The beautiful beginnings of a sunrise caught my eye before I left the house yesterday morning. I tried to capture the moment as the moon hung in the peach colored sky overlooking the mountains.
Sleep did not come as easy for me night before last as it had the previous nights. I laid awake waiting for our poor little Maximus to start howling like he usually does at night. A sound none of us liked hearing, but funny how I missed it while trying to go to bed.
After Wednesdays events with having to take our cat to the vet to be put to sleep, I decided Maria and I needed to have a better day today. And we did!
Maria and I went to Cracker Barrel for breakfast, then we hit the road for our day trip to Pigeon Forge for a little shopping. The Alex and Ani store is always the first on the list! We visited all of our favs, including Starbucks…of course!
It was really tempting to not take selfies of us acting goofy and planting it on Facebook. The thought crosssd my mind but it didn’t stay long, and we had such a wonderful day! The weather was perfect, and it wasn’t crowded at all. And we happened to find some really great bargains! I did take a picture of Maria in her first pair of Converse to send to her Dad. She was so proud!
Now, I know I’ve said I’m “detoxing” from Facebook, and I am….but, a friend of mine who sells “LuLaRoe” has a business page on Facebook and invited me to be on her live show last night via FaceTime. She asked me to talk about earrings that I’ve been making and donating part of the proceeds to a “non-profit” organization called, “Fun With Friends” that my daughter Maria goes to once a week. “Fun With Friends” helps get high functioning special needs young adults out into the community. They go to the YMCA, movies, bowling, and exercising. They really do lots of fun things! They go out to eat and also do volunteer work at various places in town. A wonderful organization that is under the umbrella of Lovenancy.org.
My friend had bought several pair of the earrings that I have been making. She wanted to share about how I started making the earrings, and share this with her customers. I’m very grateful that she did!
It’s made me realize yesterday while “detoxing,” that although I feel the need to give Facebook a break for awhile, it’s also home to many businesses, and used as a valuable tool for them. This is my friend’s sight on Facebook: Kim deRoos LuLaRoe Kim deRoos Shopping Friends. If you have a chance, go on over there and check her out! She has some pretty amazing inventory!
So, with me going back on Facebook to be a part of her live show last night, does this make me come out of my “detoxing?” I say, no it doesn’t! There is a difference what I did last night and what I’ve been doing every day and night for the past 9 or so years!
What I learned yesterday while “detoxing,” is that I could have a great day and not feel the pressure of posting pictures to share with everyone. And doing a “live” with someone on their Facebook business page did not make me feel guilty in any way that I’ve relapsed! I wasn’t tempted at all to “scroll” or post anything that I had done today.
It was a good day after all.