I Go Out Walkin’

DaGoddess @ 21:12

Little Dude and I went out for a walk today. All the way down to Walmart. I’d taken my pain meds just before we left. I had a couple things I simply had to pick up and I didn’t want to wait until the roommate woke up — I never know when that’ll be anyway.

The walk was rather nice. There was just enough of a chill in the air to make it feel wintry. Because of my brace, I opted to hold my coat over the walker as we progressed on our journey. Once at Walmart, we went about our business. When done, we waited for the ex to finish his shift so I could get a ride home. There was no way I could make the walk back, not with the few packages I had, nor with the bit of pain that was starting. LD helped carry the bags into the apartment, gave me a big hug and kiss, and left for his dad’s house. By this time it had started to sprinkle. We’re due a big storm soon. We’ll see.

I’m off to wrap a couple little gifts and then to watch a movie or two.

Tomorrow will be one of those days. We’ll get LD from his dad’s in the early afternoon, head over to my sister’s, enjoy a nice dinner and family time, and then perhaps, if the rain’s held off, go look at Christmas lights. My brother-in-law has said I can borrow his tripod tomorrow so I can do a few portraits whilst we’re gathered. I really want to see if I can get THE shots of my mom, my dad, both kids, maybe even my sisters. Anyone willing to sit, I want to photograph. I have an idea in my head of what I want to do…a little project, if you will. To go with something I started many years ago. Funny how that came back to mind while I was on my walk today, talking with LD.

I don’t know if it’s because I’m getting older, my parents getting older, the kids getting older, or all of the above, but I feel like I have to do this now before it’s too late.

Or maybe it’s because LD’s also shown an interest in doing this. I want to imbue in him a sense of tradition or rather to begin a tradition that he can carry on as he grows older. Maybe he and my daughter can both do this — document our family better than we’ve done the last couple of years. I never want them to forget those who love them, those who have always been there for them. Be it through photos or videos or stories or a combination thereof, I want them to have memories backed up by something more substantial. Solid proof that they come from people who love them.

I guess I should just go back to wrapping gifts and watching TV (I gave up on the movie idea for now). Too much thinking has hurt my poor little brain.


  1. That’s a lovely thought and why most people, when asked what they would grab first if there was a fire in their home, say ‘pictures’.

    Photographs are vessels of love; holding our memories and emotions for generations. It’s very important to chronicle family and friends and those bonds, both for ourselves and for those who come after us.

    You’re performing an important service for the entire family.

    So you GO, girl! :yay:

    Comment by pam — 2008/12/25 @ 06:13

  2. :hug: This is why I love you, Pam. You totally get it. Sigh.

    Comment by DaGoddess — 2008/12/25 @ 11:37

  3. LD already has a strong sense of history and continuity; I can see that through your posts regarding his compassion for and interest in veterans. This is an outgrowth of that, and hitting closer to home. You see? Your Christmas had blessings you might not have seen had it been one of material abundance. :)

    Comment by GW — 2008/12/27 @ 12:09

  4. Very true, Kimberley. As it turned out, I didn’t get that many photos done, but I did get two of the most difficult out of the way — my little sis and her husband. Hardly see them at all. Let alone in the same place, at the same time! :shock:

    Now to get the rest of the family

    Comment by DaGoddess — 2008/12/27 @ 19:43

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