And then a quick change to another outfit I'd been hoarding for this session... Another one she nearly grew out of waiting for me to shoot the darn thing...
And of course, what would a Lucy session be without me revealing the truth of much of the shooting time?
Meanwhile, life has been barreling past from the time I shot these in August (and well before that--- really from the moment I turned up pregnant in May).... And it's been a real chore to just keep up with the dailiness of my life. I am managing to keep the kids fed, clothed, happy, and mostly on-time to the things we need to do.
I am (mostly) keeping up with work and clients and sessions and orders. Emails are harder, but I am trying.
I am even managing to TAKE photos of my kids and take photos of our life and make memories with my family--- making time for outings and playtime and memorable things....
I just haven't been so great at managing to get to the task of posting and reporting and telling stories and sharing... And I miss that. A LOT. I find I am a happier, more balanced girl when I have time to write my tales down. To reflect and to revisit the photos and to come to some conclusions and to realize some hidden things in the life I've been living.
And I find that for me at least, my stories really need to go hand in hand with photos to really be MY story. So the task of telling my tale is entwined with the task of culling and editing and preparing a few photos to go with it... And there I am. Waiting for the time. Which there isn't.
But meanwhile, life hasn't been bad. It's not so stressful that I am unhappy. It is just full. And constant. And the kids are both at an age where my sitting still and not directing my attention towards them doesn't work so well. So despite my lack of reflective time, I am happy. We are well.
And somehow I make time for making things with my hands, watching movies, taking naps, spending time with friends, listening to music, creating memories with my kids....
I've just not been around here much to talk about it.
So no complaints--- life is rich.
And knowing how life cycles, I bet there is a season coming soon where I'll be back to write again. I'm betting it'll coincide with winter and a newborn and the forced hibernation of life with a brand-new one.
Oh, and also my new iPhone, which has made me impossibly joyful about quick cell phone snapshots. See-- that alone will provide already-ready photo fodder for tales to come.
Love to all... have a good weekend!