Blogging Reluctantly

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Make it work September 14, 2010

Filed under: I hate it. — bloggingreluctantly @ 12:24 am

I’m not one of those watchers of the Project Runway show but Tim’s term “Make it work” I love that.  I keep saying to myself “make it work”  WORK full-time plus…let’s not kid ourselves folks, my job is not your normal job.  I work in a male dominated field…hell I’ve always worked in male dominated fields, I’ve worked alongside men forever who have wives that scurry around after children who balance check books, who cook and clean.  WELL I AM THE WIFE.  I am the one who makes it all work and hum like a well oiled machine (or well…maybe more like clang clang clang around but somehow it all gets where it needs to be going!) I don’t have someone at home who can and is able to do what I do the way I do it, the way I demand it be done.  There is only room for one Alpha bitch in this house and I fill that role…with that said.  A wife I could use right now.

While making it work I do the following:

WORK too many hours, for little pay or appreciation.

Take on TOO MANY damn things when I know I can’t ever get to it, beat myself up over it and then shut down.  That is what I’m doing now. If I can get up everyday put on pants and get to work…well hell I’m doing good!

Try very hard to not go insane whilst living in 700 square feet with 3 other people and 2 God Damn CATS! OMG.  That stress alone will send you searching for a whiskey bottle.

Try to order photos for the cheerleaders and for photo customers and return emails and have conference calls with people who fret over a bean bag and take photos of bean bags and then edit said bean bag photos and shoot weddings, and try very hard to give at least one person one millisecond of one on one attention at least once a day.  When really I want to scream “JUST MAKE IT WORK ON YOUR OWN!!!”  Stop asking me things stop sending me emails about your God Damn pictures hell I’ll send you the money because THAT I can do.  I cannot breathe, I’m too stressed I’m over scheduled, I’m over worked, there is no me time. NONE.  I have had enough, I’m totally spent.  Someone anyone please make it stop.

Doesn’t everyone feel better when I keep all that in??? I don’t. I never do.


Weekly Winners September 12, 2010

Filed under: Weekly Winners — bloggingreluctantly @ 12:27 am

Last smore of the summer.

Fire at our neighbors house Labor Day weekend.

Sleepy Alex

Our neighbors granddaughter.

Opposing team player.

I’ll catch you when you fall…..

To check out more amazing photos click over to LOTUS.


When they choose you. September 7, 2010

Filed under: The adventures of Alex and Emma — bloggingreluctantly @ 1:12 pm
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Alex Wilson                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Emma Wilson 

I’m not an animal person. I would never harm an animal, I would feed all of them if they were hungry, but would I set out to own a pet? No.  I’m a neat freak, I have an over active gag reflex in relation to smells and I like to be able to leave the house whenever for however long and not think twice.  With that said on Friday my girls were on a bike ride back from the middle school and came across two kittens, that cannot be more than 6 weeks old thrown in a ditch, the weather here in our state was unseasonably cold and windy they called me to ask what I thought they should do.  When this call arrived I just happened to be at lunch with hubs…who by BTW is not a cat person!  He is a dog guy through and through.  Against everything I had I told them to scoop the poor things up, bring them home…put them in the garage and wait for us.  The whole rest of lunch I swore we would not be having cats.  I asked every co-worker if they wanted a kitten etc….thankfully no takers!

WELL when I walked in the door and saw their little faces and held them…it was obvious that they were here to stay.  We didn’t set out to own kittens but yet here we are, all of us even Hubs caring and holding and fretting over and loving these two little kitties that were carelessly discarded like trash.  They make all of us laugh, and smile and give hours and hours of love to us, and we all couldn’t be more thankful that they were placed in our path, almost like they chose us.  We love our little Emma and Alex.  Our unexpected unrequested blessings.