Since I started blogging my obsession with taking photos of everything has got worse – I’m rarely without a camera these days and my poor kids are used to me taking photos of everything that we do or making them do something again as I didn’t get a good picture the first time. Even the poor puppy is used to me pointing the camera at him everytime he does something cute, although he’s not as willing to do something again for me just for the sake of a good picture!
I take so many photos that I rarely have time to organise them into any sort of order, all I do is transfer them to my laptop and store them in folders according to the month they were taken. Every six months of so, I have a mammoth photo sorting afternoon/day/week where I go through all of the photos and delete the ones where I have 20 of practically the same image and the ones that are just of my finger over the lens or other similar disasters and I transfer the rest to a memory stick, to be stored safely in my memory stick box.
The last time I did this was at the end of the school holidays, so I’ve built up quite a collection of photos on my laptop since then – the annual back to school picture, Miss Frugal’s birthday party, trips out and just general fun at home. Which is why I’m gutted that my netbook has died and taken all of these photos with it! I can’t believe I knew it was on it’s way out but I never thought to transfer the photos over and now I’ve lost them all. I know you might think I’m being a bit over dramatic but even though the pictures I take aren’t brilliant, they all record a moment, they’re like a snapshot of a memory and I have a box filled with memory sticks that are filled with happy memories and that makes me happy to know that they’re all there, in one place. And just in case you didn’t already think I was a sad case, I keep my memory stick box in a wicker basket near the front door so if ever there was a fire or something, I could grab it on the way out (I bet you’re laughing at me now ;-))
So, what have you learned form this sad little story? If you’ve learned that you need to back up your photos more often than I do then my job here is done. If, on the other hand, you’ve learned that I’m just a sad little person who is photo obsessed, then just move along and forget you were ever here….
I considered making this post a photo-less post as I am photo-less now but I decided to randomly share last year’s back to school photo again. This was back to school daddy style as I was at work on the morning they went back: