By Jes • Day to day • 19 Feb 2013

Yes I’m still here!

I haven’t posted here for a few days, but I have kept up on a new daily journal practice, as well as still counting my photos and words written every day. I like where all of this is going, and I plan to keep it up!

Here is what has gone on since I last posted:

Thursday was Valentine’s day. 10 years ago John was at Fort McCoy in Wisconsin waiting order to be sent out of the country. 10 years ago it was a Friday, and I was waitressing. John had a dozen roses delivered to me at the restaurant, plus a few other surprises he planned with my mom. She would always help him carry out secret plans to surprise me with things while he was gone.

Well, this Valentine’s day was simple, but so much better than 10 years ago. Together we went to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts where you could give your favorite piece of artwork a valentine. Then we went to dinner at one of our favorite restaurants on Eat Street, and enjoyed a night out together. It was the simple act of being together that made it so much better!

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I actually dried those roses, and I still have the rose petals…10 years later!

The rest of the weekend was a blur. Things have been crazy busy at my day job and I have been working extra filling in for a sick co-worker. Of course a lot of that has caught up with me and I have come down with a nasty cold or something as well.

I am trying to rest more to get over it fast! I have a lot of work to do today, but all of it can be done on my laptop while curled up on the couch.

Daily statistics:

February 14th

Words written: 140

iPhone photos: 3

Film photos: 3

Instant film photos: 8


February 15th

Words written: 0

iPhone photos: 5


February 16th

Words written: 259

iPhone photos: 3


February 17th

Words written: 126

iPhone photos: 1


February 18th

Words written: 76

iPhone photos: 1


I am not posting my stats for today, because today is far from over yet!