Facebook likes to remind me every few days that everyone has not heard from me in a while and that is true. So I will try to give you a bit of an update while trying to be as least sob storyish as I can.
The last month and a half have been just... I don't even have a word for it. In early May I was sick and had a very scary stay in the ICU, then my grandfather passed away, and just yesterday we had to help our sweet gentle giant cat, Thor, cross the rainbow bridge.
I've tried hard through all this to honor all my commitments made before all this happened, getting pending orders out, showing up for events, subscription boxes etc and I have. But, getting Dreaming Tree ready to re-open has been a two steps forward-three steps back dance. I've worked the best I can on “good days” make headway and start thinking if I could keep this up I could re-open soon and then something else would happen. But this has also slowed down my healing process (physically and emotionally). I've just had all my armor broken, stuffing knocked out of me, then been trampled under foot and I just need time to let the DTS stuff go entirely for a little while and stop struggling against the tide. Just this once, self-care has to come first.
A lot of you have emailed asking WHEN DTS will re-open. I am sorry to say I don't have a specific date for anyone other than that I WILL re-open eventually, with a vague timeline of before Fall, with a full restock of all that will be restocked, new core scents, new storytime candles, new products, new flavors. I think it will be worth it though, there is a lot of new coming down the line.
Thanks to everyone for their continued support and well wishes.