ten on tuesday.

1. So, here’s the thing: today has just about done me in. And I think it’s catching. It’s only 8:30 and Brent’s been in bed for thirty minutes already.

2. Today about half a block from the Cottage a high school runner was hit by a truck. I’ve been worried about him all afternoon but this evening was thankful to read this update that indicates he may be stable.

3. One of my sweet baby plan clients came in for her six month portraits last weekend and brought her Daddy who had recently returned home from Afghanistan. What a joy it is to be present for these kinds of life moments! I sure do love this job.

4. Yesterday I was thinking how crazy it is that I have been a professional photographer for longer than I was even a teacher. In so many ways I still think of myself as being a teacher…it’s hard to believe I’m more this than that. It’s hard to put into words but I guess I just never thought I’d be 32 years old and well into a second career!

5. Yesterday we met with a home designer about a possible remodel/addition project for our house. If you have advice in that area, I’m all ears! The idea seems daunting right now but we really need one more bedroom (for visiting parents…not new babies!) and I really, really don’t want to leave this spot!

6. Well, I survived Pure Barre last week…and even went back for more on Monday. I alternated between feeling like I just might die and not feeling anything at all…which is a sure sign I’m doing it wrong. We’ll see how this works out! I’ve seen the Pure Barre junkies though so I’m all about doing what they’re doing! (I’m looking at you Rachel C.)

7. I’m about to confess something outrageous to you guys: I’m currently working on my 2008 blog book. 2008! It’s awful, I know. I’m so behind. But I think I have a system that is going to work so here’s hoping I’ll have a shiny new coffee table book (and resolve to start on the 2009 book) this time next month.

8. Did you hear that Lyn’s got a makeover? And bagels? And brioche? And french macaroons? My life has been made.

9. I may or may not have received a courtesy call from my credit card company recently confirming that I did actually make that many charges at Lyn’s and that there wasn’t, in fact, fraud on my account. In my defense, the flurry of charges in question were business related. But still, I’ll never tell.

10. I feel bad about the lack of links this week but the truth is that my heart isn’t totally into this ToT post. A string of sad news today brought me down. Next week I promise (hope!) I’ll be back at full strength!

JennyFebruary 26, 2013 - 8:12 pm

I hope that tomorrow will be a sunnier day. Take good care.

SusanFebruary 26, 2013 - 8:18 pm

Hope tomorrow is a better day! Sally, Joe and I were at the scene of the accident today, and although it certainly was scary, the teenagers and parents alike acted promptly and calmly, and you would have been proud of the strangers and passerbys who stopped to help and offered their coats for the injured runner. Silver lining?

PLUS..summer and swim team are around the corner..time for me to heckle you for your healthy food choices!

AngelaFebruary 26, 2013 - 8:22 pm

Hope tomorrow is better! My theory is that all will be much, much better once March arrives. February is gray and depressing, and I’ve totally let it get the best of me.
I haven’t yet checked out the new Lyn’s – perhaps you can give me a tour? Feel like I haven’t talked to you in ages.

AmyFebruary 26, 2013 - 9:18 pm

Well, at least one bright spot is that we got to talk! Still praying for that runner. And I have to hear your blog book strategy… I’m only slightly ahead of you on 2009!

MichelleFebruary 27, 2013 - 6:21 am

Hi, Erin. I was wondering about your blog book. I actually keep my blog up for the purpose of putting it into a book. I have completed books for three years using Blurb. Is that what you use? While I love the idea of downloading the pics and words into a book, the process takes so long because I make the books 12X12 and have to replace the photos with high res versions. Also, reality is each page needs to be edited and that takes additional time. If you use Blurb, you know what I mean. Any thoughts or recommendations on how you do your book would be greatly appreciated. The time invested is worth the pain, but I have to believe there is a better way…or a better program out there. You can’t beat Blurb’s pricing (with promotions).

Shari BarnesFebruary 27, 2013 - 7:03 am

I, too, want to hear about your blog book system. I am struggling to find a system and style that works for me. I have to admit that I have only gotten ONE book done so far. That’s sad. Only 15 more years to go. :/

CorrieFebruary 28, 2013 - 1:50 pm

I am glad the runner is stable and hope he continues to improve.

As for your house addition, can you go up? When I was in grade school my parents put an addition over the garage. It was a huge room that actually ran the entire width and depth of that side of the house–over the garage, kitchen, and dining area. Half of it was used as a family room (couch, chairs, t.v.), and the other half had a ping pong table in the middle with built in cabinets on one side running the entire length of the outside wall. It also had a cut out(?) area where there was a chair so my mom could sit and use her sewing machine. The cabinets stored games, toys, sewing supplies, and who knows what else. Anyway, if you can go up (homeowners associations might not allow this), you won’t lose any of your yard. If you place the addition above a kitchen or bathroom, then extending the plumbing should be easy.

Email me if you want more information.

Rachel ClarkMarch 1, 2013 - 11:30 am

two things….I feel super honored for the shout out on your ever popular TOT post! Woop Woop! Also, we are about to renovate our house too. Let’s chat about what y’all are doing and who you are using soon!

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