Yahoo yippety! We\’ll be opening our mercantile store and deli/restaurant (and another cool space upstairs) this August. It might be August 1, or it might be August 11, or it may possibly be August 17, 22, or 27. But August, August, August is looking good, good, good! And oh, man. I\’m so jazzed up about it.
I just wanted to come right out with the opening date at the very beginning of this post because it\’s the first time I\’ve been comfortable saying a specific date. Up until now, ever since Marlboro Man and I began our labor-of-love building project, I\’ve been more loosey-goosey with the possible opening date, knowing just how far we\’ve had to go to get to that point. But it\’s all moving forward now and so many things are falling so naturally in place…and if you thought I was excited about the project before…I\’m pretty much over the moon and wigging out with excitement (well, relatively speaking) now. I really can\’t wait! (But I\’m sure glad it\’s six months away. We\’ve got stuff to do.)
I\’ve had a little lull with posting about the building over the past many months because it\’s all been brewing under the surface with nothing tangible to show, but promise to keep you updated as things ramp up this spring. The electrician is getting started…well, today!
In other news, Marlboro Man, the kids, Tim, Missy, their kids, and I are all heading to Colorado tomorrow for our annual family trip. I couldn\’t be more excited because Colorado is my second favorite place on earth, just behind Oklahoma. I\’m looking forward to breathing the mountain air, eating the mountain ice cream (ha), drinking the mountain coffee (zing!), and doing my level best not to fall down on said mountain while wearing skis (ouch!)
Have I ever told you that the only reason I ski is to avoid falling? It\’s true. “Not falling” is pretty much my only goal up there.
Our family trip will be bittersweet, though, because Alex won\’t be there. Because of her school workload, she\’s unable to make it work (something silly and unreasonable–her professors require students to attend class and they can\’t miss tests and have to turn in papers and other outrageous things like that. Some teachers can be so demanding!)
The last time we were in Colorado, Alex was there.
Paige is going to miss snowboarding with her.
Uncle Tim is going to miss teasing her.
I\’m going to miss walking around town with her.
The boys are going to miss going to the candy store with her.
I think I\’ll go ahead and stop this direction I\’m heading. I sense an ugly cry coming on, and I\’m already a little puffy today. Ha.