Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Fall Frenzy

I'm doing my best to take the next few weeks one day at a time. See, I've got some "big" things coming up that when I start to think about them all at once I start to panic.

On Friday I have to navigate my way through Minneapolis to pick up two lenses I'm renting for a wedding on Saturday. The scariest part is having to leave a check for $2,500.00 as a damage deposit.

On Saturday I'm at the mercy of the weather God bestows on the Metro. If it's nice out I'll be able to do a senior portrait shoot in the morning and then go downtown to the same park where MY wedding pictures were taken and have the time of my life photographing a wedding with some pretty sweet equipment. If it's not nice out? I'll have to postpone the senior shoot for the third time and then photograph the wedding in the basement of the local American Legion building.

On Wednesday I'm hosting the end of the season meeting for park staff. My boss, my boss's boss, the office staff, the campground hosts, the maintenance staff will all gather here in my home to discuss the season. I'm so nervous about having the house in perfect shape for that day. It feels like I'm having 10 landlords over for lunch at once. This morning I cleaned and organized the laundry room. The breezeway is next and then I have to tackle my office which I never unpacked when we moved in almost six months ago.

The next day is Julia's 2nd birthday - her golden birthday to be exact. The pressure is on.

I get a short reprieve until October 11th when I need to have our chili contest entry ready for the Campground Chili Cook-off.

The next day is the closing of the campground as well as my church's Homecoming Sunday where I've been asked to take a group photo of the entire church. We are having people over to celebrate the end of the camping season which means I need to have a double batch of chili and a double batch of stew all ready to serve my guests right after church. Sam has requested a special cake for that day as his birthday is the following day.

Sam and Julia have school Monday morning (Sam's 4th birthday) so it's going to be tricky to squeeze in anything fun. I'm sure I'll figure something out.

Early (as in 4am) Thursday morning Brian and I are leaving for our Boundary Waters Trip. Packing for such a trip is time consuming and requires concentration. I'm glad Brian has been compiling a list of supplies for the past month. As anyone who's left their kids at home with someone else, the prep/packing is doubled due to the need to have everything set out for the kids.

I was 5 months pregnant with Julia the last time Brian and I spent a night away from home. Now we are going to be six hours away from our babies and completely unreachable for four whole days. Grandma and Grandpa will be staying with the kids here at the park so I know they are in good hands. It's just hard to know that we can't even call to check in or be contacted in case of an emergency.

Now that I've gotten all that off my chest it's time to get back to work. The breezeway is calling...


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