Oh. My. Word. Whose idea was it to go to War Eagle Craft Festival right after 5 days of chemo??? Oh, mine? What was I thinking. First, let's delve into the 5 days prior. Chemo. New drug...a lot easier than my last regimen AND only 3 three hours a day! Noticeable difference? FATIGUE! Lord help me. I was/am so tired. I would run down my daily schedule, but it's so pathetic. Basically, doing whatever the kids need....food, homework, etc...and I slept for the rest of the time. I was tired during the last regimen, but this is twice as bad. Good news? I only took one nausea pill the whole week, pretty heavy nausea meds went in with chemo, and it did a good job. I didn't get sick (vomiting) even once. Thank the Lord.
So I get done with my 5 days and I rest on Saturday and despite the chemo, we headed to War Eagle on Sunday. It's a massively huge craft fair that was even bigger than I remember. It's held at the War Eagle Grist Mill in Rogers, Arkansas.
There were soooooo many vendors, I barely took any pictures at all, it was just all so overwhelming. I definitely didn't bring my A game....or even my B game. I think I brought my F game, we didn't make it through the whole festival because of how I was feeling.
I think these spoon flowers are neat.
I wore 'my hair' as Logan likes to call it.... "You're wearing your hair Mom!"...you know, like it's a choice that I've made or something! He's so cute. I also wore a hat, just in case my hair needed to come off (which it did).
Keegan and his girlfriend on the bridge. Am I the only mother that grimaces at the thought of her son dating??? When the time comes, I'm not going to make a good mother-in-law at all.
The festival ended around 4 and we head back down the winding road and stop off at War Eagle Caverns, which I did not have the energy to hike. So I rocked in a rocking chair while the kids went through the 'Lost in the Woods' maze, which they loved.
Is the color on this tree not fantastic? God is so amazing.
After the caverns, we stopped off at Beaver Lake. To just walk around and explore and enjoy the view. There was hardly any people there at all and I actually liked it better here than around the crowds at the festival. Everybody skipping stones, except for me, I'm really bad at that. It comes really close to the being athletic realm and that, I am not.
We did get one pouter in the group...:) I forgot what he was mad about, but he sat on that stone til he got over it!
Me and my boys, and without my hair. :)
It was a beautiful ending to a great day and we all fell into our beds upon arriving home...especially me. I was beyond tired.
Have you ever been to War Eagle Craft Festival? Did you have a good time?