I know. It’s been almost a month since I said, “Part 1 of 3.” I kept thinking about the next two installments, but they never happened. Never even came close! I would get on Xanga, catch up with my friends, then get off, without even opening the weblog template. I just couldn’t, for some reason. Nothing big or world-shaking. I just couldn’t get in the mood to write!
As a quick update for my missing parts 2 & 3, we had a great Christmas with ALL of my kids here, although our entire month of December was interspersed with illness. We all had something at one time or another, from the flu on down to the sniffles. Chloe Grace ended up at the emergency room on her last day here, one night at an ER in Illinois on her way home, and then spent 4 days in the hospital when she got home – dehydration cause by lack of nursing due to how bad she was feeling with the Bronchialitis she developed. Crazy!!
Dannye Reigh went home with Pamela, Will, and Chloe Grace. Pamela was having gallbladder surgery in January, so Dan went to help out, as well as prolong the visit with her sister! Of course, with Chloe spending the first four days in the hospital, Will and Dannye Reigh both getting the flu, and then Pamela’s surgery, there wasn’t much time for good visiting. So Dan is STILL in Michigan. She will be flying home late next week, and we are all ready to see her. The Texas grandkids aren’t real certain that Nee-Nee is supposed to go off this long!
On the home front, Bill and I are having a great time. I’ve enjoyed our time alone, as well as time with the grands. I had hopes of getting some big things accomplished, but not much has gotten done! I feel pretty proud of myself that I’m keeping the house fairly clean and the laundry done!
We are trying to get the photography business lined out for the year. We have had many inquiries, and quite a few appointments made. Weddings are a big part of our repertoire, and we’ve enjoyed booking some sweet couples for this new year! I love wedding photography best, even though it’s the most difficult and brings along with it the most pressure. Bill and Dannye have to deal with the pressure more, so we try to keep our wedding bookings spread out, and fill in the gaps with portrait sessions.
One thing that disturbs our photography business is Bill’s REAL job. Of course, we are ABSOLUTELY grateful for this job, but the flexibility of his former job, and then unemployment, is gone. We simply have to work around HIS schedule for the bigger photography jobs. Especially when his work takes him to NORTH DAKOTA! Yes, indeed, he had to make a haul to North Dakota, and for the first time, probably in my ENTIRE life, I was alone overnight. I don’t remember at time ever that I didn’t have a sibling or my children with me, so this was a new experience for me. It isn’t a favorite, either! But he loved it, and I know he will do it again if the occasion arises, so I may have to get used to it!!
I think I’ll get off now. I’d sure love to say I’ll write again soon. But I’d better just say
God bless your day!!