Thursday, July 15, 2010

Boston, Good Friends and Food

This week has been pretty great so far. I had an EXCELLENT shoot down by the Children's Museum on Congress Street in Boston. I forgot my remote timer (I know) but it worked out ok because of being so close to the water and city there was plenty of light to do my exposures (30sec-45secs) manually. Here are two of my favorites so far.

Then on Wednesday night I got together with my girls from work. It was so nice to see them. Tricia is having fun with her husband, going on mini-vacays, Keri and Val have a full summer with their kids and Molly is saving the world, or at least going to Haiti and pitching tents for the homeless. And teaching summer school for the middle school autism program. For that she needs a medal. Middle School!

I am continuing my job hunt. I sent out a ton of stuff today via email. We will see if it pans out. If if does I am looking at Newton (suburb but more city like outside of Boston), Cambridge or Boston itself. Which will be a hike but I am quickly falling in love with Boston. Just don't let it be a North End school or I will be the size of Oprah and will need to go on the "Biggest Loser".

I also re-did my etsy site and it paid off. I turned from a jewelry site to a photography site and I got about 200 vies the first day! Then I opened up for my jewelry. Not as many hits but ok! I am getting ready to get my artwork together to submit to about 20 competitions. And a submission to the New England School of Photography's Student show. If I get in, it will be my FIRST show. Ever. Outside of camera clubs. Pretty cool.

But for right now, I am still lazying around the apartment. Headache, sore throat and an upset tummy= being kinda ill. Which stinks cause its summer.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Another Day

The weekend went by fast and it was fantastic! Byl came and we walked, and walked ALL over Boston. From North End to the South End church, and it the pouring rain! We ate not once, but twice in the North End. Dinner was a fantastic plate of Osso Bucco with Saffron Risotto! Yum-o!

Tonight is my night class at Fort Point Channel. It should be interesting.

Friday, July 9, 2010

A Great Week

Its been a good week. Went home and spent the entire time with family. Got to see my Uncle John and Aunt Betty Lou. Uncle John is in a rehab home but doesn't seem to be doing well. I was very glad that I got to see him.

The rest of the time was hanging out with family: went to dinner and movies with my sister, spent quality time with my mom, my Aunt Linda and cousin Michael. I made dinner last night chicken in a light white wine sauce and pesto pasta.

I made a few sales on Etsy (Thanks Jan and Cari) and 1 sale to a person I didn't know! That made me very happy! So I took a leap and started running ads on Facebook. We will see what happens. If nothing comes of it, I will do it again around the holidays.

On the way home I am stopping at A&As in Lincoln Park to pick up a sandwich. Oh yeah. Jersey is the best.AND I just got an email and so next week I may see the girls from Watertown! That would be nice.  Byl is coming to visit this weekend. It will be HOT outside so I am not sure what we will be doing but it will be fun. Two words: NORTH END. Two more words: MIKE's PASTRIES.

On Saturday, Grandma E will be remembered at her memorial. She was a great woman, and will be missed.

Monday, July 5, 2010


I had a nice weekend chilling with the family. I drove back early on Sunday, so that today (Monday) I could go to my night class. I am taking a class called "Night Photography" at the New England School of Photography. It is very interesting and completely different from anything I have done before. Long exposures, like 8-10 minutes long! But I was pleased with the results.

It may not have been what the teacher wanted, but like I said, I was pleased with the results.

Saturday, I found out that a lovely woman, "Grandma E" had passed away. Grandma and Grandpa E lived across the street from us in Lincoln Park. They were great people, and even attended my beach wedding in the Bahamas. I grew up with their grandchildren, who also lived across the way, and are still friends with them to this day. Grandma E will be missed but I know that she is somewhere she is not suffering or in pain.

Mike is in Dubai this week, and my Aunt and my cousin are in town. So once tonight's class is finished I will be heading back to Jersey. Tomorrow cause the class won't get out until midnight. Then at the end of the week Lisa maybe coming with the kids, and Byl is coming for the weekend. Very exciting week for me. And of course, Bailey is by my side, my constant companion. What would I do without her?