Chillin’ at the Beach!

I’ve said this before, but I am still waiting for my life to get simpler. I am on the go from early morning until I fall into bed at Quaker midnight (10PM). I love to rearrange things, so I am in motion every minute in Chifferobe. If I get something new, it...

What are the Squirrels Trying to Tell us?

This squirrel is up to something suspicious When Natty was a cheerful little boy, he didn’t walk anywhere. He hopped, leapt, and spun in circles like a squirrel running across the road, so we nicknamed him The Squirrel. I was thinking about that this morning as I...

BM is Exploding!

Sweet smelling bunney soap for the Easter basket We started coming to from Charlotte to Black Mountain for the summer when my kids were very young. Back in those days the town was very different than it is today. There were few places to eat. There was Pepper’s down...

Bye-Bye Benz

I love these Bradford Pear trees, even though there are those who say they smell like fish. I have really loved being the owner and driver of a swanky Mercedes Benz for the past few years. I bought the car used from the dealership in Charlotte when I discovered that I...

Another Year Begins

New garlands for the New Year I’m feeling Grinchy today. I really love the Christmas season with people smiling and humming along to Christmas tunes. Customers bringing in long lists of loved ones to buy gifts for. And then finding items for themselves and treating...

Holly F-ing Jolly

Ruth with Mr. and Mrs. Claus On December 1 at 4:30 and I was alone in the shop nervously waiting for the festivities to begin; for the good times to roll, for Holly Jolly to begin. In other words, for the shit to hit the fan. I know I sound like the Grinch. I feel...