Saturday, June 5, 2010

Random thoughts and a musical treat

So, I woke up at 6am today.  :(
It's a Saturday!  I don't have to get up that early on a weekday.  (6:15 is my weekday wake up time.)  I suppose my body is in a rut and doesn't get the whole "sleep in" thing anymore.  It doesn't help that there were squirrels performing a tap dance routine on my roof. 
Stupid squirrels. 

I may also be suffering from "too much to do and think about to sleep" syndrome.  Not that any of it is that big of a deal, but I live such a slow paced life that this weekend feels like activity overload.  I'm taking Kevin to take his SAT in a little bit.  That shouldn't be a big deal for me and I really hadn't thought much of it, but now that it's THE day, I'm a little anxious about it.  There's nothing I can do, it's all on him, but I'm a mom and I worry.  It's part of the job description. 

The landlord is finally coming by to look at the trees that were felled by the obnoxious amounts of snow this winter.  Of course, I have a million errands to run and really wish he would do this any other day but today, but whatever....

And the reason that I'm rushed to do all my errands today is because I'm hitting the town this afternoon to hang out with a bunch of picture-taking, bloggy-type people on the I heart faces photo walk!!  eeeeeee!!!!
Okay, so.... I'm excited because I think it's going to be fun.
I'm nervous because I'm going to meet all these bloggy people (that seemed almost two dimensional and imaginary) in real life 3-D!! 
I'm excited because I'm sure to learn a thing or two about taking good pictures.
But I'm worried that I'll suck!  (I don't truly think that I'll suck, but my mind plays tricks on me.)
I'm stressing over the fact that I want to wear cute shoes, but know I need to be comfortable and my comfy shoes are just ugly... there's no other way to put it.  
And here's the other thing.... I'm trying to plan pictures in my head.  DC is such a well-visited and photographed place that I really don't want to take lots of cliched pictures.  Boring!  But what can I do that is new and different?  And have you every noticed that everything in DC is gray?!!  God forbid that we have gray skies too!

The other things on my mind are Julia's horse show tomorrow and Grant's recital last night.

Speaking of recitals... here, for your listening pleasure (and because I'm bragging on my kid) is Grant playing his recital piece.


Brooke G. said...

That photo walk sounds like so much FUN!!!
Enjoy - I am sure you will ROCK!
And wear the ugly shoes, NO ONE will notice - everyone wears ugly shoes on nature walks - and you definitely want to be comfortable :D
Have fun!!

Grammie/Mom said...

The birds woke me at 6:30. I wanted to get up wide yard sales today. Over 85. Kevin will ace it! I'm positive. The photo walk sounds fun. I agree, ugly shoes, be comfortable. Everyone is probably thinking the same things you are..a bit nervous meeting each other. Don't think hard about what pics to take. You'll know when you see a good pic. Now..Grant blew my mind!!! Yeah Grant!! Proud tears flowing! I shared the video w/R.Weeks just now. Julia. I'll be thinking of you tomorrow!

alita said...

YOU SHOULD BE PROUD!!!! What a fantastic performance. The concentration on his face is stunning. He looked like he was living the music. AWESOME!!!

You will take exceptional and creative pictures I have no doubt. I simply can't wait to see them. DC is a wonderful subject (um much better than Detroit I must say, lol) ENJOY!!! And I must also say that it is too bad that I don't live in that area so I could meet you IRL. BUT with that being said you will meet all kinds of wonderful people that share your passion with photography. YAY!!! How exciting.

And the SAT... He'll be in my prayers. I had a migraine on the day of my SATs and I did just fine. If he is prepared he will do just fine, too. But it is your job (as it is mine) to worry for our babies. Because they will always be our babies. Even when we know that they are grown men.

Have a SUPER weekend!

Jess said...

Oh wow, way to go Grant! What an amazing talent, something that no one can ever take away from him.

I saw the I heart faces facebook post this morning, and thought of YOU Colleen. You'll have a great time (okay I am a bit jealous) and I can't wait to see your shots. Have fun!

Leslie said...

Grant rocked it...i love to watch his face when he plays. sometimes he was not even looking at the keys. He rocks!!

don't worry about the picture walk i know you are going to rock that!!!

GO Kevin, go Julia...are Q and natalie up to anything?

Kayla Sue said...

I am so jealous of the photo walk! I totally know what you mean about bloggers seeming two dimensional:) I'd be nervous too!!

Also, your son is AWESOME at piano. I used to play just several years ago and fell absolutely in love with it, I'd love to get back into lessons. Tell that kid that he has some serious talent!!

T.J. said...

HOW very cool to be part of the photo walk!! It's good to let out your deep down thoughts on your blog, but listen to all us commenters- you will rock, take awesome shots and I;m sure be hilarious with your comments ;)

Can't wait to meet you IRL myself!!!!

Oh and Grant? Think I'm keeping that on replay all night long...

Jientje said...

He's so talented, I enjoyed his little concert!

I wish I could do the photo walk with you!

Brown Family Blog said...

Grant is amazing! I think you will do great. I am so impressed with yourb photod sll the time!

lisaschaos said...

I hope you had a great time! I'm sure you did! I woke up way too early yesterday too, thanks to a sweet mommy bird singing.

lisaschaos said...

I hope you had a great time! I'm sure you did! I woke up way too early yesterday too, thanks to a sweet mommy bird singing.

EG Wow said...

How did it go, Colleen? I hope you had a great time, took tons of photos...and wore the comfy shoes. :)

terri browne said...

Grant sounds wonderful!

And I totally hear ya about the cute/comfy shoe dilemma!