Aaaand…we’re back! The “out of office” notice has been turned off, the preschool galleries are back up for anyone who still needs to order and I’ll be spending today replying to emails and working on orders.
My break went really well. It felt quite long and yet super short at the same time. I managed to have get all of my gifts wrapped before the wee hours of Christmas Eve (which already feels like eons ago), make and eat a ton of cookies and spend time with my two best nephew buddies. My two year old nephew has discovered the power of commands so the several days I spent with him were full of “Nana (his nickname for Mandy, not Grandma!), SIT HERE,” “Nana, COME EAT,” and my favorite for whenever I was off doing something else, “Nana, GET DONE.” So, fun time with them but not exactly restful. :)
My time since then has been divided between business prep (new welcome packets! new info packet! new client management system for me! etc.) and organizing the heck out of my house. We’ve been on a several months-long project (which I have titled #projectdehoard) to get rid of STUFF and organize the stuff that remains. We are far from done but have also done so much that it’s making it easier to want to keep on going and also making it much nicer to be working from home.
And during the past three weeks, I’ve only picked up the camera twice. Once to sneak in a newborn shoot and once for the photos below which I felt compelled to do after seeing other examples online. These are soap and water bubbles which, of course, freeze in the lovely -20 degree temperatures we’ve been having lately. My patience for blowing bubbles that didn’t pop when they hit a surface wasn’t very lengthy, I admit, but I was able to grab a few shots that were kind of fun.
But now I’m ready and excited to be officially back at it. I’m feeling refreshed and eager to shoot and looking forward to providing a year of great photos and awesome customer experiences!