First up is little Tia. I photographed her late last year. Her mum is the naturapath that helped me out when Ethan had the cyst around his molar and the dentists wanted him to go under general anasthetic to have it removed so the tooth could come down. After four days on some minerals the cyst burst and the tooth was able to come through. And we were very relieved he didn't have to undergo general anasthesia! This photo is usually portrait, and Tia filled just about the whole photo, but I wanted to use it as an example of the rule of thirds in a formal portrait, so I put it on another layer in PS and filled the top part with the same black the backdrop was. I thought I might get an 8x12 frame for this and give it to Jacqui, Tia's mum.
Another late night one, or early morning one as it happened to be! An example of natural light, ourdoors, but in shade.
The kinder auction night is on on Saturday. I donated a sitting and package. Wonder what it will fetch. I won't be able to go as Brett is going to the snow for the day. Only fair really, when I went away for the whole weekend last week! Reminds me that I have to cancel the all day crop at CTYD, which I wasn't sure I'd be able to make anyway... thought that might be taking advantage a little too much. I'll have a nice quiet night scrapping here instead. Anyone want to join me?
I'm off for another early night tonight. I did try last night, but it didn't quite happen. After finally getting the boys into bed I flopped on the couch with a cuppa, and was sorting through all the stuff on my mind. Work/stay/quit/extra days/organising the week around that etc. Not two minutes later Ethan screamed. I went in and he'd thrown up everywhere again! I picked him up and put him in the shower while I stripped his cot and remade it and cleaned up the floor - THANK GOD WE DO NOT HAVE CARPET YET! The whole time crying with exhaustion and frustration and stress. What's with this virus! Why is he sick again! Is this going to go through the whole house again! At this rate I'm going to be going back to work full time to make up the days. Brett called and I told him. Do I leave now, being the start of a new financial year (I'll get family payment which I currently miss out on because I work), or do I stay. Boss gave me a tax time bonus yesterday, and he is very generous with bonus', and that was still sitting in my handbag. If I go in and resign on Wednesday I'll have to give that back to him. I wouldn't feel right keeping it. Decisions, decisions. And it all seems so much more confusing and hard because I am so exhaused. Which leads me back to my attempt for an early night. Liam came in to our room and told me he needed to go to the toilet. He does that, walks straight past his toilet and uses ours. I don't get out of bed, I just tell him "go on then sweetie" and he takes himself off. Had to giggle though last night when he replied to me "you get a pillow in the middle for me, and I'll be back!" Seems he's sleeping with us. From then on Ethan woke every two hours. He was happy to sleep as long as I was holding him. I fell asleep for an hour or so in the gliding rocker chair in his room, then managed to put him into his cot. It wasn't long before he woke again. I figured he was hungry when I was looking for panadol and he spotted the choc chip muffins on the bench and kept pointing and yelling for it. I offered him a savory cracker, but he threw that across the room and continued to yell and point for the muffin. So at 4.00 am I let him eat it. I lay down on the couch and he sat on top of me eating the muffin and drinking a bottle of warm water. (he can't have milk yet because of the chucking). This continued on until 7.00am when Liam appeared next us and asked me to turn on ABC kids.
No one has been sick today! Please, please, let me get some sleep! I packed the bags for tomorrow early, so I'm off to have a shower and bed now. And, no, I won't be resigning just yet. If I stay till October, I should be entitled to long service leave! Ha!! I'll have been there 11 years, but took just under 6mths off x2 for maternity leave. Is that right Kathie? Am I entitled to it? Or is it up to him? You are going to be my personal HR contact now LOL ;)