Sunday, October 9, 2011

~ senior photos ~

Steve Jobs died.  A few hours before his death, I purchased an iPad 2.  I will never forget that.  The world has lost something special.

It's been busy 'round here.  Class, work, B., and family all taking up time.  But, unfortunately, most of my time is spent counting carbs, meal planning, grocery shopping and worrying!  Argh!  I wish I could get over the worrying part.  When I was pregnant with B. I had gestational diabetes.  I ended up having to be on insulin for most of the summer leading up to her birth in August.  Like typical GD, it went away as soon as she was born.  Also typical, I have to be watched carefully during this pregnancy because it will be back.  So, after my first visit to the GD doctor, she put me on the carb-counting diet (with 3 meals, 3 snacks a day) and I started checking my blood sugar before breakfast and after each meal.  It only took a week.  As soon as I sent them my numbers I was put on insulin in the evenings (before bed).  It's the long-lasting kind not the quick acting kind.  (I was on both before, and probably will be again, eventually)  The reason they started me so early is because my fasting blood sugars (right when I wake up, before breakfast) were a little high.  Another thing I learned, if I have to sit in meetings all day or something like that, my other blood sugars are higher than we'd like.  So, this means I'm counting my carbs carefully, eating every 3 hours (I set a timer on my phone), pricking my finger 4 times a day, injecting insulin at 9pm each night, and I walk about a mile after every meal.  It takes a lot of time to plan for all of that!  It's frustrating, time consuming, and takes up too much space in my brain.  And I really hate being on the insulin because then I sometimes have low blood sugars as a result, which make me feel dizzy and icky.  Bleh.  But in about 30 weeks or less, I will have a baby.

This weekend I took photos of my niece, Simonne.  She is a senior and needed some senior shots.  My one true love helped me immensely (AND is doing the photoshopping for me)!  He also gave me an early birthday present -- a new lens for my camera!!  (Can I get a woot woot)?  It was the perfect gift and just in time for the photo shoot (he planned it that way).  I took over 200 photos and we got a few that work.  Photoshop is our friend, especially since Simi got her wisdom teeth out the day before!  But she was a trooper.  We couldn't have had a better weekend -- beautiful, warm, with lovely fall colors all around us.  Here are a few....more on flickr.


  1. Sorry about the diabetes! :( Hope it all gets under control for you soon! I love love love love the photos!!! BEAUTIFUL! :):):):):):):):):):):)

  2. These photos look great! Nice work! Hope the GD evens out and gets easier to manage. good luck!