I went into this clam festival with the mindset that this could possibly be my last...with Intrikate Beauty, the kids, the two new puppies (!!!!) the two older dogs, and trying to get some sleep I have been really overwhelmed. But as my dad and I set up last Thursday that surge of excitement pulsed through my veins and I knew I was not setting for my last Clam Fest (well, that is if they will have me back). I even looked at my dad and said "this isn't the last one". Over the three day weekend we were faced with everything from oppressive heat and humidity to torrential rain...but that didn't stop the joy. I say it every year, I have the most amazing customers. I don't know what I have done in this (or a past) life to be blessed with such fabulousness. The beautiful image above was a gift from one of my first and oldest clam festival customers. Faithfully she, my mom and I catch up every clam festival. I know she will arrive shortly after I open on friday morning and we will hug, laugh and share stories. It is one of the highlights of my weekend every year.
I met lots of wonderful new people this year. I caught up with old friends and neighbors new to town. I should be exhausted, but I am not. You all fuel me in a way that is unexplainable...I am so very grateful. Thank you.
until the next "third weekend in july"...it's always the third weekend in july!