This post is about a little bit of this and a little bit of that. Sort of how my brain feels this time of year. So many little details floating around. Being a ‘details’ guy, I don’t want to miss a one. As well as being a ‘live in the moment’ guy, trying like the dickens to savor each and every one.
Here goes! Our kick-off to the festive season ahead starts today with our Holiday Open House at the First & Spring shop, from 10 to 6. Hope you can join us. A lovely new line of candles arrived the other day, Maison Louis Marie. I keep walking by the display lifting the cloches enjoying the scents. We head to WestWard tomorrow eve for our last stay until the New Year, and we are both looking so forward to relaxing a bit before the marathon begins. Well, actually it has begun, but next week is when it really hits you that it is in full motion. Then the festivities begin for the 20th anniversary of WK. Oh my, my body and brain gets tingly with emotions. It will be an incredibly special week. Throw in Thanksgiving just to add a cherry on top of everything. While in the back of my mind I can’t stop thinking of my friend Tami who is a Watson Kennedy alum, who lost her home this week in Paradise, California. My heart just aches for her. I have an idea I would like to share with you all in the next few days to help Tami out, but I need to sit with my thoughts out at the beach to formulate it all. The fires have been devastating for so many. You know I like to keep my posts upbeat but with so much going on in our world and in our country, we all must do what we can to help others and spread as much love as we can. That is where I will leave you on this early Saturday morning as we head into this week of thanks. To enjoy and be thankful for each moment, to make those moments count, to honor those around us, to love all.
P.S. Caretaker Bill just sent us this photo of Hawthorne in the first snow of the season. Had to share. Much love to you, Ted