Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Hump Day Happiness

I love this time of year.  You can feel the kids at the park get more excited with each passing day as summer vacation gets closer.  I went to the club to workout tonight.  With everything that has been going on, I hadn't been there in a few days, and as I walked to the fitness center I realized the chaise lounges are out, the pools are filled and ready to open on Saturday and the tables and chairs are in their places on the roof deck.  I have always felt like summer, rather than New Year's is the beginning.  And as anyone who knows me knows, May = the peonies are in bloom.  My favorite flower of all time.  I once heard that the White House staff gave Mrs. Reagan a pillow that said "peonies bloom in may"...what it didn't say is that they aren't always the easiest plant to grow.  So far I have been able to snip 5 blooms off my 1 plant and seeing them  on the counter make me smile.

Grove Gal E and I had a goal this year to build the business from more of a hobby into well a real business.  I want to say thank you to so many of you who have become our LOYAL clients...you know we will email you, even if it is 3am, with designs or items we think you will like.  I got to see one of our best clients last night, and got an email from another one today.  It made me realize how lucky I am to have this business.  Most of the time, actually 99.9% of the time, our clients come to us to celebrate life's greatest joys, weddings, births or adoptions, moves, parties, and please know Grove Gal E and I honored to help to set the tone and plan for these events.  Your orders throughout all of Mini K's medical issues have always brought a smile to my face, and made me remember all of the happy times and the stressful ones will go away.

Mr. Grove today said he thinks the blog world is like match.com for friends.  I rolled my eyes, and went on my way.  Then I started thinking...so many of you I email back and forth with, comment on your blogs, yet you could walk by me on the street and I wouldn't know you at all.  Mermaid ALWAYS reminds me that you cannot take life for granted.  Nina is the kind of girl I hope my brothers will marry someday, well only 1 of them. A, well A, is just one classy lady that makes me laugh.  And MM, well I think she has found a way to add hours to the day...I mean seriously you are going to MAKE a radish wreath and sit through 7 innings, YES 7, of a baseball game and still cook, YES COOK, dinner.  And KP, well KP is my new addiction...I may or may not have emailed her to order yet another little happy.

I am not a sappy person, but I do believe in saying thanks, so thanks for making me smile in our crazy world.  I hope one day I am able to meet you all in person.

7 comments:

Preppy 101 said...

I think for a while my son | daughter thought I had created imaginary friends! haha . . . It is amazing how we become intertwined in each other's lives in times of happiness, sadness as a support system. I really love Blog World. Have a great day!! xoxo

I'm Just Beachy said...

I have to ask... where did you get that adorable door knocker? Are those available for sale thru you? Have a great Memorial Day weekend and thanks for sending out all the kind words!

Legallyblondemel said...

I resigned myself to the Match.com-i-ness of this all a while back, and it feels good to have admitted it. Happy to e-know you all!

Landlocked Mermaid said...

You are one of my true favorites. I love your line, your blog and your outlook... Thanks for writing and sharing such great thoughts and congrats on Grove Gals. .. It is my fav.. by far xo

Grove Gals said...

the door knocker is by an artist named Michael Healy..I received mine as a gift, but you can purchase here
http://site.mawebcenters.com/doorknockerscom1/Products_i3209400.html?catId=134762

kp said...

You are my new favorite customer! I am making stuff this weekend and your bracelet is on the list (pearls wire wrapped). what kind of clasp, lobster or toggle? lobster will be adjustable...:)

Leslie Ann said...

It is soooo Match.