Have a happy festival of lights, and remember that now is a time to let the light shine on all of us in the dark season….. No matter who we are, what we have done, what name we call God, no matter our age, or which gender we choose to be or to love… Let us all share this festival of lights appreciating each other for what we bring to society, and lets love each other unconditionally as much as we love the glow of our holiday candles, and the beautiful light we all contribute to the darkest season of the year. Because it is what we do in our darkest times that dictates who we are. Lets reach out with love, compassion and acceptance. Happy holidays to all everywhere. We love you.
It breaks my heart to say this, but I have to….. We may not be here for much longer. We may be forced to shut down. We share our space with a lovely housemate, and 2 dogs and the growing Cafe Primrose, and then there is myself and Dr. Primrose….. Already Cafe Primrose, has completely shut down all functionality of our home. Because it needs space. Space I may not be able to give it. Space, I can not seem to get any help from my family on either…. And since we have like no money coming in due to the international moving we do, and my husband’s green card and it just takes time………. We may have to shut down Cafe Primrose perminantly. My home needs to function. It can’t and be located in the same location as Cafe Primrose. Something has to give. It breaks my heart and I can barely type through my tears but it is starting to look as if that something is going to be Cafe Primrose.
NOTHING is definite yet though. So we will just have to wait and see. Unfortunately, when your home lacks ALL functionality…. You can only really wait so long.
Thank you all so much for following me and for being not just my fans but my friends, and it isn’t over yet. I will fight till the end to keep this blog and shop up and running…. But just wanted to let you know…. It may soon be shutting down. Worst of all, it kills me to know I may be letting all over 1300 of you down. But I am afraid there my be no help for it.
Yesterday, was a pleasant day, a fair at a school in Medford. Very fun to hang out, I met some interesting crafters and saw some really great stuff. Such as, My London Sun and Ginger Cat Candle Company, among other incredible folks out there with us sharing their incredible work. It was a very interesting time and I am quite glad I did it. More for the people I met than for any other real reason. It seems the local crafters in this area are amazingly nice and wonderful and impeccably skilled at their craft, so it was really fun and interesting to go and do this fair.
There is a lot of Irish and British and even some eastern European going on in my not too distant family tree. My great grandmother on my mum’s mother’s side, came from Poland. This is her recipe. She shared it with my grandma, who shared it with my mum, and now it has been shared with me and I thought all of you might enjoy it.
It’s that time of year again, a time for warmth and a glow in the darkness. Time to light the path to the new year while our world sits at it’s most darkened point. Every holiday that happens this time of year is a festival of lights. Here, we are having our own festival of lights while we prepare for the upcoming craft show on the 7th.
You actually, can’t quite see the large farmhouse with two floors and columns in front that I spent the years from 7th grade till high school graduation in, in this photo. But you can see the little green shed that once housed an actual drivable lawnmower, and the large old green barn in back and even the carriage house is visible. It is about an acre and a half in size, and though you can’t see it in this photo there are several large vegetable gardens and a few fruit trees and even some Rasberry bushes. Behind the property, there is a large bog. When we were kids we used to get all muddy trying to find and learn the path through every year. It was always changing just a little bit…. Today, I have no idea where the stable path through the bog is. I have grown up moved away and traveled and even lived all over the world. But when I come home, this place is always one I need to see.