Since it was announced at our staff appreciation lunch today I can announce it here; I am not going back to work next year. I decided, for many reasons, none of which I am comfortable discussing here, that this would be my last year. Luckily for me I am on a year to year contract, so I can easily pull EI for the next year. I also have my photography to help fill my time and my bank account if needed. This will be the first year in 10 years that I will be able to take a year off work and not have a baby at home to take care of. Now that both boys are in school, I will have my days free to spend as I please. It is a very liberating thought and I can't wait. A friend of mine stopped by tonight and saw the framed prints we have in the livingroom. They are pictures that I have taken around town. She loved them, and told me that I should be selling them. It has really intrigued me, as people have said this before to me. I think we will put a few more together (this means a trip to Saskatoon to get more frames) and see what happens. I have never really been into what I called the "artsy fartsy" type pictures, but I will admit they are starting to be my new obsession. The storm clouds here are amazing, and I went out tonight and took a bunch of pictures that I still need to process. But of course, what would a post about pictures be without my absoutely favorite bird in the entire world and the inspiration for my upcoming tattoo??