Late Night Brain Gumbo

This is an amalgam of junk to let you know what I’m up to.

10462685_10204263285481276_1989088285275678597_nBrain Gumbo.  Let’s start with the fact that I am stupid?  I’m dumb because I try to do too much.  Like all the time.  My new job requires longer hours AND some nights too.  Like three nights last week.  But I also thought it was a good idea to take on a few photo shoots, because… well, I like to do it and I like the people so win win, right?  I guess I forgot my schedule changed so everything is taking me twice as long to turn in.  Good thing for me the clients like me and that them waiting one week versus a few days isn’t so bad.  I will keep doing photos periodically through the summer, but maybe next time I won’t schedule them back to back again.

Something weird has been happening too.  For the last three nights both my husband and I have woken up in the middle of the night.  And stayed awake.  For no good reason.  So I’m constantly tired through the day.  I had a goal of running every morning but what i’ve managed to do it whine and complain and roll over and actually fall asleep while talking to my husband- every morning.  This morning a lovely friend planned on meeting me for a run at 6:15.  I faithfully set my alarm for 5:50 and promptly slept through it.  Jim woke me up at 6:11 am and asked me what time I was supposed to get up.  I don’t think I ever got out the door so fast.  I got there in 10 minutes and was able to have a great run with a friend.  The photo of the sunrise at the beach was taken from my run this morning.

Sorry it’s disjointed, remember, this is a too spicy over-cooked gumbo of my life right now.



Last weekend I did a few photo shoots.  I did a family shoot with four generations present, a little girl slumber party, a beach wedding and reception and a family session between the beach wedding and reception.  I am posting a photo from that shoot here, I like it.  It’s dreamy and whimsical.

I’ve started to read again.  It’s been so long since I’ve read anything that I can’t even remember the last book I read.  I do know that I’ve been trying to read Raven Boys for the last few months, I’ve renewed it like 3 times and never got past the first page.  However our family has decided that we need to make reading more important and I need to quiet my brain before bed.  So I’d like to happily report that I have finished chapter 1!  Yay!

What is everyone else reading?

Jim is reading something from the Mallorean series, an excellent series that takes place after the Belgariad and follows many of the same main characters.  What is the Belgariad you may ask?  This, my friend, is the series that originated the quote “I used to be an adventurer like you, then I took an arrow in the knee.” NOT Elder Scrolls or whatever.  The Belgariad was published in the early 80s so WAY before Elder Scrolls.  The book is a smarter sort of more grown up version of what Percy Jackson is… but that doesn’t even describe it.  You follow a young boy with a secret past and weird secret amazing band of friends as he pursues his destiny and fights a most horrible evil.  There is some romance, lots of magic, sword fighting, berserker viking and an evil God.  What more could you want?

Kindred is reading something new called Gods and Warriors, I’ll let you know how he likes it.

Sawyer is reading Sorcerers Stone, for those of you that have been living under a rock, and my sister Judi, this is the first Harry Potter book.

Eden is being read the book  Socks by Beverly Cleary.  So far she has found it amusing and it is time we get to have together before bed.  I realized however that our library has a very old copy with scratchy illustrations and there is an updated version with more fun and interesting drawings so I might see if I can get a newer copy.

And now it is past midnight and I’m sitting here waiting forever because Flickr keep boinking while I try to upload the photo sets from last weekend.  Clearly it hates me.  And to get back at it I’ve eaten exactly 6 cookies-the little ones you buy at the store, but still cookies all the same…. I think I just undid my entire run.

And there you have it.  Can you feel the brain cells leaving you while reading this junk?



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