i had the best day.
it started out okay...i ran some errands, and then picked up my niece, katie.
we ate lunch at creation cafe. our service was less than stellar, but the food was delicious.
then, we set out on a senior portrait photo shoot adventure (katie is a senior in high school).
we walked most of the downtown canal, passing a gondolier, paddleboats, pedal cars, a segway tour, the entire indiana aids walk, and "barktoberfest", a celebration of dogs in their halloween costumes, including a golden retriever in a purple tutu.
we explored the grounds of the indianapolis museum of art and the 100 acres art and nature park. for that segment of the shoot, katie was such a trooper in her high heeled boots.
then, after a brief starbucks pit stop, we finished the photo tour at garfield park. we stopped into the conservatory to see a bat exhibit, although we couldn't find any bats. we liked it though, as we photographed the fish in the ponds were approaching us as if we were going to feed them:
i took katie home, went to adrian orchards, and bought my first apple cider of the year.
i went to church, and heard just the sermon i needed about worry and anxiety. "worry is part of the brokenness of humanity", pastor yates said. yes.
dinner was mexican gumbo from qdoba. i love to cook although i didn't at all today, because i wanted to get home to edit photos:
i am loving this photo editing process, although i'm going to stop for the night to paint for a while, during a brand new snl.
life is good.