(Copyright (c) 2011 Cynthia Shenette) This is usually one of the busiest times of year for me, so I can't believe I'm signing on for this, but NaBloPoMo here I come. I've already started out well haven't I? According to the NaBloPoMo rules I should post every day for the month of November. I've already missed November 1. That's kind of like the rest of my life, a day late an a dollar short as my dad use to say. Well, I'll try to make up for it by posting twice today.
I'm going to take NaBloPoMo and put a slightly different twist on it. I'm going to tell my entire family history, starting with my great-grandparents, with photographs over the month of November. I've been thinking about this for a while, but I never seem to get around to actually doing it. I don't really have time for it right now, but I'm going to live on the edge and step out of my comfort zone. (This is as close to the edge of anything as I am likely to get, by the way. I'm sure you know people like me--the mom who checks out the safety equipment before letting her kid join the chess club and has hand sanitizer stuffed in every pocket. Yep, that's me.)
I have hundreds, perhaps thousands of great photos and slides, and could probably post a photo a day and not run out of images to post for several years. What's the old saying, a picture tells a thousand words? Well, that's a good thing, because the text in my posts will be minimal. Think of it as 30 consecutive days of Wordless Wednesdays in story form.
So here we go. I'm going to give NaBloPoMo a shot, and barring any unforeseen circumstances (like a call from my son's school saying my kid is throwing up and to come and collect him) will post a family photo each day for November. I'm throwing caution to the wind! Next year who knows, maybe I'll push the envelope even further and try bungee jumping or sky diving! Why the possibilities are endless!
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