Pretty much morningly I wake up. Get out of bed. Drag Frankie around the block. Then she goes back to sleep. Good dog. I then catch up on my Scrabulous and various interweb thangs (tapeop boards, facebook, emails, google reader, weather center, etc…) while Emily nurses Lily through the morning.
Then at some random point during the day of working on various projects or brainstorming the doorbell will ring. It’s either UPS, USPS, FedEx or the dreaded DHL. Of course the doorbell rings in the middle of a conversation with a client or drink of chocolate soymilk. It’s only taken 13 months for the brilliant discovery of closing doors so I don’t have to race Frankie to the door after she hears the doorbell. And usually it’s the UPS man with a package of lighting for the studio or studio gear. Sadly I come to the door for the UPS man. I think he’s sick of seeing my face and would much rather shoot the shit with Emily like in late Fall of ’06.
Inevitably we then scatter for the next 30 minutes trying to get ready to leave to the Studio with Lily. Never again will we be able ot just “leave” – It’s a process to make sure we have everything we need. Diapers? Check. Water bottles? Check. Studio keys? Check. Diaper bag? Check. Sanity? Sorta-check. Food, so I don’t eat Emily later? Check. Is Lily warm enough? Check. Rush Emily? Check. Stroller (if going to the ‘rents)? Check. Baby? Check. etc…
We then talk to the foreman and HVAC crew for the next hour or two about resilient channels (1 & 2), sockets or gang box mounting proceedures to maximize acoustical isolation. Or something of the sort. It’s always a learning experience for both the crew and us.
Then some stuff happens, but it ranges. Today, we got the call that my sister in lawÂ was having her twins! So we rushed to Carroll County to meet them. They were amazing and happy and healthy! Lily and the twins are going to be getting in to serious trouble down the road. It’s a fact, with all our genes.
Then it’s time for dinner. Movies. And then some more work. Not always in that order. Next is the precision art they call “putting baby to sleep” (something I am getting better and better at) and then more work or movies to watch and then crash.
Oh and then we do it all over again in the morning. Yay!
It’s something I’d not trade for everything in the world.
PS. Lily’s First Christmas was amazing. Everyone was awesome and got along as they should. I have the best families in the world. Not to mention all my awesome friends who came to see us this past week. You guys are awesome!