After my last post I made the decision that I was going to force myself through this adjustment/down time no matter what it took. And then in the morning I stayed in bed until 10:15. But to be fair, so did Annie, so it would have been wrong not to take advantage. I’m supposed to sleep when she sleeps, right? It’s the law.
I checked my grade yesterday, which was an excellent idea. Why? Because I got As, baby! I’d gotten As on all my assignments, but I was still nervous about my final pictures and my overall grade. I turned in two final pictures (they had to be in this “gallery” format):
Meghan’s gorgeous Oliver, fresh out of the oven
The above photo is one of my favorites of all time (other than kid pictures). I also entered it into a contest and won! My prize was $250 in camera rental equipment. I picked out the Canon EOS 7D with the EF 24-70mm f/2.8L lens. The are both so awesome, I don’t want to give them back. But unless I win the lottery or want to live on the lam, Mike says I have to. He’s a joy killer. I’ll post pictures soon (I need a different card reader). So far I just have shots of Annabel making the “jeez mom, AGAIN?” face.
The other thing I decided to do was start going to the gym again. I went for an hour yesterday and it was actually not that bad. I know, I know, WHO AM I? Well, the gym has TVs, so that helps tremendously. It was nice to get a little bit of time to myself to sweat out some of the “badness.” And really, you haven’t lived until you’ve sobbed on a treadmill, making everyone around you uncomfortable. Whenever someone would look at me funny I’d say, “it just hurts so good!”
I am officially the crazy person at the gym.