Releasing of Fingers...

Oh...wow...I had no idea it had been so long since I blogged. I can't even begin to explain why. It has almost been like a phobia - a blogaversion. Is there such a thing? I would come to the computer, start to sit down, and literally my body would make a left turn and I would exit the office out the other door.

Then I would think later about all of the things I wanted to say...and yet, I could not get the words to come through my fingers. Whatever blockage was there, this morning it seems to be gone.

My photo shoot last weekend was so much fun, and the band reports that they really like them. They also asked if I would be available for future concert dates and some promotional studio shots. I can't begin to tell you how good that makes my little heart feel.

Tonight I am attending a release party for Dave Beegle - and although I have been asked to work, I have no idea what that means. Is that camera work? Is it merch booth work? Is it taking out the trash after everyone has left?

You know what? I don't care. I am just so honored to be invited. I might want to tell them, though, that I don't do windows.

Tomorrow is my daughters 14th birthday. Has it really been 14 years since my gorgeous, taller-than-me, smarter-than-I-ever-hoped-to-be, most-creative-child-on-the-face-of-the-planet was born? Feels like it was yesterday...

She worked a catering with me last night. Like all mothers, I worried about her work ethic and her ability to be a team player, and her ability to put her heart and soul into everything she does even if it is something not so enjoyable. I will never worry about that again. She worked just as hard as I did and fit in with my crew like she had always been part of us. Amazing. I am so very proud of her.

The only moment that gave me pause? When the DJ came out and she knew every word to that stupid SexyBack song. That's okay...she was a little horrified when I knew where the double-up-UH-UH in Baby Got Back came in. We did the Electric Slide together in the kitchen. I have a feeling her college graduation party will be a scene to end all scenes.

I am hoping that today is wonderful for all of you...it is such a crazy time of year, and it seems to go so fast. Please enjoy the Christmas Time Warp - it will be the doldrums of January before we know it.


Quindigo said...

Every once in a while my son will say something hilarious or act like an adult, and I'll think how wonderful it is that he's making it through the awkward phase so well...that's when he usually puts out his hand and asks for money, though.. ;)

I have noticed your absence, young lady, and I'm relieved life is going so well.

Sarah said...

Your post gave me some hope to not dread the age of 14. I am so thrilled that everything went smoothly for your shoot. No major catastrophes. I am not surprised in the least that you've been asked to do more. Such talent.

Happy Birthday to your sweet daughter.

Jim said...

You mean you do all the crazy wild fun stuff you do and you still get responsible, good-looking and happy kids?

Whoever you been prayin' to, don't stop. And put in a good word for the rest of us, okay?

terri said...

Indi: It's funny - I miss you when I am not blogging. :)

Sarah: Thank you so much for the encouraging words...

And fourteen has started off pretty good. Does that mean 16 will be HELL?!

Jim: I am thinking that it might be the same deity that you are dealing with, based on the fun and adventure in your own life. :)

...but I will put in good words if you do the same for me.