Showing posts from December, 2013

The Shop is OPEN

No matter what you do, there's always a little last-minute holiday business to attend to. Inspired by the holidays, I've been trying to think of what I can do for my local customers once it's just a little too late to get the mail in time for Christmas. It's hard for me to speed up the mail (at least not much), but I can help some of you who are just within arms reach - who live in or near Des Moines and just like to shop in person.

So . . . the shop is OPEN! It's time to throw open the doors at 2620, put on some music and call it a party. Here's the deal:

Where: 2620 E. 9th Street, Des Moines, Iowa
When: Friday Dec 20 from 12 noon to 5 pm             Saturday Dec 21 from 10 am to 3 pm
I hope you stop by - coffee's on. It's a good chance to see exactly what you want up close and in-person. No pressure to buy, but I love to have visitors. I have cute little gift bags on hand, ready for your order. 

Have a Very Merry, Very Happy, and Really Amazing Christmas…

In the Spirit of the Moment

It's one of the most illogical things you can imagine, that all of these busy people, everywhere throughout the world could settle down to observe a moment. Of course we have our differences, not the least of which are religious, cultural, and whether you like dogs or cats better. (Cats are better!) But still we have so much in common.

I wonder at Christmas. Not only for some of the usual reasons, but I think it's really fascinating that it has survived the millennia, and still we settle ourselves around the table and share the games, the stories, the songs that we have always shared. We do ridiculous and strange things like haul formerly living trees into our perfectly nice homes, and put shiny things on them. Why?

I think that we are drawn magnetically to those experiences that help us focus. We have the tree (for example) in our house, and for one amazing evening, the whole family is (1) physically present in the same room (2) Doing the same thing, and amazingly (3) Thinki…