This time of year, I just have absolutely nothing to talk about. Nothing to take pictures of, nothing to be interested in. I just try to keep my head down and get through each day. We're cooped up inside, buried under 2 feet of snow, too cold to go outside, and just trying to keep the kids occupied with mundane trips to the grocery store, Target, BJs, and occasionally take Drew to BounceU to burn some energy. January is like that. February is pretty much the same, except that the days get noticably longer. I know it's happening, but I just can't tell it yet. Unless there's daylight after 5pm I just don't care that it really IS getting longer. I don't believe it.
For now, a gorgeous injection of green. I don't really know how much effectiveness there is in color therapy, but I can definitely tell you that these pictures make me feel really HAPPY right about now. Anything but gray and white. Beautiful produce helps me feel better, even if it did come from Mexico. I make an awesome margarita--albeit a little messy, but awesome.
Anyway, I've been working my butt off on Erika Follansbee Photography. Ever since the new year, I've been nailing down my official pricing lists (I got a PRINTER for Christmas from my in-laws!!!!) and WOW is it handy. Kind of hard to run a business without a printer. I had some gorgeous marketing postcards made up and I'm about to mail them out. So excited. Gathering addresses, working on never-ending SEO problems, pricing, getting info on advertising....... all this and not one tiny clue of any definite business or inquiries for the coming year. Kind of depressing, but I keep on keeping on. My very small circle of "word of mouth" has completely run out, so I have to find new ways to get my name out there.
Also, I have lost almost 10 lbs! :) That's something to be really happy about. I went the whole month of January without a single bite of dessert or junk food. Very strange for me, and definitely no fun, but it's paying off. Unfortunately there is no change yet in how my clothes fit, so apparently it's really going to make me work for it. I cannot afford new bigger clothes right now so I have to find ways to continue to fit into the ones I already have.
Blog readers, don't leave! I'll post more when things pick up.