Saturday, January 5, 2013

Frozen Feet

The other day I posted my 2013 goal list. Usually I post that sort of thing on January 1st, but this year I was a little busy. My whole family (sans Scooter) spent New Years Day helping me with a photoshoot for The Book. We drove an hour to go to a cold, windy beach where there were a surprisingly large amount of people. Turns out that if you haul a really large chest across a beach, people don't even try to pretend they aren't staring.

I stepped in mud that I later realized smelled a bit too similar to poo. You can see it in the photo below. And everyone's feet went numb in 15 minutes or less. My brother and I started having "I can't feel my feet from this point" (insert pointing to numb part of the foot) contests. I think I "won." But in this kind of contest, no one really is a winner. 

I'm pretty lucky to have a family that is willing to help me out. (And if they aren't willing, Mum has no problem "motivating" the unwilling party.)

Afterwards we cranked up the heater in the car to help thaw our feet. There is nothing like misery to promote family bonding.


Overall it was a really great way to spend New Years Day. And I'm just that much closer to being done with The Book.

6 comments :

Pumpkin said...

Ah yes, I'm very familiar with family bonding centered in misery, I'm currently thinking of a october where my mother took us on a midnight graveyard tour in Sleepy Hollow. It was really interesting at first, but then it got later and colder...you get the picture. But it means a lot that you have a family so excited about your projects! I'm guessing that the photos turned out perfectly. Of course I'm always excited to hear more about the Book, you know that : )

Alicia Landi said...

I want to hear more, too! I came to your blog a little late and might have missed any details you might have dropped about it...

Andi G said...

This is such a wonderful post. Love how your family all comes together to help with your photoshoot.
The "mud" issue, made me bust out laughing.

fern1knits said...

Looks like a beautiful place for a photoshoot! I'm rather envious that you live so close to the ocean.

Alina Sayre said...

Ooh, awesome! This photoshoot already looks like it turned out well :) I hope everyone's feet are back to normal now...

José said...

Oh my..my feet already froze when thinking about it... Big ups to your family ! And yes, you did it.. ; got me ever curiouser and curiouser about the book ;)

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