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May we please have better days in June?

Confessions of an Innkeeper: 

My name is Michelle and sometimes I’m not sure what to say.  I realize that every person who has ever actually met me is reading that sentence and trying not to laugh, but it’s true.  Sometimes I run out of words.  Or the words I think of don’t seem right.  Or enough.  Things are hard right now, in so many ways and in so many places.  Hard and awful and sad and my go-to is usually using my sense of humor but I don’t want to seem glib about any of the hard and awful, so I won’t.  I’ll just say that IBB has been empty of guests for several weeks now and we miss you all.  We hope each and every one of you are somewhere safe and that beyond what is hard and awful in the world right now you see hope and humanity and love to get you through. We’re thinking of you and will be grateful to see you all when we find ourselves on the other side of this.  Not if.  When. 

“If you're struggling today, remember that life is worth living and believe that the best is yet to come. Remember that you are loved, you matter, & never forget that there is always hope.”
Quote ~ Germany Kent

Fun fact:  

We’ve got a crazy group of people who work at IBB, in case that wasn’t already obvious.  We’ve stayed in touch with our followers with posts on Instagram and Facebook, the blog and book club meetings, really anything we could think of to keep those ties in place.  Among the staff, however, interaction has been insane and I’d expect nothing less.  We’ve had the usual group text, funny memes, etc… but sometimes we like to kick it up a notch.  Like when Karen stands in a completely dark and empty Inn hallway waiting for me to walk downstairs before she jumps out at me like a psycho serial killer.  Or when Marcella has “in the garden” chats with whoever is hanging over the balcony.  Sticky notes left in the office, inappropriate jokes and commiserations of the Covid-19 (pounds we’ve all gained, that is), we try to remember we’re in this together.

Together

If you’re interested in reading our monthly book pick and joining the book club, please send a private message to the https://www.facebook.com/InnBoonsBoro/ page to join our private group, The Innkeeper’s Book Club and we’ll send you an invite.  No special password or secret handshake required, just some book nerds chatting about what they like to read. We’ll have a live chat about the book on the scheduled date.

May staff book pick: Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe by Heather WebberThe Innkeeper’s Book Club virtual chat will be held on June 23rd at 6:00pm EST

 

Sending thoughts of good health, safety, and kindness to you all.

Until next time, 

The Innkeeper

What day is this??

Confessions of an Innkeeper: 

Today is day 4,327,574 of the quarantine and I don’t know what my name is any more.  I stopped seeing in color two weeks ago and I may have acquired a pet cat.  It’s equally possible I’m talking to an imaginary cat who isn’t really there because I’m so desperate for conversation with another living being.  I’d like to interject at this point that I do not count my family as people I’m desperate to have conversation with.  We ran out of things to talk about 3 days in and I have already ranked them in order of first to last if an emergency food shortage occurs and I have to eat somebody to survive.  That list may or may not change depending on who has breathed the loudest that particular day.  The shadows are long down the silent halls of IBB as I wander through the deserted building.  Please. Send. Help. Or wine.

Me

Fun fact:  

Karen has moved into her garage.  She claims it’s to self-quarantine for the safety of her beloved 4 teenagers, husband, and 2 dogs (she calls them Those People), but I think she’s actually turned it into a she shed that she may never leave. The staff at IBB was deeply concerned when inappropriate memes sent to Kelsi went unanswered for a while.  We reached out to her husband to make sure she was ok and verified that homeschooling had driven her over the edge.  She may never recover. Kasey is posting motivational encouragement for us on social media daily while some of us, who shall remain nameless (ok, it’s ME), have lost all sparks of joy – except for the occasional UPS man sighting with an Amazon package in his hand.  I also have to ask myself important questions like when was the last time I washed my hair.  We’ve lost all track of Diana at this point and can’t leave our homes to send out a search party. 

Quote: “I can survive well enough on my own – if given the proper reading material”
Sarah J. Maas - Throne of Glass

If you’re interested in reading our monthly book pick and joining the book club, please send a private message to the https://www.facebook.com/InnBoonsBoro/ page to join our private group, The Innkeeper’s Book Club and we’ll send you an invite.  No special password or secret handshake required, just some book nerds chatting about what they like to read. We’ll have a live chat about the book on the scheduled date.  Year One, and the entire Chronicles of One Trilogy, is available for purchase at Turn the Page Bookstore by clicking on the book cover.

April book pick: Year One by Nora Roberts

The Innkeeper’s Book Club virtual chat will be held on May 19th at 6:00pm EST.

Until next time,

The Innkeeper

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