25 October 2014
October 2014 Self-Portrait: Catching Up
We're all just going to agree to forget that I failed to document August & September portraits, okay?
Life was a tad overwhelming these past few months, which meant sitting down to take a decent picture of myself was pretty much the last thing on my mind.
And, if I'm being totally forthright, this one technically isn't a self-portrait either. It was snapped by my 5-year-old "client" at the very end of our photo session in Central Park last week. He asked to take a picture of me, so I made one of my goofy weirdo faces that I constantly make while photographing kiddos in order to draw out natural smiles. He nailed the composition, don't you think?
Here are a few other things currently on my mind:
1). You were all so kind and supportive in your responses to this post. I don't really know what else to say besides 'thank you.' Your love and positive vibes are greatly appreciated.
2). Speaking of positivity, let's take a second to applaud a few delicious things I'm still allowed to eat while following ridiculous diet restrictions (because being gluten AND dairy free--while necessary right now--is most definitely ridiculous): french fries, tacos with guacamole, pad thai, roast chicken, eggs and bacon, fresh mango, macarons, falafel with hummus, pickles, potato chips, popcorn...hooray!
3). I just splurged and purchased this bag from Madewell. Best decision ever. I love it and let me tell you, it fits everything plus the kitchen sink.
4). Anyone have tips on how to convince my husband that "operation: adopt a cat" is a totally necessary and a wonderful idea? "Operation: adopt a dog" will happen as soon as we move, hopefully this coming spring (our condo doesn't allow dogs, jeez), but in the meantime, I'd really love a cuddly kitten. However, Tiho is of the opinion that all cats are evil AND claims to be allergic. I'm very skeptical.
5). Let's discuss Halloween costumes, please. We're invited to a costume party this year on Halloween night, and while I'm tempted to order the mustard or m&m costume off amazon, I'll willingly entertain other ideas. Note of importance: I would really like to wear a cape.
5). I already shared this on facebook, but it needs to be shared here as well: this NY Times article sums up my philosophy of education perfectly. Teaching Pre-K is such a privilege.
That's all I have for you today. I just wrote this post instead of chipping away at the editing pile, so now I need to go pour myself a cup of something caffeinated and get down to business (pun intended!).
Here's a pretty yellow leaf, just because.