It has been months since I wrote a real blog post! This summer has been so busy and with everyone leaving the blogisphere it has been hard to stay motivated. But, here I am, determined to give it another try!
I started the summer with every intention of expanding my business and adding new products. Instead I wound up as chair of the committee to keep our local police force. I had no idea what I was doing but I took it on...because that's the kind of crazy person I am. Suddenly everyone knows my name, I am interviewed by reporters every week, councilors and police chiefs take my calls, and the mayor probably hates me. Well, it's her own fault. Oh and in a couple of weeks I am supposed to drop the puck at a hockey opening game.
We held a march and a rally last week and it was a huge success! Hundreds of people came out in the rain and we gave out balloons and pins so they could show their support. We had a pipe band and a police escort (much to the mayor's annoyance) and we walked from the top of town right past the police station to the park where we spoke from the back of a pickup truck about the important of democracy. After my little speech I went up to council chambers to deliver a speech on behalf of the people of our town. I toss around phrases like 'legitimate public consultation' a lot these days.
I miss cocktails at lunch.
Things have become more manageable now so I am back to focusing on business and family. Last week I tackled the mountain range of laundry that has been waiting for me for week, and launched three new products in my shop! I am now carrying buttons, magnets and pocket mirrors - all of them can be customized!
This is the first set of designs - based on Downton Abbey of course! The full set of 15 drawings is on my Royal Ribbons site and are all available as magnets, buttons or mirrors...feel free to mix and match! It's time to start thinking about stocking stuffers...
I am the counsellor for the Rotary exchange student from Denmark. She is a very nice girl but it was a busy busy time at the end of August when she arrived. I had to get her registered for school, bank account, library card etc. On top of the police committee! But we managed and she is having a great time - I made us smores on the beach at a corn roast a couple of weeks ago and she loved them!
The Little Prince has moved from nursery school to Montessori school...he seems to have adapted without any trouble and dove right in. I thought there would be sobbing and clinging but nope...he barely said 'bye' to me when I left him there!
Besides all that, I shot some guns, did some day trips, did some needlepoint, saw a big band concert, and kept plugging along with my family tree research.
I am looking ahead to the fall fair next weekend and Thanksgiving in a few weeks - all the holidays seem a bit early this year! I need to start thinking about pumpkin pies, turkey, and a big ham! Every year I think I will try some new things but I always stick with what works so I am afraid there will be nothing new to show or report this year, which is a shame because Pinterest is such a resource for ideas!
I joined Tumblr - I have no idea why tho. I checked it out and couldn't figure out the point...now I have come to terms with it even tho I still don't really understand it. But, there are lots of Downton fans there so we talk about Season3 and all we think will happen.
And that's all I have to report for the moment. I hope you had a great summer and I can't wait to read all of your autumn posts!
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Have a fabulous day!