I don't know what I was thinking, but Wednesday night, I went to bed without taking a picture of the day. It was only after I turned off the lights and started to doze that I realized that I had not taken a picture of the day. I ran and grabbed the camera and took a quick snap of Jess. It wasn't until later that I realized I took a similar picture last year. Being that the day was already over when I realized this, I HAD to go with this picture. So, in processing, I turned the image to black and white, turned up the red a little in her already reddish eyes, and there ya go, Jess is suddenly a vampire. Team Jessica.
The night would go on to be very short lived. A little before midnight, we got a call from Jessica's stepdad that her mom was in the hospital and not expected to survive through the night. She has been in poor health for a while, but it wasn't a call we were expecting. And it was certainly not something Jessica needed having lost her stepmom a little less than a year ago. So we quickly got ready and drove the two hour drive to the Bay Area in 90 minutes. We stayed at the hospital until around 5am and then, with her mom looking somewhat stable, went to the house for a few hours of crappy sleep. But in the morning, her mom was awake and talking, and breathing much more than the 2-3 times per minute she was breathing when she first got to the hospital. We stayed with her until around 3:30 before leaving to go home, convinced and confident enough that she had taken a turn for the better and was going to pull through again. One time while sitting in the waiting room, I took the shot below. I think it captures the coldness that a hospital can bring out sometimes. Cold and empty.
We were in bed by 8PM upon arriving back home after a very long night/day. Today was spent catching up on work and taking it pretty easy. Jess wasn't as lucky as she had to go to work. I might have worked even more than I did, but I was glued to the TV a lot with everything going on in Japan. While taking a shower today, I actually thought of today's shot. It wasn't quite the angle I originally wanted, but I am still pleased with how it came out. I do love playing! Something tells me that Machete needed to bring more knives to the fight!