June 06, 2007

The Return


"Thank God every morning when you get up, that you have something to do that day which must be done, whether you like it or not. Being forced to work and forced to do your best will breed in you temperance and self-control, diligence and strength of will, cheerfulness and content, and a hundred virtues which the idle never know."
~Charles Kingsley

If it seems the loony muse has suddenly evaporated from the face of blogearth, it is because she was unceremoniously yanked by the conspiratorial forces of day-to-day living and dropped right smack in the heart of a thousand and one pressing responsibilities shrieking for immediate attention.

In other words, I had work to do.

Suddenly, everything was happening all at once and I found myself swept in a persistent maelstrom of deadlines.

Seemingly out of nowhere, our studio just boomed.

My husband and I were rendered a tad blindsided by the huge onslaught of projects, and we valiantly fought to face the challenges brought by our clients. For weeks on end, our calendar was blackened out by pencil-marked shoot dates and pre-production appointments. Our phone rang off the hook. Our crew heroically worked overtime after overtime with us.

And there, right smack in the center of the chaos, stood our super-hyper-energetic-strong-michievous toddler son determinedly out to prove to his bewildered parents what "terrible" in age terrible two really means.

Ah! It is no wonder we forgot what a lengthy sleep felt like.

ow, we still are very busy. Our schedule (and son) remains insane. But we have gotten more used to the pace and have made the necessary adjustments to allow us to work more efficiently.... and happily.

Yes, happily.

Never have we felt more fulfilled and blessed. Our venture is prospering, our studio is gaining recognition, our fervent prayers are being answered, our big dream is coming true. All the blood, sweat and tears that we have put into our business is at last paying off.

We are on our way.

Oh, and one more thing.....
I'm back.

27 comments:

The Momcaster said...

i was wondering what happened to you!!
so glad to here that subject matters is booming - fantastic!!
so happy for you guys - you so deserve it.
hope to see you soon!!

houseband00 said...

Welcome back, Irene! =)

krystyna said...

Hi Irene!
I’m so happy you and your hubby had busy and successful time. New experience. What life is.
But I’m soo happy that you come back too.
Thanks so much for your visit and for your prayers.
My daughter-in-law feels much, much better and they both are at home now.
Peace be with you and your lovely family!
Good luck!

krystyna said...

Thank you very much for your support and prayers. I really appreciate it!

ian said...

Beautiful Irene! How lovely to see you return to the blogosphere...

We missed you. :)

Ian

wolfbaby said...

Glad to hear your still in one piece!!! Your munchkin and my munckin seem to be having a blast don't they;P ahhh the terrible two's did they warn you also about the horrible threes? So seldom talked about and yet.. just as horrible.. sigh...specially when you have a younger sibling in terrible twos. Congradulations on your business doing well!!

Smalltown RN said...

And what a come back this is....wow congratulations on the success of your buisness....that is just so wonderful.....you hard work and determination is what got you there and what will keep you there....right on!

Welcome back!

Keshi said...

hey Irene WB!

Keshi.

Pamela said...

congratulations on success.
(hope you catch up on your sleep, too)

slaghammer said...

I had to leave for a while too. I’m glad to see everything is heading in the right direction for you and your family.

Scott from Oregon said...

Simply put- woohoohoo! (there is an "e" on aeleope btw... Just sayin'...)

Glad to hear that wonderful things were what tore you away.

ShadowFalcon said...

Hey Good to have you back, I was wondering what happened, was the name Dewzil so back you'd stopped blogging all together but you back - sound slike you had an insane time, hope it all calms down and you can get some rest.

thethinker said...

Welcome back!!

And congratulations on the success.

choochoo said...

ah, work - the natural enemy of muses everywhere.

Welcome back:)

homo escapeons said...

I guess that is why we are to be cautious of what we wish for... because it may actaully come true!

It sounds as if the adjustments have been made, a little tweaking here and there and voila you are at the next level! You were prepared for success.

Congratulations and I'm glad to hear that everytthing is OK and that you're back.

Bearette24 said...

Glad things are going so well!

-Princess Shin- said...

Irene! You're back!!! I was wondering where you went!!! I was starting to really miss your lovely and warm post! =) Nice to hear that you're leading a successful and happy life! Continue your hard work! Take care!

Claudia said...

Welcome back!! I was wondering what had happened to you!

Michael C said...

Welcome back stranger ;-)

Mimi Lenox said...

So glad to see you back, Irene. We've missed you.

Rauf said...

Great going Irene, hope you get enough time and energy to enjoy the fruits of your labour.
lots of love
rauf

gem said...

Welcome back, Irene. So nice to have you posting again. I also have had some hellacious deadlines/projects, etc., that have kept me from writing and blogging. So I certainly understand.

Charley Pitchford said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Congratulations on the success of your business!

Annelisa said...

Wow, I so like that photograph!

And what's beneath it is so true too... it's good to have something to get up for!

Lizza said...

That's great news, Irene. Welcome back!

Menchie said...

welcome back! you were missed.

KatieBelle said...

YAY! Glad to see you're back!!