Wow! What a year this has been. It was year of the Rat, the first sign in a 12 year cycle of the Chinese Zodiac. It isn't surprising based on the Rat that we have had a big shake up and lots of changes.
"Oxen used to be capable farming tools in an agricultural society, which attach to the symbol of diligence, persistence, and honesty. In Chinese culture, Ox is a faithful friend that made great contributions to the development of the society. Like the ox, people born in the Year of the Ox are industrious, cautious, hold their faith firmly, and always glad to offer help.
It is said that Ox ranks the second among the Chinese zodiacs because it helped the Rat but was later tricked by it. The myth goes that the Jade Emperor declared the order of zodiac signs would be based on the arrival orders of 12 animals. Ox could have arrived the first but it kindly gave a ride to Rat. However, when arriving, Rat just jumped to the terminus ahead of Ox, and thus Ox lost the first place"
Come the end of January, beginning of February we will most likely see things chill out. Of course we have sage and all the crystals you need to help with all the other problems life brings your way, no matter what year it is! All things change whether we like them to our not.
We just placed a huge toy order so will have lots of stocking stuffers. There are tons of new items so please be sure to ask our amazing staff to help you find the perfect gift. They know where all the stuff is hiding.
If you have health concerns and would like to come in with limited social contact, please call and set up an appointment. We will need at least 24 hours notice and will do our best to get you in. We will also be doing curbside and if you would like us to do your shopping for you please be sure to answer the following questions:
gender, age, likes, dislikes, allergies
favorite animal (real or imaginary), color, character, movie, cartoon, crystal
The more specific you can get the better we can be at getting the perfect gift within your budget.
Cookie walk is the weekend of the 12th, along with the parade. Please contact Sweet Arrangements for more details.
I hope you all have a fabulous Thanksgiving. Thank you for all your love and support!