We have tons of different categories happening. I am currently still working on creating albums for my 2010 wedding couples, while I am actively booking 2011 weddings. I am preparing print orders for portrait clients, while squeezing in as many outdoor fall leaf sessions while the weather is still co-operating. We are booked with commercial clients updating their business image and we are in planning mode for some goodness we have in store for 2011.
Meanwhile I am working on wrapping up some volunteer work for Y.A.N.A and putting heart into the Love for Jenn fundraiser and of course a few other projects....
I am also trying to answer some bigger questions, travel opportunities are coming my way more often and I am working to figure out how much time I can travel and still be a balanced mama who has time to take care of herself, which includes the ever-imporant Roller Derby practice with my lovely teamates at the Dodge City Rollers.
On a personal note, I am getting accustom to being a part-time single parent, as John has a job that has him away 50% of the time. I have to say, in general, it is working fairly well. I have just become a highly scheduled person who makes great use of a crock pot.
So, there's the roundup. I have been so busy posting portraits I realize that I haven't had much space on the blog for my Love List or more personal notes.
and, because I know you were really wondering how cute my dog is -
and you have probably visited Jenn's Blog (if you haven't it's a MUST read - but be prepared for some serious inspiration.)
Jen, Dave and Coady popped in to the studio last Saturday:
At the age of 28, Jenn was diagnosed with breast cancer, she fought like a rock star and kicked it. It recently metastasized to her lymphatic system. Currently there is no chemotherapy designed for the type of cancer that she has, so Jenn is seeking alternative cancer treatments.
These treatments are costly and require travel outside of the Comox Valley.
When the idea for a fund-raiser was formed we knew it would be great. But did we know that every-time we would talk about it we would get goosebumps? Seriously, the support this community offers is beyond goodness..
It's going to be a great event, with amazing auction items.
Tickets will be available tomorrow (Saturday the 9th) at Green Room and at The Freakin' Coffeeshop bright and early Tuesday morning. We imagine it will sell out quickly!
I am off to a rocket start, and then my throat starts to hurt. Lame.
Then I get this.
Please take a minute to read it: Baby Will You Love Me When I Am Bald
Jenn is a friend of mine who is taking on cancer for her second time.
Join the Love for Jenn facebook page and help us help her. It's easy.
Today I am reminded of one of my mantras
life is fluid, not linear, it isn't about you
more and more, as I live outside of myself I know and like myself better, I am more grounded.
Today, look around.
Okay, wait a minute - let's keep it real.
Today wasn't the day I expected, really, today was crappy - (sorry for the lack of linguistic elegance, I gave it some thought and this really is the best word to describe my day.)
It was a total bummer and if you asked me a hour ago I could have easily sucked you into pouting it out with me.
Now I have comfort cauliflower soup on the stove, and I plan to add lots of high fat cheese to it.
I snuck away from the family to do a little editing,because there was no flippin way this day was going to be crappy and unproductive.
So, while I was editing. I saw this. I will admit, I smiled a bit, I even felt the lower lip recede.
Then I logged into my blog and saw these two comments from Jess, whose wedding I recently blogged. Jess, is usually busy off flying a plane and the fact she made time for this was incredibly sweet and set me in a place where I could gain some perspective on the day.
Thanks for throwing a curve ball in my determination to pout today Jessica. Sending you a HUGE hug.