Last Thursday, I got called up for another last-minute makeup gig, so Sofie went over to her grandma’s again for another day. I checked in again with my parents, and my mom was starting to do better and slowly move around again. Sofia seemed to have forgotten about the accident all together.
I spent another long, busy day working, my feet were so sore by the end, I was really looking forward to just sitting down! After I picked up Sofie, we headed home and crashed not long after. I was just really looking forward to the week being over.
Here’s Sofie from the morning before we left, sorry it’s so blurry, she wouldn’t hold still!
As much as I would have liked to have just stayed home and cuddled with Sofie all day, Wednesday, I was back working due to a prior obligation. Sofie headed over to her other grandma’s house. Luckily, it was a short job so I could get back to Sofie without getting too late.
I called my parents that morning to check on how my mom was healing, she was still pretty sore from the accident but doing well. Sofie a bit irritable getting into the car, but otherwise her normal, goofy self. I also got a bunch of calls from the dueling insurance companies regarding the accident (which we’re still dealing with currently).
After I finished my quick music video gig, I headed back to the apartment to pick up a few items. Somehow I got to cleaning… the house (and the building) was really due for some spiffing up. I ended up mopping, vacuuming, and dusting not only the apartment, but the entire building (it is my job as a resident manager after all… no really). Maybe it was something cathartic with the accident happening the day before. Maybe I deal with drama in my life by cleaning? Who knows, but I ended up scrubbing around for about 3 hours. I kind of felt like a freak.
I was also pretty exhausted afterwards, but quite proud of what I had done. The building didn’t look like it had seen a duster in years… vast improvement, I would certainly say…
Anyhoo, I got back to Jason’s mom’s in the early evening. Jason had already went straight over after work. We hung out for a bit then headed back home after dinner; I was wiped! Also, Sofie was not being very cooperative with the photos this time… so this was the best I could get!
Well, this is the part of last week that starts to get interesting…
Tuesday, Sofia was still staying with my parents as I was scheduled to work on a music video that evening.
However, half way into a meeting with a business partner that morning, I got a call from my dad saying that my mother had been in a car accident, and she was hurt pretty bad.
All I could think to ask at first was if Sofia was okay, he said she was, but I needed to get to my parent’s house right away.
Not long after, I’m making the nervous drive over to the hospital with Jason where they had taken both my mother and Sofia. They had gotten rear ended by a distracted driver and my mother had cut the back of her head. Once I got to the urgent care, I found my mother, getting stitched back up by a doctor. Sofia was out in the lobby, face covered with snot and dried tears, but otherwise unhurt save a few bumps and scratches.
Needless to say, I was happy to be hugging her.
We spent another hour or so at the hospital waiting for my mom’s prognosis, my dad spent Sofia, and Jason and I back to their house so we wouldn’t have to wait at the hospital. Not too long after, my dad and mom got back home and my mom went promptly upstairs to rest. He said that he could take care of my mom himself, so we headed back home to Seattle.
Once we got back, Sofia was still in good spirits despite the stressful day she had just had, she even gave us a great picture when we got home.
I was so emotionally, mentally, and physically exhausted by the end of that day. I was happy that everyone was okay, but also frustrated with myself that I wasn’t with Sofia when it happened so that I could comfort her. Despite all that, I knew things could have been much worse, so I thanked my lucky stars they weren’t.
Anytime a kind of shattering event happens in my life, it really makes me take a step back and appreciate the people and things I have in my life because I never know what could happen the next day. I know that despite everything my family will still pull together and move past this. We will all have our bad moments, days, or weeks, but I know that I can at least count on the people in my life to put a smile back on my face.
Monday, I had a photo shoot gig in the morning, and it was also Jason and I’s 3 year anniversary. It’s kind of crazy how fast it’s all gone by…
Anyhow, I somehow managed to oversleep and had to speedily get ready to go and rush out the door. Oh, and the coffee shop downstairs closed down (I know right?!), so I had to speed-walk 3 blocks to the closest coffee stand so I could at least be somewhat coherent by the time I got to the photo shoot.
Luckily, I was only a few minutes late, and the rest of the shoot went really well. I was super happy with the makeup I did and got to work with some great people too.
After getting home, Jason was waiting for me and we tried to decide what to do for the evening (romantic right?). Being broke as we were, we couldn’t really do anything too exciting but decided to go out to get some Thai food at a place we went to on one of our first few dates.
Although it was a bit of a rainy, cold night, it was still a nice evening. It was also nice to get a little time with Jason as well, I don’t think we get opportunities like that nearly as often as we’d like.
Looks like Sofie had a good day with my parents too, she’s looking great for her photo!
Last Sunday, after spending the morning and afternoon with my parents I made my way back home to Seattle.
Sofie stayed behind with my parents and I believe my dad spent the rest of the afternoon watching football with her and teaching her how to say “touch-down”.
As much as I’m not really a sports fan, I still think it’s pretty cute.
I hope she doesn’t grow up to be a football fan because I really won’t know what to do with her…
Took this photo of her before leaving for home, she was actually pretty good about it that time.
Last Saturday, Sofie and I headed out to Poulsbo to visit my parents for a bit, and drop Sofie off for a few days as I had some work lined up for the next week. I also had a bunch of laundry to do, and seeing that I had to pay for laundry at our apartment, I saw it as an opportunity to do save a little money too…
We left the house in the early afternoon and caught the ferry over. Sofie loves riding the boat, a little too much, sometimes.
After getting to my parents I spent the rest of the day doing laundry and hanging out.
It was nice getting to visit with my parents too, as I hadn’t done that in a while.
Here’s a pick I snapped of Sofie before we headed out for the day, not looking too happy, but at least she got to take her doggie backpack along with her for the trip.
Phew! What a crazy week it has been… and yes, you will hear about it, and yes, it’s finally a good excuse for why I’m behind. Haha.
But let’s recap from where we left off…
Last Friday… it was the third day of doing makeup for the photo shoot series I was working on before we got a bit of a break, so Sofie went over to her grandma’s again.
This time, we drove out to Eastern Washington to a crazy cool solar and wind farm. We had two models to style that day, so it was even more hectic, but fun.
It was so cold and windy, I’m glad I got to stay in the trailer most of the time!
I carpooled with one of the models, so after getting back, I picked up Sofie and headed home to relax. After Sofie crashed, I enjoyed some late night pizza and a nigh cap with Jason before fading out myself.
It was a super long, but productive week, and I was looking forward to spending the weekend with Sofie!
Here she is after we got home from picking her up! Silly girl.
I had expected to have a good day off today, but last night a last minute job called in and needing the money, I agreed to help out. So I went off late this morning to do a quick makeup and hair gig and came back later this afternoon to hang out and get some work done at home for the rest of the day. Sofie spent the morning with her dad while I was gone and once I got back, she conveniently napped and I was able to get some work done thankfully!
After her nap, Sofie, Jason and I went out for a quick early evening walk around the neighborhood to make a stop at the bank and pick up a few extras for dinner (spaghetti).
Sofie was being a bit of a cranky pants this evening, so I tried getting her to bed early. Not really too successful with that, but she eventually succumbed to sleep…
Here she is from early today, always with the goofy faces!
Wednesday was day 2 of the photo shoot series for me. So after dropping off Sofie at her grandma’s again in the morning, this time, we went out to an old abandoned (would have been) nuclear power plant down in Satsop, another “middle-of-nowhere” location, but so very very cool. Don’t worry, there wasn’t any nuclear activity or radiation as the plant never actually got up and running.
Once these photos are up and edited from the photographer, I’ll be sure to share on my other makeup and beauty blog!
This was another really fun shoot for me, and I feel like I’m getting a lot of great practice doing hair and makeup for more creative things. As much as I like to do bridal, what I REALLY love is fashion!
We didn’t end up going as late as the last shoot, but we still ran a little behind. I came back in the early evening to pick up Sofie again and go home. I was so tired, as I was giving Sofie a bottle to go to sleep, I totally crashed with her!
Took this photo of Sofie before leaving her grandma’s. Her little squinty eyes are always so funny.
Tuesday was a nice day off after a long day on the road. After taking Sofie to a quick doctor’s appointment in the morning, (she is in the 98th percentile for height for her age!), and after having to take 4 shots (poor baby) we headed back home for the rest of the day to take it easy.
Sofie was a pretty good trooper despite being poked and prodded all morning, she hardly cried after her shots but took a pretty solid nap in the afternoon.
I had gotten some ice out to help soothe some of my mosquito bites from the day before, and she had taken them from me when I got up to take her photo.