skin looks great.) In the afternoon, Max and I went to the cleaners to get his suit for his graduation(!!!). He then shined his shoes for the occasion. Sam ended up shining my shoes too, but he was such a fast little worker that all those pictures came out blurry. But, we did work together on some sewing, and while I left the room, Sam started to use the machine himself. Which is great, because I was wondering how to teach him to do that. I was actually impressed with his control of the machine.
P.S. He's making a yarmulke.
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And remember, if you didn't take your pictures yesterday, or even if you are just starting now--it's not too late..