Tuesday, May 04, 2010

A year ago

Bob - Beloved Cat and Companion

I can hardly believe it's been so long since I last posted. Things have been so hectic-busy-manic (one word will no longer so) that blogging took a back seat in order to retain some sanity. Of course I'm not constantly on the go, but since I was diagnosed as having hypothyroidism I seem to get tired much more quickly and it takes far longer to bounce back. That means sometimes I don't so much drop a ball, but put one down for a while. Just until I have the time and energy to juggle it again. It's self preservation really and it's been a long, hard lesson for me to learn because quite frankly I can't do the same things at the same rate that I used to before the operation. So what balls have I been juggling?

  • Work: The job I started in December has been more of a learning cliff to scale than a learning curve, but it's going well. Just last week I delivered a piece of work that is going to be adopted across the team and then other departments.
  • Home: I have been trying for so long to get my home straight. There is so much to be done that it can be overwhelming but I am taking baby steps. This too, is a ball though that I sometimes have to put aside for a while as just keeping up with housework can be exhausting.
  • Photography: I launched my new portfolio website nearly two weeks ago now and I'm really pleased with how it looks. I have toyed with posting about it here but I'm undecided as the website is the real me, not my online persona. If you would like to take a look, then email me and I will send you a link.
  • Wedding: No, not mine. I also photographed a wedding this weekend just gone. It was a huge challenge but I enjoyed it. As with everything, the best laid plans went awry as the bride had hair problems and so my time taking photos with the bridesmaids getting ready completely went off the schedule. I ended up helping the bride dress and acted as a calming influence on her mother who was in a flat spin as things were running nearly an hour late with getting ready! My stage management training kicked in and as with all the best shows, it opened practically on time. The group photos were interesting as people wrangling is like cat herding but I received many compliments on keeping it fun and keeping the ball rolling. I was so tired afterwards that it took me over a day to recover. All in all I think I got some decent shots, despite the lack of time to capture any reportage ones. I am currently working on them in Photoshop so they will be ready when the happy couple return from their honeymoon.
So, lots has been keeping me from here. It is also the anniversary of when my dear Bob left. I can hardly believe it's been a whole year and I still miss him. Just little things, like when I'm working at the computer, Bob always came to sit on the windowsill next to me. Sam and Max have started to do that too, but have a habit of trying to sit in front of the keyboard instead. We're working on it...


bunnygirl said...

It sounds like things are going well for you. Those anniversaries are hard, though, aren't they? We miss sweet Bob.

Kathryn said...

I don't feel like i've words to share.

I know anniversaries are difficult. I wish i could say something to make it better, but i'm sure Bob would be happy that you still remember him.

And i'm so glad that you've the new boys to keep you from being too sad.

Sending you hugs.

kenju said...

I can't believe it has been a year, Bob-kat. I'm also glad you have the new boys.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Wow! A year since Bob left you...Hard to believe, my dear. I know you must still miss him--he was with you for such a long long time....!
It sounds like life is busy and energy not as high as it use to be. I can relate to that. I find I get more tired and just can't seem to do as much as I used to....
I'm glad you have those two beautiful "Fur Purr Beings" for company and companionship---'Time' will no doubt get them into the positions you need when you are at the Computer. They are so very dear.
I'd love to see your Website, my dear.

bodaat said...

nobody can replace little Bob. :( my heart hurts for you during this time as i know the bond that us animal lovers have with our dear pets. all you can do is take comfort in knowing that he is happy in heaven, chasing little mice and rolling in catnip to his heart's content!


Nikki-ann said...

Has to really been a year since Bob left?

Mika is currently curled up on my leg... Which makes a change from wandering across the keyboard and in front of the monitor!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Man, that was one fast year. Kiss the new boys and think of Bob, though.

Dianne said...

I'm so sorry I missed this post til now

You know I love you
and I adored Bob
I think of him and smile

Kiss the boys and take good care

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

So glad you were ble to stop by, mu dear...I know how busy you are and how little time you have for blogging....So, it means a lot to me that you came by, my dear. I hope all is well with you and your two little Kitty's.....Sweetie says "Puuuurrrrr" to them, and I send hugs!