The last three days have been a whirlwind. I took many, many photos. And, I am happy to report that I now have a computer and editing software in my possession to process them! Unfortunately, those things are still tightly bubble wrapped and residing in big white boxes somewhere in this chaos. So no photos yet. No photos this week, as I’m going on a “working” vacation.
Come to think of it, especially since the “work” on this vacation is shooting the photos for the wedding, I am beginning to be very nervous about my return. By which I mean, how the hell am I going to process the photos and write the corresponding blog about the kajillion photos and subjects sitting on my memory cards?!
There are at least two months of photos, and as a teaser, include (and this is not all!): 2 photo workshops; what it looks like to receive a shipment from Europe; Donna Hay’s Mint Flatbread; “Bloody Mess Crostini”; a few maternity shots; the inside page of one of my journals; a glimpse into the baby room; cacti; eclecticaustincasamania; Jonathan’s most recent MacGuyver contraption; the teaspoon in all her glory and a lizard.
Oh, and did I mention that six different folders of photos left from Europe in my “to edit” pile”? Lordie…
I really want to return from this trip and start cooking up a storm. I have all these ideas, and have a list of new small, ethnic groceries to hit up. I want to work on a writing project, which I am going to attempt an outline to on the plane to Puerto Rico this week. I want to finish the scrapbooks I have 88% done here, now that my art supplies have arrived. I want to, oh yeah, unpack and sort this ridiculous mess so that we can officially say, “We’re Here.”… “And we eat with metal silverware!” I’d like to read some baby books. I’d like to finish this stack of “to read” adult books before that baby comes. I’d like to create 2 or 3 different photography project sets that I have outlined to myself on the computer. (For instance, the scanner is here, I have a love letter in Italian that I cannot read, have never deciphered, and want to use as a “texture” to create a set of Italian cards.)
I also want to build two different photography websites; learn Spanish; open a small business; figure out what the hell the city of Austin thinks its pulling by not giving us our 200$ rebate we deserve ( I am not just going to forget people!); practice my horrible, horrible French and learn to make Ravioli by hand.
Then there are the new cool people to see again. The Taco Tour that is in the works. The cinnamon buns on Sunday mornings. The renting of a canoe. The documenting of my belly growth. The new running shoes to buy. The 5k to jog in. The dentist I so desperately need to find. The lawn furniture to buy and the BBQ’s to throw. The phone calls to keep up with, the blogs to keep up with, the snail mail letters to write on my own hand-drawn stationary. The roadtrip coming up.
Those are some of the things that I want to do when I get back. So I’m a little nervous. Because first there are these kajillion photos and blog posts to share. So you guys had better be reading out there, and inviting your friends. Starting May 1st, it’s on!