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
party?


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