Tuesday, July 22, 2008

I feel like my life is permanently set to Fast Forward

A pretty door in Chinatown

The kids and Chris came to pick me up from the airport last night.  It was if I had gone from zero to 90 in about 3 seconds.  Both kids were talking over each other to tell me things.  Most of the conversation revolved around a movie they had watched twice since I'd been gone, "Alvin and the Chipmunks".  While they were talking over each other and AT me - Chris and I were trying to talk about our respective weekends.  It was impossible.

As we arrived home, all I could think about was eating a bit of dinner and then crawling into bed.  No - that was not on the agenda.  What did I do instead?  I watched "Alvin and the Chipmunks" while I ate popcorn.

The trip was amazing, but I'm thrilled to be home.  I have so much to think about and work on.  Going to conferences always do that to me.  They completely energize me.  I am trying to think of a way to work from home so that I can be here for the kids more.  I've got some ideas, but nothing that will probably help me make enough to cover the mortgage.

How much do they pay if you donate your plasma?


Dave said...

Ah, yes, Alvin and the Chipmunks. My kids only saw the trailer for it, and now my three-year-old dances and sings, "doncha wish your girlfriend was hot like me."

I always come home from big photo shoots physically beat, but spiritually energized, and it is always a challenge to try to bring some of that energy and passion back into my daily life and not totally fall back into the daily grind. I try to reflect on what it was that really got me energized and excited and, first, to capture it in a journal, and second, try to find the everyday routines that that I can change a little or new things I can introduce into my daily life to keep the passion and energy going.

Kristen said...

I am delirious to have met you, Carol. You were exactly as awesome as Angie said you would be!

S Penney said...

$20 the first visit in a week, $30 the second :)