May 31, 2015 - Sunday
Today some more family came over to help me finish up moving. Today wasn't nearly as exhausting but yesterday and today really have taken a toll on my feet and hands. We had dinner at a Mexican restaurant nearby. I had a beer with dinner and when I got home I thought it would be good to have another.
May 30, 2015 - Saturday
Some family came over to help me get rid of a bunch of old stuff and to move my stuff to my new place. My arthritis was being pretty cooperative considering how much I was on my feet. Still by the end of the day, I stopped at Braum's to get a Coke and a snack for Grace. She's seems to be adjusting to our new place.
May 29, 2015 - Friday
I was off the last couple of day getting stuff done so I'll be ready to move tomorrow. Today I was craving something a little spicy. These are so good.
May 28, 2015 - Thursday
After splitting up with my wife almost exactly 10 years ago I got my own apartment for Riley and I. We didn't take much of anything from the house. Our first meal was from Eatzi's. I ate from the bowl and Riley used the lid. We went to Ikea the next day. This reminded me of that first meal in my apartment.
May 27, 2015 - Wednesday
I was going through my closet. I forgot I had quite the collection of Riley's old soccer jerseys. Her birthday is July 7th.
May 26, 2015 - Tuesday
This is the 4th day I've missed this year. I was so busy getting ready for my move this weekend it never crossed my mind to take a photo.
May 25, 2015 - Monday
I started moving stuff to my new little place today in spite of the rain. Downsizing has been nice. The amount of stuff I'm getting rid of is so liberating. This is the first time I'm moving into a place without Riley. I'm growing up so fast.
May 24, 2015 - Sunday
I had the family out for one last big family breakfast before I move out of this house. They helped so much with some yard work and packing. It's a great headstart for tomorrow. I had leftovers for dinner.
May 23, 2015 - Saturday
I went out to see the family and find out that my niece is having a baby girl. It was a fun party. On the way home I had to reroute because of an accident through some back roads I haven't been on before. I lot of the small bridges in the area were almost flooded over the roads.
May 22, 2015 - Friday
I found this stuck to the carpet on the way out to my car this afternoon. I picked it up and took this in my car.
May 21, 2015 - Thursday
I stopped by the grocery store on the way home today to pick up a prescription. I couldn't think of what to make for dinner and as I was wondering around I passed the meat counter. This turned out really good.
May 20, 2015 - Wednesday
I know this is the third photo I've posted of the magnolia tree, but it's right outside my bathroom window and the sun was hitting this one just right. Maybe it's a sign that I should find a day that's not raining (good luck with that) and go spend it outside in the sun.
May 19, 2015 - Tuesday
In addition to picking up graham crackers yesterday I got some fresh cherries. I love them when they're still cold out of the fridge. I have a friend who told me she'd make me a fresh cherry pie when they come into season. I think I should be getting some pie soon. Fingers crossed.
May 18, 2015 - Monday
So looking back at recent photos the few that I'm adding now, I considered trying to do a week of only food photos. Come on let's face it I love to eat. Most evenings after dinner I crave something sweet. I know better than to eat cake everyday, but a few graham crackers and a little milk can't be that bad.
May 17, 2015 - Sunday
I still had tomatoes and mushrooms left from the meals I've prepared the last few days. I picked up potatoes yesterday too so you know I had to make one of these. I'm finally feeling like cooking again. Now I have breakfast for the next few days too.
May 16, 2015 - Saturday
I took the salad I made Thursday night to work with me on Friday and shared it with the office. I still had some left over that I had for lunch today. I sliced the remaining strawberries and put them in a container in the fridge with a little bit of sugar. Tomorrow I'm going to get some Frosted Flakes and milk.
May 15, 2015 - Friday
I stopped by the grocery store on my way home after work. I have a bunch of tomatoes still to use so I made this dish again. This time I added mushrooms to it. I love that this is such a quick and easy meal to prepare and I have a couple of servings left for lunches.
May 14, 2015 - Thursday
I did some grocery shopping on the way home from work today. I got home and made this big salad again. I love this salad but by the time it's gone I'm done eating salad for a while.
May 13, 2015 - Wednesday
The rain died down for a moment when I got home. I went out to my backyard to check out the flooding. It's not really flooded but the ground is saturated and beginning to pool in some places. I know I took a photo of these the other day, but I thought this turned out nice too.
May 12, 2015 - Tuesday
I have a friend that I haven't seen in a long time. She flew into town so a few of us got together for dinner and drinks at another mutual friend's place, the Dallas Grilled Cheese Co. We all used to work together and it was good to get caught up over some good food and a few drinks.
May 11, 2015 - Monday
After having steaks yesterday I came home with grilling on my mind. I put these in a marinade last night and grilled them for dinner. Not the best chicken I've made but it was still really good.
May 10, 2015 - Sunday
I woke to the sound of tornado sirens. In spite of the crazy weather going on, I drove out to see my parents for Mother's Day. We were going to go out to dinner, but when I got there I spent some time helping my brother do some painting. He decided to grill a bunch of steaks for all of us. It was a great dinner in. Glad I got to spend the day with family.
May 9, 2015 - Saturday
I love Grace. She's such a great, calm and well-behaved dog, but I think my friend's dog just might be my spirit animal. When I go over he runs to the couch and waits for me to sit down so we can to this while watching a movie. He has a bit of a belly too.
May 8, 2015 - Friday
I saw a quiz online that would tell you what breed of dog you are. I don't give a whole lot of stock to these things, but I thought I would check to see if Grace and I are really compatible. I guess so.
May 7, 2015 - Thursday
My nephew came over today to help me do some work at the house. With his help it didn't take too long. It's nice having family that's willing to help out. After we went to Twisted Root for a late lunch and a couple beers. I like the rare chances I get to spend time with my nieces and nephews one on one.
May 6, 2015 - Wednesday
Part of getting ready to move includes quite a bit of painting. I'll be spending a lot of quality time with this brush over the next several days.
May 5, 2015 - Tuesday
There's so much to do around the house to get ready to move. I came home from work and did quite a bit of purging. There's still so much more to go. I decided to walk over to Bobo China to get Orange Chicken to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.
May 4, 2015 - Monday
We hired a new girl that started today. We all went out to lunch to welcome her to the team. Apparently there was dog wandering around while the tiles were still drying. May the 4th be with you.
May 3, 2015 - Sunday
I was hoping I would be in my home long enough to get another good photo of the Magnolia blossoms. Now that Riley has moved away I'm downsizing. I never needed a 4 bedroom home but it was in the right area so Riley could stay in the same schools with her friends. Now that it's just me and Grace it's time to move.
May 2, 2015 - Saturday
I drove out to the country to see the family and watch The Fight. I spent the day cooking and cleaning. My new meds are really finally kicking in and I can actually get stuff accomplished. The sun was setting so I stopped to get this photo. There was a bird in the tree that you can barely see just below the horizon.
May 1, 2015 - Friday
Went out to dinner with a friend after work and as usual we went to get dessert after. We walked over to get some ice cream and this little orange tree was along the way. I have a new favorite ice cream, Ben and Jerry's Milk and Cookies in a waffle cone is just perfection.
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What was I thinking....
I don't know. I came up with the photo of the day idea because I was bored and needed something to get me motivated creatively after I got fired. I already enjoyed taking photos and knew this would force me to really open my eyes, looking for moments, subjects or anything to shoot. Some days I don't get my camera out fast enough.
I initially posted my photos as an album on Facebook to share with friends. I started in July of 2010 and went back to my b-day in June. That’s why there are only a few photos in the first month and why it starts in the middle of the year.
Being a web designer building a site just seemed like the next logical step for me after a few months. It was an opportunity to build something new that I hadn't built before and another creative project. My first iteration of the website wa in Flash, but the second time around I wanted it to be accessible on mobile devices too.
I have a couple of photography books I'm working on and this project would help feed the need for content, but more importantly, help maintain a level of creative momentum. The best part - there are NO rules. Everything is valid; the interesting, of course, the silly, because its funny (at least to me) or the mundane, just because.
I try to take a photo every day, but sometimes I don’t. Of course some days I take way more than one. Vacations and events are big occasions though I try not to post photos of family and friends. I didn’t really come to this decision until a little ways into this so you’ll see a few faces in the early months of this project.
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