First Job After Baby
This week I got back into the saddle after over 2 years!!!
While I was waiting for my permanent residency, Canada restricted me from working in the country. And since I couldn’t cross the border, I wasn’t allowed to work in the states either!!! Bother!!! After I made my flight plans to Los Angeles I emailed a bunch of old co workers to let them know I’d be ready to get back to work!
Oh wait, I forgot to mention my family threw me a Welcome Back party over the weekend! There are barely any pictures!!! I was too busy touching all my friends faces, in total disbelief that I was truly seeing them in the flesh! “Is it really you???” I kept repeating as I stroked their cheeks. The last time I saw all of them was over 2 years ago!!! The house was packed, the food was overflowing + I was in heaven!!! Langdon on the other hand was a little overwhelmed but charmed the ladies nonetheless!!!
Picture courtesy of Kim Shek!
Well, I am working the perfect job + I am so grateful!!! Part time, wrapping on a show! That means a 10 hour work day as opposed to 14-18 hours on set! For those of you new to this blog I work in costumes in the film industry. I drive to Warner Brothers Studio + walk into their costume department.
I used to walk past that sign on countless occasions. After being gone for so long I stopped + thought to myself, “You know what, that’s pretty cool!” + took the picture. It’s so easy to take things for granted!
That’s alotta clothes, my friends.
No that’s not garbage – it’s the stinky clothes!!! And that is the third load of cleaning that we sent out in a span of two days! People have the misconception that costumes is glamorous + full of pretty dresses + designer clothing. Sometimes it is, but mostly it is a lot of hard work, heavy lifting + can be downright dirty at times!
Well grandma + grandpa have been doing a bang up job watching Langdon while I’m at work! They all make sure to constantly remind me when I get home from work that, “He didn’t miss you at all, not even one single bit!”. Gee, thanks.
This boy is nuts about vacuuming. Probably because I am also bonkers about vacuuming + he heard it while in the womb + I wear him whenever I vacuum so it’s as if we do it together.
In this photo, the little menace is straight face looking at me as he uses a toy as a hammer to smash his other toys. His facial expression reads, “Are you gonna stop me? Huh? Yeah, I didn’t think so. Watch me. Smash.”.
I call my sister “Princess Auntie” because every time she comes into the room, Langdon’s face lights up + he smiles from ear to ear!!! Ashley is a fancy, beautiful, sparkly Princess Auntie!!!
Well, Langdon turned 8 months old like weeks ago, but it’s been too busy! I finally got a picture with monkey. I’m not really that crazy about this photo, but it’s the best one out of the zillion I took. Good luck trying to get an 8 month old to sit still.
He’s holding a phone because he insisted on it.
I’m glad to be back at work + not on set since the hours are so long + it would be hard on my parents while looking after the baby! It’s been great + work feels like a vacation compared to raising a mini human! AND I get to see my friends + my brain is in a totally different space! I feel very, very, very fortunate!!! Christmas is a week away folks!!! And Jeff arrives in Los Angeles tomorrow!!! Ho ho ho!!! Love you all!!!