I owe replies to lots of you, and about a thousand updates. So many that it’s overwhelming, really, so I thought I might try something new.
Olive over at Insert Metaphor (I love Olive) is doing a photo challenge. I’m a bit late getting started, but I thought I’d change the rules up anyway, so no matter. My plan is to try to post photos in the order listed on the challenge, even if I can’t post them every day. And I thought I’d update you on one or two things each time I do. The photos and text won’t have anything to do with each other, really, but it might be interesting to see if they converse in some way.
Nota bene: I’m no photographer, and I use a digital point-and-shoot. I’m doing this more for the creative outlet (the quick kind as opposed to the slow slog that is my dissertation), so be kind.
Alright. Without further ado:
Day 1: Self-Portrait. Unshowered. No make-up. Life as a stay-at-home mama.
* B’s new birth certificate came. It’s a whole different form from the first one we were issued: no “mother” and “father,” just “parent” and “parent.” I am blown away by its beauty. I’m trying to decide what we should do with the original one. It’s his first birth certificate, so it seems like something we should keep, but it has one parent listed, and this little baby has never never never never never only had one parent. Which means that, in addition to being deeply painful, it’s also just factually wrong. I can’t imagine ever wanting to look at it again, and I would hate for B to see it. What would you do with it?
* School started back, but not for me. I am lucky lucky lucky to have these fellowships, but I’m more sad than I expected to be not to have new students, new texts to teach, new exhilarating conversations twice a week.