you're singing janet jackson aren't you???
i'm just going to come right out and say it.
i'm a procrastinator. um, big time. always have been. always will be. this is how i roll. period.
that being said, i am feeling semi-in-control of life right now. at times it (crazy life) seems to spiral out of control rather quickly. i can't imagine why. between 3 kids, a husband, a full time career, volunteering at Church, planning vacations, preparing for summer, hosting baby showers ( hi sweet annie-banannie-greet-goddess extraordinare) NBA playoffs ( go! spurs! go!)...yea, do you get the idea? it's crazy hectic most of the time.
this week has been a bit different. even though i got slightly backlogged thanks to the major butt whoppin' phoenix put on my spurs last sunday (i was totally ready to have the series wrapped up...it would've been so much better for my week) regardless, we took care of business on tuesday thank goodness. i got a couple free nights this week to catch up and am feeling strangely calm and, dare I say, relaxed?
not only am i nearly caught up with both editing and orders I've almost completely backed up my entire hard drive...TWICE! woot! finally. after the hard drive crash over christmas i finally broke down and bought a 500gig external hard drive and i am in love w/ that baby. her name is stella. she & lola (lovely laptop) are b/f/f. awesome.
so i've been very diligent about backing up. but as all brilliant photographers know, one method of back up = inevitable ulcer and sleepless nights. however, i hate burning CD's. hate it with a bloody hot passion. so i'm getting ready to get stella & lola a new friend. in the meantime, today i forced myself to burn baby burn and i've got all but 2 clients completely burned and backed up.
also making me happy is that i'm finally letting go of some of this from my laptop. my hard drive was maxed and i knew i needed to get at least the images over 6 months old off of it. i rarely work with any images older than 3 months anyway so i needed to stop being lazy and just do it. it's hard to convince my lazy ass that if i really want an image i will have to force myself to get up and find the disc, insert it into my laptop and wait for it to load. how freakin' lazy am i people???? that's insane.
so anyway, i did it. i'm done. i'm golden.
somehow this little accomplishment has made me feel so in control! :D
plus, today i actually made it to walgreens to pick up hudson's singulair while the sun was still clearly visible! my mad dash at 9pm when i've realized he's completely out and has to take it before bed completely did NOT happen today! i totally remembered he was out and while i was there picking up a snack i put in the refill and then remembered to go back and get it 2 hours later!!!!
i forced myself to go to the post office yesterday. i don't know what it is about going to the post office or the bank but i despise doing both. is it too much to ask for a mailman to bring me stamps/packaging/coffee to my door step, wait for me to locate my address book, and then kindly take my parcels from me, all with a smile on his face, a twinkle in his eye and a casual comment about how cute my new hair cut is?
and we need to do something about the banks. direct deposit was such a monumental step in the right direction but why must we stop there? is there nothing we can do to help alleviate this whole drive to the bank to make a deposit thing? bleck.
i went to the bank yesterday before the post office. i've purchased birthday and bridal shower gifts AHEAD of time. astounding, i know. and i've made a grocery list...this in an of itself is incredible considering i'm queen of "honey, can you pick up some milk and bread at the gas station on your way home because i forgot to get it while i was at the store today."
and yes! i even got some photos of my OWN children this week. lil' miss brooklyn was all about letting me grab some shots of her before my bridal session yesterday. it was super nice out and i couldn't help but want to be outside snapping a few shots of her.
here's one of my very faves. i'll leave you with just one since it's already past midnight and i'll never be able to maintain any sense of control tomorrow if i don't get to bed NOW! :D
here's my sweet little brooklyn. i can almost see a fleeting glimpse of me....