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Good Intentions, Overestimations and Curve Balls

So…by now you have realized that the whole blogging thing from convention did not happen.  It has been over a week since I have returned home and I have yet to get my first post out about it.  A big part of the reason behind that is that I had no idea how difficult it would be to room sell, get pictures and then post a writeup about it.  I had every intention of doing multiple blog posts a day with pictures showcasing the days events.  See…I really did have “Good Intentions”. 

What I failed to realize ( my “Overestimation” problem) was that I would be very busy with room sales and just attending the events.  I felt good that I could upload photos to my Flickr page fairly regularly and frankly, I could do that while I was sitting at events or sitting waiting for events.  It looks like many of you caught on to that and were at least able to visit my Flickr page to see photos of things.  Thank you for your patience and continued support!

I also need to acknowledge something else that factored and will continue to factor in going forward for the next couple of months.  While at convention, life threw me two heart wrenching and personal curve balls that may require me to take some time away from the blog.  I anticipate being able to get the post convention writeups out and share a few stories about my experience but they may not be out in a timely manner.  I ask for your understanding during this time.  One of my favorite quotes during difficult times is by the indomitable Winston Churchill who said.. “ When you are going through Hell…keep going”   Wise words Mr. Churchill…wise words.



26 responses

  1. You are never under any obligation to any of us here! We all know about “overestimation,” life’s curve balls, and all that. You do so much. Take all the time you want or need to address your life. When you are able or feel liking dropping by here, we’ll be here. Take care and I mean it! Namaste.

    August 3, 2014 at 2:05 pm

  2. Jon Copeland


    I have long been a fan of your photo stream on Flickr and I so appreciate all the event photos you shared – as always, it was a treat to see them.
    I’ve also crossed over to visiting your blog and I find that it’s the most enjoyable.
    I’ve come to look forward to your insight and well written anecdotes.
    That you are going through personal trials at the moment – my heart goes out to you and I’m hoping and wishing that things are resolved well for you.
    Biggest Hugs,

    August 3, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    • f.damico

      good luck with the curve balls.

      August 4, 2014 at 4:04 am

  3. I always enjoy your blog … so sad that you are going through sadness. I would hug it away if I could! If I can do anything, please let me know. I’ll keep you in my prayers and look forward to future with you! Big Hugs and Love, Judy

    August 3, 2014 at 2:17 pm

  4. Lori Birkeneder

    Hi Rebecca,
    It was a complete delight to see you at convention.

    Your blog and the pictures you share with the world gives us all such joy; if you are unable to due to technical difficulties or life’s curve balls, not only do we all understand, but we agonize with you. This is a truth and a testament to how you have touched the lives of many.

    I know you have the strenght and the humor one needs to forge ahead.


    August 3, 2014 at 2:33 pm

  5. Suzanne

    I hope that life has not treated you so unkind that you will be unable to recover quickly. May God grant you peace and strength in your time of need. I hope you know many people think very kindly of you and your wonderful talent with the camera. Thanks for all the beauty of your Photos and blog. Take Care Suzanne

    August 3, 2014 at 2:56 pm

  6. Sam

    I was very pleased to see you at the convention. You know that I am Gigantic fan of yours like all things in life the curve ball you mention shall pass. Your undying support group is here for you, because you matter. With love and infinite hugs Sam.

    August 3, 2014 at 3:03 pm

  7. Tom Carr

    Hello, Rebecca,
    You’ve a very large circle of friends surrounding you and wishing you well… and please count me as one of those folks. It was an honor (and a delight) to finally meet at convention. Don’t fret over us … merely take good care of yourself and check in as you’re able. We’ll miss you, of course, but we won’t forget you. Tom

    August 3, 2014 at 3:26 pm

  8. Pam

    Thank you for your wonderful convention pictures – they were a treat as always! 🙂 I’ll be thinking of you and hoping things work out alright. Of course your posts (& wit) will be missed but life is more important than our hobbies. (((BIG HUGS))) to you Rebecca!

    August 3, 2014 at 3:49 pm

  9. Sheree

    Love and hugs today and through the difficult upcoming weeks and months, my friend.
    You know where to find me should you need anything.

    August 3, 2014 at 6:52 pm

  10. Barbara Smith

    Dear Rebecca, this is Barbara, I hope that you and your family Are o.k., I am so sorry if bad things have happened, I do hope that your beautiful family is o.k., just concerned, I am here if you want to talk, take care, Barb

    Sent from my iPad


    August 3, 2014 at 7:29 pm

  11. Deborah

    Good seeing you at convention and all of your lovely Barbie sized items.
    So sorry to hear that you are facing difficulties. I know you will find the strength necessary to get through it and you will do it with much grace and dignity. Life can be very cruel with the curve balls. Don’t worry about us, we will “keep the light on for you”. God bless and keep you and your lovely family close during the weeks and months ahead.

    August 3, 2014 at 8:08 pm

  12. Barbara Emanuele

    Please take care of you. We will be here when you get back.

    August 3, 2014 at 9:56 pm

  13. LindaNY

    We are here when you are able to post stories, pictures and whatever else you want to share.
    I hope it goes gently for you…..

    August 4, 2014 at 2:17 am

  14. Jenn

    Stay strong, Rebecca.
    Will keep you in my prayers.

    August 4, 2014 at 9:15 am

  15. Dear Rebecca I am so sorry you are having a bad time. It breaks my heart to know someone as sweet as you is having a hard with any thing . Please let me know if I can help or if you want to talk please call me. I think you have my number. Love Mary
    And great to see you at convention

    August 4, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    • debbie ayers

      rebecca so sorry you are having difficulties,im also facing life changing events.sometimes all we can do is pray for each other! debbie

      August 17, 2014 at 11:08 pm

      • dear rebecca,life can bring us great joy and delight, but it also can smack us in the face with such hardships,we wonder how we can carry on! we can only look to God and hang and your dear friend are in my prayers love & hugs debbie a

        December 12, 2014 at 1:58 pm

  16. Rebecca Veuillet

    My dear Rebecca,
    I am very sorry to read about what you are going through. Life can be so painful at times. Hopefully, we are blessed to have good friends to talk to and spend time with. I am so looking forward to seeing you in Orlando.
    Courage mon amie
    Big hug

    August 5, 2014 at 2:11 am

  17. Lisa D.

    I am also very sorry to hear that life is throwing a few unforseen hurdles your way. Let me know if there’s anything I can do, I know you will tackle whatever it is with your usual grace, strength and humor and take no prisoners attitude, but if you need some back-up, remember your dollie friends are on stand-by :)!! Sending good thoughts and XOXOXOXO your way!!

    August 5, 2014 at 11:48 am

  18. Evie


    Though I’ve never commented before, I’ve been enjoying your blog and beautiful videos on YouTube for about a year now. Your blog and pictures allow us doll collectors who don’t get to travel to the conventions, or collect all the lovely higher priced dolls a chance to enjoy it all vicariously. Your pictures and backgrounds are so well thought out and executed, the dolls are made even prettier by how well you photograph them. I was so sorry to read that you were having such sad personal troubles. Know that my prayers and positive energy will be sent your way. Also know that I’ll still be reading your blog when you have a chance to get to it next, take all the time you need. Hope all resolves itself positively and soon for your sake. Best wishes.

    August 6, 2014 at 9:16 pm

  19. I hope and wish all goes well for you dear – never give up. Hugs

    August 9, 2014 at 12:52 am

  20. Robyne

    Rebecca – You need to take care of yourself first! And take care of your family and friends. Your followers love and appreciate your blog, but we love and appreciate YOU more. Everyone will understand that you need some time to take care of YOU. May good fortune smile on you and help you through this. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

    August 9, 2014 at 9:50 am

  21. Rebecca, May The Lord give you the strength as he always had for you to endure what curve ball and everything comes across the path you and your family crosses. Take as much time as needed as I’ve always enjoy looking at your pictures over and over again as if seeing them for the first time. Please take as much time as necessary as you left us with so much to enjoy while you are away.

    August 9, 2014 at 4:19 pm

  22. pattidolls

    Good luck Rebecca, whatever you’re going through…Patti

    August 9, 2014 at 4:42 pm

  23. debbie ayers

    dear rebecca i have been thinking about you and your friend.i know first hand that although life has many joys and beautiful moments,it can also drag your heart through unbeliable pain.hang in there girl!! much love,debbie

    December 11, 2014 at 5:36 pm

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