I overslept this morning and missed the sunrise. Jay was up before me too. He’s up and at ’em right now. It’s a brisk start at barely 20*. Yesterday started just as cool but ended up being quite nice. I heard the weather forecast was for rain later. Perhaps it’s the day to put up Christmas lights if we do it earlier in the day. I usually have rope lights up to trim our house all year and they hide under the eaves, but the painters removed them when they painted and some needed to be replaced anyways so I need to do that. Yesterday I spent the morning with Madison at the shop while she prepared to open but first we had to stop at the Ideal Market to get a few things. They were pretty busy on Light Up Night and though she is amazing at preparing for events and estimating quantities, the first of everything is always a challenge and they ran out of a few things. If you’ve been to the shop, you’ll notice that she uses local, quality vendors. Her milk is from a local farmer, her pastries are baked by a local baker who makes certain varieties, just for her, veg she gets locally. You get it. She even goes so far as to have compostable cups. She enlisted me to make some merch for them and that’s what I did when I got home yesterday. The picture above is of me making a hat, but her colors are different. I was warming up there. We’re doing hats and coffee cup cozies and maybe a few other items exclusively for them with their shop logo. Made, grown and designed locally. All alpaca. It feels so good to be back. You just don’t know. I’m blowing out the carbon, so to speak, as my Dad used to say, about driving a car on the highway when you haven’t done it for a while, but here I go! I’m working on all cylinders lately. I even helped Jay put the cover on the Little Guy. He’s put to bed for the season. I’ll post more pictures of ornaments later and socks. One thing I’ve wanted to master is putting my logo on the socks somehow and I think I found a way to do it. This will be a busy week to do that, but I’m determined. Thanksgiving’s on the way too and we’re hosting this year and I can’t wait. There is so much to be thankful for. Health, family, a roof over our heads, to name a few. I think that’s what next week’s posts may be about, but then, I don’t know until I wake up what my thoughts will be for the day.
Hope you have a good day. I’m getting ready to head to church and the grand dog is on his way over while the kids man their shop. Here he and Jay were burning off some energy yesterday.
He’s great company when he’s here and so easy going. He even watched the Grinch, the Year Without a Santa Claus and the beginning of the Wizard of Oz with us as I stitched and knitted and he waited for his masters to return from a long day. They were at the shop and very steady all day until closing at 8. I love the Heat Miser songs and Shirley Booth’s calm Mrs. Claus character in YWASC. Who else watched those classics? I hope I didn’t miss Charlie Brown. That’s my all time favorite. Here’s one of the little houses in Central Park. Santa!
Oh and I meant to share this amazing picture when we got home from Light Up Night on Friday. The full moon and the jet stream from a plane!
Time to get ready for church.
In the meantime, do something you’ve never done before. Find your passion and explore it. Every single day is a gift. I’m off to tend my passion.