I started on Tartan Day, and wore my clan kilt with pride! My family are Wallace's on my maternal grandmother's side. And yes, that's the Wallace of Braveheart fame. And yes, I do wear my kilt in the traditional way.
Then I tried to take a serious picture, but ended up smirking instead.
A self portrait on the third day found me needing a haircut and beard trim.
Which I did, and documented the next day.
Watching the Sweet Pea watch the Mickey Mouse Club when I realized I needed a shot. Later this evening, my Sweet Pea would develop the hives that broke my heart to see. But she's a toughie and even while all itchy and miserable still snuggled up to me and giggled sometimes.
In the shop. I'd like to have more time like this in the future.
And after a good 2 mile run. The running is getting better, and I fully expect to be able to run the 5K's that finish the sprint triathlons I'm doing this season. Speaking of which, I got a nice write up as a "featured triathlete" on the Triathanewbie.com website.
So, challenge completed. I realize it isn't a huge deal. But even small accomplishments are something to celebrate. Never forget that.
On to the dreams. I filed the above pictures under the name "Seven Days". I think this led to the dream I had the next night. I was sitting at a small table in my front yard. The kiddos were playing in the yard, and I was taking pictures of a sandwich on the table. That's right. A sandwich. I was confused for a bit, as I often am in dreams where random and bizarre events are unfolding. But then it hit me. I was taking a picture to finish off a project I was working on.
Instantly I was on my computer, finishing the first of the "Seven Days" projects. It was called "Seven Sandwiches: Sandwiches to Delight and Inspire." In this project I had created, photographed and written about a sandwich for each day of the week. This of course included ingredients and recipes, and how they tasted. In my dream I recall that every sandwich was delightful and inspiring, hence the title. Very tasty.
When I woke up, I chuckled to myself about how silly such a project would be. Who needs to know about my favorite PBJ, or how to make grilled cheese. But the more I woke up, the more I wondered why not do a seven sandwich project? I also remembered from the dream that this was just the first of the Seven Days Projects. Soon the dream turned into a challenge. Another challenge I'll extend to you, dear reader.
I'm going to start a Seven Day Project Challenge. The first, of course, being Seven Sandwiches to Delight and Inspire. Here are the rules... It doesn't have to be seven consecutive days. It doesn't have to be every week. That would burn me out fast. But for a Seven Days project, choose a project and finish it within a set time. A month, for example. Or maybe two or three weeks. But it has to cover seven days, and include seven "things". You can even do one every couple of months if you want. Or just commit to doing ONE this year!
Some of my future projects might include: Seven Days of Birds in My Front Yard - A Photo Essay. Or Seven Days of Triathlon Workouts for the Couch Potato. Or maybe Seven Days of Supper - A Week of Tasty Meals for Families.
What suggestions do you have for me to do in the future? Be creative. I may just accept YOUR challenge! Or better yet, come play along with me. Do a Seven Day Project of your own, and we'll put them all together into a book, publish it, go on Oprah before she retires, and spend the royalties we get on a vacation to find the Worlds Best Sandwiches! Whaddaya say!?! Are you up for Seven Days?
Life is Good, folks. Let's do something with it, shall we?
UPDATE: I started a blog for the Seven Day Project challenge... you can find it here.