Hello! I’ve been receiving lots of requests and inquiries about when I plan to sell more Story Stones in my shop, and I’m happy to announce that the time has almost arrived. On Tuesday (9/4) at noon the shop will be stocked with lots of new Story Stones. There will be new faces, animal friends, and other random bits (like pies and books and envelopes). I’ll post another reminder on Tuesday.
Last night after dinner, we were outside and I was feeling a little bit lip quivery about the end of summer. I was drying a load of beach towels from last weekend while thinking about our long summer days together, and my heart was achy. My oldest sensed it, I think, and came bounding up rattling off all of the fall things she is excited about: “climbing trees when they are red and orange, apple pie, pumpkin pie, and feeling the cold wind on our faces.” I smiled through my mopey heart and chimed in with a chipper “wool sweaters.” I will follow her lead. It is tempting to drag our heals when it comes to this end of summer business, but I think I will try to look forward with my heart filled with memories of damp, grassy fields, bike rides in the setting sun, and sandy sandwiches and also with sweet things to come, like baskets of apples, warm fires, and hot bowls of soup.
Have a beautiful, restful, long holiday weekend, my friends.
See you in September.