I admit that it could just be me, but I am sincerely mystified at this whole Black Friday thing. And maybe I am about to take some heat for what I am about to say but here it goes anyway...
Thanksgiving. Giving thanks - for what you have, who you get to spend your time with, the food on your table, the roof over your head.....the widescreen television you scored at rock bottom prices. Which of these items doesn't belong? Why are people compelled to shop for things their lives have been so sadly missing a mere one day after a holiday that at its heart is all about being thankful and grateful with what one has?
And what of all the small business people (like myself) that struggle with trying to sell beautiful things at a realistic price everyday and still make a living....are they supposed to take a hit just to get the sale like all the big box stores?
I try to keep things in this space all nice and light-like. But this one I just couldn't seem to let slide.
I'll be back on Sunday with a return to my regular programming. Wishing you a happy weekend.
Today finds me playing catch up with all the things that did not get crossed off the list over the weekend. Despite the the awareness that the weekend is never a good time for such endeavors somehow that has become the time for this particular chore. And each Saturday I find myself grocery shopping I wonder if there must be a better way...and turns out indeed there is - it just involves NOT grocery shopping on the weekend.
And while this photo has zero to do with grocery shopping I think you will thank me for sparing you that visual.
If I was to say that the holiday season has somehow both crept up on me and crashed down on my head at the same time it would not be an understatement. The start of this year saw LittleWool and I jump in just a little bit more into the uncharted territory of home-based enterprise.
It seems only fitting that the end of the year brings the biggest challenge of them all - Christmas Fair season. I will be participating in both the Fairs you see above. If you happen to be in my neck of the woods stop in. You'll be glad you did.
"Grey is November, cold as cold." (excerpt from Around the Year by Elsa Beskow - a staple on our bookshelves)
I went looking for proof to the contrary. Here is what came of my search:
I know...grasping at straws.
In order to celebrate the coming in-doors that to my thinking describes November perfectly, I updated my Book Love section. There is something there for everyone - okay maybe not those into small engine repair or the science of life on Mars.
So much goodness to be had in November, mostly involving a comfy spot to sit and a hot drink.