May 22, 2011

Greetings from...

Greeting from Maine!  Please let me tell you that if it feels like spring is still missing for us in Chicago, it's positively AWOL up here in Maine.  The trees are bare, and the daffodils are just now beginning to bloom.  Happily, there are plenty of diversions that can be done indoors.
One of the consistent joys of coming to Maine is stopping at the Skidompha Second Hand book shop in Damariscotta; housed in a 19th century carriage house, the bookstore is a cluttered maze of mysteries, cookbooks, novels and oddities all donated to support the local library.  It has that great bookstore smell, jazz music playing from an old radio that sits on the counter and big wing chairs to plop into as you peruse the stacks.   A pleasant hour or two of browsing yielded the following:
Six Men, by Alistar Cooke, A Time to Dance, No Time to Weep, by Rumer Godden, a great copy of Auntie Mame, (an all time favorite especially the chapter where she opens her own store--hilarious) The I Hate to Cook Book, a funny little paperback that was always on my mother's kitchen shelf, and One Pair of Hands, by Monica Dickens, the great-granddaughter of Charles Dickens, that looks most promising...
Tuesday I'm tossing the dogs and my new GPS in the car and heading off in search of vintage treasures for Clever Girl...will update you very soon.  For now must go turn up the heat and start reading...

May 5, 2011

Time to Rock & Roll

A reminder, Clever Girls:
 The Western Springs Farmers Market begins Thursday, May 5th from 2-7.  This is a great chance to support local growers!

May 3, 2011

It's A Boy!

Meet the newest addition at Clever Girl...
Kathy has a brand new puppy, and boy-oh-boy is he a cutie pie!
We have a little spot all prepared for him, and he'll be at work with her starting TODAY!  {5/3/11}  We've been taking suggestions for a clever name for this little guy, so stop in to find out what he's called and to peek at all his puppy cuteness!  Those paws!  That tail!  The puppy tummy!  So darling!
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