What’s been up around here

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Wow, remember when I used to update here daily or almost daily? With all the other blogging I do for work I often find myself comatose in front of the TV at night instead of being able to concentrate on anything else. Let’s see, what have I missed?

Last week I went to my first PPO meeting. I had a good laugh when it was over because I had told George that this year I was just going to be a member, volunteer for things at the school (stuff like movie night, carnival, etc), and that I was not going to run for any of the executive positions.

So naturally I came home having become the secretary. Of course. It’s not a problem though, all I have to do is take notes, then type up the minutes and email them to everyone else. I tend to take notes for my own purposes anyway so it’s really an easy and natural extension for me to do it for the others too.

Things got pretty busy on Friday straight through the rest of the weekend, but it was all the good kind of busy. On Friday morning George’s dad came by and Breanna and I went with him to the school’s Terry Fox Run. They do it at the high school because they have a seriously beautiful field, and they have a big sound system so they can play music to keep the kids motivated (though they still need occasional rests since the field is HUGE).


Little runner

On the other hand, we were all pretty motivated to keep moving because it was so chilly that morning! Just like the last two times, Breanna was very eager to take part and she actually ended up running and walking more than Hayley did. As for Hayley, she had a fantastic sleep later that night because between walking to the high school, doing the run, walking back to her school, playing outside at lunch, and then having gym for final period (plus the exhaustion of school in general), she was completely wiped out.

Saturday found me packing up my camera bag with all my lenses and my flash for my very first professional photo session. That was exciting! The gospel singer that George worked with over the past couple of years needed pictures taken for his album cover, the back photo, and the CD face so I went to his church and shot a ton of different pictures. Although there were many to choose from, we immediately found the front and back cover photos and will use a black and white version of the back photo for the CD face.

CD Cover

The album is titled “Dear God” so we went with the concept of him writing a letter to God. He’s ecstatic with the results, which makes ME happy too. I can now officially add “photographer” to my resume… Yay!

On Sunday we went to the Shriner’s Circus which was a lot of fun even though it was completely insane trying to find seats inside the tent. We ended up with George and Hayley sitting on one side of the aisle and I sat on the other side with Breanna on my knee because there was no way we were going to find four seats together. Next time we’ll know to show up at least an hour early!


Excuse me while I puke...

Let me give you a lift

We had a good time though. I have mixed feelings about the circus because of the animals, but the elephants seem to be very well taken care of. I love watching the acrobatics as well, it’s so exciting to see people do all these wild flips and jumps when they make it look so easy.

(Do you see that guy in the second photo? He’s sitting on a thick rope and he freaked me out so badly that I thought I might throw up just from watching him. He swung around so high, right up to the top of the tent, and even hung by his knees and one time he dangled by one foot which was when I nearly passed out. Seriously, I’m freaking out just thinking about it. It was amazing but I’m glad it didn’t go on too long because I would have needed an EMT.)

Hayley seemed to enjoy it and I know that Breanna was very excited. She loved everything she saw, but I think the cutest moment was when three women were doing an act hanging from circles up near the top of the tent. At the end of their act, they all started spinning and glitter fell to the ground; Breanna looked at me with big eyes and an even bigger smile and shouted, “they’re fairies Mommy! They’re real fairies!”

And now it’s back to the grind. I’m sort of surprised to find out that it’s already Tuesday since it somehow still feels like it’s only Monday. That’s always a good thing, I love when the week goes by faster than normal.

Now if only I could make myself go to bed earlier, then I wouldn’t be so tired, plus the week would zoom by even more. I’ll have to work on that, but I don’t think I’ll hold my breath. It’s hard to win the fight against my night owl self – after all, it’s been winning for 35 years and counting!

Maybe I’ll just have another coffee instead.

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What’s been up around here

5 thoughts on “What’s been up around here

  • September 29, 2009 at 9:28 am

    Not to worry – your faithful readers are still here! I find that every year I do a Blogathon I get burned out for at least a couple months after it’s done. So I’m not surprised that you’ve taken an unintentional breaks from blogging!!

  • September 29, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    Coffee has yet unrecognized medicinal purposes. That’s my story and I’m sticking with it.

  • September 30, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    Congrats on the photography gig! That is wonderful!

  • September 30, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    Excellent CD picture. Did you think about everything in advance or shoot from the hip … so to speak?

  • October 1, 2009 at 3:35 am

    Some awesome photos- especially the album one! Congrats on making your hobbies your jobS! If only we could all be that lucky… 🙂

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