Oh hey, Internets! Remember me?!
I was thinking this afternoon that I need one of those handy away messages from the AOL Instant Messenger Days of yore on my homepage; something like this:
“Keira is away from her computer. She’s up to her eyeballs in glitter, douglas fir branches, red carnations, and holiday ribbon. Please stand by. And maybe send her a box of chocolate. Or a bottle of wine. She’s on the brink, people.“
This is the first time I’ve cracked open the ol’ MacBook in days. Things have been so crazy at the shop I’ve barely had time to take bathroom breaks, much less update the blog. I’ve been snapping a lot of Instagrams so my smartphone-toting friends and family know I’m still alive. Here’s a little peek into what I’ve been up to…
It hasn’t been all work around here. I’ve indulged in several nights with girlfriends, including a fabulous dinner with my love Anne of WobiSobi, who surprised me with a wrist full of her original bracelets. I’ve been wearing them nearly every day since. I also gifted myself with those adorable ruffled NYLA booties from HauteLook and started a few easy DIYs that — fingers crossed — will be finished by the new year.
We’re a family business, which means everyone is expected to do their part, and do whatever it takes to get the job done. That includes furry four-legged family members, who help keep the peace by charming customers while they wait their turn to place orders or pick up arrangements. It also includes borrowing a large moving van to transport a mammoth flower arrangement, and climbing into the back of said moving van to sit cross-legged around the arrangement while bear-hugging it for four blocks to get it delivered as your husband takes the captain’s seat. That’s trust, ya’ll.
I did squeeze in a long overdue haircut last week. I skipped an important local business event to do it. You can’t win ’em all. And while I haven’t posted outfits, I have been getting dressed. Just so you don’t worry about my decency.
During all this madness, I’ve started a semi-strict gluten free diet (more on that later, but there’s no better time to radically change your lifestyle than during the craziest time of the year, natch). Fortunately for me, some types of ice cream and all types of red wine are gluten free, and I’ve therefore established them as food groups. Especially for dinner.
All this holiday fun has left us pretty wiped out. Doak and Chad are sleeping in the living room as we speak, and it’s only 7:30. I have a feeling that I won’t be far behind them. Please bear with us as we navigate the hustle and bustle. Things will be back to normal around here soon!