There may have been frost on the ground when I woke up this morning, but it was spring for a couple of hours at Lucketts this morning. Even though it was chilly, I actually had the perfect weather for a photo shoot. It was overcast, so there were no harsh shadows and the temperature climbed just enough so I didn’t have to wear a coat. I stopped at Wegmans and, can I just say…oh my gosh. I hadn’t set foot in a Wegmans in years and I was overwhelmed. I was buying kumquats and flocked branches and boxwood garlands and a banana strawberry smoothie. I was totally distracted, but I did settle down and found some beautiful flowers and artichokes for the shoot. Here are some peeks…
If the folks at Lucketts didn’t think I was “off” already, anyone who saw me certainly thinks that now. I was scooting furniture around outside, hauling around potted plants, flowers and a laundry basket full of Spring-looking props. I kept stopping to tromp back through the mud to my van and get something I forgot as I’m checking the shots needed and taken off a list. I just sucked it up and did what I needed to do. It was a quiet day at Lucketts, so I don’t think anyone noticed my craziness.
Once the photo shoot was done, I restocked my glitter letters and did a little shopping. I found this awesome column base and a green, caned back chair. I also visited with Karen and finally met a blogger I’ve “known” online for a while, Janet from The Empty Nest. It was a good time.
To give you a book update, I think I have finished the first chapter. I still need to look over it a few more times and then submit it to my editor for more notes, but I feel pretty solid on it. I was terrified when I first sat down in front of my laptop to write, but I’m feeling more confident as the outline and concepts are taking shape. It’s a very exciting process and I appreciate all of the encouragement I’ve received through all of your lovely comments. You are a sweet bunch of ladies.