Week 27 (August 21 - August 27)

August 21, 2000

August 21, 2010
wire paper clip thing that looks like
Mickey Mouse, 4 hearing aid batteries
with blue circles 

August 22, 2000

August 22, 2010
Crayola logo from doing research 
on their website, dried glitter glue 
from bookmark Maya made me

August 23, 2000

August 23, 2010
2 Ghiradelli wrappers, deli ticket,
silver cap from Maya's milk at the 
grocery store, yellow piece of plastic 
with bar code 

August 24, 2000

August 24, 2010
hiking tread, sticker form box I 
bought with Mary at World Market,
small washer

August 25, 2000

August 25, 2010
Eat, Pray, Love movie ticket

August 26, 2000

August 26, 2010
clay spiral inside a ribbon and 
cellophane spiral

August 27, 2000

August 27, 2010
purple plastic bead I took of a shirt

August 2010

Week 26 (August 14 - August 20)

Week 26! I have made it half way through my yearlong blog project. People have asked what is it like to see what you did a year ago and eleven years ago every week. It is bizarre and wonderful. What I did in the year 2000 and the complexities of each postcard actually sometimes overwhelms me. I have not looked at them in at least eight years, and have not examined them so closely since I made them. I also laugh at the simplicity of what I collected in 2010. But with both, I am amazed at what I remember by just looking at the items. Even the smallest item from last year can trigger so many memories, while sometimes the objects still remain a mystery to me. I have realized how similar my patterns from last year are to this current year. The extreme detail that I recorded and saved from 2000 helps me remember my life from father back and also see reoccurring patterns. For both years it is so strange to look back on your life and remember the small crazy details. 

Sometimes I get nervous that I am not doing a collection project about this year, and therefore will not remember enough about what I am doing right now. I ultimately tell myself that I have done enough and that is not what this year is about. A lot happened to me in the years from 2001-2009 that I did not record, and I have great memories. We remember the things we need to, and sometimes even the smallest detail that may be lost in our collected consciousness, will eventually work its way out when needed. I trust that I am still collecting, even if it is not in the physical form this year. When I started this blog, I had no idea what to expect. It is much harder and rewarding than I could have imagined. It is difficult to keep up, but I am committed to finishing the project that I started. It also makes me appreciate all the small insignificant moments in life that really make us who we are.

August 14, 2000

August 14, 2010
corn husks - corn on the cob for dinner?,
balloon colored paper from a birthday

August 15, 2000

August 15, 2010
grocery list and deli tag

August 16, 2000

August 16, 2010
cut of piece of Dwight's new hockey
stick, sticker from my ceramic fettling
knife that Maya used to make clay
hockey sticks for Dwight's b-day

August 17, 2000

August 17, 2010
new paper seal from vitamins,
Rice a Roni for dinner

August 18, 2000

August 18, 2010
Pier 1 stickers from rocks that I 
bought for Dwight's b-day,
Maya's practice writing for the 
hockey sticks she made for Dwight

August 19, 2000

August 19, 2010
ribbons from Dwight's b-day presents,
1st celebration - Tommy Bahamas for lunch,
2nd celebration - Cheesecake Factory for dinner

August 20, 2000

August 20, 2010
broken barrette, spring form pen,
list for Light Rail application packet

Week 25 (August 7 - August 13)

August 7, 2000

August 7, 2010
Ghiradelli chocolate wrapper,
Mucinex wrapper - still sick

August 8, 2000

August 8, 2010
ice skating at All Tell with 
Dwight, mom, and Maya,
dinner after at the Elephant Bar

August 9, 2000

August 9, 2010
went to Children's Museum with 
Maya, Mom, and Cassi, met 
Sarah, Peri, and Kathrynne there

August 10, 2000

August 10, 2010
painted our own sculptures at As You Wish,
Maya graduated from Lobster at Hubbard
and became a Hammerhead

August 11, 2000

August 11, 2010
had lunch at Rubio's,
watched season finale of Work of Art

August 12, 2000

August 12, 2000
opened once

August 12, 2000
opened twice

August 12, 2010
elastic band - maybe found hiking,
small images from a cool website
about an artist working with crayons,
a tiny feather

August 13, 2000

August 13, 2010
pizza for dinner,
cookies for dessert

Week 24 (July 31 - August 6)

July 31, 2000

July 31, 2000
sand dollar and shells from 
beach day in San Diego

August 1, 2000

August 1, 2010
parking card from hotel,
map to where we had brunch before 
we left San Diego

August 2, 2000

August 2, 2010
Gelato Spot cup

August 3, 2000

August 3, 2000
Mucinex tablet wrapper - I had a cold,
gas receipt - $2.79/gallon

August 4, 2000

August 4, 2010
school supply list for 2nd grade

August 5, 2000

August 5, 2000 opened

August 5, 2010
summer movie tickets for 
Muppets from Space

August 6, 2000

August 6, 2010
went to lunch at Pita Jungle with 
Mom and Nina, took Maya to Chuck E.
 Cheese for Carina's birthday party