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Good, Good Life

And I say oh, got this feeling that you can't fight
Like this city is on fire tonight
This could really be a good life, a good, good life


Today was an excellent day. Paul's still sick and childlike. Everyone gets childish when they're sick. He's such a sweetie though. He started singing "You are my sunshine" out of nowhere and made me almost cry smiling.

This evening I was driving along at dusk to a client meeting and singing along to the above-quoted song feeling like the world is awesome right now. I'm doing what I love! Though I booked this meeting with almost no prep time, my dedicated show-bag paid off and it went awesomely. I'm quite sure they'll book with me and be the best customers ever - they're looking for something really artistic, and it's a winter wedding, and they have ideas and loved my more interesting work. They're definitely my kind of client.

Better yet, when I got home my keycard worked on the door to the room where I'm doing entrepreneur photos tomorrow so I'm 90% set up, which frees me up for a few extra minutes for fun: tomorrow morning a friend I made at Image Explorations and a couple of other photographers from towns in Alberta are coming into Edmonton for a shoot-a-thon for fun and photos of us for our websites and even though I have some bookings in the early afternoon I am able to hang out with them for several hours tomorrow morning. Towards which end I attempted to crimp my hair. I've succeeded in making it look bigger, but that's about all. Perhaps I'll have to water it tomorrow and try something smaller and neater looking. Also, my ShootSac arrived last night. Paul and I went for a walk to pick it up from the post office. It lives up to the hype in some ways and is a bit disappointing in others, but I know it's going to be VERY useful this summer. I love the way it hugs my body when I move, for one thing - that's invaluable. And it does hold my lenses and flash like I wanted it to without being too heavy. I'll be trying it out for the first time tomorrow on-shoot.

My weekend plans have changed to allow me to take part in a neighborhood Garage Sale in St. Albert with Paul's employers on Saturday- they're really happy to have me come out with my stuff to sell and I hope I make a dollar or two on the two big boxes of stuff that we're getting rid of - but that's not why I'm doing it. Garage Sales are a fantastic social experience and I have great associations with them. I'm really looking forward to it. Maybe I'll have some photos to show off.

Paul has put our folding outdoor chairs onto the balcony and has begun taking his laptop outside so as to enjoy the summer sunshine and not feel cooped up. (Cold or no cold, he feels cooped a lot. Me? I like the coop, it's comfy. Outside is where errands live.) Paul is a happier Paul having his balcony space. I'm just wishing I had an outdoor recliner. Maybe a good deal will come up on Kijiji.

I had forgotten to mention that a friend of mine, Kori, stopped in Edmonton on the 9th on her way to Kelowna - where we'll probably see her and possibly go out boating on the lake. (I keep realizing with a start that our trip to Kelowna is on Monday. Yikes. I am SO excited to see Janta.) Anyway, while she was here we went to the Marble Slab Creamery - where they put mix-ins into your crazy ice cream flavours. I had Nerds candy in Cinnamon ice cream. It was fantastic. I am so having nerds in ice cream again. I forgot how much I loved the little sugary explosions of flavour that are Nerds candies. We also purchased a Fringe program, as the Edmonton Fringe is starting here. There's this one show I really want to see called When Harry Met Harry and Paul and I have optioned 2-3 shows each that we're interested in. Hopefully we manage to see a few this weekend, if Paul isn't too sick.

I'm finally starting to catch up on all those items that have been on my to do list all summer. It's a good feeling.
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