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Yeah, I know. NOVEMBER.
How in the WORLD did it get to be November? Wasn’t it just Labor Day? Or July 4th? Or May Day??? I blinked and took a 5 month catnap, I think.
My mind has been zipping all over the place lately and I’ve been finishing up sessions, editing and weddings. It’s hard to form logical thoughts and actually write a lengthy blog post so I figured some random bullet points would be a good way to post a quick update.
*I had my last wedding of 2011 last Saturday. I was worried about the weather but it turned out to be a 48 degree pleasant late Fall day. Combine that with an awesome couple who was willing to brave a little chill and goosebumps, and the wedding season went out with a bang!
*The last week or two has been full of contemplating this past year and starting to think about next season. I have made a list of things that I’ll be focusing on this winter, and I’m looking forward to the revisions, updates, new items and fun stuff ahead.
*I’ve got two fun contests that I plan to have in the next two months. One will focus on 2011’s wedding couples and the other will be open to everyone who’s willing to participate. Stay tuned for more details!
*Matt and I sadly missed hopping on the Halloween Bandwagon – we didn’t even buy a pumpkin. I KNOW. I blame it on the fact that I thought it was still August.
*Today, I spent an hour meeting with our insurance agent, talking about health insurance plans. I spent another hour making phone calls and writing notes to price-compare plans. Being a grown up bites sometimes. Actually, being a self-employed grown up bites sometimes.
*But all kidding about health insurance aside, I am thankful every single day that I get to do what I am doing. That I get to work from home and work for myself. I feel so incredibly blessed.
*Christmas music will now become a permanent fixture in my life until January. Yes!!!!
*I’ve been reading some great books lately. I found the Murder-by-Month series by Jess Lourey, a Minnesota author. It took me about half the first book to warm to her and her writing style after reading the ENTIRE Savannah Reid Mystery series by G.A. McKevett [minus the 3 books I have sitting on my floor waiting for me] but I love Jess Lourey’s series now! I am anxiously waiting for her to write more! I love reading a series because the main characters feel like they’re my friends. Right now, Mira James and I are tight!
*There are so many awesome TV shows on right now. My DVR is bursting. Some of my recent favorites: House, Harry’s Law, NCIS, Unforgettable, The Mentalist, Greys, Private Practice… I’m REALLY waiting for January though, when Pretty Little Liars comes back on! Wooo hoooooo!!!!!
Stay tuned for an AMAZING senior session that will hit my blog later this week. I am practically drooling over this girl, her boots and the entire session. I think you will love it too!
Mary Aalgaard, Play off the Page says
Great post. I also love a good mystery – even better when it’s a series. Sue Grafton is another great author. Her alphabet series is “to die for.”