Monday, April 26, 2010

500 Photographers

Someone must have been reading my mind. I was thinking it would be great to have one place where I could find some awesome photography (aside from my own portolio, of course)...

And here it is... Pieter Wisse has done it.

For 100 weeks five photographers will be featured weekly in his latest blog created April 10, 2010.

Maybe you will see my work one day. :)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Maybe it is me...

Recently, I've been getting the feeling people, in general, do not like me.

It became realized today when I joined a "mom" forum.

As customary, I posted an introduction in the "Pleased to meet you" section...

Zero responses 12 hours later; 14+ views.

Since I signed up, other people have also posted "New here" threads...

Four or more responses...

Monday, April 19, 2010

Tears to... smiles?

Cuddle bug started a new daycare today.

It’s more of a “school” environment, with a library and cafeteria.

Big, gigantic crocodile tears fell this morning…

But, no one saw because I was driving to work.

I hope my baby did better than I did.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Whiney Baby!

Late Friday night my husband was going through our kid’s daycare diaper bag and found a “Letter of Termination” from the director of our kid’s daycare. The letter reads:

“Please accept this letter as notice of termination of care for your child. As per our contract agreement, I am provided a two week notice and last day of care will be April 23, 2010. Your child’s whining is getting progressively worse. It is getting to the point where it is beginning to disrupt lesson time. I feel your child may not be happy here, and might do better in another daycare setting. I wish you and your family all the best.”

My child is two, the youngest in the daycare, an only-child, recently potty trained (training) and has sever pollen allergies. I’m thinking my child was more of an “inconvenience” to her and/or the staff. Ok, I understand children whine and complain and cry, etc. But when a two-year-old does it there is obviously a level of attention is missing. Either the child is feeling jealous, mistreated, neglected or afraid. Generally, they don’t whine to be annoying.

What really brings out my anger about this whole situation is my husband and I was not given the opportunity to a parent-teach conference, we were not given the FULL details of the extent of the whining; all we were told when we inquired about the day was “whining at lesson time.” THAT’S IT!! She never made us feel like it could cause her to terminate care.

We were shocked, to say the least.

THEN, to FIND the letter IN the diaper bag without having told us to our FACE!!

OMG… I can’t even BEGIN to tell you how angry I was.

But… as my favorite mantras goes:

“What comes around, goes around” and
“Everything happens for a reason”

So, even though we have been running our like crazy people trying to find a suitable caregiver for our child, we know this will be a change for the better.

ETA: Hind sight is 20/20… after talking with my husband we now realize she might be right about our child not being happy there. Today we have a very happy, smiley kid. Again.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Feeling Inspired?

I am. I always feel this way when spring gets here. And this year is no different.

I am lucky to have several photo ops this spring (and summer) with some very special people.

Stay tuned and see what's coming...