It felt like I was hardly at home, this week. Yet, there are hardly any photos! Our weekend consisted of parent/teacher interviews, derby and relaxing. Chillaxing, even. I have ideas taking shape and form on the horizon, which I will share really, really, really soon. For the moment, see what I got up to!
On the wall of a friend’s studio
This man is making big changes to his life and those who are around him could not be more proud of his achievements, or happier for him. It is truly a delight to see someone take the reins of their existence as he is doing. Oddly, I bumped into him twice this week and managed to squeeze in a chai latte with him. West End is an awesome place.
I went running…. On the treadmill. I can get up to 10.5km an hour and sustain it for about 3 minutes. I am working on being able to run/move 2km in 15 minutes. I’m currently on about 17 minutes. Suzie Dominzn and I are going to run the Bridge to Brisbane in August. Yes, I am putting it out there for the two of us! I think she would want me to make clear that we will do the 5km run!
My derby league had its second bout – Furies vs Vandals. I went for the Furies, they, uh, did not win. I reckon their second bout will see them come back to form! The after party is held at this quaint gem (ha, ha!) of a hotel… they cater for funerals too!
What is not pictured: Lunch on Friday with a fellow photographer, Janine Coveney and her gorgeous 2 year old (my new BFF). If you click here you can see photos from the day. With ME in them. Such a novelty!
It was pointed out to me quite recently that I have the most incredibly talented friends. From photographers, actors and musicians to doctors, accountants and entrepreneurs. I am truly, truly, truly fortunate to be surrounded by the people I am and incredibly blessed to have found such a supportive group in which I feel I belong. There is no one in my life that I do not appreciate or feel that their contribution is less than any other person’s. And that is an incredible gift to have in life. Thank-you, friends.
Four things have defined these holidays so far:
1) The Decision to re-shuffle the boy’s bookshelf. As in, move 300 books off the floor into sustainable housing. Three days later the carnage is still visible in the lounge, the hallway, the parent’s bedroom and in the boy’s room. It is so bad that the boy is being sent to his grandmother’s tomorrow so his mother can somehow piece the house together again. On an upside, the boy has enjoyed reading the volumes that had been lost under the bed.
2) The boy’s unceasing attention of Dottus. Dot is looking forward to the end of school holidays. This is a photo of the boy with his one true love. Dot, as you can see, could quite happily misplace the boy as she eagerly looks to the door for freedom. (The bookshelves behind them are dedicated to cookbooks…. Now I think about it, we have a lot of bookshelves. Hmmm….)
3) A Paper Plane Fixation. He is making them out of anything and everything. Perhaps not quite so pleasingly, he has taken to writing messages on them. Today’s disturbing note: “I do not like you not even a little bit”. One can be pleased that he is improving his creative writing skills.
We left the house today and ventured into the Inner City today to hang with friends and partake in hot chocolate and some very yummy Haloumi Wraps. Good company on cold days is completely invaluable! Here’s to busy school holidays!
I have so much to say.
I have a finite amount of time, apparently.
So I try to balance what I want to do with what I must do and with what I need to do.
And that’s how I get my existence.
I went to the beach on the weekend with two of my greatest accomplices in mischief – The boy and the Spouse.
And we hung out with my other three chief mischief makers, the littlest of whom is a hell-raiser, to say the least.
I needed to do that.
I’m struggling to maintain my equilibrium after a tough week at Uni and some serious questioning as to whether Psychology is the right thing for me. I think it is… I’m reasonably sure it is… but one never knows. I’m wondering about some financial things – about how to secure my whole family’s future and achieve the goals that the spouse and I have worked out that are important to us without me having to cross the line into full time work.
So I study, I think, I try to figure things out.
Like I said, there’s the things I need to do, want to do and must do. Just trying to find the balance between them all, trying to find my existence.
The aim of this project is to photograph 100 People who do NOT live with me. One of the joys of having a camera to document the events and history of my family is that I’ve, uh, exploited that privilige! My son sees the camera come out and this is what I get:
(The boy says: Talk to the Hand!!!)
The hand of Doom.
So failing the ability to take perfectly composed pictures of my family, I, uh, choose things that are slightly less mobile:
Max and Sarah were a lot more accommodating, fabulous and tremendous friends. Hooray for friends! Announcing #1 and #2 of my 100 people who do not live with me project 🙂