I am getting ready to head out the Bay area tomorrow with Jane for 5 days. I didn’t want to drive on Super Bowl Sunday with all the drunks and I have 3 shoots scheduled. Maybe 4. I am shooting a rapper by the name of BT aka cash crop for his 2nd cd cover. I shot the first too. I am shooting a much anticipated maternity shoot for a previous bride because I am beginning work on a proper portrait site. She is very close to the due date. I am anxious not to miss it.
Jane is coming with me because she needs some alone time with me and when I am home it’s always about work, chores and lots of have tos. I am way funner on the road even if it’s the music we listen to.
I am also looking forward to seeing Michael who officially finished high school and is attending Santa Rosa JC 4 classes at the moment. I am so proud of him. He still is Living with his auntie dawn and uncle Chris and Janneke and Michael. They all ride him pretty good.
Olivia decided to extend her stay in Switzerland for another 6 months. She’ll be home in July. I was just getting so excited her trip was ½ over and now it’s 1/3 over. I am really excited and happy for her and sad for me. She has just spent some time in Paris is off the Swiss alps for skiing and will be having another stay in Lausanne with a Canadian couple (software writer and doctor) who sailed around the world on a catamaran. It took 4 years and she wrote a book. Now they live near my cousin Heidi in Switzerland and Liv gets to stay with them while Heidi goes to the Bahamas for a month. Liv is also playing on a women’s soccer team and she has earned a real spot on the team and they travel. She will have an opportunity to travel with them as well. Her French is coming along. She will be staying with another French family for 2 weeks all French speaking so she will have plenty of time to practice.
I threw my back out painting. I need a higher table. I LOVE PAINTING. And finally I feel like I am beginning after 10 years to gain some skill with the paint and the water. I am waiting for my back to stop being pissed and everyday I push it enough, just to not feel 75%. I DO NOT LIKE THIS having to baby it stuff. I really want to push it. Although I threw It, I went ahead and cleaned for 4 days because I gave Ian a Birthday diner. He turned 42. I suppose it isn’t that bad, just really uncomfortable.
Ian is working on more balance and that has spelled some more peaceful days around our house. He isn’t working so many side jobs, as much, which is fine. He is also doing some nice work on the the house instead and spending more time with Jane and Tristan and it’s been good. We'd rather have a happy balanced home and tighter purse strings anyway.