The two large boxes my aunt Vivian sent me were packed with these lovely old apothecary bottles! Aren't they stunning? Most of you know how much I love old bottles. I'm especially fond of bottles with glass droppers. Some of the bottle are adorned with ornate toppers.
Since my mom passed away 12 years ago both my aunt Vivian and aunt Glenna have shared my moms love through their continuous caring and sharing and thoughtful gestures. I'm very blessed. This is a picture of little girl me with my lovely aunt Vivian. Isn't she beautiful?
I have particularly fond birth memories as I was one of those rare women that did not experience any pain during child birth. No hook ups at the hospital, no pain meds. I took a shower and brushed my teeth right before I had Patrick and put on the pretty white gown my aunt Vivian had sent me and said okay I'm ready! The nurses looked at me as though I was crazy and said, "you can't wear that white gown, you will ruin it!" I replied it will be okay, I will just pull it up. Once again, a bewildered expression appeared on their faces. 2 hours later, a new soul entered my world. A lovely sweet one. The blessings continued throughout his growing up. He always listened to what I told him and I rarely had to discipline him. He was wise baby. Today he is a wise young man. Of all the things that I've experienced in this world, having a child has by far exceeded each and every experience.
That's what it's been at Bittersweet.
I have decided at the last minute to have a small offering of our new fall soap line at our annual fall festival. Julie had invited Bittersweet to sit in front of her shop. I vary rarely do shows, not my cup of tea, but it's always fun to spend the day at Julies. So I'm scrambling to wrap birthday presents, gather soap, and juggle several other in the work projects all at the same time! Whew!!!
Kidding. I like to be busy. I like it fast paced. I also like it slow sometimes. I'm normal. I'm going to take one table and the cloth sign. Wear my Bittersweet apron and kind of just hang out for the day tomorrow. Our weather is marvy and the atmosphere is fall. It will be a "Great Pumpkin" kind of day!
Life is great!
Don't forget to stop and smell fall.
Enjoy caring and sharing fall days.