Hope you are recovering nicely from your holiday weekend. We ended up having some truly lovely weather, and enjoyed lots of visitors at the store. There seemed to be more focus on the actual memorial part of Memorial day this year - either that, or I've just been paying more attention this year. Yesterday, I really thought a lot about people who have served our country, what their lives and the lives of their families must have been like, what things they went through, etc. We've experienced some challenging times in our personal life recently, and I find myself thinking more about how we're all in it together in this world, and how much I appreciate what our veterans have gone through to serve our country, as well as those currently in service. I appreciate our teachers, who go through so much for so little tangible benefit, with what seems like so little support from all those people who decide where our tax money goes, in order to give our children the knowledge, experience, and confidence they need to make it successfully in this world. I think we all deal with so much in our own lives, and it is hard to remember that other people are also going through their own set of challenges. It's so easy to focus on ourselves, to dwell deeply in our troubles, maybe even to take things out on those around us. I don't know that any of this has anything directly to do with memorial day, but I guess the holiday is a time for rememberance - of thinking beyond ourselves for a day, and to consider (and maybe even appreciate) others. I'd never really thought too much about Memorial Day before, I guess this is the year it has clicked with me. I hope it was good for all of you too!
Anyway, I meant to just let you know that I updated the Weekly Specials! All this week, another set of products are on sale for 10% off. Here are a few:
Americana Star Kitchen Gift Set
Family Table Dinnerware - Cookie Jar
Bird Perpetual Calendar Set, by Lone Elm Studios
Black Sheep, by Blossom Bucket
Olde Forge Placemat, by Park Designs
The rest are all online here. Enjoy! :)