I did something today I was just positive I wouldn't do this holiday season. I… bought… Cooper… a toy. NOOOO!!!!! Not another piece of plastic junk to clutter up my house!!! And I PAID for it? What? Yes, it's true. Today at the "designer outlet" I found the Holy Grail of Christmas gifts for my sweet boy. A Giant… Talking… Buzz Lightyear! He is going to be sooo excited considering the happy meal toy from like ten years ago when the first Toy Story movie came out is in his top five all time favorite toys. I hope I can wait until Christmas to give it to him. I stink at holding on to presents. I can't wait to see how happy they make someone. I need instant gratification like that.

I spent all day today shopping and visiting with friends. It was wonderful. I forgot what it feels like to not be behind and stressed all of the time. For MONTHS I have either felt guilty when I was working, or guilty when I wasn't. The past six months have been a struggle for me. I have been sooooo blessed with more business then I know what to do with (thank you! thank you! thank you!) I just haven't quite figured out how to balance everything. I feel like I have to constantly choose between neglecting my family or neglecting my clients. Most of the time, I end up choosing to neglect myself. For now, the nights of no sleep and trying to balance everything are over. I'm going to enjoy the next couple of months of fun with my family (with just a handful of jobs sprinkled through) and I'm going to sleep. I'm going to concentrate on spending time with my old true love… my pillow.

Have a great Wednesday and if you are somewhere that's cold and snowy… hahahah…. I'm not!

  • Heather Mears - I also stink at holding on to gifts, especially for Olivia! I’m not sure who’s more excited about Christmas this year…me or her!

  • amy Stamm - Glad to hear you are taking a break.
    I know all to well about the guilt thingee…it stinks! Enjoy your photos always….where was it you are originally from in IN?

  • Lori Leonard-Swaim - I have forgotten what sleep is…
    Enjoy your warm weather, because Indiana is freezing cold!! Hope to see you soon!

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