Tuesday Thoughts – 2009
Precaffeinated ramblings for old times’ sake.
I haven’t written a Tuesday Thoughts post since last year, and long ago since November at that. Since Election Day there’s been a flurry of things happening etting ready for the wintry holidays Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and post-holiday decompression.
For anyone who hasn’t seen him in person so far this year, Adrian is walking. He’s got 10+ steps in a row down just fine and loves every step of mobility. We’re planning his first birthday party for the big event in under a month! We’ve got some mega snowstorm on the way and it was in the middle of a good snow-in that we met our little boy for the first time last year.
In the Home Office we’re (I’m) in full-speed ahead Album Design mode. Been making up books all over the place. Creativity is a wonderful thing when I can harness it to Photoshop for a while. The previous two posts have a very cool fine art Wedding Album design and Senior portrait session book. We’ll be incorporating new album styles this year too.
We spent a good portion of the weekend with some of the friends I’ve known the longest, the Jelinski family. The boys and I used to hang out what seems at least once a week when I was a kid. Life, family, kids and work sure gets you busy these days, and I hadn’t caught up with them much since my sister’s wedding in early 2007. But walking into their parents house it was like I visited just minutes ago.
Too cool to see two guys I played with when I was a single-digit aged kid now have kids of their own too. Jon was home on leave from the Army and the family had a big get together extended Christmas celebration. I made sure to take a camera (and lights, stands, umbrellas, flashes that I lug when I know I’ll use them) to photograph 4 generations of Jelinski boys together.
– Post caffeine –
While it’s not quite a blizzard as forecast it has been snowing quite a bit this last week. I just dug out the cars and shoveled out a walkway. There’s a good 1-foot-deep trench from cars to front door. A neighbor with a snow blower is friends with the neighbor we share a walkway with and excavated our sidewalk for us over the weekend. The neighbor on the other side hasn’t been out to shovel and had a good 8″ drift covering his walkway. Since our walk was cleaned for us I paid it forward and cleaned his so it’ll be walkable when he’s home from work. I really do enjoy the neighbors I have here, even if we all mostly keep to ourselves.
Crocheting is the new fad among my friends it seems. When Adrian was born a friend and an aunt had both made us baby blankets for him, and we use them daily if not hourly while sitting with him for feedings (when he sits still). Yesterday Justin came by to have a stupid humor movie afternoon and watch help me clean the office and brought yarn and his heavy blanket in the making. That cozy blanket would be a welcome and warm addition to these cold Indiana days we’ve been having. Twisting yarn seems to take the mind off daily life for a while, plus the satisfaction of making something is something I’ve always found rewarding.
Seems the cloud of white-out snow that was attempting to undo my shoveling progress has lifted, and errands are still waiting. Out into the wild white wonder I go.
Stay safe, and from all of us at Possum Lodge, keep your stick on the ice.