Happy Earth Day…yesterday. Yea, I’m a little late. I took this shot last weekend when the weather was like a dream and feeling like spring…and then yesterday we had some flurries. Chicago really knows how to keep things interesting. I love the blossoming trees during this time of year…and just looking at this pic I can’t believe how big my daughter is getting! Wow!
I have a lot going on as to why my lack of posts. First, Michael and I are going after our dream to go into family photography on the side – very exciting! We already had our first photo shoot last weekend with my good friend Susan and her beautiful family. They are naturals in front of the camera. Now I’m just busy editing all these great shots. Friends were commenting how impressive it is that Michael and I can work well together, being married and all. We speak the same language with creative projects. He gets my vision when I describe the shot and then he makes it happen. We’re a good team! So I guess this makes me the art director/ coordinator / stylist / sometimes photographer / editor – I Love it! We have two more shoots lined up; this will be perfect for our portfolio on our new website, that I’m also busy building (lots and lots of code).
Secondly, tomorrow morning I am having surgery. I have chronic sinusitis and the past two months have been no fun. It became so bad that it even put me in the hospital. I actually had to have a spinal test done to make sure I didn’t get an infection in the brain – scary stuff. I’ve put off seeing a specialist for years now… silly because the real fear is what could happen if you don’t take care of it. I didn’t realize it could be so bad as to possibly cause blindness or even death! Yea, don’t mess around if you have constant sinus infections. Take it from me, you don’t want to put it on the back burner. So come Friday morning, I am putting my trust in a well renowned eyes, ears and throat specialist. I will be having my sinuses drained; I’m like a living fish bowl (my ct scan I quote, was “impressive”) and they will also be enlarging my inner nose cavity. All of this will help me feel a LOT better. The procedure doesn’t change my face in any way, but I will feel relief and no more sinus pressure…SOLD! It’s my first time having surgery, and I’m a bit nervous but I’m also calm about it…weird how these two emotions go hand in hand right now (ha!). I just feel like I’m in the right hands and this is overdue, so let’s get this ball rolling. My Aunt Janet is flying in from Miami today, and Michael’s flying back early as well from a business trip. Michael, Janet and my Mom will be helping with our baby girl. I’m so grateful for my family. I was told the recovery is pretty tolerable…so lets see. Either way, I am totally taking advantage of not having to raise a finger for a few days. I mean come on – this is a Mom VACATION!
(^^Gotta wear shades!^^ )
Last but certainly not least, Zoë is talking more than ever now. She’s just started to put together 3-4 word sentences. It’s less stressful for her to be able to communicate and of course be understood, she sure has a lot to say. She’s taken a liking towards numbers, she can count on her own to 7, and then skips ahead to 10 (pretty cute). Her new game is counting the words that she sees (why not right?!). Yesterday she pointed to her Doc McStuffins car and said, “Doctor!”. She also read part of a sign on our way to school. I was shocked with this one. She read “BO”, the rest of the word was hidden, but there it was. I was so proud of her and asked if she would buy mommy a beach house someday, being so smart. She said yes Now any word you ask her to try to say, she will give it her best shot and often says it clearly. So of course now we’re really going to have to watch our language more than ever…(lol) and wouldn’t you know it, I’ve caught myself cursing when I drop something or forget something. In fact, I hardly ever swore before. I guess it’s like telling someone not to think of the color yellow…you just can’t help but think of the color yellow!
Anyhow, I better rest up, tomorrow is a big day. The first day on the path to feeling better.