Monday Rambling

2.27.2012



- As they always do, the weekend flew by! Our houseguest left on Friday and we spent the rest of the weekend at the beach. We also had a barbecue and had a few people over to play games. It was so much fun and we stayed up way too late. Needless to say, I was super tired the next day. Emerson didn't care what time I went to bed- she was ready to get up and play. :)

-I find the whole subject of photography so overwhelming! I've been trying to learn as much as I can about it but I feel like there is just too much sometimes.  And don't even get me started on Photoshop and editing...oh my word! There are so many great resources and ideas out there and I get so easily sidetracked. I haven't successfully edited a single picture because I get started and then I see another tutorial that I want to read or action to install and I completely forget what I was doing in the first place.

-Now that I think about it, it's not just photography/editing that I struggle with. It's everything on my to-do list. I feel like I get nothing done because I don't stay focused on one task for more than 3 minutes. Have you ever read those If You Give a Mouse a Cookie books? Well that it exactly what I feel like half the time. When I start one thing it reminds me of another thing that I wanted to do and then that gets me going on something else and on and on until I have no idea why I'm even doing what I'm doing. I really need to figure out a way to keep my crazy brain on track so that Emerson's nap time is a bit more productive for me.

-On a sort-of related note- I had a few people ask about the peacock headband Emerson was wearing in her 9 month portraits. I bought it here. I actually ordered it for Emerson's newborn shoot but then she was born early and it didn't make it on time. I've been saving it because I knew it would look so cute on her when she got bigger.  Anyway- if you want one they sell the peacock feather spray at Hobby Lobby and it would be pretty easy to make your own for much cheaper.

-My neighbor was telling me about a workout program she's doing. It's called Brazil Butt Lift and it is supposed to be amazing for your lower body. I decided to borrow it and try it out. I found a hybrid plan for it and Chalean Extreme so I think that's what I'm going to do. I didn't start today but I'm hoping to start tomorrow. It requires 6 workouts a week. At this point I'm not sure if that will happen but I'm going to do my best... I will update and let you guys know how I like it. 

-The baby proofing has gone into high gear at our house. Emerson is moving fast so we are quickly realizing that some of it has to be taken care of ASAP. The baby gates for the stairs made it yesterday and we should have them installed in the next few days. If she is this curious as a crawler I can't imagine what it will be like she when she's walking. 

-We've been spending lots of time outside these last few days. Swinging, strolling, and playing in the grass seems to keep baby girl entertained and we are trying to enjoy the weather while it is still nice. I shudder just thinking about the HOT, HOT summer to come!



Kate @ Daffodils said...

We are in baby proofing mode here too, Bennett gets in to so many more things than CUllen ever did!

Andrea said...

We have a few books from the "If you give a.." series and that is totally me too! At first, I was like "whose mind works like this to write this book" but then I realized that mine did, ha! I think I'm going to join in on Fitness Friday this week. You have motivated me to get in shape. I'm going to start small though!

Natalie said...

That does sounds like a great weekend. And I know I do the same thing when I start a project. It must be the mommy brain curse! And I'm sure it gets crazy hot over there :(

Joeylee said...

I get so confused & frusterated when trying to use actions & edit in photoshop. Ahhh

We've been spending a lot of time outside too it's been so nice

Natalie said...

I am jealous of your beach day!!! We are going to TX in June and I can't wait to go to the beach! I hope Callyn likes it...I've heard the sand freaks some babies out.
You being like the Mouse totally cracks me up :) I feel like I just get excited about something for awhile, like a week or two, and in that time I'll do whatever it is every day....sewing, scrapbooking, whatever. And then I lose interest for awhile. Which is why I never get good at anything, ha!
I feel you on the photography thing-it's so overwhelming. I want to get good SOOO bad so I can start taking Callyn's pictures instead of paying for them but my husband and I have a deal that before I can get a DSLR, I have to actually learn about it and know what I'm doing. He thought that would motivate me :) And it has! But it's confusing, when you don't have a camera to look at when you're reading stuff online for help!

Mateya said...

I am the same way with Photoshop! Or I figure out how to do a really good edit and then the next time I go to edit a picture I can't remember what I did!

Allison said...

Sounds like you guys had such a fun weekend! I so wish we were closer to the beach. :)

Nessa Bixler said...

Oooh that work out sounds like a good one. Editing photos is my nemesis... I am so slow and I have no idea what I am dong.

Just the Two of US said...

sounds like you had a great weekend!

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