Sunday, February 25, 2007

Days of Rest

We arrived at the Newport venue to find a completely unworkable situation. I realized that the challenge of doing what they had me set up to do was not going to be offset in any way by increased sales. And the weather was predicted to be awful—rain, hail, wind and snow all in the forecast. So…we left. Didn’t have to pack up, because we had never unpacked.

Did I blow off a potential $3000 event in a fit of pique? Or did I make a wise decision to back away from an untenable situation that would have left me more exhausted, frustrated and stressed out (by a power of ten) than I could possibly afford? Hard to say… But at the boat basin, where we parked the trailer for the night, we sighted not one, but two bald eagles. Those birds that I have come to recognize as my spirit guides for the second half-century of my life. I felt they signified a blessing of my decision. At least, that’s what I chose to believe.

So the universe smiled upon me this weekend. Instead of a three-day working vacation, I got a three-day resting vacation. We skipped over to Eugene on Friday morning, and I got to spend some time with my sisters, and indulged in some retail therapy. I drank margaritas, slept late, and sat on my butt. It felt so much like a guilty pleasure, and I just rolled in it…

11 comments:

  1. The birds were right, and so were you!

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  2. Yeah to you and an impromtu fun weekend. Well deserved!

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  3. You made the right decision...time with your sisters, retail therapy, margaritas and sleeping late...sounds like a perfect weekend to me!  And well deserved, after all the hard work you've been putting in for months...

    Judi

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  4. Good for you Lisa!

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  5. Now THIS is what you have been needing my friend!!!

    xxoo

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  6. Yay, you!  I love hearing this.

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  7. You ROCK!  Taking a breather and making the best of ... hey!  This could go on your Ten Good Things list!

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  8. Wonderful!  I think you needed exactly this.  I think you chose wisely.  Lol!!

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  9. Too bad what you expected didn't work out and what you didn't expect did. Two eagles, that is so fantastic.

    Jackie

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  10. I think everything worked out for the best.  Sisters, retail, and margaritas is about as good as it gets.

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  11. Are you still on your resting vacation?  Watch those margaritas, and late mornings spent rolling around in bed ~ I hear they're addictive. ;)

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