"excuse me, do you work at the hospital?" the nice lady next to me in the grocery line enquired
"ummm... no sorry, i don't"
(as soon as the words left my mouth, i wondered why i would say sorry, what a twit, Tif)
"oh, that's strange, you look like someone who does" and she smiled
"oh thank you" i replied "i'm so happy to know i look like i could be one of those lovely people that work in a hospital" and smiled back at her, all the time thinking in my head, why would i say what i just said.
once again... a twit.
on returning to the shed, with a few 'useless' items of groceries in hand and nothing resembling the makings of a dinner of any interest, i glanced into a passing mirror...
silly me! of course, i have been so busy beavering away in my studio the past few days i had forgotten to remove my florence nightingale attire.
how perfectly understandable that the nice lady should mistake me for 'the caring sort'.
later that night after feeding the clan a 'concoction of disaster' for dinner, i sat in my studio between chauffeur runs and decided that tomorrow's little shop update will be the last one until after thanksgiving. where upon i will do one more update, the week of Dec 3rd and then i will be done. i am most pleased i have popped new goodies in the store for three weeks in a row but the truth be told i'm a little weary...
the elves miraculously (because don't forget 'tis the season for miracles) have been pulling their weight with little pots of paint and mini brushes. i have left out notes as to what 'forsaken soul' is to be what color.
they obviously cannot, (or as i suspect), chose not to read my writing and just do as they please, but as i don't pay them anything other than left over 'what is it' scraps from the dinner table i can't really put any objections in.
i would be most delighted if you joined me in my little store tomorrow morning, say around 10:30ish pacific time. i'll be there with used dog and little olive underfoot, pottering around placing little vignettes here and there,
stringing several 'whatnot' vintage garlands with the wise words
'wake up and love me'
and one for the holidays
'gleeful and goodly'.
wooden dishes accompanied by vintage knitting needles and button cards,
lovely candle holders in perfect teal with their doilies,
and i will also have a stool to put out
i'm rather in love with this stool...
the sweetie has been in several of my pictures but i recently gave her a makeover and am rather pleased with the results...
but there will not however be any little wooden clogs,
for they have stolen my heart and so
i said they could stay
do pop by and say hello, just perhaps a little browse, no need to buy... it will be lovely to have a bit of company, being a soul proprietor can be a little lonely at times.
and then i thought it most nice if we met back at my place afterwards for a cup of tea and a chat, for i have something i wish to say to you dearest readers...
("ooh, she's a canny one that Tif, leaving us with a cliff hanger again" i hear you cry)
the clouds have parted, the sun is peeking through and it's 'watch the birdie' time, to capture her 'wares' in all their glory ~ Tif