Now that we have made it through Christmas and the January market I wanted to update everyone a little on what’s been going on
with me. Back in November I was diagnosed with a mild case of fibromialgia. I was also sent to an orthopedic surgeon for my ankle that I sprained back in August. Turns out I tore ligaments and actually broke a chunk off of my fibula. Both doctors recommended an exercise program consisting of classes such as pilates, yoga, swimming, etc. I talked with Jerry and decided to join a club in Dallas where I could take classes with water aerobics and pilates. I ride in with him on Tuesdays and Fridays and then go on to my space at the Dallas World Trade Center and work from there in the afternoon. I also go in on my own for a class on Sunday mornings. I think the exercise program is a positive thing in my life but it definitely is taking some time away from other things, most notably work.
- I feel better and my ankle seems to be continuing to heal.
- I am sleeping better at night.
- People are telling me that I look like I have lost weight.
- I am up at my booth more at market and thereby more available to potential customers.
- I am out of the office now every Tuesday and Friday so our shipping schedule is more restricted as well as our production schedule to some degree.
- Spending some 12 hours a week either exercising, getting ready to or showering afterwards definitely makes an impact on my available time.
Bottom line: It’s still way worth it!
I just wanted you to know why things may be a little slower to ship or the website may not be updated quite as often or I am not around to personally answer the phone quite so much.
Next on my list to tell you about is our new soap Lavender & Lime. I just uploaded it to our website and you can find it with our Signature Soaps or listed with the New & Onsale items. It is a fresh, clean scent that is particularly perfect for those who don’t want too strong of a scent.
And lastly, I wanted to let you know that Jerry and I are heading off to Europe on this Thursday, Feb. 2 for 10 days. We will be flying into London and staying there 4 nights. Then we are taking the Eurostar to Paris and we will be there for 2 nights. From there we are flying to Rome and staying 3 nights before we head back home. Some of the highlights that I already have set up is lunch at the Eiffel tower in Paris and tours of the Vatican Museums and the Colliseum in Rome. I wanted to let you know because we will not be shipping out any orders until after I return on Feb. 12. (Neither Annie or Dorothy can do the necessary computer/paperwork processing on them.) I also wanted to let you know in case you would like to travel vicariously along with us via my Facebook/Twitter/Blog updates. I am taking my computer and have been given strict instructions to post photos and more as we progress along our route.