Take deep breaths

I was fuming earlier. I’d say that I have a reasonable temper, and although I do have my occasional rants at the Romgi (all of which I blame on hormones), I don’t think I get angry very often.

But tonight I was livid. Furious. You get the picture.

The problem was that we did not get our pictures. I had scheduled a photographer for yesterday, but two hours before our session she cancelled. She said the weather was turning bad (I suppose she meant the dust we’d had all day), she had a migraine, and her babysitter cancelled. I was put out because the Romgi had already come home early to eat dinner and get ready. But we rescheduled for tonight.

I checked my email moments before leaving, just in case she had written – nothing. So I jotted down her phone number and we took off for American Fork.

The place she’d chosen was really fun. It was the Harrington School, a 1903 Victorian Romanesque building that has been abandoned and fallen into disarray. It was exactly what I wanted.

Unfortunately, after half an hour, the photographer still wasn’t there. I tried calling…wrong number. I double-checked what I had written down. I was dialing correctly, but it definitely wasn’t her number. We gave up and got in the car to go home. At that point Krista went above and beyond in looking up the photographer’s number; all I got was a voicemail, and I didn’t trust myself to leave a nice message.

So, two hours of preparation, driving, and waiting down the drain, I begged for ice cream. The place we went had wireless, and I checked my email again, this time receiving a message (from half an hour before our session) saying that the photographer’s babysitter cancelled again, could we reschedule?

Gaaa. This is so frustrating! I very politely declined to reschedule. I understand that unexpected things happen, but after all the time we wasted… I chose this photographer because I liked her work and she was a third the cost of many other photographers in the area. I guess we’ll just have to save up until we can afford somebody more reliable.

I’ve calmed down now, but boy, was I angry!


Giveaway: Sabriel by Garth Nix {CLOSED}

I am so excited to be hosting a giveaway in honor of my 500th post (technically, we’re at 475, but it’s awfully close)!

sabriel

As you may have noticed, I love books. I read Sabriel this year in May and absolutely loved it – you can read my review here. Harper Collins, the publisher of Sabriel, has generously donated a copy for me to give away here on my blog. Head over to this Browse Inside page at Harper Teen where you can take a look at Sabriel, inside and out.

To enter:

Leave a comment on this post telling me one of your favorite books. You must include a valid email address in the form.

Extra entries:

  • Follow me on Twitter and tweet this:
    RT @mikahillery Win a copy of Sabriel by Garth Nix at fifty thousand pages http://wp.me/pb3E4-pK Then come back here and leave a comment with a permalink to your tweet. This can be done once daily.
  • Visit the Harper Teen site and leave a comment here with the title and author of a book that looks interesting to you. This can be done as many times as you like.
  • Blog about this giveaway and leave 2 comments with a link to your post.
  • Subscribe to my RSS feed and leave a comment letting me know that you’ve done so.

You can enter until 12pm PDT on September 16, 2009. A winner will be drawn using random.org and announced here on September 17, as well as contacted by email. The winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize or a new winner will be drawn.

Good luck! And happy (almost) 500 posts to me!


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