Prints and Work

More than a year ago, Ross and I got married. Our photographer took over 1000 digital photos and after all was said and done, supplied us with two disks crammed full of pictures. Its taken until now for Ross and I to get around to going through all the pictures, selecting the ones we want, and now, going through the task of getting prints made. Rome was not built in a day, and apparently, neither will my scrapbook be (wow, that was an awkwardly constructed sentence). It’s been my goal to start a “family scrapbook”. Rather than sit through page after page of wedding photos, as I see in most scrapbooks, I’d rather devote, say, two pages to the wedding, two pages to Kale, another page to… I dunno, Mooki… that sort of thing. I want to be able to add to a single scrapbook as our lives expand. Not have 40 scrapbooks full of crap – that’s sort of like looking at someone’s vacation slides for two hours.

Anyway, if anyone has suggestions for high quality print places, please let me know. I’ve found a few budget places but we’d rather pay a few more bucks for higher quality.

In other news, I have started thinking (and I know this is premature but those of you who know me know what an overplanner I am) about when I run out of maternity leave income. Yes, what I get is paltry, but what I get from UI contributes to the point where I don’t have to work, and it would be ideal to not return to the rut of working Monday to Friday, and having to seek out daycare so someone else could raise Kale for us. I’d love to find some part time work that I can do at home – editing, for example, or telling people how to run their lives – and bring in just enough income to ensure I get to stay home, and keep me working for just enough hours that I get some me time.

I have so many ideas for businesses (and one of them will be coming to fruition soon enough) and I am so good at planning, but I find I get a bit lost in the details of actually WORKING and DOING. Before I left for work, a few of my colleagues asked if I would be willing to take on some work for them and I will soon be contacting them – but I ask myself what, specifically, will I be able to offer them, and I’d like to have that nailed down before I make that first contact. Suggestions are welcome. My friend Melanie is having a resolutionary type of moment in her life where she feels inclined to make resolutions and I can completely relate.

Kale is six weeks old today. I am completely 100% blown away by that. Seriously, where has time gone? Today we have our final appointment with our midwife and she returns our care over to my GP. I am completely sad about this as I don’t beleive that this pregnancy and delivery could have been as wonderful without her. I also wholeheartedly believe that I would not still be breastfeeding without her support.

Yesterday I got a package in the mail from our local health authority. My mom works for another area’s health unit and I know what their protocol is – contact within 48 hours by phone. Apparently, my region has a much more lax protocol because what I received in the mail is a bunch of photocopied handouts about stuff that would have been good to know, oh… I don’t know… 6 freakin’ weeks ago? Not even a letter addressed to me outlining what my “next steps” should be with regards to immunization or anything. Totally useless. And all of it in English which is pathetic since New Westminster is incredibly diverse. Bah.

13 years ago


  1. Tomorrow Kale will turn one year old. Just wait- it’s seriously fucking scary how quickly it goes… it really will feel like 6 weeks changes into a year overnight.

    Ash turns one in a couple of weeks and it’s also blowing my mind.

  2. I can’t believe you just got that package! The public health nurse actually came to our apartment the day after I got home from the hospital – and this is Calgary which I find to be a little backwards.

  3. Apparently the reason why I got it so late is that I had a midwife and public health apparently assumes the midwife will give me all this info. They did call me as a follow up yesterday, actually, and the Public Health nurse was incredibly nice. We are popping down to the clinic in a few weeks for immunizations (I am NOT looking forward to that)and the gal I spoke to is the one that will be on shift, so I am looking forward to meeting her.

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