Beltane Sabbat tonight! Wear warm clothes. It’s not supposed to rain, but prepare for it, anyway. Also, we’re going to start earlier than usual. Job Corps is being strange about their restrictions and the young folks have to be back at the center by 9:30pm…and there are a *lot* of them! If you can help pick some up or take them back, let me know soonest!
Hail woke me, slashing against the windows. Now, that I’m in the study the rain is pouring down and the porch roof is streaming. I just realized that I haven’t dumped the rain gauge in weeks. Well, it’s overflowing?
Yesterday was exhausting. I sat in the peacock chair for a while. It was around 7pm. Sam and I were talking and I was so tired that as he made a list I kept falling asleep! We went home a little bit after that and I got nothing done in the evening except for taking a bath.
20 minutes after I wrote the first part of this note, the sun is trying to come out!
We’re *really* close to being done! Part of why I was so tired yesterday was that I finished setting up the work station. That was a lot of pushing and shoving on my own. We’ve some picking up to do and Sam’s desk still has banners on it, but that space is done. The Children’s Magick section is crowded and messy, but the pieces are up and the boxes are put away. I have to do something about the Readings desk, still, since it’s covered with the rest of the “sparklies” and on top of that are the witch’s hats and some packing materials and….we’re gonna need that space over the weekend! In the embroidery section I need to put up a few more samplers and set out the pattern sets, but that’s as far as it’s getting unless I get really inspired and re-organize it. The candle display is done. The herb & amulet and crystals displays are done, although a bunch of the display prints flipped over and fell. We’re going to have to put sticky tape on the back to keep them up there. The incense display is done. The used books still need to be set out, but otherwise *that’s* done, along with the BoS display. The cases are done, but we need to re-light the glass case today, since I disarranged it (I originally wrote “deranged”) while fixing the work station. I even got a fabric back onto the display case, but I’m not happy with it, yet. The card & print display is done. Sam and I got the pennants hung yesterday. He also picked up the helium tank and Star is picking up balloons on her way down after work. Shortbread is ready and I’m going to talk to SeaDog Bakery about some more stuff this morning. The flyers finally went out yesterday and so did the event invitation on Facebook.
I have to set up the door prizes today and the “bucket” for the drawing for the people that come into the shop. We already have entries in the “virtual world drawing” that I’m going to be printing to put into their own bucket over the weekend. If you’re too far away to make it, at least visit the website to enter! I’m going to be just setting up and putting up today, although when that last piece of storage wall is done I have to do the soaps section and get the last set of clothes in place. Oh…and printing business cards. I have to get on that right away!
Sam has to finish the storage wall today. Dave didn’t manage to man-handle the last segment out of the other garage until yesterday afternoon. It’s been taking a shower outside since then. Sam just got back from taking it down to the shop. He’s planning to see if he can get the signboard-planter done today.
Great good gods! It’s *snowing* in the south valley! They just announced that over the radio…..
…and then there’s the Sabbat. I got my costume together, although one more piece is in the back bedroom closet still. Dress warmly! Sam is nervous about being the sole celebrant, not that he’ll tell anyone. The frame of the ritual is simple, so he’s going to be fine. It’s those of us on the Walk that could get really cold and damp, so dress for it!
The shop opens at 11 today.
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