Day 136 ~ Crop Report

Plant, water, love, water, more love, water = We Grow

We have been enjoying our lettuce and sugar peas almost every night…

The cucumbers and carrots should be ready in the next couple of weeks…

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Day 135 ~ Thick as Thieves

This Mama has called in for a huge favor in the form of a whole  48 hours with no little people around at the end of the month.   I will be taking a glorious two days and traveling back to the thriving metropolis of Lincoln, NE to see what is sure to be the concert of the year.

I probably would have given away a Kidney to have to whole weekend to myself but luckily I didn’t have to do that and only had to take in these three crazy extra girls for a night or two….piece of cake!

Day 134 ~ With Oksanna also gone….

Olivia and I would like it to be known that although right now we are doing the majority of the house and yard cleaning (Olyse helps in her own special way)  when Oksanna and Chris return we will have no problem integrating them back into the “routine” and relinquish control of all or at least half of all household chores.

It’s going to be hard to give up because you know it’s like Christmas, my birthday and the Fourth of July every time we run of the vacuum, or scrub the toilets but we have come to the conclusion that everyone should take part in the fun and we are fully prepared to make it happen…

Day 132 ~ Positive Letter

We are 132 days in and I am still getting positive reviews….(huge sigh of relief)

With so many days where I feel like I am failing as a single parent it’s nice to receive a positive letter of affirmation.

Day 131 ~ www.JenniferMeccaPhotography.com

 Heading a new direction, both personally and professionally over the past few months has been quite the test! Overall, the family is doing well and I think that we’re maintaining a passing grade: Chris and I continue to operate as a unit, even from afar, and the girls have settled relatively well into our ‘new normal’. From a personal perspective it’s required a great deal of determination, friends, treats of various definitions – and the occasional chainsaw.  Add in the patience I’ve had to summon from the professional perspective, and it must qualify me for some kind of sainthood!

Although I am excited about changing my focus to fine art photography, working on my new website has required more time and effort then I ever imagined!  People in the know tell me that this is not unusual but the optimist in me thought I would have it up and running long before now. Fortunately I have not been traveling alone on this long, and very winding road: Chris, for his part, continues to be my biggest supporter and I most certainly could not have done this if it weren’t for his willingness to support me heading this direction in the first place, his incredible faith in me, and well, his persistent questioning as to when I would have it up and running! (Motivation comes in all forms!). 

I’ve also had a tremendous amount of help from my good friend and personal marketing guru, Sue Linroth! Sue has been there from the day one, with a calming voice amid the chaos and a business mindset that I had not previously had a chance to appreciate. She was my constant business companion, making sure that we got through the seemingly endless list of to-dos, and that we kept moving forward! 

The journey, although long, has been a good one and I’m pleased to announce that Jennifer Mecca Photography officially has a new home! I think that you’ll find that each photo in my collection, not unlike this blog, has a story to tell, when one takes a moment to stop and listen. Stories of people, of places and things, of natural beauty and the beauty of nature. Stories of the unhurried, unscheduled, time spent and days gone by. Stories you will only hear at www.jennifermeccaphotography.com.  Please take a moment to look and listen and let me know what you think.

Day 130 ~ Summer is in full swing

Yesterday I somehow stepped into the role of team photographer.  I think when you constantly carry around a pretty decent camera and sort of look like you know what you are doing you get nominated for such things and I would have to admit it’s a pretty good day when I get to combine three of my passions, Olivia, baseball and photography.

 This year Y-ball next year the Colorado Rockies….

Day 128 ~ Sunday Snuggles

Keeping busy is the name of the game this summer.  Keeping busy means time goes a little faster thus meaning less time to worry about dad being gone.   I think we ran so much last week that it all finally caught up with little miss thing… (some days even princess’ need a nap)

Day 127 ~ Still cooling off…

Nothing beats having ice-cold water randomly shooting  up at you on a 100 degree day!

Day 126 ~ 100 + = Paradise

I will never complain about it being hot but

you will find us here for the next few days as we cycle through a little heat wave 🙂

Day 125 ~ Is anybody else missing Oksanna on the blog?

Oksanna’s been in Panama for 12 days now and I miss her on the blog so here is one of her right before she got on the plane.

She is an amazing kid and Panama is so blessed to have her!