the past few days...

This week has had emotional ups and downs. I am still in limbo with knowing what will happen with my job. I could be two weeks away from being unemployed or two weeks away from a new job. It's a really strange to not know what is going to happen. I have applied for the new openings that were posted and I now wait to hear if I will be given an interview. Once interviews have taken place, there is the seniority 'bumping' process that will happen- So even if I am offered something, a person who is qualified and has more years in can take my spot. Yes, government work is a little crazy like that. More than likely I won't have a solid answer until the last day of June (fiscal year)....

I can tell my mood has a strong pull on if I pick up the camera or not. If I am bummed, I have a much harder time looking through the lens. I want to change that, to find the joy. I need to find therapy in hitting the shutter...

Monday night was so beautiful. After dinner I got us all out of the house for a stroll around the neighborhood. This isn't the best photo in the world, but it was the moment I wanted to capture. All of us, even the dog out and about enjoy summer weather that has finally arrived. I love the long shadows that the evening sun has made, and the fact that O is in his under-roos and a t-shirt. He has been doing great with the potty training, I am so excited at the prospect of no more diapers for this kid.
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Fifi, at the back slider, watching her brother in the backyard.
You can't tell me that the casualness of her stance isn't adorable.
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I did a small photo-shoot for a work friend. Holding that 9lb-er was oh so bitter sweet. I played hookie from work on Wednesday. I needed the mental holiday and to focus on my photography. I also installed my new copy of Elements 9 and Lightroom. I am totally excited about this. Does anyone have any good references for books about Lightroom?  I feel a little lost in there.
Fifi also had her nine month doctor's visit in the afternoon.
She is 18lbs and 28 inches long.

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The boys played in the backyard while we ate a 'picnic' dinner on the freshly cut grass. It's a little hard to visit when four kids are running around, but we managed to catch up a bit with each other. I am so blessed to have mama's in my life who "get me".


  1. Sending you loads of positive vibes from Québec...

  2. I know it feels awful to have your future uncertain. It's like being on edge all day long. And sleeping is hard. But stay positive. Things will work out the way they're supposed to. Much love, Kyndale

  3. The dust will settle. It always does, no matter how much we try to clean it up, move it around... Come on over anytime you need to let someone else do the dusting. Or, in the boys' case, kick it up! Love you.

  4. @Dominique thank you so much Dominique, I appreciate it!

    @kyndale_pease I know there is a bigger plan in the works right now, and I do keep reminding myself that it's all "out of control", meaning out of MY control at this point. thank you.

    @Lisa Mae lubs you too lady.


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