#1,699 The Sunny Rainy.
by Erin Napier
I woke up to find letters from Lisa in the mailbox this morning—along with artwork from her adorable children.
I spent the day designing a new fruit crate label that looks like an old fruit crate label. It gave me great joy. It made me wish it was fall. I’ve got problems, y’all. I do.
But then another afternoon storm rolled in and the skies turned angry and black and the rain flooded so hard, I could barely see out of the windows in my studio. I find that when rain clouds start to form, I get really pumped up about it—like pregaming—for a little thunderstorm. It makes me want to listen to Fiona Apple and wear a sweater. It made Ben want to go across the street to he and Josh’s woodshop to work on building a frame from reclaimed wood for the new pasta print from Josh and Em.
It was a day full of opportunity. Capped with a long midnight walk around the neighborhood, with Blue Mountain providing the soundtrack.
Mondays ain’t so bad.
I’m sad about Robin Williams.
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I’m Erin Napier, co-owner of Laurel Mercantile Co. and Scotsman Co. with my husband, Ben. I’m an artist and he’s a craftsman and we help people moving to our town find and restore old houses on HGTV’s Home Town. In an effort to count my blessings, this journal has documented only the good things that happen on each and every day of my life since January 1, 2010. I am a wife, a daughter, a homebody, a bubble bath lover, a book reader, a sentimental, stressed out, slightly obsessive southerner. Welcome!