Monday, December 15, 2008
what a journey......
Two days before the show, we awoke to a neighborhood completely covered in ice. (note the broken trees in the background). After a very long and loud night of listening (quite nervously I might add) to the crackles and subsequent crashes of limbs falling down left and right, we started the day with no power and two scared little boys. At first glance you can't help but get taken aback by the beauty of it, but soon reality hits and you see it for what it is...a storm that knocked out power for hundreds of thousands, and a landscape full of it's aftermath.
The day soon turned into night, and after a long night of keeping two boys warm under a pile of blankets we started to prepare ourselves for the thought that power may not come back for some days to come.
The mummy guilt started to hit hard, and the thought of leaving everyone at home to go to the city became unbearable....although I was reassured many a time that things will be fine by my husband, I just couldn't bring myself to go. Thankfully the power came on moments before I was set to leave, and I could rest with ease knowing that they were all going to be comfortable while I was gone.
With that said, a few sloppy kisses and hugs later I finally set off for the city.
In the end, the show turned out to be well worth the trials of getting there, and the turnout was just unbelievable. Many a wonderful people were met, and it was always such a treat to meet one of my Etsy customers in person. Thank you to everyone who managed to pop by to say hello....it was such an energetic day full of many a chit chat with fellow artists, customers, and general admirers.
I am back now, and ready to do a final update to the shop tonight before I close it for a couple of weeks to focus on being with the family for christmas. cheers!
(We were really lucky to get power when we did, as many of my friends today are still without power, and what trees did fall in our yard did so without hitting the house.....turns out we had it easy )