Busy Season

Hey there!

I thought it would be nice to pop in and let y’all know I’m alive.

I’m alive!

I’ve been busy hanging with lots of family for Thanksgiving, cooking, traveling, knitting, working, and working some more.

This week I’ve been busy helping Jess get the shop ready for the Yuletide Jubilee and our Wish/Wonder/Wine event tonight!  Stop by from 5 to 8 this evening for wine and wishlist making, and you can also watch the Christmas tree lighting on the Square, shop at the other downtown shops that are staying open late, and check out a couple of the pop up shops – including one by the Humane Society!

Yuletide Jubilee in Downtown Bainbridge | Oysters & Pearls

Maiden South Wish Wonder and Wine | Oysters & Pearls

And don’t forget this Saturday the Bainbridge Farmers’ Market will be open for business with lots of fresh veggies and baked goods and more!

Bainbridge Farmers' Market | Oysters & Pearls

Speaking of food, I cooked a delicious new casserole for Thanksgiving that I’ll be sharing on the blog when I get a second to write about it, as well as an old cake recipe that I brought out of the archives.  It was a big hit on Turkey Day, so I thought I’d share it here, too.  All in good time – which I don’t have much of these days!

Turkey Day Cake | Oysters & Pearls

We had our grand little opening at Maiden South a couple of weeks ago.  The shop has been keeping me extra busy, but in a good way!

Maiden South Grand Opening

And in my spare time (?), I’ve been knitting up a storm!  It’s so relaxing.  I am pretty sure the Good Lord knew I was going to need something to relax me in this season of my life, so he pushed me into the Fuzzy Goat right when I needed to be there.  It’s been such a stress reliever, and Cadence has become a friend and a mentor, business wise.  Or at least, we’ve become sounding boards for each other!  And in knitting news: I knit a hat!  Ya know, in case you didn’t see me broadcast it across all of social media.  Double points don’t scare me! (anymore…)

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Barley Knitted Hat | Oysters & Pearls

Actually I knit two hats and started my third.  I told you, a knitting. storm.  It is raining yarn at my house.  Have I mentioned that we should be friends on Ravelry?

It’s been beautiful knitting weather, too.  It’s actually felt like fall here in SoWeGa lately (until this week, anyway).

South Georgia Snow | Oysters & Pearls

The cotton is always beautiful to me, and the gingko trees downtown on the Square are amazing!

Gingko Leaves in Downtown Bainbridge, GA | Oysters & Pearls

And speaking of this season, I am trying to keep this little blog a priority around here.  I’m swamped until January, as there’s lots of exciting things happening in my life at the moment: it’s my first Christmas in retail, I still have a full-time job in Thomasville, my sister gets married to Marc of Southern Restoration Furniture two days after Christmas (yay!), two close friends are getting hitched the first weekend of January (actually, make that four close friends – two weddings), I’m planning a fundraiser for the Humane Society at the end of January (more on that later, but let me know if you’d like to help!), our French Brittany field trials are in January and we’re hoping Juin will make us proud, my sister’s baby shower is in February (baby knitting!!!!)… and those are just the major events.  This season in my life is busier than it has ever been, and I’m trying to keep swimming and enjoy it.  My postings here may become infrequent and less often, but please know that I’m not going anywhere!  I’ll be back consistently in February and plan to have lots to share.  Until then, I’ll pop in when I can!  Thanks for being such an outlet for me the past two years, dear readers!  This blog has helped me through hard times and good ones, and I don’t plan to let it go just yet.

XO!

Until Next Time

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