Tuesday, January 09, 2007

i've moved!

edit: please note that i've made the move to typepad. you can view my new blog here. please bear with me as i'm learning and be sure to change your bloglines feeds + bookmarks so you don't miss anything! xo, joleen

after two years of blogging with blogger, i've decided to move on over to typepad. don't have the first clue what i am doing over there which feels so new and weird! can someone please help me? i can't even find a back-end to custom design my layout using html. any help would be much appreciated! thanks! xo, joleen

Monday, January 08, 2007

things that make me happy today


♥ snapping this polaroid mid-yawn (which scanned a little pink. not sure why)

♥ alex wearing a sticker label he made this morning that says, "I LOVE JOLEEN"

♥ having friends (and family) like you who send virtual hugs + kind words just when i need them

♥ drinking hot tea

♥ snuggly babies (even if they are sniffly)

♥ quiet, alone time during synchronized naptimes

♥ browsing flickr and adding to my huge collection of favorites

♥ getting ideas and absolutely loving these maternity shots

woe is me


since i don't have a really pathetic photo of myself to share, you get pretty but dying roses. don't read this post unless you're ready to watch me play my tiny violin while i cry to myself. i am not doing well. not. at. all. some days you just feel so bad you have to tell someone. anyone that'll listen. i am tense. i am tired. i am sick. again! i'm grumpy. i'm annoyed. i have no. more. patience. i want to bury myself into a foot of covers and die for the day. i have two sick, whiny babies that i can't seem to help because they just keep crying. my head feels like it's going to split right in two... one half for each of them. my shoulders are so tense i imagine they could hold just about anything. and they probably are. i have pressure in my chest, a sore throat, and an icky cough. i'm torturing myself by thinking about a photography job i can't take. i'm all around feeling sorry for myself about now.

end of rant.

Sunday, January 07, 2007


i tried to blog yesterday but then i didn't know what to write about. my break on friday was much needed and appreciated. it was so nice to hang out with someone my same age (we're both 23), talking about young marriage, eating yummy salad + breadsticks from olive garden, making plans (i get to do a maternity + newborn shoot with her! (she's due in june.)), buying books, and strolling the mall. me time. girl time. i need it more often! we talked about getting together regularly (other than our daily morning walks) for pampering ourselves and i really hope we follow through. it's restorative.

the wee ones came over last night just before 7 and we have them until thursday. they're acting as though their parent's gave them candy, soda, and crack before coming over and we're already a little bug-eyed. ha! yay for naptimes, huh? that and airborne as i'm trying desperately to fight off something...

i've been trying to take out my camera(s) everyday and shoot- random things really, that you can view here. i want to practice and just take tons of shots. i want to develop a personal style and because i like such a variety of things, i am struggling with this. or maybe i'm not at all and am just over-thinking as usual.. lol.. i think my set of personal favorites flows nicely + is a good representation of my work.

um ok end of awkward blog post.
child's play