So forget the fact that I haven’t done laundry in a week (seriously, dudes, it’s Dirty Clothes Armageddon in my laundry room) and there’s nothing but leftover rice and a few sad, errant lettuce leaves in the refrigerator.
Weeks this monumentally awesome scream for documentation.
!!! for this week:
!!!~Long walks, longer photography sessions, trips to the Farmer’s Market (where serious ogling of the beautiful Udi’s bread boys went down) and leisurely lunches (yes, that *is* burrata cheese, people! Best. Cheese. Ever.) :
!!!~Getting to enjoy all of the above with my dear, talented, patient, funny friend Phoo-d. Thank you so much for visiting and teaching me some sorely needed skills. I’m still way behind you, but you put me on terra firma, and for that I am so grateful.
!!!~Squealing like an impaled pig when Phoo-d won the prestigious award for Best Photo Overall (conference attendee consensus) at the phenomenal Food and Light workshop Monday and Tuesday. (I know I embarrassed the heck out of you, friend, but I was so damn excited! You are going to conquer the world. You are!)
!!!~Sweating my tail off, grappling with my Parkinson’s hands, sucking up fear of failure and insecurity, stepping way outside of my comfort zone and realizing that if I put in the time and the effort, I can take a decent photo.*
!!!~Witnessing something I never–not ever–thought I would see. An exhausted Jennifer Yu. I think Jen gets tired maybe once every ten years, so it’s like I got to see Halley’s Comet or something. But she put on a kickin’ workshop, so she earned that tired.
!!!~Waking up Wednesday morning to the realization that after a week of non-stop running, I get to slow down and spend some time with my much-neglected family. My tireless husband, you rock. This past week was such an opportunity–such a gift–and you made it happen. You kissed boo-boos and wiped butts alone this week without a complaint. You are the glue.
Thank you, gentle readers, for your patient support while I venture away from this blog and try to learn skillz…I’m so honored that you stick with me.
*do not start expecting me to post photos this lovely–do you know how freaking hard I had to work to get that damn thing? Do you know how long? Anticipate plenty of trademark shitty photos for the next…oh, I dunno…few years until I get a grasp of this stuff.
**I still insist that waiter looked like the cop from the Villiage People. Just sayin’.