I'm preparing myself.
Especially because my week ahead is as busy as my weekend was.
I find it funny that I'm doing a Bible Study right now about slowing down &yet, my schedule & life seems as busy as ever. hmmm.... something there.
I'm glad I took some time on Friday to stop after work & meet up with some of my Joysters. We wanted to get a little easy coffee date together because life is busy right now & a lot of people are on vacation & missing our bible study time & one of our Joysters has a new work schedule where she's not been able to come at all to the studies on Sundays so we wanted to make sure she had some girl time still in her life....
Nothing like kicking off Friday with girlfriends just sitting & laughing & talking... & a great chai tea latte. mmmm....
I got home Friday to try & do some things around the house but got totally distracted by the storm going on outside.
I love me a good storm with beautiful storm clouds ... & cool winds... I can sit outside on my porch the entire time breathing it in.
... the dogs? Not so much.
Saturday, I ended up being up half the night with Bruno - I guess even though he cant see the storms, he felt them & he was up all night long. He was just wondering around & getting stuck in the corner of rooms & barking for rescue. I'd put him on the bed & he'd go to walk right off the edge - even over the bed railing we got for him. I ended up just sitting & rocking him at one point in the middle of the night trying to get him to sleep, just like a baby.... but Ricky got up around 5:30 & I told him, "your shift is on" & I went back to bed & was able to sleep till 9. I was beat.
I spent my morning working on some hand lettering projects - which I'm going to have a post coming up because I have a lot of questions I need some other's opinions on involving hand lettering, my knitting, the Etsy story - just a lot of questions coming....
But then it was time for me to load up & head out for a photo session - actually a double photo session.
I got to do one of my amazing bride & grooms - who I also got to do their baby's pictures & now we're here at his first birthday. I just ADOREEEEE this pair so have loved getting to spend time with them watching their family grow. There are just some couples that I just get attached with & find out how amazing they are through the years... this is one of them.
Look how cute all this stuff is momma brought for her son's cake smash pictures. Looks straight out of Pinterest. She was like, "here's this stuff, what do we do with it?" & then BAM - it was put together in like 5 minutes & I thought it looked like it was planned out for weeks. So cute.
But we did her pictures at her mom's home & while I was there, her mom had me do another session for her & her husband & other kiddos. I hadn't seen these faces since my bride & groom had gotten married - so nearly 2 years. It always warms my heart to see wedding families again.
Then it was time to head home... & not the way I came.
Back track - I HATE GPS.
When I headed to the photo session, I had the directions from my friend but I thought, I'll turn it on my GPS just to have a back up. What is the deal with GPS? It had me on every back road - at one point - SERIOUSLY, going in a circle & around a block to come to the same place I was at... & had me pass their house like 3 times. I ended up in a back street that wasn't even the NAME of the location & it kept saying, "You have reached your destination" when it clearly said I was on Maple Street & I needed something like Oak Street. SO DUMB. & in the middle of all this, I apparently hit the world's largest crater in the road & was for sure I left half of my bumper back behind me & was going to have a flat.... ANDDDDD Ricky called me in the middle of this just to say hi.
GPS is about to give me a heart attack.
Whew... needless to say, I took another way home - & it was seriously - SERIOUSLY - 3 turns to get on roads to get me home. I need to check my GPS settings to see if its set to "Most complicated scenic route EVER"
I got home & uploaded the pictures & took the time while my computer was doing all the uploading work to finish up a book I was nearing the end of.
This book was about 4 couples - 8 people ... I get so lost in a book, I legit had a card that had the characters names & how they crossed each other & all the crazy relationships.... I had this card out the entire time I was reading this book. Its how my brain works... or doesnt work I should say.
The rest of my evening was spent on edit mission....
Sunday had me up after a decent Bruno sleep night & heading to church & then to MSM Remix....
& then I had to run & pick up some more food for Bruno. We found out his skin allergies are due to yeast & that's a lot of diet that causes it. So we're on the hunt for no grain & low carb foods. I'm all about the ones that are based on natural foods. Just how we eat. It works for dogs too. We can already see a difference in Bruno's skin changing his diet.
I picked up some lunch & headed home to Ricky who was doing yard work & then it was just a busy day of bills, cutting some dog hair, editing, organizing, editing, finishing up Anne with an E (LOVE THAT NETFLIX SERIES!!!!) & then more editing.
& of course, Starbucks. Duh.
How was your weekend?