One more song to learn, then the only thing to worry about is refinement- dynamics. Promotional media and pages are ALL done! phew! Invitations and flyers will be mailed out this week. Check out the goodness: www.SJBCI.org Last responsibility for me? Print out programs, create visual media. The really good news? No breakdowns :). Every week, surprisingly, people always comment and ask how I control my hormones and have that much patience with the choir, esp. while carrying a baby…usually, I laugh and say, "ask Perze." Today, I was actually going to bring Moto-Moto, Em’s toy that makes sounds, just as a possible stress reliever. But, fortunately, I never needed it …
From our family table to your family table, we wish all our friends and families a blessed and stuffed and HAPPY THANKSGIVING ! We’re extremely thankful for so many blessing this year, knowing full well that all were given exactly by God’s unfailing grace. His love is so abundant and strong. We also want to thank all our readers for faithfully being concerned, all our family and friends who stop by and leave gracious comments. There’s so much more in store for us, so we thank those who continuously support our family through love and friendship, and prayers. Enjoy your thanksgiving day everyone!! Soak up the calories while you still can.
I said ‘yes’ today.
I’ve decided to archive some promotional graphic work I end up doing during the whole year, so here’s another one. I’ll do the ol’ before and after joint. You can’t really tell what’s been done unless you enlarge both images: I took the original artwork and had to rearrange a lot of things, while also cleaning up the bad printing from the original copy given to us. I reconfigured some of the colors and contrast, brightness, and promotional positioning so the eye will gain a better priority of information. Hopefully it works. Nevertheless, I hope people can come out and get to hear some Christmas music that night. You can catch the banner on www.SJBCI.org .
Weekends are so busy now and preparing for the weekends make my weekdays busy too. With Christmas coming soon, I’m back into doing media tasks, choir tasks, promotional, design, and planning tasks. With our music director relocated, one of our biggest events of the year is under my supervision. I’m trying to delegate tasks, but some are still inevitably my responsibility. Not really complaining, just a little tired during the weekends. I’m just not used to handling this much and making all the decisions myself. There’s just a lot of planning and preparing, thinking ahead…etc. Aside from Christmas, after much thinking, searching, and praying, I’ve made my decision for next year. 🙂 Tired and busy, but extremely still thankful.
Zem was only 2 weeks old in this picture. I was having lunch with a friend and we got into the topic of how men handle their first baby. I mentioned how thankful I was for Perze’s complete involvement to take care of me as well as tackle the responsibilities for a newborn. Call it the baby blues, but I had subtle effects post-childbirth, amplifying my insecurities as a first time mom. Milk production hadn’t kicked in yet, I wasn’t expecting bottlefeeding, and running on minimal sleep made me extremely scared that I wouldn’t be able to take care of her in case I was desperate for rest. Additionally, I didn’t yet know how to read her cries. Retrospectively, I really thank God that Perze took control those first few weeks, until I had the revelation that many women had already successfully walked in my shoes, and that it was my turn to be a mom. But during those insecure moments I experienced, Perze had the joy of holding her when she was awake, the joy of feeding her when she was hungry, the joy of rocking her when she was cranky, and even the joy of changing her multiple […]
I know I’ve posted this before, but I’ve finally uploaded it on YouTube for our Twelvesixteen.net readers for posting. Corresponding pictures can be found in our Twelvesixteen Photo Gallery.