This blog, published free of charge since September 2007, is a way for me to stay in touch with seasonal bookstore visitors from afar and with all customers and friends when I am closed during the winter. My annual seasonal retirement will begin this year on November 1, and I expect to be back and open again by June 2021. Meanwhile, thank you so much for following Books in Northport and for supporting Dog Ears Books.
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Saturday, December 17, 2016
Do I Really Need an Excuse?
don’t have an important theme today and really not much at all to report.
Because we have different plow arrangements this year, we’re not quite able yet
to predict with confidence what time the accumulated snow and drifts will be
cleared away, but we were able to get out of our driveway this morning by ten
o’clock, an acceptable winter day departure hour.
la-di-da, now I’m here in Northport, here in my bookstore, la-di-da, nothing
much to say on the blog, though I’ve had lively conversations already today
with customers. All I really want to do is show my Christmas
tree and flowers again! Even though my tree never looks as good in pictures as
it feels to me when I’m in the same room with it. String
of cool LED lights and silver ball ornaments were loaned to me this year by Pat
Scott. Marjorie Farrell made the pretty paper star ornaments.
Gengarelly brought me the bright, happy poinsettia plant (how many of us can
spell that word without looking it up?), and Kathleen Stocking brought and
arranged the beautiful roses and lilies and their companions.
(Later insert: Coming back to add a closeup of this cute little holiday mouse,sent to me by my sister, Deborah.)
So really, I just wanted to share these beautiful things with readers of Books in
Northport. It’s okay for us, some days, for a few minutes, just to relax and
smile. We don’t need any excuse to appreciate beauty, do we? The snow softly
falling outside is beautiful, too.