I’m up very early. It’s starting to get light, but only barely. I was so tired when everyone went home that I went to bed at about 6:30, got up for a little under an hour around 9:30, and only just got up at 5:30am. Ok, that’s tired…..
2 ½ hours later… It’s cloudy and dripping, not rain, but that aggressive mist that we get out here in the mornings. Sam’s been out and re-filled the bird feeder, which has been covered since with various small birds, mostly sparrows, head-down and chewing industriously.
This is a hummingbird morning. There were two flying around over the rugosas. I don’t know if they were chasing each other or trying to mate, but they were flying pretty close. There’ve been more than a dozen checking out the bird feeder and twice hovering in front of the study window, one of which landed in the clematis and sat there fluffing his feathers for a while. There’s now one hovering in the alder and landing in the roses, and another pair flying around each other over the pink species rose. …now a single on the white rose. …One sitting on the other pink rose by the steps that has been hovering in front of the porch. …Ah, a raven has finally figured out that the pasta leftovers look good. I just said to Sam, “That bird looks moldy!” He’s got white/grey feathers spotted around in his ruff. Sam’s comment? “It’s the coast, what do you expect? I’m amazed he isn’t covered with moss!”
Yesterday’s classes went well. We had more than a dozen students… I counted 13 once and 15 once and one of the youngsters said that 18 of ‘em got off the bus. Wow…. I think I’ve figured out just how we need to set up the classroom for Sundays, but it didn’t occur to me until well after everyone went out for the staves workshop. That workshop went pretty well. Nexes had everyone go sit in the parking lot to work on the wood pieces, which meant there was less sweeping. Tricia’s class ended up being on Mirror Magic, not what Nexes and I remembered. Several of us are going to be doing trial runs on the classes for Pan-Pagan, btw, over the next month or so.
I’ve only got one taker on the Almanac special… hmm…. I was hoping to put the big order in on the 1st, if I could. Any of you that are just thinking about it, but haven’t said anything to me, let me know what you’re contemplating. If you pre-order, that’s 10% off whether you can pay immediately or not. Of course, if you pay up-front that’s 25% off your calendars and almanacs for next year! The list is at the bottom of this newsletter each day through the end of the special. Keep an eye on the list, too, because I may be able to add a few things with the same deal for the month of August.
…and another special for the rest of this month! Bumper stickers that are normally $2 will be $1.50 for the rest of the month of July! This special is *not* limited to stock on hand, but only if you pre-pay. Iow, this is a really good time to get the bumper stickers that you’ve been looking at. I’ll have a list at the shop on Thursday that I can probably e-mail to folks before then. Tell whoever’s at the counter, that you saw this listing in the newsletter. The special ends on 7/31/11, so get your orders in soonest!
The Open Circle for Lughnasadh is this coming Friday. Have you figured out what you’re bringing for the feast, yet?
Sam’s and my oldest son, Arthur, proposed to his girlfriend, Christina onstage last night, in a song that he wrote for her and she said yes!
The shop opens at 10am. Summer hours – Thursday through Monday, 10am-6pm! If we’re supposed to be closed, but it looks like we’re there, try the door. If it’s open, the shop’s open!
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