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Sunday, January 25, 2009

Calling it quits

I have decided to "call it quits" on my side business. It has been two years, a learning experience, a growth opportunity, and a little extra income. However, I am enjoying having my weekends back, and just don't have the energy to put the time in that is needed to keep it going and for it to grow. I am an extrovert, but just not a Type A personality enough to approach strangers about hosting a party, or to have a pushy sales technique. I had a lot of fun, and met some great people, as well as some I could have gone without meeting :) I have some stories to tell, experiences to share, and memories to keep. I have no regrets. Starting your own business is not an easy task, and I feel I have come out of this experience a stronger and better person. And down the road, I am sure I will try another, but for now, this was my first experience with the at-home party business. Now I am faced with the task of what to do with all my stuff!!! :)

Thursday, January 22, 2009

44 Presidents

My parents forwarded this to me, and I thought it was too neat not to share. Here is a look at all 44 Presidents!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Random blog

I realize I have neglected the blog recently.......just got tired of blogging about all my happenings, and feel I didn't have much else interesting to say. Plus, I have become addicted to facebook. Anytime on the computer outside of work is usually on there these days. I don't know why, but I thrive on checking out what other people are up to. I think it is just a phase. I was all about My Space for a while, and then the Blogs, and now Facebook. Guess that means I need to get more of a live of my own, huh? But, really I think it is just neat to catch up with old friends, and feel more a part of everyone's daily lives (just like with the blog world). I know it would be better to actually pick up the phone and call a friend, or meet them for dinner if they are local. And sure, even an email or handwritten letter would be more personable, but our generation is more about IMing, blogging and general chit-chat online. I think most of it is the fact that everyone has their own stuff going on, and when you call you feel you might be interrupting something. It's funny, because I don't talk on the phone much anymore in my newer position at work, but even so, I don't do well talking on it for long periods of time at home either. Yet, I can stare at a computer all day at work, and then come home and do it some more catching up on Facebook, emails, and blogging......what is wrong with this picture?!?

This weekend ahead will be a busy one......I always seem to do that to myself......I was just saying a few months ago that my calendar looked pretty empty and maybe I could actually just relax and do some things around the house......but that quickly changed! But at any rate, it will still be fun - hanging out with friends and doing fun activities to include scrapbooking, Elon basketball, celebrating Founders' Day with AOII Sisters, and other various activities. So, until next time......STAY WARM!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Just call me Grace :/

Hint for you fellow bloggers:


That was me at church today! Our Pastor was installed today, and Brandon and I of course wanted to be there for the occasion. The church was packed, but we managed to find a seat, even though it was a tight fit. We had a lot going on during the service with the installation and communion, so it lasted much longer than normal. So, after sitting with my legs crossed in the pew for about 45 minutes, I guess my foot went to sleep. It was so weird, because I didn't have the tingling feeling you usually get when that happens. So, when it came time for communion and I stood up to exit the pew, my left ankle gave way and I lost my balance. I had the pew to catch me, so I continued forward (what else could I do - couldn't change my mind mid-stream). However, when I made it to the aisle and started towards the rear of the church (thank goodness for small blessings in that we were seated towards the back and didn't go to the front for communion) my ankle gave way again, and DOWN I went. Luckily I didn't get hurt (just walked away with carpet burn on my knee) so I bounced right back up. I did opt to take my heels off though for the rest of the journey! Brandon was right behind me, and of course made sure I was ok. Even though it was embarrassing, luckily no one made a big deal out of it (hoping a lot of people didn't see) and it happened in a place a feel comfortable (my church family). My only concern was if I flashed anyone since I was wearing a dress today, but Brandon assured me I didn't.....Whew! On the way out after the service, one of the members came up to me and made sure I was ok, and we laughed about it. So, anyway, just call me Grace. I guess it happens to all of us at some point or another.....and I am sure it will happen many more times.