365 Self-Portrait Project (week 32nd)

As for this week, nothing special has happened. I got upset a few time, angry (in-laws in the house!!!), I felt terribly tired and frustrated (not only with kids but with myself, as well). So… I would say: life as usual.

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Just goofing off with No. 1

Such a playful little creature she is.

And sometimes it is hard to keep up with her.

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Late at night I baked an apple pie. The next day we were going to visit friends and I had offered to bring something sweet.

Having said that, I’m reading a book “A tiger in the kitchen” where I have found words which couldn’t describe any better of what I feel:

Outside the kitchen, life was complicated and meandered in unpredictable and uncontrollable ways. But with my mixer in hand and two sticks of softened butter in front of me, the possibilities were thrilling and endless – and the outcome was entirely governed by me. There are few things more basic or satisfying than kneading a ball of dough or rolling one out. Having a mind than can not stay quiet, I’ve never been able to meditate without going stir-crazy. But give me a ball of dough and the not-so-distant dream of pipping hot cherry tart with a beautiful lattice weave top and a generous sprinkling of confectioners sugar, and a feeling of serenity washes over me. My mind instantly hushes.

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On Sunday we went to visit friends and had such a great time.

We came back home late at night and that’s an artsy snap while washing down my make-up.

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Monday:

Drinking lemon-cucumber water. So yummy and refreshing.

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My morning routine.

Drinking coffee first.

After that making face scrub/mask from leftover coffee grounds, honey and coconut oil.

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Do you see what I saw?!?!?

Yes.

Grey hair.

That night I pointed those two crazy looking hair to my husband and instead of saying: “oh, that’s nothing, honey, just two gray hair” he started picking through my hair and pointing out each grey string he saw… I had counted about 7!!!!

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Totally out of my comfort zone piece πŸ™‚

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Today morning, while attempting for the first time homemade pop tarts:

I came up with an idea for this week Bonnie’s theme – “container(s)”.

Explanation?

Have you ever felt like your mind is a one huge container filled with many wanted and unwanted thoughts?

Very often I feel like this container of mine is a mess. There is no order in it. It’s a labyrinth in which I get lost all the time! Β 

I feel like a hoarder who has a very hard time to clean up her container full of unnecessary things. Things that are bad, rotten or rusted… things from the past that brings nothing but bad memories and feelings. But I hold on to them.

using Bonnie’s texture “Starburst”

Photo Art Friday

Wish you all a wonderful weekend, my friends.

Chic Homeschool Mama

42 responses to “365 Self-Portrait Project (week 32nd)”

  1. Love post of your week,your pictures are amazing…thanks for joniing us at welcome to the weekend hop πŸ™‚

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  2. lol, there are a whole bunch of containers here. πŸ™‚
    Grey hair? Mine is white, looks like plastic thread. 😦

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    1. I thought about the same with the containers πŸ˜‰ but wanted to do something special for the theme.
      as for the hair mine look aweful: hard and strong like a horse fur (but much longer) ugh!!!

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  3. I love this post, so interesting and filled with amazing pictures too πŸ™‚

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  4. I love how you share your whole week in photos and little stories. It is refreshing to see inside a little bit another’s World… Thanks for stopping by and commenting Gracie in her basket. I love your perspective on Life as it is. enJOY!!

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    1. thank you for your visit.

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  5. Beautiful, I like them all, especially I like the 365/224.

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  6. I enjoy reading about your week. Well, as long as you can still count your grey hair you are in pretty good shape…

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    1. lol πŸ™‚ I wonder how many of those grey hair I can’t see, though. they are pretty hard to spot sometimes… like they are growing hidden just to pop out one day already several inches long like they grew overnight πŸ˜‰

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  7. Great pictures – and that tart looks delicious! My “container” gets very cluttered too- i suppose I am a bit of a hoarder-thank goodness for those little containers like drawers and cupboards:)

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    1. I am definitely a hoarder if it comes to my container! I guess I should invest in a few new cupboards so I can organize it more, or just lock those thoughts inside them.

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  8. At first I thought you were showcasing your breasts as containers – which they are! But it is so true that our heads are always full of ‘stuff’. I’ve spent a lifetime working at the skill of quieting my mind. When I can achieve it – it’s divine.

    Loved the cross-section glimpse into so many aspects of your life with this lovely post. Thanks so much for sharing with Photo Art Friday!

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    1. I wish I knew how to quite my mind. As for now only a warm bath works, where I put my ears under the water and where I don;t here anything what’s going out outside, just me breathing…

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      1. Oh yes!! I do this by putting using earplugs once in a while…(my children are grown) I love the sound of my heart beat- very soothing.

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  9. Love the “out of your comfort zone” photo!

    Thanks for sharing,
    Lori

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  10. Snyggt och annorlunda portrΓ€tt. Tack fΓΆr din kommentar. Ha de gott i helgen.

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  11. Love your image out of your comfort zone, and very creative on the container. See, that’s why I go to my spot to erase what is in the container! ; ) Great post!

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    1. I am not good at this kind of digital manipulation, so I am very happy that so many people like this picture.
      btw, It would be amazing to just erase a few things from my container!

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  12. I LOVE your photos! I admire you for doing what you do with this blog….great narrative to go along with the great photos.

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    1. thank you so much for such a beautiful comment!

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  13. Very interesting post this week. I enjoyed your thoughts about your “Container” and I do believe that our bodies are indeed a container of many things.
    My favorite photo from your post this week though is the one that you said was out of your comfort zone. That is really wonderful.
    Oh that pop tart does look yummy.

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    1. I do agree with you, Ida. We are a walking and thinking containers. I wish it was easier to empty that container from time to time, though

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  14. You take us through your week straight on. Your container sounds like mine used to. I think as I have gotten older stuff has started disappearing, or I just can’t see as well. LOL … That not seeing so well also helps with gray hairs and wrinkles.

    I would love some of your poptarts— but I will stick with your cucumber lemon water. Have a good week. And thanks for stopping by my place. xo teri

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    1. pop tarts were delicious! one wouldn’t hurt you so much, I think πŸ™‚
      as for the container, it would make my life a little easier not to hear or see a few things that inside it πŸ˜‰

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  15. Wonderful post. As always, I particularly love your self-portraits.

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    1. oh.. it was fun. it always is with those two little ones!

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  16. Oh that pop tart looks yummy! Busy busy week, I see, thanks for sharing. joining you from project rewind.

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    1. A little busy, yes πŸ™‚
      thanks for stopping by!

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  17. Wonderful photos!
    Love your commentary on “containers”…very thoughtful.

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  18. How do you do all that baking?!

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    1. lol… I don’t know… sometimes I feel like I am addicted to baking. In order to feel good I need to bake something πŸ™‚

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  19. Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious? Avatar
    Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious?

    Deep thoughts today!

    That mandolin slicer shot scares me…did you see my post and what I did to my thumb with one?

    I think the out of your comfort zone shot is awesome.

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    1. I know what you mean… I hurt myself many times on that darn thing, but nothing very serious like yours, just a scratch here and there… still… love the crumbs on my pie shredded like that πŸ˜‰

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