Now that I have limited my photography business to primarily doing High School Seniors, I am not totally swamped. I used to spend hours editing photos for my business, plus trying to keep up with blogging. I love the available time I have now! If you read the tagline of my blog, which was written 10 years ago, when I had absolutely no idea what I was doing or where I was going to take this, it says, “A blog about food, and a little about reading, and some sewing, and I might even knit something.” You can see that it doesn’t mention cats or wine, both of which became a big part of this blog.
I wouldn’t hold my breath if I was you on the knitting part, but I have found time to start sewing again! I’ve made a dress for my granddaughter and I’ve started a second one with a matching dress for her American Girl doll. It feels so good to get back to sewing, plus I consider it decluttering, if you could see my fabric stash, you would understand.
What this has to do with Coco, is that now I have a pretty good morning routine down. While I’m drinking my coffee and eating breakfast, I do all my social media – twitter, yummly, stumble and pin. Then I change to workout clothes and head out to the garden to do 30 minutes of weeding. I am a huge fan of planning my day in 30 minute increments – you can do anything for 30 minutes and just when you’ve had enough, time is up.
On this particular day, it was dark and cloudy, almost nighttime looking outside. I wanted to hurry up and weed before it started raining. Coco was out helping me by guarding the sidewalk. She almost glowed with everything so dark around her. I managed to get these photos in just before the rain started.
Used Topaz Labs for her artsy photo: