So, I bought my book and bid farewell to the wands and very lovely ladies that own the shop and said I'd probably be back in the afternoon. I bussed across town and spent about 2hrs getting some clothes, little things, and groceries and of course a large chunk of that being spent on the bus itself. So, I get back downtown...and I go for it. I went back into the shop - groceires laoded into my backpack and large re-usable shopping bag...and VERY heavy I might add....and I buy it. I love it.
Hand carved Willow wood and I simply adore it. Now, I know wands are better created yourself but I've tried before and I'm not a wood person...oddly enough being that is my last name LOL Either way, it's the best priced hand carved wand I've seen and it was meant for me. When I came back in the owner said I was lucky since her sister was coming to pick up the wands she had in store to sell in her own store in Salem and she was surprised she hadn't come for them yet as she had been suppose to come around lunch time, and it was now close to 3PM when I made it back there. My wand waited for me :)
I also have some exciting news. I will be able to attend the monthly Pub Moots they have here. The owners of the shop are also the ones who run the local Pagan events and things. I was - and still am - upset I work the day they're doing a big feast dinner for Samhain and will have to try and find something small to do for the da itself since I work until 9:30 or 10PM...but I am so happy that I can make it to these moots at least and be a part of an actual local Pagan thing for the first time in my life! I can't wait and the pub they meet at is right down town so I can bus over and they end about 30min before the last bus goes back over so I can catch it home!