If winter comes, can spring be far behind?
– Percy Bysshe Shelley
The Daily Steward
Happy Solstice errbody! It’s an oddly warm and rainy start to the winter, but that’s ok. Actually, I’m not that ok with it. I’m so sick of the rain! The basement is starting to take in water as saturated as the ground is, and I’m in desperate need of some vitamin sunshine. It rained all last weekend that I was away celebrating the union of my oldest and closest friend Matt to his bride Elise, pictured above. Apparently its good luck to get married on a rainy day, it starts the marriage off on a note of cleansing. It was a beautiful ceremony, and it was great to be there for my dear friend and to see many faces that I haven’t seen in a long time. I’m making it a resolution in 2019 to keep in closer touch and reach out more often to the people I care about, and while this trip was brief, it was great to see some of those people once again! Sky and I had a lovely visit with my parents and my niece Annalise and her lovely mother Tory after the wedding festivities, and we made it back safe and sound Monday evening. Congrats Matt and Elise, I pray for many years of deep love and companionship for the both of you!
I want to give a very special shout-out to my Father, David, today. Today is a momentous day for my father, as today is his last day at work EVER! That’s right, after some 35-odd years as a maritime attorney, as well as other working lives prior, he’s ready to cash it all in and get down to some serious living (and driving my mom nuts)! I’m very proud of my father and his work ethic, he built a tremendous practice for himself in order to support his family, and was top of his field. I find myself becoming more and more like my father with each passing day, and while this used to frighten me immensely, I now know that if I can live on to become half the man that he is, then all his (and my mom’s) efforts in raising me will certainly not be for naught. Congratulations, Dad, I wish you the utmost of fulfillment in your post-work life, as well as some much deserved rest! Here’s his picture from the firms website, I’m looking more and more like him every day too, what with this receding hair line!
There’s still time to sign up for the 2019 Street Fare Farm CSA and receive a $20 gift certificate redeemable at my booth at the Piedmont Farmer’s Market at any time! The days of 2018 are running thin, but there’s still 10 days to become a part of the Street Fare Farm Family and redeem this limited time offer! Head over here and sign up today!
I hope to see you at the market tomorrow! I missed you last week, but I’ll be there tomorrow with microgreens and eggs! Come get your fixings for a Christmas salad, and I know I’ve said this before, but growing up, every Christmas, without fail, it would turn out that there weren’t enough eggs to feed everyone that was home for the holiday and we’d have to scramble (no pun intended) to find someplace open to fetch some! Don’t let this happen to you! My girls and I have been working hard to make sure that there are plenty of eggs available for your Christmas breakfast, so come and get them!
I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas, and I’ll check in with you next week before the new year!