This is one of those weeks where I open up my calendar and to-do list and feel my heart begin to race as I see how much needs to be done. How do you manage your stress during those time periods? I have a playlist of songs with a fast beat that help me dance around and calm down a little bit. (I’m listening to Daft Punk by Pentatonix as I type this.) Why the escalating stress levels? It’s tax filing season, the time where I curse Jenna Cole and self-employment and wonder why I persist in working for myself (then I file and it’s all over and I love it again).
Also, this Thursday and Friday I’m doing preschool pictures for T1′s preschool. They have two locations, and 120 kids between all of the classes. I’m finalizing my paperwork and plans, and preparing to overdose on coffee so I can bounce around like a maniac for several hours trying to get kids to flash the perfect smile into my camera so their parents will feel they absolutely have to have the shots I present. This past weekend I assembled the backdrop supplement that I invented and I’m really excited about how it’s all going to come together. Here’s a little glimpse into what it’s going to look like, though the actual photos won’t be backlit by the sun, will have a gray backdrop, and won’t have kids with messy faces (I’m hiring someone specifically for messy face and hair patrol!).
Normally I might not be able to share photos showing the final result, but since T1 is one of the subjects I’ll be able to share his. I have an appointment with an endocrinologist this afternoon to have my thyroid levels tested (thanks to Courtney of Sweet C’s Designs for being an awesome friend and pushing me to pursue this further) and after that appointment I plan to head to the outlet mall to buy T1 a new outfit just for school pictures. Normally I wouldn’t bother, but since I’m taking them and know they are going to be fantastic, I think it makes sense to splurge a little bit on a new outfit for him. I’m justifying the cost by saying it’s the money I would have spent buying the prints if someone else was doing his portraits.
It’s been awhile since I’ve talked about the day-to-day stuff going on in my life. I miss this. Blogging time is over now though, time to wade back into the 2013 Tax Checklist my accountant sent me.