The aardvark and I (in my capacity as the aardvark’s business partner, ahem!), will be taking a sabbatical starting on Thursday, June 7.
Sabbatical? What does this mean, exactly?
From June 7 through October of 2012, we will not be making or selling potions.
What’s that? But you need potions?
Fret not. We want to make super duper sure that you are well-stocked with whatever potions you need before we go, so please enjoy FREE (1st class) U.S. shipping and reduced international shipping rates for any orders you place between now and June 6. (And, if you are an aardvark observer, lurker, or stalker(!) who has been curious for some kind of ever, but has never actually tried a potion, now might be the time!)
A few words about the sabbatical: For many, many months (years, maybe) my heart has been telling me to write. (Sometimes it even wakes me up in the middle of the night –thankyouverymuch– to remind me of this). And for a couple of months now my body has been asking me to rest. So, for Heidi this sabbatical will be about writing, resting, pausing, sensing, daydreaming, nightdreaming and playing. After all, my favorite time of all times is summertime. (Please note, Heidi’s Table will remain very much OPEN for massage therapy during the potion sabbatical).
And what about the aardvark? Do aardvarks even take sabbaticals?
Well, Mr. Aardvark has never been a creature of many words, and, unlike me, never feels the need to explain himself to anyone –an animal trait I quite admire!– but apparently they do take sabbaticals, because when he and I put our heads together (actually, it was my head and his snout), we were in complete accord on this sabbaticalizing thing.
[Psssst... While I don't reeeally know, I do have a hunch that June 7 will find our Monsieur Aardvark donning his black bomber jacket, cap, and goggles (yes, the very attire he wears when making your potion deliveries) and taking that little propeller plane of his for a spin wherever in the world his fancy takes him, which, I'm quite sure --IF my hunch is right-- will include his native lands in Africa, because, as well as he feeds here in Somerville, Massachusetts, I know for a fact that he has never found a red ant or termite nest to feast upon to his liking in these parts.]
We do not have an exact date of return, but we expect to be back from sabbatical in the fall, probably October.
One last thing: During sabbatical there may be postings on Aardvark Essential’s Facebook Page from time to time, if nothing else than to talk about resting, pausing, playing, putting one’s feet up, listening to our animal-bodies, and whatever else strikes my fancy. I am not promising, but it is possible. Also, if I get any postcards from the aardvark, wherever in the world he is, I will for sure let you know about it on the Aardvark Essentials Facebook wall. (Go give the page a LIKE if you’d like to stay in the loop that way).
So, go! Order away! And enjoy free domestic shipping (and lower-priced international shipping)! Now would be good, because we don’t want you to forget and then find yourself potion-less. We are standing by, sleeves rolled up, ready to take care of you!
To rest, to renewal, and to doing what our bodies and hearts desire, whatever that may be…
Hugs and kisses from me (plus a sloppy slobbery one from the aardvark),
P.S. Heidi’s Table WILL REMAIN OPEN for massage therapy even while we are on potion-sabbatical. (Email Heidi or call –617.297.2266– if you want to book a session! And yes, there are openings left this week.)
P.P.S. Favorite potions for massage at Heidi’s Table this past month have been Sprezzatura and the newest (and unscented) potion, Birthday Suit. Check them all out OVER HERE!