Day Eight and the Moon People

You see, yesterday on the 8th, I got up, I went to work.  The usual.  Only I knew that when I got home from work that I would be meeting up with the Moon People.  So who are the moon people one might ask?  Not to be confused with Sun Daizy with a Z, we have Moon Daisy with an S, there is the original Moonspinner, Moon Mama and Moonchild.  It just sort of happened, all the Moon stuff.  Miss Moonspinner had made this fabulous stamp a long while back, inspired by one of her favorite movies.  I have been faithful pen pals with my cousin for sometime now.  When she made that fabulous stamp and told me how much she liked real live mail, I knew I just had to start writing her notes to be delivered at the time to her charming P.O. box under the name Miss Moonspinner.  Fast forward to a glamping trip I took with Miss Moonspinner, her mom (my Aunt) and a group of gals.  I drove up with Miss Moonspinner and a new friend who I immediately felt a bond, she had me at her V.W. bus so anyway we talked all the way on the drive and I thought my new friend, she needs a Moon name cause she was after all driving with two Moon people.  Her name became Moon Daisy.  I named myself Moonchild a long time ago when I began the letter writing, I always tell my little girl to never lose her childlike wonder, so I try very hard to stay connected to some child wonder in my life…thus Moonchild.  But then we had the leader of our pack, my Aunt and so when I finally got around to making her a photo book of that glamping trip, I called her Moon Mama.  There  are some other Moons in this bunch but on this day, the four moons went out on a shopping trip.

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It was getting dark (daylight savings you know) so it’s a little murky but we thought this manhole lid looked a bit like full moons with stars. It seemed very appropriate.  

Miss Moon Daisy brought me sweet flowers from her garden and we packed inside the jeep and headed off for our half day of adventure.  I thought I had left my cell phone behind so I made a right instead of a left and Miss Moonspinner called my phone which was just in my pocket, I had not forgotten it at all.  But this just meant we had to make a U-turn and the Moon People have a saying, also originated by the spinner and her mama, “it’s not a road trip unless there are at least two U-turns”  and we began the trip with lots of laughter.

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Squint your eyes just a little, think outside the box, dont’ these flowers make the shape of a heart?  That’s what I see.

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And the note read “I pray we get to play for many moons”

We got to the city I grew up in and we visited  some of my favorite places and some new places even, places like  Oh Hello Friend, Share & Do Good of course  and a new bakery to me called Layer Cake Bakery + Cafe where Miss Moon Mama treated us to coffee and Miss Moon Daisy ordered tomato soup which came with the most yummy warm bread.  We talked, we laughed even more and then we visited a few more vintage shops and headed home.  We had so much fun that we decided we should meet the second Friday of each month for mini half day trips.  We all have hours that allow for mid day fun.  Miss Moonspinner got really silly and said we should meet on each full moon, we thought in theory it was a great idea but since we all don’t like to stay up too late that probably wouldn’t work out as well.

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The bakery.  I will be going back, that’s for sure.  

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Miss Moonspinner also plays in the treehouse with mustard club with me, yesterday was FEET we couldn’t pass up a foot shot together, and what do you know three hearts spotted on the sidewalk as we made our way to Layer Cake

I’m grateful for fun girl day outings, the kind that are full of laughter, good stories and food of course. 

heart giftedI came home to a gift, an unexpected gift.  Those are the best kind, then I put this mark twain quote with it because it seemed just right.  Funny how much Mark Twain has been popping out at me since we read Huck Finn. 

Share & Do Good

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My helper in the reflection

A few weeks ago I was directed to a new store in the town I grew up in.  The little “do good” shop is called “Share & Do Good”  The name pretty much says it all.  The name was taken directly from scripture, Hebrews 13:16 which is sort of ironic since I just spent several months studying this very book. Ironic…no not really, everything that happened that day, the day I met Lilly was meant to be.  About one week earlier I had been in another darling shop in Fullerton called “Oh Hello Friend” and the shop owner of this store told me about her friend Lilly who had a really cool shop just down the way.  I didn’t go that day but the next week I was in Fullerton I just decided to swing by.

 

The parking lot alone was pretty inspirational.  Abbie and I couldn’t get enough of all the good vibes there.  Abbie insisted I take her picture laying on the black top in her white shorts above the sign which read color your world, and I asked her to please take my picture on visualize love, and just look where my little Jeep parked!

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We walked into Lilly’s store “Share & Do Good” and immediately were greeted with a big warm smile,  Lilly complimented me on my bag, she thought she had seen it someplace before.  I then recognized her from Danni’s shop the day I was in there.  We got to talking and somehow realized we graduated one year a part from the same high school!

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Lilly on the right me on the left, hers is in color cause she is was a Sr. me a Jr. but we are the same, age, I’m just a little slow;)

As we spoke more we realized we both knew some of the same people.  All those common threads made it feel so right.  We talked a good long while and kept finding even more common threads.  I noticed she carried some cool stuff from Krochet Kids!  Abbie’s tutor Tessa is in Uganda at this exact point of time interning for this very “do good” company.  I had seen pictures of Tess with the beautiful ladies that made these pretty hats and hair clips, it felt very personal.  I had to buy Abbie a sweet hair clip made from Krochet Kids that very day.

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We came back the next week to buy a T-shirt from Lilly, I want to buy all sorts of things from Lilly when money allows because a portion of all her shop proceeds go to a good cause, and if you go visit her store, she will be so glad to tell you about all these lessor fortunate countries and people who could use our help.  On our second visit Abbie walked around the store with my iphone and snapped some pictures of the shop, so I’m calling this blog entry a team effort.  Words by me, pictures by my little 11 year old assistant.

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I hope you can visit Lilly in her “Share & Do Good” shop,  located on Harbor Blvd. in Fullerton sort of near the train station, in a little area called Carpe Diem, and the first Friday of every month Share & Do Good participates in the cities monthly art walk, where local artist display their work and a community comes together.  I have news on that note later to follow this fall.  Let’s just say Lilly made one of my dreams come true.

 

SoCo District of Downtown Fullerton

115 South Harbor Boulevard Suite F Fullerton, CA 92832

Located inside the Carpe Diem Experience complex

(714) 305-5582

http://www.shareanddogood.com/updates/

Monday – Saturday 11:00am – 6:00pm