Is everyone having a nice holiday? Hope so, hope so. On NPR this morning, they had various correspondents reading the Declaration of Independence. It struck me that much of the content directed to King George 230 years ago, could serve as a similar reminder to the current King George. Okay, okay, don’t get your bloomers in a twist, it’s Independence Day and I’m entitled to a few liberties. Still, you should hear it and then try to convince me that the current state of affairs don’t mock the intent of the document.
I wasn’t sure it was actually going to happen until yesterday but I’m going on “vacation”. Eric and I are going to Washington DC for a week. For more years than I can remember, I’ve wanted to spend a week at the Library of Congress doing -you guessed it- research. So, that’s why I say “vacation” (my idea of a vacation is just one of the reasons the former Mr. Fasanella divorced me). When I told Miracle, she hooted with laughter saying she just knew my idea of a vacation amounted to a total geek-out. I think she’s jealous. So, I’ll be skulking about, driving the people up there crazy next week with my odd requests for archaic pattern and anthropometry books. If there’s anything you think I should be looking up, by all means, sing out. I imagine we’ll also swing by the Smithsonian. There’s three or four hundred years worth of patented goofy sewing gadgets to catch up on.
In sum, although I’ll be checking in, comment moderation and responses to emails and queries will be tardy and haphazard. I won’t be doing any shipping of books. You can still order if you like. In fact, if you order between 7/4-7/12, I’ll throw in free shipping (refunded) on all domestic orders. Also, if you happen to be in the area and want to meet up, speak up! (Susan, I can’t find your number). I’ll have my cell with me, 575-635-8131 which anyone can call during regular office hours if I am not in my office (office: 575-525-1577) or if it’s an emergency, like the site has gone down and I might not know it.
Have a great week.