day 24: my computer has not been cooperating today. I think it needs a good healthy dose of maintenance, some hard drive cleaning and maybe while I’m at it a kick in the pants. Seriously frustrating how long it took me to get the wedding I was finishing up editing today done. I should not be waiting on my computer. I listened to a lot of This American Life while working.
day 23: on Saturday I did a photo shoot with the fine folks at Access Medical in Carlsbad. They wanted some images of their employees to fancy up the website. We had a lot of fun and they are such a great group of people! Here’s one of the whole group. A handsome bunch, wouldn’t you say?
day 22: today I was trying to help explain to some friends the difference between different focal lengths and lenses, and what effect crop vs. full frame sensor has on the final images that your camera produces. I just quickly picked up whatever was closest to use as a subject for a bunch of pictures… and this was it. So this is my life… the most abundant inanimate objects in my home are toys. And highchairs 🙂 At least Mr. Potato Head was cooperative.
day 21: This week has been quite an adventure. First there’s been the whole taking care of kids while sick bit (not fun). Add to that the five days straight of rain (come on people, I live in southern California… who has ever heard of five days straight of rain here?!) AND the cherry on top? For some reason I decided that this of all weeks would be a good one to transition the kids from two naps to one. Which means they’ve been nuts all week. Cranky, crazy, and generally miserable. Yesterday I decided that maybe just because they occasionally skip one of their naps doesn’t mean they’re ready to drop it every day. So today we went back to two naps and they actually slept well at both naps. Everyone was much happier (me included) and I’m convinced that we made the right decision in going back to our old schedule. The final proof for me was when Ben came home from work and both kids were in ridiculously good moods instead of being overtired and worn out. Paul was running around like the crazy little bean he is. How can you not love this face? Especially if it’s a well rested one!
day 20: I have been compiling a list of “must do” craft projects in my head for months… since probably this summer… and one of the top of the list items was to make a “refashioned” dress for Amelia. Basically take some item of clothing and remake it into something for her. I get a lot of the ideas for things like this from blogs, I particularly like this one, but I wanted to sort of just try my own ideas for this project so I didn’t use a tutorial. I used a shirt that I got at Old Navy the other day for a whopping $1.50 so I knew if I screwed up it wasn’t with major consequences. I didn’t follow any pattern for this dress, I just kind of copied the shape and style of one she got for Christmas. It’s not quite perfect (it kind of gives her football player shoulders) BUT it took less than an hour and I know where I’d do things differently next time so for a first attempt I’m pleased 🙂
day 19: so I was NOT better yesterday. Far from it. I was so much worse, in fact, that Ben had to take the day off of work and watch the kids while I spent the day feeling miserable in bed. Not cool. Very not cool.
day 18: today I ventured out to brave the hoards of bargain hunters at Old Navy for their amazing 50% off clearance sale. Since everything that WAS on clearance (for like $3-10) was 50% off of that price today it basically meant that the whole clearance section could be had for between $1.50 and $5. Score! I actually only got two things for myself (a pair of pants and a camisole) but got LOTS of cute stuff for the babies. It’s kind of amazing how much clothing for little tiny people can cost, so getting it at $1.50 a piece is a refreshing change. All of this was only $30 AND there were also two pieces of jewelry for myself in that price that aren’t in the picture. I came home feeling very thrifty.