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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Caught Between the Devil and the Deep Blue

My mother's twin sister died on Monday. She was not a nice person and I have to tell you that my brother and I are singing "Ding Dong the Witch is dead." She was, however extremely socially prominent and my cousins decided that it was socially inconvenient to bury her until tomorrow.  So I have had to deal with my mother's mixed feelings all week. Tomorrow I have to deal with them. I was always the pretty one and they were the executives, so I had better be prettier than they are. That is so lame, I can't deal with it. When you're in your fifties, how can you possibly be pretty. Why can't we talk about artistic talent, but no it's either money or looks with this crowd.

Then there's my niece.  I think she's going to deliver this weekend, fingers and toes crossed.  She's scared to death and calling me twice a day every day. So I spend my time calming her down and jollying up mother. And Tom, who's been working 24/7, trying to manage a crew in India, got to get away for a fishing trip, so I am left all alone to deal with this.

Oh yes, I've got the client from hell, who I'm probably going to tell, "I think you need to think about what it is you want and when you've decided, call me.

And then there are the five orthopedic surgeons whose applications I don't have who have to be on staff by September 1st., So if I'm absent, please forgive.


  1. Sounds like you have a lot on your plate Girlfriend.
    In cases like this I just repeat the mantra "This too shall pass" and with each chant I pour myself my favorite adult beverage.
    I'm holding your hand in spirit- good luck and God Bless!

  2. You've got a lot going on... a death, a birth, and work. No problem if you can't be around, but don't drop the photography career series. I'm looking forward to hearing more.

  3. Guys you have no idea how much you mean to me. One down, one to go. My client took her happy pills today. She was willing to listen to reason. She even recommended me to one of her students who is getting married. When all of this is over I have to tell you how to price things when Walmart and Ritz can print it cheaper than you can. Here's a hint. You have to figure out your sitting fee (ie your time in front of the camera and your processing time is worth) Or you have to understand what it's going to cost you to print it professionally. I'm an Art Leather Pro, I charge $800 per wedding for my time and a disk and I charge $3500+ for a professional albun and with that price I make $500. Oh well it's late. Thank you, you are the best.