These crazy reindeer antlers stay on my head no matter
if I have to bend down to floor level or lean over a countertop.
The store, which has been in our current location since 1993, has been our main method of making a living for the past 25 years. It either makes it or we have to find other employment. Given that the employment picture is bleak because of our economic condition in the world today, we rely on the shop to pay our expenses and those of our employee. This year has been a hard one, but this week at least gave me hope that under the right circumstances we can still be busy and happy helping customers find products to make the perfect item. That's fun for all of us.
Season she wears a jester hat with a snowman pin.
We get into the holiday spirit in a variety of ways - we have our frenetic Christmas tree who's lights flash on and off in a completely unpredictable fashion, we have Christmas carols on the radio (and often sing along with them because we know almost all of them by heart) and we wear our holiday gear. I have the set of reindeer antlers in the first picture. They stay on my head even if I am bending completely over to get something from a lower bin - I have never found another headgear that fits me as well. And Chickie wears her jester hat with a Swarovski snowman pin. I wear a larger version of the Swarovski snowman as a necklace. If you don't have fun with the holiday season when you're working retail, it can really get to you. So we sing, we play, and we try and make the lives of every customer a little more festive. As we enter this final week of the season - Solstice for me and Christmas for many of you - I thought I'd share a little Stormcloud Trading holiday cheer with all of you.