Friday, August 14, 2009

making lemonade

Figuratively speaking that is....

Sometimes life hands you big fat lemons. I feel like I've been getting too many of them lately. Don't you hate it when life feels like LIFE? Do you know what I mean? Sometimes life is just day to day enjoyable everyday silly problems. And sometimes you have to deal with the big things that aren't any fun at all. Like my Dad's mom (mamaw) dying. And my Dad's mom (Grammy) has what looks like a very aggressive cancer on top of failing kidneys. (I have two great dad's and I call them both Dad. It gets confusing.) I've been baking a lot this week. It's how I deal with things like that. Not good. We ran out of flour and had to go to Gigi's today. Had to. I don't want to do any more dishes.

The lemonade...a surprisingly fun post-funeral photoshoot with my cousin Jordy. He's one good lookin dude. When we were kids he was always making movies with my little sisters. Now he's in LA doing the actor thing.
As for the lemonade in the situation with my beloved Grammy...I'm going to see her Monday. So that's good. We were made from the same cloth. Two peas in a pod. I get her, she gets me. I only wish I were by her side already. Chris is going to brave it alone with the kids. He'll probably have everything in tip top shape. Can't say the same for what they may eat....now that's a scary thought. If you see my kids please sneak them a fruit or vegetable.

More lemons...my job with Lindsay Jane Photography. A super hard situation, because I love Todd and Lindsay so much and all their family. Lindsay taught me a lot and I will always be thankful for her in my life. Hopefully I'll be able to reciprocate in some way. But the job wasn't what we needed it to be. So I quit. Big fat depressing bummer. I was trying to wallow in my own pathetic situation, but no one would let me. And when my lawyer told me I needed to "move on with my life" well that was the last straw. I guess sometimes the people pleasing can be a hindrance. Who knew?

The lemonade... andrea larsen photo. Never in a million years did I see this one in my future. But people started calling me. And I have to have somewhere to put the pictures, right? So it's fun. Actually I've been having a blast. It's not quite done yet (the website, or anything else for that matter). It's pretty ghetto at this point, but it's a start. And the good news is that I've been busy. I had a newborn shoot this week, and a small family, and tomorrow I have a family of 33! Yikes. How I got this busy already??? A blessing.

Yes. Life is weird. Why can't things just work out like you planned them? Maybe this was too melancholy of an announcement? But I guess there is no helping that at this point. Too sum up: new job stuff, good. family stuff, bad. Must make lemonade tomorrow...and possibly lemon bars.

6 comments:

Evaly said...

I'm so sorry about your grandmas. I bake when life gets tough too! I'm so excited about your new website though- good luck!

One Happy Family said...

Wish you the best in your newest endeavor. Hey...GiGi's, we were there just last weekend. You should read my blog. I thought of you b/c I wanted to take cute pictures of the cupcakes like you probably would have, but you'll see it's not as cute.

mandy said...

Love your new site, Drea! I'm not surprised one bit that you're so busy with clients already! ;)

Sorry about your grandmas. I'll keep them in my prayers. Keep that chin up!

Katy Beth said...

I bake too. It's not the worst way to deal with things! I'm right there with you though. I know how it is. It will get better, it has to. We are too blessed for it not to!

Beth said...

Your life is always full of some kind of adventure! I am sorry to hear about your mamaw and your Grammy. And I can't believe it about your new business! Not to mention your fabrics, seriously, when do you sleep?! Congrats!

Rosy Lady said...

Life certainly has its ups and downs, sorry to hear about your grandmas. I also love to bake and when there's lemons in the house, I always go for lemon cake, mmm. Best wishes with all your endeavors.