When I moved from upstate New York to Vermont it was a bit of a culture shock, no doubt. I used to work at the mall… the mall was less than 2 miles from my house. Need a gift? Forgot something for school or work? No problem, every store known to man-kind was less than 5 minutes away, and open until at least 10 pm.
Life in Vermont is much different. You can’t really wait to the last minute for anything, because there are no options… especially in the evenings. If you don’t have it then, well you make do with what you have. That applies to everything from gifts to groceries, craft supplies to a pair of socks!
Such was the story last Friday night as I was prepping my Memorial Day fruit bouquets and cake pop arrangements. I needed red, white and blue sprinkles… specifically I wanted star-shaped adornments. Obviously, way too much to ask for late on a Friday night in Bellows Falls, VT. So, I made do with what I had and began separating the blue and red stars from a bottle of multi-colored stars I found in the local country store. Hey, it was better than nothing! And, the look on my daughter’s face when she saw what I was doing… funnier than the fact that I spent nearly two hours separating the tiny stars into their respective piles.
The end result was well worth it don’t you think? And coincidentally, if you need to send a last minute gift… I’m your girl!