We have a new member of team glassybaby...Ryan, and, in a word, he is awesome. Quality control has landed in his hot little hands and he definitely gets where the bar is set. Since his arrival, Ryan has been down to business and the excellent Kim has him in friendly glassybaby boot camp. So, it has been my challenge to eek out a bit of the person Ryan behind the glassybaby Ryan, and then there was this...when we gift wrap we strive for a seamless, well folded affair. It takes some practice and a requisite tutorial from the master, Kim. Upon Ryan's first try, Kim approached the offending package chuckling. Ryan had this to say about his wrap job: "I never knew ribbons had emotions...mine is really sad." Welcome Ryan.
For weeks in my blog file I have had notes from an earlier store encounter...incubating. A woman came into our store and pulled a seemingly disparate grouping of color. She lit each glassybaby with careful pondering. Although I am a dog person more than a cat person, I feel feline in my curiosity. I had to ask where these glassybaby were going. I received a lovely explanation. For sometime our customer has made a yearly pilgrimage to some beautiful place to gather with a group of dear friends. The friendships were forged through a love, even a passion for hiking. I believe, if my memory is correct, these 8 women met hiking in the Grand Canyon (a personal dream of mine.)
The glassybaby were being carefully chosen to give each of the hikers. On a very poignant and solemn note...one of the friends has the difficult diagnosis of Lou Gehrig's Disease. Here is the beauty...with collective fortitude and support the group decided upon the importance of being together just like any other year. Even though hiking can not be a focal point as before, they gathered. I love thinking of their circle, glassybaby glowing and the mountains they have and will continue to travel together.
Until Next Time...Nicola