October certainly came and went quickly, although, I guess I’m rushing it, as it isn’t over yet. It certainly was an eventful month. My husband Brad and I celebrated our anniversary (4 years) at the beginning of the month, he turned 52 mid-month and his son (my stepson) Jarrett will be turning 20 as the month ends. We spent some time in Asheville, survived a Hurricane (my first), and had a successful October Market. Life goes on. It has been 9 weeks since Lindsay’s accident, in some instances it feels like its been several months and then sometimes if feels like its been days. There is no rhyme or reason to it. There are memories of her everywhere and that helps, but, I miss her voice, her smile and that loud laugh. Life goes on, but it’s so very different.
Seaglass keeps me busy, keeping up with Social Media, touching base with Vendors and booking Food Trucks keeps my fingers and my brain occupied. Brad’s Lights have become a wonderful distraction for him, and they are doing well. Strangers stopping by to introduce themselves, to say they are sorry or to tell us a sweet story. Family & Friends touching base just to say hello and check on us…it all helps…thank you to each and everyone of you who have reached out, it is one of the things that keeps us going.
The season changing has affected me in an odd way, I guess the change of weather, representing time moving on, bothers me. I can’t believe I am planning the November Market! We have food trucks scheduled for all three days and the sweetness of Dee Lee’s Delights will be back at the market (we have missed Tara, well, her chocolate covered pretzels, but her as well!) Chris, the Coastal Photographer has left, but Jillian is going to expand into his space. Kerri of Rescued Rubbish is back, she is sharing the back room with Sheila of She ReShells. The summer smelling candles in Making Scents have turned to Apples and Spices. Sweet summer Baby Clothes have turned to long sleeves and fleece blankets at OceanaireDreamer. Fall colors and even Christmas Decor has creeped back into the warehouse in home decor and accessories found scattered about among Trixie’s Delights, Simply tovi, N Marie Designs, Vintage Finds & Design, Kinzie Krafts, Gravel Road Designs, In the Sand, Second on the Right and Robin’s Nest. Christmas presents and stocking stuffers can be found in abundance at Seaglass, jewelry from Jellyfish Tide, Serendipity Jewelry and B Murrell Jewelry. Honey from BEEyond Expectation, Pepper Jelly from Our Mom’s Best, Dry Ingredients for Baking/Rubs from Mommy’s EZ Baking or Personalized Body Scrubs from Moon Tide Herbals. Now, don’t forget you can find some sweet accent pieces or entire new Dining Set should you need to do some redecorating for your upcoming Holiday Parties and if you have a DIY project you need to finish up The Painted Mermaid has so many goodies to choose from and if you love original art, Terry Ganey & BessMess have you covered, so I guess what I’m trying to say is, we honestly have IT ALL! Now, let’s not forget our amazing outdoor vendors, Becky with FOUND for example, has become a regular, she has only missed one Market since March and the awesome ladies of The Pink Squirrel and GiGi have become customer (and Vendor) favorites. Each vendor that comes and goes outside is special, and we love having such a great mix! We are very grateful for the amazing group that comes together each month and that includes all of you! Join us for some free coffee, great shopping, lunch and a few laughs…we look forward to seeing you in November (11/18, 19 & 20) and starting the Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year Countdowns!
Reuse, Recycle, Restyle 🙂