February 22, 2024

In the spirit of embracing my own hummingbird nature of flitting from one thing to another, I have updated several Facebook pages this week and joined a new photo challenge group on Flickr.

I’m trying to keep my expectations realistic. My impulse is also to go after projects full speed ahead and then crash and burn a few weeks in. I know I will crash and burn. I have a full-time job, a family, friends, pets, and a lifelong relationship with sheer laziness to assure that keeping up any one project on a day-to-day basis for an entire year will be a real challenge. I obviously cannot keep up six or seven simultaneous projects on a day-to-day basis. I can, however, do a little something toward one or the other on a day-to-day basis, thus managing over time to make progress on all. Or so I tell myself…

These are the Facebook pages I plan to keep up this year:

Lucy Peanut and Friends

Happiness vs. Me

Alice in Mississippi

Paper Cranes for Peace (FB Group)

Did I mention I have a job, and this is not what I do full time?

As noted, I’m not promising to update everything every day. I intend, instead, to update something most days and everything at reasonably frequent intervals. The exception is that I do hope to make paper cranes and photograph them most days because I am trying to get to 1000 by the end of the year.

To that end, I joined a Daily Dog Challenge group on Flickr today. That should help make Lucy Peanut’s page more interesting.

My first two challenge shots for the group:

Living Vacuum

Serious Sweetness

I’d like to say I’m responsible for the staging on these, but Lucy Peanut and Jack Cat did most of the work to that end. I just recognized opportunity when I saw it. That’s basically why I’m doing this. I tend to live so far inside my own head that I have to trick myself into noticing things that are happening outside of my head. Pets and photography are two of my favorite ways to do so.

Note: The photo prop for the cupcake thief shot above did not survive for very many seconds after this image was snapped.
Note: Just in case you are judging me, I do not generally give my dog sweets.
Note: I believe Lucy Peanut can and would take me down for a sweet after eating the cupcake today.

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