Self-portrait 34

It’s already happened.  A morning so cold I didn’t want to get out of bed.  And it’s only September.  But I’m a wimp when it comes to cold weather.  I even wore jeans to church this past Sunday which only happens when it’s cold outside.  When I’m at home my go-to clothes for being warm and comfy are fingerless gloves and an oversized hoodie.  I make myself much more presentable when I actually have to go places when there is cold weather, but when I’m at home I don’t care.  I like being warm and comfy.

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Self-portrait 33

Here is the last photo from the first batch I took of my new haircut.  Seeing as I’m writing this a few weeks ahead of time and I haven’t shot any new self-portraits at this point, hopefully we’ll see some new and more creative self-portraits in the weeks to come.  I do want to be more intentional with this project.

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To Fort Wayne and Back

I had a really great time visiting my sister and her husband this month.  :)  Spending the majority of your time taking care of a 2-month old and an 18-month old (my nephew and a little boy my sister is babysitting) might not sound like fun for some people, but I enjoyed it very much.  I also helped Sarah and Adam with dinner, housework, finished crocheting Isaac’s blanket, and crocheted a teapot cozy.

My brother-in-law is in his fourth year of study at Concordia Theological Seminary after which he will hopefully receive his first pastoral call.  We went to a couple social functions at the seminary while I was there (a picnic, a play date, etc.) and had a little picnic of our own by the lake on campus.

Of course I took pictures of my little nephew while I was visiting.  He’s such a cute guy.  :)

In a previous post I said that I’m currently in the process of reworking my photography game plan.  I’ve come to the conclusion that I need to develop an additional source of income. Right now I’m pulling together my resume so I can find a nanny position.  I’ve always enjoyed working with kids and I think being a nanny will be a good fit for me.  I will still be pursuing photography, but it will become more of a side thing, a secondary source of income.  If you hear of any nanny opportunities around Edwardsville, IL or St. Louis, MO, it would be great if you could let me know.  :)

Self-portrait 32

Look carefully in the background of this self-portrait.  See the electric fence tape?  The pasture?  The trees?  Yep, this is where I live.  On a farm of sorts in the country.  We don’t raise crops or anything like that but we do have horses and chickens.  Where I live now is a sharp contrast to the suburban neighborhood where I grew up in Texas.  Over the summer one of my friends told me, “You are such a country girl!”  I swiftly replied that I wasn’t.  I’m not a full blown country girl but I wouldn’t say I’m a bona fide city girl either.  I’m stuck somewhere in the middle.

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