“Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.” – Marc Riboud
I finally got around to getting some pictures printed today. It was a little bit of an adventure.
I ordered the prints online through target.com. That part was really easy – I just had to upload the pictures I wanted to have printed, choose a Target nearby, and place the order for pick-up.
The pick-up part was where it got a little dicey.
Within thirty minutes of placing the order, Target sent me an e-mail letting me know that my pictures were ready! So, I jumped in the car and headed over the nearest Target – around a ten minute drive from my parents’ house. Unfortunately, when I walked up to the pick-up counter there were no pictures for me. Yes, wrong Target.
I ended up having to get on the highway and drive over to the other Target at the mall. It’s hard being a newbie!
Anyway, it may have taken an hour longer than I expected, but I now have pictures to put into my scrapbook!
I added new pictures to my Nyuzen 5k page and Gokayama pages:
I also started working on a few pages for my main elementary school! I worked there all four years that I was in Kurobe, so it has a really special place in my heart. Before I left, one of the teachers was so very kind and gave me a CD full of pictures of me teaching and playing with the kids. There’s even a video of me doing a presentation about Halloween!
It was so much fun to look through the first bunch that I had printed today. Unfortunately, I can’t show you the kids’ cute, smiling faces. But, here’s what I’ve got so far:
I’m trying to think of some cute little “facts” to write in the blank section towards the top of the page. Any ideas for what I can put there? So far, I’ve considered adding in the school address, student body size, and/or school crest.
I really love that last picture in particular. During my final lesson with one of my third grade classes, two of the students came to give me a packet of goodbye letters and pictures. They charged up to the front of the classroom, confident and smiling. As they went to hand me the packet, both kids froze. After a silent moment of contemplation, they both turned to their homeroom teacher and said, “What were were supposed to say again?” 🙂
Have a lovely weekend, world!