Monday, August 16, 2010

Lake Norfork, Arkansas

I took time off! I did! 
It was really hard to come to a stopping point, I left with people waiting to hear from me, invoices needing to be sent, chains still being developed and left unsealed, bangles forged and left unwrapped. But I had to just stop. There seemed to be no end and I felt as if I was going crazy. Mike said to leave the store open, but it felt weird. So I thought once I arrived at our destination I would place the shop in vacation mode. But I couldn't get a connection so it was all left open!
Customers were like "What's UP?" 
Tutorials needed to be sent, orders acknowledged and convos answered but I couldn't! It was so frustrating.

 So I went boating, haha!
We rented a pontoon boat and a big tube and flew over the water at 30 mph. I laughed and screamed and admired my golden husband driving the boat, comforted kiddos that wiped out so completely that they lost their swim suit bottoms in the lake and burnt my forgotten forehead to a crisp. I ate fried seafood until I felt sick, took a nap for the first time in months and debated education with my mother-n-law.
My son caught his first rainbow trout and my daughter got 4 pairs of new shoes from her generous grandma.
It was awesome.

Fortunately when I came back and explained to everyone, they were understanding and I was able to complete the business that had been left undone. But next time, I am closing the shop completely with a day to spare so I do not worry while I enjoy some much needed vacationing. 


  1. If you need it, take it. You're things are so good, that anyone would wait a couple days to get them. :) I'm glad you enjoyed your vacation and spent some much needed time with your kiddos.

  2. Well deserved time off. Sometimes you just have to walk away from it all.
    Glad you're back.

  3. Sometimes you just have get away! I see lots of precious memories from these photos! ... and 4 pair of shoes, yay for grandma's!!

  4. Thars great. Do it more often its good for yall and you need to get away! The pics are wonderful! Thank you!

  5. I'm so glad you had such a great time! Your children are gorgeous! Don't worry about work - you deserved a vacation and people understand, my goodness! Thank you for sharing some of your photos! :)

  6. Good for you! It looks like you took a wonderful happy break. I love the smiling faces of your kiddos.

  7. Good for you!!!! A much needed break with family and anyone who doesn't understand that isn't worth selling to!!
    You kiddos are so cute!


  8. I am so glad you got a way and had a great time! Spending time with your family is the most important thing. Close the shop and don't worry!

  9. Glad you took some time off and enjoyed yourself and your beautiful family. Your son and daughter are precious! :)


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