23 November 2009

Free at Last!

Guess what I have in my hot little hands!!! Two DVDs of more than 600 retouched Makeover Madness photos! Actually, they are not in my hands... they are in the DVD drive and being uploaded for printing as I type.

Light at the end of the tunnel!

I thought I'd finish the retouching Friday night. But with just 14 photos left to go, I could no longer keep my eyes open. I retired for the night unfinished.

Because I thought I was so close to done, I splurged Saturday morning and shot the sunrise for the first time in what feels like forever. Jackpot, too. I could not have picked a more perfect sunrise or location to shoot. Watch for Wordless Wednesday.

When I got back home, My Dear Lizard wanted to go on a bike ride, being as the weather was so perfect. So off we went, me wasting a good three hours when I could have been retouching. But I had only 14 photos left to go. I could afford such luxury. I was one happy camper. Or maybe I should say happy cyclist...

About 5 p.m., I picked up where I'd left off on the retouching and finished at 6:08. You should have seen my happy dance!

But then a couple of hours later as I was building the slide shows I make for each girl, I found another folder of photos. One more girl. And of course, it would have to be the one who needed the most retouching. My heart sank.

I finally finished the last round of retouching (and this time I did make sure no other untouched folders were lurking in the dark recesses of my hard drive) at 11:38 p.m. I slept through the sunrise Sunday morning, sang a duet in church, served in the nursery of my new ward for the first time, then made sugarless maple pumpkin muffin crowns for the women I visit teach, went visiting teaching, and picked up the slide show project once again after dinner. I really, really, really wanted to be done last night. I had planned to do another snowflake pattern today.

But it was not to be. Once again, I had to go to bed before I finished because I could no longer keep my eyes open, and I had to get up in time to be at work today.

At 6:10 this morning, I finished the last of the slideshows, got everything backed up in three different locations and then burned DVDs, still making it to work on time! Now I just have to order the pictures and schedule the scrapbooking party for all my volunteers to assemble the photos into albums and fill the gift bags, and the residential treatment center will be getting Santa early!

It feels SO good to be done!!!

1 comment :

  1. I just bet it does feel good to be done. Way to go!


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