I may have used this metaphor before. January is like an itchy sweater. Seems cozy at first, (the holidays done and behind me--those first weeks of family birthdays have wound down... then the slightly uncomfortable sensation of just wanting the month to be over creeps in)... and I just want that sweater off! It was lovely at first--new and fresh--(with big aspirations)... even a bit stylish. And now it is starting to get itchy--a bit worn even--ready to get it off.
Actually ready to be in a t-shirt--instead of the sweater... but that is more for the impatience of a long winter-less winter. In Normandie--we haven't had snow-and I realize many of you are just sick of it--tired of being buried, frozen, trapped at home in countless snow days, power outages... We haven't had any of that. Well wait. We have had power outages--in fact a bit too many this past weekend alone. About 20--every weekend evening--for 2-3 minutes---every ten minutes... or so. Not weather related -- not anything related. Ask me if that is annoying.
January has been challenging! How has it been for you? My laptop 'fell-ill' and is now at the repair shop and I am in serious withdrawal for my data and images while I borrow a computer from mon fils. Our family stress has been up there--that is another post I think--but Middle Garcon has been pushing us to our parenting limits. So that all means that the work week is slow--and the weekends are..... so lovely--in an amped-up stressed out sort of way.
Itchy sweater--grumpy. That's me. It's grey. Le gris is not any prettier in France by the way. (Despite the popular Annie Sloan chalk paint name--French Grey)--truly--it is not nice. The sky is grey--not always for rain--just grey. It starts getting dark at 3pm. Who knew I moved to the French Pacific Northwest?
Come on spring--come on light! Come back! No? Okay--I will just take February then!
And of course--kicking it off with a shop 'pop-up'.... February 1 & 2... and I am really excited.
Lots of linens for February! Monogrammed vintage sheets, French milled linen pillow covers--and every variety of red-striped 'torchon' kitchen towels... and I bought the most interesting and fabulous batch of grain sacks! I have already made one into a runner for my kitchen table--and have lots more to sell--and at really great prices!
Hope to see you then.
I promise to be more cheery--and to have on a much more comfortable sweater!