Happy New Year. I am tickled because I happen to have a fetish for the number eight. I write the new year number every chance I get. For example a current grocery list might read:
- White Chocolate
And then there is the issue of New Year's resolutions. Lee proposed a covenant to swear off biscuits from around the corner at our beloved, well traveled, caffeination station...a collective New Year's resolution was born. However, there was no notary involved, no promissory note... and...well...here is my failure timeline:
- 8:45am, Wednesday, January 2nd (first day back from the holidays) I arrive at our coffee shop.
- I walk from car to coffee counter...2 minutes.
- 8:47am I order my favorite double tall extra hot latte.
- 8:47am and 30 seconds...I cave..."A swiss, ham and bacon biscuit too...Please???"
The biscuit was amazing. Progress? I have not had one since.
Back in the store saddle is sweet and wonderful as usual. My return presence has already ushered in great anecdotes. A wonderful customer deliberated over 3 glassybaby. I weighed in. The trio of greens chosen was a stunner: Mint, Hidden Moss and I think Sour Apple. Requisite banter ensued as I boxed. Our customer was starting her glassybaby collection. Her shopping time line hinged upon her departure for a small Mexican Village. One of her dearest friends has recently lost her husband Peter. The women are making the exodus to Mexico to build a house, under the auspices of Habitat For Humanity. They have named their mission "Casa Pedro" to honor a great man. It was a cause Peter championed...for years...he spent 2-3 days a week...working locally for 'Habitat,' and he adored Mexico. What a beautiful tribute.
Another customer brisked through our door...'Happy New Year' was exchanged. He walked to our massive shelving, summarily plucked a Creamcicle glassybaby from the dozens of choices. I chuckled at the record speed. The glassybaby would travel to South Korea, to the mother of an exchange student who had stayed with this gentleman and his family. The Korean family always sends exquisite folk art, this man, was performing an act of 'touchez'...a reciprocal gift that he felt was just the right thing. What a compliment.
Good luck with your resolutions. Happy, Happy New Year. We hope you got your favorite colors for Christmas. Until Next Time, Nicola