November 4, 2013 § Leave a comment
Things have been pretty hectic around here lately with winding down the old job, trying to prepare for what’s to come with the new position, and spending a little time with family and friends. CJ has been on a reading kick lately and has earned a lot of Accelerated Reader points at school. It’s so great to have a kid that actually enjoys reading. No pushing or bribing is needed….and I’m so grateful for this.
I started the new job on Wednesday – which is an odd day to start – however, I had to give a full two weeks notice at my current company and the new company needs me just as fast as they can get me. I would have loved a little time in between to mentally switch gears, but nothing I can do about it….so no sense in complaining about it. I’m looking forward to the change and certainly working less hours. Working a normal work week will seem like a part time job after the hours I was working previously.
I’m carving out some time this coming weekend for photography and I can’t wait. Ideas have been on the back burner for a little bit, but I need to get back to it. My soul is thirsty for some creativity.
However, for tonight, I’m going to make some dinner (spaghetti has been requested) and watch some more episodes of The Good Wife on Netflix (great show, if you haven’t seen it)!
Have a great week xx
October 20, 2013 § Leave a comment
I was on the hunt for some kind of sweet concoction and I came across a recipe: Mixed Berry Cobbler with Cinnamon (found here). When I was a child, my mother used to make peach cobbler all of the time and I would devour my serving along with a side of vanilla ice cream. I wasn’t in the mood for peaches today, but yearned for something a little bolder and richer and this recipe seemed perfect.
As for the berries themselves, I wanted to photograph them before I started baking and so glad I did….these blackberries are just gorgeous.
I don’t know if it’s because of my increased interest in cooking lately, but my curiosity about food photography has been aroused as well. I think I may have to continue experimenting with this as I’m finding I enjoy it quite a bit.
Now for actually making this…. I have never been much of a “baker”, we will see how this turns out!
October 12, 2013 § Leave a comment
So….it’s been a really crazy week. Work has been keeping me beyond busy – 55 hours a week busy – but I may have a new career opportunity on the horizon. I don’t want to say too much, for fear I may jinx it. I will say that if it works out, it will leave me working for 37 hours a week (!!) and this will free up so much more time to spend with CJ and to invest in creative pursuits. I really hope the position comes to fruition…because I am exhausted!
The humidity has subsided in the past couple of days and it makes me want to go out and shoot. I have a couple of ideas in mind, so I may drag CJ out this evening or tomorrow and attempt to make those happen. We shall see.
In the meantime though, a pile of laundry is staring at me, and I better get to it. A mother’s work is never done!