I’m Back!

So, did you miss me? Yesterday, the server came falling in on itself, and took all of my sites along with it. *sigh* It was not a good day. No email when you’re trying to work with both clients and a magazine deadline is just frustrating. Matter of fact, there were a number of events over a 24 hour period that drove me a little bit crazy. Then, *poof!* it all got a lot better.

Lets just focus on the positive: Thursday night, we went to see Jonathan Coulton, along with Paul & Storm who were his opening act and backup singers on some songs. They were all fabulous, and even kind enough to let me photograph them individually holding my latest sock. On Friday, Katy & I went to sit & knit at Twisted Yarns, and Brittany brought me Oreo Cookie cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory because I was jealous of hers on Tuesday at the Harlot event. Seriously, how bad can life be when people bring you cheesecake? Then, after I cleared up the last of the craziness that happened yesterday afternoon, I got to go out to the second half of the 600 sq mi artist’s reception. Thanks to Tracy, the other Christine (aka Aggie Christine) and to Tracy’s friend for listening to me rant. That helped a LOT. Then Elaine & I had a client meeting with a potential bride & groom, along with her parents. We wrapped up the night with a delicious dinner and chatting in the parking lot of the restaurant. After I got home, I talked to Mike for one last time in London — he is on a flight heading for Houston as I type this — and got in a much needed good night of sleep. Ahhhhhhh…

So now I’m back, and things just seem a bit brighter after all the zoomy craziness of the past 48 hours. This is good, because I don’t know how much more of that I could have taken.

Tonight, Elaine & I will be photographing a black tie birthday party in downtown Houston, so all the batteries are charging, the camera is all cleaned up, and I am getting pumped up for that. It is going to be like a wedding reception, just without the wedding beforehand!

Thanks to everyone that helped identify the crazy bug. I knew when I photographed it that it wasn’t a crane fly (I recognize those as we get them around our house all the time) and that it looked a bit menacing with that long stinger looking thing. We’re pretty sure now that it was a Giant Ichneumon, related to the wasp but harmless (at least to humans) and just scary looking.

By Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.