Sunday, January 2, 2011

Cleaning Up Memory Cards

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We were quiet here, yesterday. No party hangovers. No hangovers because it had been quiet at our place New Year's Eve, as well. We wished one another "Happy New Year" somewhere around Buenos Aires time, wrapped things up, and the day ended as early as usual for us. Ahh, party animals we are not. The tail end of my cold, flu, whatever, along with The Husband having a version of what is probably the same bug left us both a bit washed out at the end of 2010.

Not only was I quiet yesterday, I was downright lazy. I can't point to a single thing that I accomplished. If I were always that lazy, I wouldn't have any photos, or blog, or much of anything else for that matter. I suppose my batteries needed recharging after a brief burst of energy over a period of a few days earlier in the week. It was a crash-after-the-high episode.

On one of my more productive days, I had found some photos of Galen that I never downloaded from a memory card. This one was taken in late May soon after he became part of our lives. Of course, I love him looking all grown up now. Still, I can't help missing that round little puppy for whom everything was brand new.

While cleaning out those files, I faced the fact that I will make an exception for Galen and keep pictures that are nothing more than family snapshots. I almost never hold on to pictures that are mushy soft or hopelessly framed. I already have too many external hard drives. When it comes to photos of Galen, however, the rules change. After all, he's family, and he will never be that puppy again.


  1. Not every image needs to be "wall-worthy" - but some of them bring back better memories than some ideal shot could ever have. Clearly this shows a bit of the playfulness?

  2. Mark - So true about less than perfect photos— depending on the subject matter. This shows a side of our pup at a stage of life that I want to remember.

    Indeed, he is playful. He wants to play all day, every day. We can't keep up.

  3. Anita, it's so good to have you back, up and around again. I always love your images!

  4. Chris - Thanks. I surely did miss everyone. It's good to be back.

  5. I venture to say lazy days are a part of life. And, strange as it seems some days that start out lazy can morph into productive days and vice-versa. Our task is to be there.

    I also have images that are not "wall-worthy" but are archived because of subject or the occasion.

    I think I celebrated my New Years Eve around the same time zone you guys did. Party animals we no longer are or as you say "we will never be a puppy again." :-) Happy New Year!

  6. Monte - Thank you for the wise and lovely comment. By the time I came to the end, I had a smile on my face—with a lump in my throat.


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