So Here's My Life

The things we make,
the food we eat and
the shenanigans in between.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

I'm done!

Last night we watched, "I Am Legend". I don't know what I think of that movie. It was kind of good, but kind of creepy too. I sat huddled next to Joel for the vast majority of the movie, because I was so nervous. I also held his hand for moral support. I had a hard time sleeping because all I could think of was those Zombie people in the movie...all night long. I kept dreaming that I was constantly hiding or running away from something...I guess those images were pretty vivid and are hard to get out of your least for me. I don't know why I put myself through that to watch a movie....

Today at work, I had to help a woman who spoke Spanish only. No English. I know some Spanish, and I can usually communicate enough to get the point across...but I don't now how to say something like, "You get six different poses, and up to three different backgrounds. How many poses do you want to be in? What about your girls? Our safety policy is...." my Spanish vocabulary is limited in those areas. So today with only half of a thought, I meant to ask her (in Spanish of course) "How old is your daughter?" but instead I accidentally asked her, "How much does your daughter cost??" LOL!! OMG!!! I laughed so hard when I realized what I said. I laughed until I almost cried. I'm still laughing as I'm typing this. Fortunately the mother laughed as well.

And finally I would like you guys to all know that I am finally finished with my website!!!! Yay! Yay! YAY!!! I'm so excited. So go and check it out -

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Something new

Because I haven't put up any pictures in a while....

I took this last week. I read an article about how to shoot butterflies in a Popular Photography Magazine. I noticed butterflies outside my window fluttering around a blooming bush a couple of days later, and I put my newfound knowledge to work. I don't know if it will get accepted to iStock, where I sell my pictures (i think only about 1/3 of the photos I submit get accepted), but it's ok, because I love this picture anyway.

So speaking of photography, I have 2 things to share:
1. My website should be done in a matter of days. I'm really excited to share it with you guys. So hopefully everything will go smoothly, and these final little details on the website will be ironed out. I'm really anxious to show everyone my work.
2. I had this amazing realization a couple of days ago that God really does have our best interest in mind. (of course I know that, but I saw it again) When we first moved out here, my goal was to pursue photography. Soon after we were unpacked and settled in, I did a Google search to locate all the photographers in the area. I picked up the phone and went down the list, calling them and asking them for a job. I had little luck...but I did have interest from one photographer. When I talked to him on the phone, he said, "Hey, baby!" Yeah, it was a little weird. I felt a red flag internally, but he wanted to see my portfolio. So I started to work on it. But I couldn't get that nagging feeling out of my heart - "This is not the type of person you want to be working for." I talked to Joel. I talked to my mom. I talked to some friends. I got the same response from everyone - don't work for him. Leave this situation alone. I knew in my heart that I shouldn't pursue this opportunity. God had made it quite clear. So I chose to let the opportunity pass. Inside I was terrified that I had blown my opportunity to learn and grow as a photographer. I feared that I wouldn't find another opportunity.

Several weeks later just by chance I stumbled on a job opening at the studio that I currently work for. This studio not only offered training but also pays me to get my certification as well. I was content with my job, but in the back of my mind I wondered where I would be if I had pursued the other opportunity with the first photographer.

A couple of weeks ago, I was on my way to work when I noticed a sign in the median between opposing lanes. It was a photographer advertising his work, in fact it was the photographer I almost pursued to get a job with. He had his website posted on the sign. So I made a note of it, and checked it out when I got home. To be really honest with you guys, after checking his site, I'm so glad I have my current job instead of a job with him. His work was sloppy. His subjects were poorly posed. His portraits were less than impressive. The only way that I know this is because the training that I have received at my current job at the studio. I'm so glad that I didn't take that job. I now know that this was the place that God wants me to be. He has made is so evident, and I definitely would not know as much as I do now, if I had taken that job with him. God is so good! And I'm so glad that I chose to listen to His voice instead of following my own and trying to make things happen on my own!!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

tax time sucks.

i'm stressed. i hate tax time in april. i don't want to talk about it. don't ask. i hate taxes. but i just want you guys to all know i hate tax time....all in favor say, "aye"

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

It's weird.

Last week I noticed one day at lunch that my tooth was hurting. It was my top, right cuspid. (the pointy one) It was sore, like when you have braces and they get tightened. I could feel my whole entire tooth all the way to the root. Maybe I had a piece of food stuck in my gums? I went home and flossed. Same results. It definitely wasn't a cavity. I didn't have the symptoms of a cavity. My tooth would get really sore for a while, and then it would stop. It was SO WIERD!!! I was concerned and so I called and set up an appointment for the dentist. I was fortunate to get in a couple of days later. They took X-rays and examined my teeth, blah blah blah and I finally tell the dentist why I came in. He listened to my explaination of symptoms, pressed on my face with two fingers where my sinuses are. Then he asked, "Does that hurt?" "Yeah, that kind of hurt." I said. Then he plainly and matter-of-factly said, "You have a sinus infection. Your tooth was hurting from the pressure from the sinus infection." WHAT??? My tooth was hurting from a sinus infection? Weird. Very weird. But not that he mentioned it, I realized that my sinuses have been hurting. (I have allergies, so I usually don't take note of that, because I have those issues so frequently) So he gave me a prescription for Amoxacillin (or however you spell it). I filled it, and have been taking it for several days now. Tomorrow will be my last dose, and you know what? My tooth stopped hurting and I feel the sinus infection has almost cleared up too. Who would have thought????

Friday, April 4, 2008

Garbage is bad.

It seems as though Joel and I only get our garbage can out to the curb for the garbage man to empty about every other week on average. We always seem to forget. It's pretty terrible. I remembered last night that the garbage was being picked up this morning, but I didn't want to go outside in the dark...and Joel was out of town. (I'm afraid of the dark. really, I am.) So this morning, I slept in (I have to work later today) and missed the garbage truck. Boo for smelly garbage not being taken from my house.

I'm too impatient right now to think of anything really interesting to blog about.