Thursday, September 3, 2009


It hurts.
Most days I think I'm over it, and don't miss it.
I enjoy the freedom I have.
I don't know how I would fit it into my schedule now.

But then... I search edibles.
Halloween excitement.
Fall Thanksgiving.
The rush of Christmas orders.
The deluge of feedback. Is it vain to bask in the compliments?
The knowledge that I have a unique product in my popcorn.
That my Apples were one of a kind.

Now others are making them.
I can't stop them. I don't have any right too.
But it hurts.

Trying to be positive.
I will be able to decorate for the holidays.
I will have time to create with my kids.
I will have time to create memories.

But it hurts.

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A Thyme To Bee Comforted said...

awwww venting is good for the soul!

PussDaddy said...

Yeah, but your apples are the shiznit and they have a great reputation besides.


Vanessa said...

Awww Krista.. I know how you feel.. Its sad some days.. but I am still not sure if I will open up.. I was looking through the other day for packaging.. but for some reason I closed out my order :-/... not sure why.. I just don’t know if I have the time to devote to that shop with my graphics shop too. The expense involved, customers that claim broken items.. even when things are packed super secure, crazy people floating around.. just seems like so much more stress than what I am doing now. I do miss it though.. but then I think around the holidays I will have time for my family here and I can lavish them with my yummy treats. It’s just sooo much to think about! If I have the same work load for my graphics shop and my on and off day job around the holidays I might not be able to open up as I wont have the time to take out for baking…soo there you have my little vent.. ha ha

Laura said...

I was just thinking about my fall order from you! All the best. Definitely reopen.

The Double Dipped Life said...

Thanks for the support. It's hard, but life goes on.

Keri said...

LOL, that's great. Don't worry, let other people TRY to do what you do. You're the Ferrari, they can't touch ya. Keri

Brandice said...

Been there... totally know where you're coming from trying to juggle everything. Should be here, should be there -- it's way hard!
The sucky part about making something you love into a business is that you almost get to where you don't love it anymore. I'm mad that people are copying your apples! That is so cheap!
Well, I was waiting for you to open back up once summer was over, but I understand. If you ever feel like making a batch and need someone to buy the whole lot (however many you do at a time), - or even ONE! - let me know, because I have several friends that deserve such a luxury, and my husband would probably think I was wicked awesome too. Good luck with everything!

The Double Dipped Life said...

Anytime, Brandice! Anytime! Anything for a fellow Utahn!

I Wonder Wye said...

Just remember imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. You had the original idea -- they are only imitations, and chances are you keep thinking up fantastic goodies and they are stuck!

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