8.26.2007

M.I.A. @ VWC

I decided tonight, while working late, with screaming going off in my head because my hard drive keeps saying "disk space full", meaning my hard drive is completely full of 'stuff' (a.k.a. wedding photos, other photos, people's lives!) and cannot hold one more single thing. Wait, okay, so back to the thought.

I decided tonight that I cannot waste a single moment this week on the internet, on my blog, or reading other blogs (even though I enjoy those things immensely), because I have have have have to clear things off my computer and make room for all the dozens of jobs and orders sitting in front of me, and then do those orders.

The only way I am going to allow myself to blog and read blogs is, if I can clear my head of all my work stressors. The only way to clear my head of all my work stressors is to GET CAUGHT UP. So that is my plan, Stan, and I'm sticking to it. Get all my work orders done even if that means staying up till 1 or 2 a.m. (like I'm doing now) to get them done. (Man, I'm going to be tired, but thought of greener grass on the other is quite intriguing.)

Pretend I don't have any work to do and I still have a feeling this week is going to be nutty.

The Farm Progress Show
is here this week. Yes, I live in Illinois, yes I am a farm girl, and yes I like tractors. My dad and hubby both are working at the show, so we are going to head over there one day for the kids to see all the tractors with grandpa. Wednesday I do a big shoot for a well-known name in a neighboring town, then Thursday my client, Jen, is getting induced for the birth that I get to photograph! So, sometime Thursday I will probably be in a birthing room (happy 'eek!').

Wow this week is going to go by fast and I'm sure going to miss you. But I have to do this. Have to.

Oh, and a tiny bit of exciting news. My very good friend (blogging bud), Erin, is coming to visit me in October for FOUR days all the way from our neighboring country, Canada! We were just chit-chattin' away the other night on the computer and I mentioned the Halloween/Housewarming party that we are having in October and she was like 'I so wish I could come!' and then she thought about it and thought about (actually only thought about for a few minutes!) and said she was going to look at flights 'just to see'. And suddenly she's like 'I'm going to do it, I'm going to come see you!' and next thing I know, she buys the ticket! How cool is that?! I'm so excited. SO EXCITED!! I still cannot believe she is coming!

So that's it from me this evening. Err, um, well, morning, technically. I seriously am going to stay away for a week. I know you don't think I will, but I'm making it a rule for myself until I get caught up. I cannot not email though because of my clients, so if you need me, want to talk to me, want to say hi, want to see if my eyes haven't fallen out from staring at the computer screen too long from tweaking photos, please email me.

Adios, my friends!

18 comments:

Jen said...

hope you get caught up :)

I wish I were Erin :)

oh amanda said...

Val--you can do it! Don't stress too much.

And oh! Could I be more jealous of Erin?!

la bellina mammina said...

I wish I was Erin too!

Jen @ One Moms World said...

BOO HOO.. I'm going to mix my blog fix with Val everyday :(. Hurry and get your work done missy... hehe just kidding. *hugs* and we'll be here when you return :)

LiLi said...

I'm jealous of Erin as well! I wanna come see you guys! Maia is going to be TWO and I haven't met her YET! :( We'll be headed through that way in June for a family reunion in ND. Matt's up in Chi-Town now. I emailed you. I wish I was there so I could help you in some way! Good luck with getting it all done I have confidence you will make great headway!

Michelle said...

I hope that you have and continue to get lots and lots of work done! You can do it!! :)

Louise said...

HOpe you get everything done you need to do!!
Have a fabulous time doing it!!
HUGS TO YOU!

Stacey said...

Val, if you're able to do this, then there's hope for me. I'm rooting for you! I want to know if it can be done; so far I haven't been successful! Blessing. Stacey

Kelly said...

Work hard and hurry back! I want to hear all about Thursday. Being in the delivery room and not delivering...sounds fantastic to me!

Jo said...

boo hoo. :( JK. happy getting caught up! JMP

Twisted DNA said...

My first time here, enjoying all your blogs. I know how blogging and blog-hopping silently takes our time without us ever feeling it :)

By the way, with USB harddrives so cheap these days (I bought a 300GB one for like $80), I am surprised you are running into disk space issues. I keep my photographs on, not one, but two external harddrives because if one fails I have the other :)

Erin said...

Going to miss you this week! But good luck with all you have to do. You'll feel so much better once you're caught up.

...and I'm so excited to be "Erin"!!! Hee, hee. I can hardly wait for October to get here.

SuperMom said...

Good luck getting all your work done. Hurry back!

casual friday everyday said...

who wants to take bets that she'll cheat just once? lol teasing.

see ya when you get back!

nell

Joyismygoal said...

I hope you are getting done.

a wandering heart said...

good luck!!! I need to dlear off some old photos. i have the bad habit of putting everything I take onto my hard drive, with the intentions of cleaning them up... later...

Mike said...

Hope you are able to do what you need to do.


Mike
http://somethingaboutparenting.typepad.com/

lil ole' me..... said...

I'm glad your break from blogging happened when it did- while we are on vacation. I didn't have alot of time to read or post, so your lil absence helps me keep "caught up"! :)

I do hope you are getting lots done Val!!!
And, I am excited for Erin's trip to, because I will be able to meet her!!!!

Happy Friday Val!!!