I feel strange, such a rush of panic and stress in the last 18 hours or so then boom, my MMM entry is in the mail, its all over there's nothing I can do any more.
Let's see, in those 18 hours before I left the post office, so many things went wrong. Most importantly the colour copies SUCKED!! They did no justice to my pages and on one page my cousin's poor little girl had an orange face!! Not to mention the guy there was no help and a complete idiot. So this is at about 6pm because finishing up the final touches of the LOs took way longer than I expected. Everything closes at 7 at the latest. I ran (not literally, because that's now physically impossible with 27 extra pounds, seemingly all in my stomach!) to my usual photo place, they can't do 11x17 in one hour, they don't have the paper, they sent me to another place to check if they could. They COULD, but in the morning. So I decided to go home take photos of the pages and put the scans on a disc and see which turned out better. Somewhere along the way I bent my nail back, far!!! Its still hurts and its bruised and everything, grr. BTW Mom, I didn't rush around and I held on to all the handrails and shuffled along like a little old woman!
Last night I was up until 1:30 typing techniques and supply lists, filling out idea forms and photo releases. Just as I thought I was ready to go to bed I realised the scan of one LO still had pencil marks! So rescanned that, got everything together and went to bed.
It was a crazy crazy day. It had started off well, I slept in until 8, read until 8:30, went to the pool (it's boring by yourself when you don't have the energy to really swim). Then it slowly got crazier and crazier. Some good things... I did an absolutely perfect parallel parking job in front of the photo place, had supper at a friend's house, my boys called me! My new stockings are in ( no more holes in th toe!! LOL)
Last night, I slept like a log until 6:30, then I couldn't go back to sleep, even after doing some hypnobirthing breathing execises. Finally got up just after 7 and started my day. I watched a friend's little girl all morning and had to pick her up at 8:50, then I was off the photo place at 9. At 10, the photos were developed and he ran off a small copy of the scans so we could choose the best. I chose the scans and he did them up in about 20 mins!! Ok, so I ended up paying an arm and a leg, and another leg for good measure for all this... but, I think it was all worth it, even with eraser dust on some of the scans.
Next, off to the post office, it took over 30 minutes to trim the scans and stick all the stuff on the back and pack it up. Remeber I'd a four year old girl with me the whole time, she was an angel (I did bring a colouring book and crayons) and we went to two parks and had a ride on the helicopter in front of the toy store as a reward. The line at the post office of course was enormous, another 15-20mins but the box finally left my hands and is now some where between here and Paris, I'm sure!!
How did I reward myself with a job well done (or 'done' at least?) Cereal and Ice Cream for lunch of course!!! don't worry Mom, I had toast, juice, yogurt and a peach too! Not too balanced but not junk either. Now I'm off to take a well needed nap!!! Then I'm gonna order me up some fun scrap stuff from my friend's website.