10.25.2007

The good and the very bad

The good news is what is getting me through today.

Maia has gone over a week without her pacifier. She asked for her "assi" once yesterday and that was the only time in a whole week. It pretty much happened overnight without any trouble whatsoever. That's how it was with Noah, too. I only wish potty training would be that easy.

She pooped on the potty today. She told me! And she pee-peed twice. (Yay!) But she easily forgets. She was sitting on my lap when all of the sudden I felt something warm. I didn't even think twice about it (I thought it was just her warm bum sitting on my lap) until I noticed I was sitting in a pool. Gross. So, back into a diaper we went. It takes time. And I'm glad we've came this far. But the pacifier thing makes me really really happy. Especially because of this news that makes me want to vomit.

Bad news is this. I think I lost 5 client's photographs. Makes me want to throw up. I probably will if I don't find them. I've searched the 3 cards that I thought they were on. I even bought a $200 recovery program to find them. To no avail. And it makes me sick. I still have 3 cards to check but I am 99% sure they are not on there. I do not hardly ever use those cards anymore. They are 2 GB and very slow. I usually use my fast 4.0 GB cards. I really really want to throw up. I've even had the thought of leaving town. I do not want to face these people. (What will I say? I don't even think I could face them without crying. It is just that upsetting to me. And one was a maternity session in which my client had the baby.) This is bad. Very bad. And I need prayers. Please. Please. Please. I hope this isn't a selfish plea. But I need a miracle.

There are not many times I hate my job, but today I do. With a vengeance.

14 comments:

Johanna said...

oh nooooooo! Okay, we crazy Catholics like to pray to Saints in times like these. The Saint "in charge of" lost things, is St. Anthony, so I'll say a prayer to him for you!! Yikes!

Chel said...

Ugh! I've had those horrible sinking tummy feeling when you know things aren't going to go the way you'd like and you're gonna have to face the music. Hate the music. Good luck to you.

Tracey said...

Oh no! I'm sending up some prayers and keeping all my fingers crossed that you find those photos.

Missy said...

Oh Val! I'm sure they are there... somewhere. Just calmly... oh so calmly.. aka CHILL OUT!... You'll find them, I'm sure of it! Besides, you can't be a great photographer without great photographs. Since we all know they are great photographs, you must be a great photographer.. and they ALWAYS have their stuff. It's there.. promise!! I'll say a little "Please dear Lord.. Help Val find her beautiful photo's... ASAP. Amen" for you.

Alexis Jacobs said...

Oh no sweetie!! Keeping my fingers crossed they come up. ((hugs))

Erin said...

Oh, honey! No!!! I'm still praying for you. It makes my stomach all in knots because I know how upset it's been making you.

P.s. if you do decide to leave town, you can come here, just let me know so I can get a bed ready for you : ) (((HUGS)))

Jennifer said...

oh no....praying for ya!! Makes my stomach turn thinking about it;0

jen said...

praying you find them Val

amy said...

God, please help my friend Val find her photos. Give her peace and a clear mind as she searches.

Nadine said...

Val, I've only come by because of Erin, but I read this post and my heart went out to you. I'm so very sorry.

I pray that the Lord will help you recover those photographs. I pray He leads you to exactly where they are. In the process, I pray for peace.

Grafted Branch @ Restoring the Years said...

*gasp* just surfing through old bookmarks and yes, I'm praying you find them.

LiLi said...

OH Val, I hope and pray they are found... I know that feeling and it is awful! ((hug))

it's me, Val said...

Thank you all for your overwhelming support. I felt your prayers. I really did. Especially this afternoon when I told Lindsay. xo

oh amanda said...

Oh Val, this is what I get for not checking your blog every day! YIKES. I'm off to read your next post...