Tuesday, July 27, 2010

ocean isle, aspartame, work, and other updates

 {Tree from NC ... I wish I could dig it up and plant it in my backyard}

Hello Bloggers!
Again, I apologize for being so MIA lately.
I don't know what's going on with me. I feel like I've always possessed a gift of being able to juggle a thousand things at once, but lately my juggling act sucks. 

Things are great. I don't want to seem like I am complaining about anything. I'm just in need of the Lord's counsel on balance and how He wants me to prioritize my life. 

So, here are a few things that have been going on ... 

1. E's dad is doing so much better. He is still in the hospital, but his condition has dramatically improved over the past couple of days. His blood count finally started rising on its own! Such a praise. 

2. The new job is going well. It's a huge learning curve, and a lot of times I feel like ... "how in the world can I be some kid's therapist??" But ... the kids are lots of fun. Even the really bad ones have their cute moments. However, I will be honest ... I have met a couple kids where it's been difficult to find anything cute about them. I think that has something to do with being in middle school. The job is emotionally difficult. Each kid that I meet with has a heartbreaking story. So, all that to say, I know that this is exactly where God wants me right now. 

3. The jewelry business is booming. So much so that I don't know what to do with it. E wants me to hire an assistant. I don't even know how to do that. I am in desperate need of business counsel. Anyone have any to offer? Also, Street Scene sales are fantastic. I brought in approx. 50 items on the 15th of Aug, and I went in two days ago and everything but like 10 things were sold! Crazy! 

4. I have been aspartame and caffeine free for almost 2 weeks! It has been crazy hard, but I am trying to prepare myself for the day when God hopefully blesses us with a little baby. Oh ... I hope it's sooner than later. 

5. Last {but not least}, E and I enjoyed a super relaxing trip last week to Ocean Isle, NC. We went down there with 4 other couples & two babies. We loved it. I probably could have stayed for a month. On that note, I will leave you with a couple snap shots from our trip. {Sadly, I don't have a lot of pictures from the trip. Every time I took my outside, it fogged up like crazy}


Katie said...

rachel you look naked!! good thing i was there to verify to everyone that you did have clothes on for that picture!

Cory said...

So glad that I got to see you over the weekend! If you lived in NKY I would definitely be your assistant...I think I would make a great assistant...So...I guess that's just more proof to move here - where you really belong!

Pamela said...

look at those tan lines!!! glad to hear E's dad is doing better!

Anonymous said...

If you're not already, make sure you're registered with the county and state and that you're paying the appropriate license fees and sales & use tax as a business.