According to the dictionary, downtime is 1 : time during which production is stopped especially during setup for an operation or when making repairs
2 : inactive time (as between periods of work)

I always think of vacation time as downtime for myself. I’d love for downtime to always look like this picture, but vacation often ends up being downtime for my computers, as well. This year I’m upgrading a few things and this rarely happens without glitches, so I’m making sure I can get everything back to “normal” before I start up work again next week. So that’s not technically working, since no lip balm is being produced, but…

I know, that’s not much of a “vacation.” But hey, I DID have a long weekend! And my husband is home all week, too, so I’m sure there will be some fun movies and games with the kids. (If we would get a little snow instead of all this annoying rain, we could even do some goofy skiing like this photo.) But because of our computer downtime, there will not be any of the usual work this week.

If you need something for an event in January, please do email or call me and I will respond as soon as I can. We’ll be starting right up again on January 4, so if you placed an order in the past few days–or if you plan to in the coming week–we’ll start shipping on Monday.

Hope some of you are enjoying some downtime this week, too. Did you have a nice holiday? Any big New Year’s Eve plans? Be working on those resolutions so you can share them with us in a few days!!