I have been a bit MIA in the last few days. I have to admit social media just wasn’t in the plan. So much has been happening, so I want to catch you up.
Saying goodbye to Tiddles
In my last post, I told you that we had got bad news about Tiddles, our cat. Well, yesterday was one of the hardest days as we said goodbye to him. The vet came to our home and put him to sleep as my daughter held him. It was perhaps a beautiful time, if not incredibly sad, as he was surrounded in love. He was such an affectionate cat and I know I’m going to miss all his cuddles. Our home is going to be lonely for some time.
Another reason for the MIA is that our youngest daughter moved out over the weekend. She was invited to move into a house with other housemates. Someone left the house, so a room was available.
I’m not sad about it, though I know I will miss having her around every day. It will be very good for her I think and I know she is going to have a great time.
The timing, as it turns out, is really good. I think because she is not living here any longer will help her with her grief over Tiddles. He was her cat and she was very attached to him. She was given him for her 7th birthday, so she would not really remember a time without him. Hopefully, the new house and new life will help her deal with it all.
So now we are here by ourselves. No children left at home and only one cat. We still have Susie.
I’m happy they have reached the next stage of their lives. Part of our weekend was helping her move and cleaning up the mess left behind. The house is quiet, but that is nice too.
Something happened here a few weeks ago and I haven’t really told anyone but close friends. My husband and I had a discussion and I told them that I wanted to take some time off from making money from photography and clean out our house. It is a job that has needed to be done for some time now, but I never seemed to have the time. So I am now a housewife.
I’m not going to lie, but I love it.
That doesn’t mean that I won’t do things that will earn me money. Maybe the odd workshop, or if someone wants me to do something. However, basically photography is going to be a hobby. I’m going to be an artist, that will be my job. The plan is to exhibit more and go more in that direction.
I will continue blogging, but it is probably going to be more about my photography and not so much teaching. I still want to do reviews and such, but I want it to be more personal. One thing I’ve noticed is that my interest in social media is waning a bit. Not sure what will happen with all of that, but I love blogging and the connections I’ve made. Time will tell, so, for now, I’m telling people I’m a housewife. I love how my home is looking, it has been neglected for far too long.
I thought I might use this opportunity to show couple of other photos that I took and processed from Princes Pier. The one above was taken along the walk that connects Princes Pier to Station Pier and this image is towards the later. It isn’t often that you go out for photos and get so many you want to process, but that is what happened. There are still a couple of others that I want to do, so stay tuned.
This next one you have seen before, but it was in monochrome. I used it for Monochrome Wednesday a few weeks ago, I will add it as the feature image. I converted it back to colour and I think I like this version better.
I’m sorry I’ve been a bit MIA, but things should start getting back to normal now.