Thanksgiving is here, and over the weekend, it’s Shannan’s birthday. We’ve got great plans including me cooking Thanksgiving dinner for 6 of us, then on Friday, driving to Kalaloch Lodge on the Pacific Coast (which carries our spices in their gift shop) to celebrate. We’re taking a bit of a break from Dungeness Gold this weekend, but we’ve got more to come.
We’ve got two holiday bazaars under our belt so far; one at Jefferson County Fairgrounds, and last weekend at Greywolf Elementary School. When I last wrote, I talked about how much we’d learned, but I can safely say that along with the knowledge comes the joy. We welcomed some of our favorite customers last weekend. One in particular, Vernita, is a lovely lady who adores our Party Mix, and sends spice blends to all her family members for Christmas, whether they want them or not. Turns out they are all fans which makes our job easier.
We have a number of bazaar buddies that we generally see in their booths only at events such as these. It’s funny how, after a year, it seems like only yesterday that we shared stories, sales results, and lots of laughter.
Then there our neighbors and acquaintances who wander through. One in particular insists on calling us “the spice girls” which tickles our fancy not a little bit.
Bottom line? As we greet old friends, make new ones, share news and joy, and spend time together, we feel so blessed that our paths have taken us on this journey in retailing products while giving love and laughter away for free. In this holiday season, in addition to promoting and selling our products, we have so much to be thankful for. Thank you all for being a part of this crazy spicy adventure. Happy Thanksgiving, and Merry Christmas!