Monday, May 14, 2012

Life Goes On

I am starting to be able to breathe and relax again.  My school & teaching commitments are over (yay!) and I am trying to convince myself that things are starting to look up.  I had a long Mother's Day yesterday, but got to visit with my mom's side of the family.  Since I've moved away, I don't get to see them as much as I used to, or as much as I'd like, so it was a really nice visit.  I was enjoying the moments too much to take photos, so the only Mother's Day photos I got were these...taken with my mac photobooth program. Proof that I really do put my kids to bed every night...or at least I put Norah to bed every night (well, mostly).
 Norah loves to read (hear) Judy Moody chapter books every night before bed.  This character series has turned into her favorite, which, as a reading teacher, is really exciting for me.  We are already on Book 5, we usually read a chapter a night.  My favorite part is how she re-tells, or reads the books after I'm finished.  She'll hold the book like a big girl, as me the name of the chapter and then make up the rest of the story.  LOVE!!

My friend took these shots of me & Norah at my shop today.  I was there doing a Makeover Monday for my business blog, and I was taking lots of shots of her "afters" and Norah came in, so she took some shots of us, which thrilled me because of the lack of photos yesterday.

And, I know I'll really be back to normal & good when I feel like scrapbooking again, which will probably coincide with getting current on all of my other to-dos.  I'll keep you posted ;)

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Zoo Trip

My absence here is an indication of the activity level in my personal life...nada.  Meaning, no time for a personal life, really.  Personal as in intrapersonal.  I've been spending a lot of time with other people, but less time as an immediate family, and even less time by myself.  I need alone time.  However, I just finished up my school year, and I'm really looking forward to scheduling some me time in.  The best thing that has happened lately was getting to chaperone a 2nd grade field trip to the Pittsburgh Zoo.  This was great because I got to have a Jonah & Mommy day, which never happens.

Here are some highlights...
That's all for now, but I'm hoping to start blogging a little more frequently,and perfecting my photo collages and groupings.  Good blogging goal, right?  And, you can always check out what's going on in my professional life at my other blog.  That's always a great place for some makeup, health, skin care inspiration.  And, just this week, I even did a fashion-y Five on Friday post. Also, big changes on the horizon for my new website with an online shopping cart.  Yay!