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13 of 365

January 14, 2009


Day 13 of 365

Only thirteen days in and I forget. Ooops.

I love this little painting my 8 yr old son made. So much so that I taped it to my refrigerator. Anyone who knows me knows that this is something that NEVER happens in my house. I like to keep the front of my appliances clutter free, the way the good lord intends them.

Lately I have felt like the faceless rower in the painting. Frantically rowing, trying to get somewhere, but only seeing where I have already been.

Kind of thinking the rowing is an awful lot of work and that maybe I should just stop and look around for awhile. Or at the very least get some longer oars that actually reach the damn water.

Posted by Chris @ 11:05 am  

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  1. exile on mom street says:

    Well, now you’ve gotten the forgetting out of the way!

    If you find a good source for extra-long oars, send the info my way. I think they may be just what I need.

  2. Jillbert says:

    The rower looks like he’s frantically paddling away from a waterfall…….lookss just like my life feels most days. :)

  3. rebecca says:

    Love the artwork — and I, too, am hard-pressed to put anything on the fridge. I caved and designated the outward side, which is now buried under various papers and masterpieces. Really enjoy your “photo-a-day” project. It has inspired me to haul my camera around with me and be more aware of everyday life around me. Thanks!

  4. Karen Sugarpants says:

    Oh I hear ya. Frame it! That’s a keeper!

  5. Keyona says:

    You may not need longer oars if the bigger than earth sun doesn’t melt you. Too cute!

  6. allmycke says:

    Need me some longer oars, me too…
    That’s why I decided to go on a short photo safari around one of our lakes today - housework, paperwork and other work be d*mned!

  7. CaliforniaGrammy says:

    I go along with Karen Sugarpants. Frame it. It’s adorable!

  8. mary anne says:

    Rowing a sport dear to my heart. Keep in mind that a rower never really sees where she’s going only where she’s been.

  9. Katie in MA says:

    I wish I had that sort of simplicity. I always make things too haaaaaard. Getting lost in the details is never as fun as it sounds. L’sigh.

  10. Heidi says:

    I’m having one of those weeks, months who am I kidding YEARS!!
    I’m hoping to make some progress this year in my life. And man the longer oars would help!! Or at least a husband that doesn’t travel 3 days aweek :)

  11. Crista says:

    OMG your last sentence made me lose it! That struck my funnybone just right. Thanks for the laugh Chris!

  12. Maddy says:

    Looks like you are about to row into a water fall. It could be worse, you could have a bucket in your hand!

  13. Kristi says:

    And perhaps not paddle upstream?

  14. robyn says:

    I never thought of that aspect of rowing - probably because I’ve only ever rowed on a machine and I can see the screen in front of me telling me how far I’ve gone!

  15. suburbancorrespondent says:

    Also, stay away from waterfalls…

  16. Monique says:

    Ohmygosh..I just took such similar photos of 2 of my grandsons..:)
    You must be rubbing off on me:)
    I took them last week..and even had them printed today!
    I would love to see photos of myself coloring at that age having had no real links to my youth since my parents passed when I was 19.
    I hope one day my grandsons see them and have a glimpse of what they meant to me.