Wednesday, September 23, 2009

I let a week slip by without posting... dang California and its cornucopia of delights! I am not here to linger tonight... Just to say hi. Check in. I promise a more visual post tomorrow. For now, a freewrite of randomness:

Trip Report: We got home on Monday night late, and we are all still recovering. Noah has been sleeping almost three extra hours each day to make up for lost sleep from the trip. It has been amazing to witness. As for CA, it was an INCREDIBLE trip. I cannot say enough about what a perfect vacation it was. Holy cow. The people, the places, the food, the synergy, the karma, the smooth transitions.... It was remarkably easy to relax and just enjoy being somewhere else. I LOVED it. Photos to come. Really.

Tonight: I have been back in the work groove, editing a baby session and sorting a senior session. I watched some of Season 2 of The Tudors (love!), and drank a Fitz's Orange Cream Soda. Joe was evil and bought Double Stuf Oreos (my Achilles heel of junk food), so I also got to have a few (or a million) of those to fuel my work.

Things I have been doing in addition to work since returning:
WIC appointment, dishes, recovering, reading (I'm reading The Time Traveler's Wife. LOVED the film, and I am loving the book!), babysitting (I got to go babysit a friend's two kiddos today. It felt so good to be able to do something for someone else... :)), making art, baby photo session, emailing for work and for pleasure, phone chats with Beckie/Mel/Mom/Steven/Kirsti ( ya miss me? Call me!), unpacking, avoiding the piles still left to deal with, enjoying the tinge of color to the September trees, smooching Joe....

Things I should do the rest of this week: Finish ATC cards. Find or buy pinking shears. Post MC Dr apt (ugh), temple, Beckie/Mom/Dad visit, finish two more sessions, photograph a family session, grocery shopping, put away rest of stuff, take out a BIG trash/goodwill load, Morning Art with Noah, package two print orders, haircut (?), blog with PHOTOS, etc. etc....

What I am going to do now: turn off this computer, brush teeth, change into jammies, pop a piece of Trident (yes, I sleep with gum in my mouth. It is weird. I know. But I love it.) , plug in my cell phone, read some "TTW" (see above), curl up on my right side, sleep....

Til later.... Adios!


  1. You don't ever worry about choking? I like the Tudors as well. I think the guys are extremely good looking. Allison got me to read Time Traveler's Wife, and I almost don't want to see the movie. I am glad that you had a good trip and I look forward to pics. By the way, what kind of camera do you have?

  2. Thanks again for watching the kids on such SHORT notice. It was heaven to not have to chase them around an uppity store. Also, I've got pinking shears if you want to borrow them...

  3. Wow, it sounds like life is looking up and that you are being highly efficient! I'm so glad! I am currently reading The Time Traveler's Wife as well (just started it), but I haven't seen the movie yet. I'd like to watch it when I'm done with the book. As for The Tudors, I got obsessed with that era b/c I read Phillipa Gregory's novel series about them, and I wanted to watch the show but was accosted by nudity 5 minutes into the first episode and very sadly turned it off. Was that a fluke that I should ignore and keep watching? (Gosh I hope so!)

  4. I am reading TTW, too! Would love to chat about it!!!!! Haven't seen the flick though.

    Glad you had a great trip!

  5. While I love your photos, I also love your writing, Emily. This was a fun post to read. I am so glad the trip went well and that you are now getting a few extra hours from Noah for your many lists of cool things to accomplish. Next time you are coming in the area, we'd love to see you guys!

  6. So, do you just spit the gum out in the morning? I am perplexed.

  7. I have been intrigued by The Tudors, mostly because my dream man (Jeremy Northam) is in it- but it has always seemed a little risque... is that the case? What is the show like?

    I'm glad you had a simply delightful time in CA- that's exactly how vacations should be- not stressful, not crammed more full that what you can handle- just fun and delightful.

    Now, welcome home to fall! :)

  8. Anonymous1:53 PM

    WIC appointment?!? After reading your blog I didn't expect that. I don;t know why.

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