The bride-to-be is a teacher. She explained that she's having a very small ceremony and would love it if I could find it in my heart to take some photos at her wedding. This woman is so sweet and nice, that I could have been scheduled for major surgery on her wedding day - and still agree to do it. So, I'm going to do something I haven't done in over a year - take photos of a wedding.
The good thing is, I'm no longer just the "photographer". I have now gotten to know her a little better, and will feel more like a guest. There will be other teachers there I know - so it should go great. I'm a little worried because I will be using a new camera that I've never used for "professional" jobs before. I'm also driving to a place that I've NEVER driven to by myself before. The drive is nothing but curves, and mountain sides, and well - to be honest, anytime I go there, the drive makes me nauseous. Today, it will just be me, myself, and my camera on the drive. *GULP*
After the wedding, I haven't decided if I'm going to come straight home and get back to work - like I should - or hang out a bit and do a little shopping - like I want to. The wedding just happens to be taking place in one of my favorite little shopping towns. Hubby and I take a few trips there each year, just to walk around and enjoy the sights. I've never been by myself - so this could be a great opportunity to do some of that stuff by myself. I always get a great work-out when I go - because the whole town is built on a hillside...so I'm walking up and then walking down. Hmm, kind of sounds like I'm trying to convince myself that I should definitely go with the shopping.
Whenever I do finally decide to bring myself home - I have to get to work. The next few weeks are going to be completely consumed with working on two big projects that I have going on for school. Looking at the calendar, I still have 5 weeks to complete them...but in school terms, I only have three. I really don't want to be working all of Thanksgiving break, and the week before - I'm taking my first "professional" trip to a conference in Little Rock. I will be gone for three days - and I will NOT be taking any homework to work on while I'm there. It's a professional trip - but it's also a break. A break that will be well deserved, well needed, and something I can't wait for.
OK, I'm going to stop here - it feels like I'm rambling, and I don't like to ramble. Everyone have a safe and enjoyable Halloween Eve. If you're taking your kiddos Trick or Treating tonight - have fun!! I will be passing on that - my kids have enough junk in the house, and I don't need anymore. I know - I'm a mean momma - but really, I can walk into Wal-Mart on Monday and pick up a bag of candy for each kid - 50% off what I'd pay for it today....and it doesn't require anything more than the drive to Wal-Mart. They'll be happy, I'll be happy...now that's what I'm talking about!!
"Life is like a box of chocolates - and I'm a chocoholic!!"
Till next time. ;)