a little business
Well, hello there, everyone. I’m feeling a little like Rip Van Winkle surfacing after a long, long nap. But also somewhat like a baby bear coming out of hibernation, having fed and grown while sleeping, on account of all the pecan pie.
How was your Thanksgiving?
Ours was lovely. Three generations of various friends and relations. It felt lucky somehow to be in that middle generation, between so much grace and wisdom and so much energy and enthusiasm. We had our first turkey in over a decade, which was delish, as was every butter-steeped dish; and not to play favorites, but the grilled deer was really the star.
I’m really just here on business today, to announce the winner of the Silver Sparrow Designs giveaway (apologies for being late on this). Congratulations, Emily, who said: “Wow, she really has amazing stuff. I would like the I am a rivier necklace, it really speaks to me.” Contact Kristi via her etsy shop and you two can take it from there. And to those of you who are now in love with Kristi’s jewelry, she is still offering 10% off on all orders through Christmas. Coupon code is 6512GROW.
And just a few more things, while I have your attention.
1) A beloved friend sent me a sort of a chain letter book swap. Basically, I send one book to a child on the list, pick 6 other friends to join, and then my kids get 36 books, and I am done. I know I didn’t explain this well, but there’s a protocol, which I can pass on to anyone who’s interested. I’m not much of a chain letter type, but books? For children? I’m in. I’m looking for 5 other people who might be interested. The books do not have to be new, mine won’t be. You can e-mail me @ sanjuandrive(at)frontier(dot)net.
2) Finally, Dan and I spent an hour today talking about allowance and chores. Wondering what you all do in this department with your kids?
Smooches and pie,