first, last week i was in orlando for work. it was really fun, although must admit my inner child wanted to go to magic kingdom, but that didn't happen! it sure is fun to go, but it is really fun to come home too! two days later lewis and i headed to what we call "the river house"... my parent's cabin in heber springs, arkansas. my brother works as a fly-fishing guide there and he took lewis and my dad out for the day, they caught some big fish and had a big time! ( matt posted about it here.)
(lewis and matty on the little red. photo via fish on!)
we celebrated easter with my family, it was good to relax, spend some time outside in the gorgeous weather, and have some always needed long talks with my mom. it was also very nice to go to church and worship as a family on sunday, living in different places, that is something we don't get to too very often!
i also read a whole book on the way home... good thing lewis agreed to drive! last year my friend amy turned me on to jen lancaster's book bitter is the new black... after pouring through it and her next book, bright lights, big ass, and laughing hyterically pretty much on each page, i was sad to hear from jen and her witty rants about the totally ridiculous stuff we all get frustrated over. while at the river house i found such a pretty fat on my mom's nightstand, and after assuring her i would read it so quickly she'd never miss it, i commandeered it for myself. certainly not disappointing. oh, and it all started with a blog. read it here!
in my spare time, i'm working on a story for the invitation oxford's may issue. it will feature businesses owned by mother-daughter teams, and yes you guessed it, the story will come out just it time for mother's day!
think you could own a business with a parent? my mom and i are always scheming up business ideas in our heads. i for one think it would be incredibly fun...but i am sure at times it can be a tricky trail to travel.
regardless, its been fun to hear the stories of some of these folks, and what gave them inspiration for opening a business together. for some it was necessity, some skills, and for others a shared passion. so stay tuned...i'll post more here when the story is complete.
oh and p.s. and my friend kelley has finally rejoined the blogosphere! and started a style column in our local paper. the first edition was great. if you've not done so yet, visit her at her blog, brass buttons.
whew...now i can delete all those drafts!