This entry is just a place holder of sorts, since I have pictures I want to share as soon as they're uploaded and I have so many stories to tell.
For now, here's the bullets.
First week off of work involved:
- a fun evening of fondue
- a night of drinking and laughing and blurry picture taking at Titletown
- a fun wine tasting party
- a couple of doctors appointments, a new direction, and a couple of surprises
- airport adventures involving my poor mom. Delayed flights, missed connections, lost baggage
- Scrap shopping and cropping with my mother, the Archivers virgin.
- CKU Chicago!!!
- Making it into the Chicago suburbs without getting lost, thanks to TomTom
- Running into old friends as well as making new ones
- Being totally inspired by some incredibly creative people
- Getting flooded out of our hotel room
- Sleeping in comfy beds with crappy pillows
- A crop night of giggling that probably drove those around us nuts
- A loooong nap on Sunday afternoon
- Catch up laundry
- Repacking because---
The trip is mainly for relaxation, but there will be some work involved. Karl and I are scheduled to shoot a couple of families and seniors while we're in the sunshine state. We'll just have to plan those around the mandatory nap time out by the pool!
Pictures soon, I promise!
Oh, and before I go... Mary Kay tagged me-- oh a month ago-- to do the seven unusual things about me thing. I'm not sure how unusual these things are, but I've waited long enough to get this done, so let's give it a go.
- I have to have one foot outside of the covers when I fall asleep. Sometime during the night I wind up tucking it back in, but I can't fall asleep without that foot peeking out.
- I'm not good at sleeping in silence. Thank goodness for the sleep timer on my tv. I don't know what I would do without background noise.
- I love brussel sprouts and asparagus, two vegetable most people hate, but I dislike celery and carrots, two common veggies people love.
- In my fifth grade yearbook I wrote that by the year 2010 I planned to be working at a law firm and playing violin for the New York philharmonic.
- My senior year in high school I was concert mistress in our orchestra. And I was labeled most likely to become a Supreme Court Justice.
- That's the same year I discovered photography and journalism-- leading me in a completely different direction.
- I still have my elementary school best friend's phone number memorized.