loving, reading, choosing, designing, wondering
Can you believe next week is Christmas! Crazy! Yesterday was September 1st wasn’t it?
The last couple of weeks I have been really loving working on these creative fairy portraits. I really love them, and Elisabeth really loves seeing them after I am finished. I had been thinking about adding these to my photography business for about a year now. Nikki Harrison has a wonderful workshop you can purchase and I finally did. I LOVE her photography and her workshop was awesome. So I am working on a redesign of my photography website and will be adding this type of fine art photography into the mix. I am really looking forward to see what happens with that.
I am really hoping to get caught up on my reading for school over the holidays…. AND find time to write my exam papers that are due the first week in January. I have to cram 3 courses into 2 weeks. That is a lot of reading. I am a bit disappointed that I could not spend more time on my school work. I really wanted to come out of it with good marks. Now I am just hoping to pass the first semester. Hugely disappointed about that… but yeah Life..
I have been working at choosing healthier meals for the family… and I am doing an okay job at it about 80% of the time.  The other night I made this Garlic Butter Chicken.. and it was to die for! So good. Probably my favorite thing I have made in a long time. We  had it was some roasted carrots and parsnips. They didn’t come out that great, but I felt good for making something other than pizza, and by making I mean ordering or warming up a frozen pizza. That being said, tonight’s dinner? Chicken nugget and fries.
I have a secret.. I have a very hard time with my oldest choosing her own clothes for the day. I am okay with crazy outfits.. however she either picks something not weather appropriate or… chooses something from her sisters closet which is too small. I then have to explain to her why she can’t wear what she choose, which then turns into an argument that turns in a tantrum. 4 year old tantrums are not fun. There is yelling, slamming of doors, screaming and stomping. Not worth it. I pick out her clothes each day…
And… I see I did choosing twice. Oh well.
I mentioned above that I am working on designing a new photography website. This isn’t particularly difficult, but it is time consuming. AND.. I got interrupted by the phone and can’t remember what I was going to say about that.. Moving on…
I am wondering if I will ever get enough sleep again. Going on 2 or 3 week of up a minimum 4 or 5 times a night due to either Sophie or another child. I am tired. I have reached the point where putting together a full thought in my head is difficult. I start thinking about something.. then just go blank. Then wonder what I was thinking.. the next thing you know 2 hours have passed and I have done nothing. I think I am going a bit crazy. I am so tired that I am very short with the kids. I feel bad about it, but honestly, I need a little break from them. Luckily we may just get a break tomorrow. Someone is coming to watch all the kids, and Sean and I are going to do Christmas Shopping, Dinner and  a Movie. Crossing my fingers that it actually happens this time! Also really hoping Sophie will take a bottle tomorrow.
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