Some Wednesday Randomness

Ever have one of those days where you spend so much time staring at your computer screen with a few blank blog posts but with so many things swirling around in your head? Yeah, me too – today is definitely one of those days.

  1. I got paid to take photos for the first time on Sunday. I was incredibly nervous at the beginning and we had a bit of difficulty identifying each other (we were at the zoo), but I think it turned out well in the end. Their son was super cute and he was a good sport for almost an hour, which I think is pretty amazing for a 7 week old baby!
  2. When we were at the zoo, I got to see some different flowers than what was in bloom when I was there last. Perfect for this week’s “Edit This!” challenge. (Whoops! It turns out I’m too late to submit it – that’s what the combination of being busy and procrastinating will do for you – but you can still look at the picture of the neat looking tropical flower.)

  3. I’m taking a hiatus from CUPS next week. I feel that it has just created a lot of superficial stress that makes it very difficult for me to work on the issues that I actually need to work on. As much as I love helping people, it gets a bit tiring to continually deal with drunk/rude/abusive/dirty/etc. people, so I need a break. I have to admit that I am excited that I don’t have to wake up super early and ride the rat race train next week!
  4. Mr. Bean and I have decided to redo part of our second bathroom. We’re getting new flooring put in tomorrow, so all we need to do is pick paint colours and a toilet. I know it seems easy enough, but it always seems to take much longer than expected. We’re also getting the tile in our front landing replaced as the geniuses who installed it did not include a sub floor, so many of the tiles have cracked and/or the grout has fallen out.
  5. I’ve decided that I want to golf more this summer. I used to be fairly good at it in my teens, but I haven’t consistently done it since I started dating Mr. Bean. My biggest problem is convincing myself that I can consistently do it without psyching myself out and doubting my abilities all the time. Hrm. I guess that’s just another example of how bigger problems with self worth plays out in my life.
  6. This week’s One Word Wednesday prompt is Nostalgic. I know we’re nowhere close to Christmas, but out of the pictures I know I have, this was the first thing that popped into my head. It’s always a tradition for my family to make Cherry Almond Crisps around Christmas and we all do our best to eat as much raw dough as possible. But, I want you to look at the table mat underneath the cookies – these were the table mats we’d use during the winter and I’ve spent many hours eating breakfast as a child staring at the mats and wondering what it would be like to be one of the people in the picture and which of the houses I wanted to live in.
    One Word Wednesday at Aspire
  7. Mr. Bean and I watched Wall-E for the first time the other day. SO. CUTE. I know we’re a bit behind in the times, but that’s okay. I highly recommend it as despite there not being much dialogue, it’s very easy to be swept up in the emotional story that Wall-E and Eve play out. Plus, it’s a not so subtle and clever social commentary of Western society. I like those kinds of things.

What’s on your mind today?

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6 responses to “Some Wednesday Randomness

  1. I agree about Wall-E. I resisted watching it for such a long time and then when I did I was really blessed.

    Good luck with the bathroom!

    And thanks for the well-wishes for my Samuel.

    Rachel

  2. Congratulations on your first paycheck as a “professional photographer”

    Hubby and I are moving very soon so in as much as I want to redo our entire house, I think it’s not a good idea! (But I’m a bit excited for the move) Looking forward to seeing your new bathroom!

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  3. Your SOOC shot has such potential. I can’t wait to see the edit.

  4. Congrats on your first paid photography gig! How exciting!

    I think I have those “days where you spend so much time staring at your computer screen with a few blank blog posts but with so many things swirling around in your head” way too often!

  5. I LOVE Wall-E! It always makes me cry. I’m really in awe of how well the story is communicated without a lot of dialog. Also, I think there is a scriptural parallel in the fact that the girl robot is named Eve…she and Wall-e tend the plant, not a whole garden, but they kind of re-populate the planet too by bringing everyone back.

    Congrats on your first paid photography shoot! I would love to learn to play golf. My husband says he’ll teach me someday. It’s easy to get burned out in ministry, I hope a break will help :)

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