isn't that the way a person has to live to maintain sanity? i can't think too far ahead or it's overwhelming! lots of great things happening-key word *lots*! but as long as i keep my eyes on one day at a time, i'm okay. the weekend was focused primarily on celebrating tom's birthday. he asked me to please express his heartfelt thanks for all the birthday wishes! he loved it! it really was a great weekend! we worked most of the day saturday(me- editing, him-yardwork), and then saturday night, tom and i went to charleston's for dinner (our favorite place, right next to firebirds!) and then we went to a movie and then target! perfect night, right? a few weeks ago, we saw *appaloosa*, so even though it was his birthday night, we went to *secret life of bees*. i thought he would like the story, even though it's a bit of a chick flick. i really liked it. i liked the book, so i wasn't sure if i would like the movie...but the casting was welldone and i thought it was good. i was a little disappointed that they didn't emphasize her passion for writing more. in the book, that's huge, but in the movie, not so much. still enjoyable. and i thought the message was powerful. it drove home a point that i have been contemplating, but couldn't articulate (even in my own head) properly.
"always, always follow your conscience, and what you know in your heart is the right thing to do. don't ever give in to what others pressure you to do. throughout history, if people had taken a strong stand, much heartache could have been avoided. so this is my mantra." by me.
if you really think about it, so much evil can/could have been avoided if people weren't apathetic. i'm reading "same kind of different as me" and it's really making me think. it's the story of a homeless, black man and a rich white man, and their unlikely friendship. true story. it is motivating me to step out, and do the things i know are good and right. to not be apathetic about the things around me. ( i know my photography clients are probably thinking, quit with the philosophy and go edit! trust me, i'm editing many, many hours of the day....or i should say night!)
just some food for thought.
today is our pastor mike's wife terry's birthday. happy birthday terry! i know i forget a lot of birthdays, but i won't forget hers, with it being the day after tom's! plus, we're having a dinner party tonight to celebrate! funny thing: i invited 24 people, based on the 60/40 rule. (typically that's the percentage of people who will rsvp yes to a gathering) and instead, we have almost 100%! i haven't heard from one couple, but everyone else we invited is coming! i have no clue how it's going to work, but it's not a stuffy crowd, so i'm sure it will be fine! i'm not going to stress about it...too much anyway! so it will be a busy day! i won't spend much time cleaning. i have learned that to really dig and clean before a party is sort of silly. save the energy and clean after! i'll vacuum, and do the basics, but then i'll focus on cooking. should be a fun evening!
on to photography: i did a shoot last week, with a family and their collective dogs. it was a hoot! everybody had a great sense of humor, so it worked out well!
update on photography workshop: the workshop was full, and then last night i got an email from someone who was signed up and ended up having a conflict, so now there is one opening! if you are interested, let me know asap and i'll get you signed up. i'll be sending out more info this week, so i'd like to have everyone up-to-date. thanks so much for all the support in this venture!
have a great day and God bless!