Saturday, June 29, 2013

Then I Blinked...

And June was gone. I know, I know, I fully look like a slacker, but this month has been surprisingly busy. My parents came and visited for a little more than a week, my brother in law came for a weekend of partying at an Electronic Music Festival in Portland, and I decided to take on the daunting task of crocheting an entire elaborate wedding blanket in two weeks. All good stuff, but of the sort that don't leave a while lot of room for blogging.

So today, while I stand at the postal counter and wait hopefully for shoppers to arrive, I figured I better at least write something. See, the thug is, July is going to have it's share of busy too. We have guests from Sweden arriving in two days (thus the late wedding gift I've been frantically stitching). We have them here for four days, and have beautifully worked it to have three of those free, which is incredible. Thanks, America, for having a birthday this week, and Carol, for being flexible.

It's also time to frantically start ordering things for Christmas, and making sure the store is all in shape before we head out for a bit. Yes, that's right, a mini drift is on. Three weeks in Czech at the end of August/beginning of September. I can scarcely contain myself. We are both beyond ready for this trip, to be certain. So, yeah, shaping up to be a pretty busy and fun summer. I will try to post a bit more, and I do dream or a day when I can settle back into some routine of normalcy, but life just doesn't always cooperate with my best laid plans...

4 comments:

beckynot said...

Where is your shop? What do you sell?

Can I afford it? :)

Transient Drifter said...

My shop is in Southwest Portland, (still on the "good" side of the river) on Macadam Avenue. We sell cards and gifts and have a post office here, so there is quite a variety in both price and style. Sometimes even I can afford it ;)

Jennifer Fulford said...

Hey, great that you are going on a well-deserved trip! And, also awesome that you are going to publish your book in November. I made the decision this month to publish my book in August, also for my birthday. It's ready. I just have a little fussing to do, and then I'll sit with a writer friend while she holds my hand and I push the publish button on Amazon. I'm terrified. BUT I am excited that I've finally chosen to go indie. I should be famous by Christmas. Egads! Let's have book release parties!

Transient Drifter said...

Sounds amazing, Jennifer :) so you decided on Amazon? I'm still thinks Book Abby, but, have to save up a bit. I've left my manuscript in 3 sets of capable hands, so we'll see... A party would be great ;)