5.05.2009

wishing...

...i could do this. it would be the perfect retreat and a much needed break. a (green) dream come true. hiking and yoga with sophie would be the icing on the cake. sigh...

i've been too busy to update much, but here's a summary of the past few weeks: rainy days at home, painting cabinets, sick child, cancelled photo field trip to brenham, disappointments, TAKS testing @ school, cancelled photo shoot, more rain, more cancellations & disapointments, child's party (which was fun)...yup, most of my plans have fallen through, however, i do have a few things to look forward to: a networking meeting with local female photographers tomorrow, an art contest i'm entering by the end of the week (not sure what i'm entering, but it's open and free), the rescheduled shoot this weekend, celtic show @ the duck with beck & adam in a couple weeks, the rescheduled brenham trip the next day (if people sign up; if not, hubby and i will go on our own and cycle through the hill country). then, i may be teaching summer school beginning june 8th if the class makes. i'm not exactly thrilled, but the pay is decent on top of my regular check. maybe i can talk the hubby into going on the green retreat after all...

this has been a poopy month and i can't help feeling smothered by everything i have to do or want to do. the demands are overwhelming. we're merely surviving right now and not enjoying life all that much because we're too busy or too tired for fun. when i have extra time, i'm torn between doing something creative, exercising or reading, but usually lack motivation or energy for either so i end up doing nonessential things, which sucks. hubby's taking classes that take up two evening's a week right now. he's majoring in biotechnology. i've been contemplating going back to school myself and possibly getting certified as a dietician, but for now am working on going commercial with my photography. there's no way we both can go to school at the same time without having a small fortune and a nanny, but we're both feeling the need to advance ourselves. recently the sb3/hb3 passed, eliminating the fine art credit required for graduation. i'm hoping with the elimination of the requirement, it will eliminate problematic students who would rather chew gum and text than make art, instead of the need to eliminate my job.

as i close, i leave you with some cute party photos...

the (40 dollar) "thomas" cake he HAD to have


monkey in his element


brenna, cute friend from preschool


you can't go wrong with bubbles and a box fan


the party's over and he's reflecting. in a super-exhausted voice he says, "mommy, i don't wanna say cheese. i just wanna be awone (alone)."

2 comments:

lacy said...

Oh I say that cake was worth every penny! SUPER CUTE! I posted a response to your question on my blog today. : )

lacy said...

ohhh that looks like a great green getaway! I shoot with a Nikon D40.

: ) It's my first digital SLR and i LOVE it!