It broke my heart when I learned that Gibber, of Gibber Jabber, needed to work. She needed food. A home. Socks.
It broke my heart to learn that because of those pedestrian needs, Gibber was reluctantly closing her blog. She collected questions, silly and serious, and we all provided the answers! It was great fun. You remember it, surely!
Well, to make a short story long, Gibber had to make some money. Dinero. Big, fast bucks — Canadian so they don’t quite count up so quickly.
So our Gibber set up shop as a candle crafter. Yes! She started Sparking Hope Candles! Hand-made, hand-scented, soy-based peace in a mason jar. Her candles are really beautiful. See?
And they smell good. And they support soy farmers who aren’t bloggers as a rule, but still. I’m sure they’re nice folks too.
Go have a look. And if you’re as behind in your holiday shopping as I am, give Sparking Hope Candles a go! Because we need to support our local* bloggers.**
And now for the footnotes, because I am a professional writer and footnotes contain useful information that nobody reads. But they should:
* To paraphrase Forrest Gump, Local is as local does. Or maybe I could paraphrase former Speaker of the US House of Representatives Tipp O’Neill and say All Blogging is local. Or maybe I should quote you directly and say “Shut UP, Elyse! We don’t care if Gibber is local or not!”
** Perhaps I should paraphrase … no? No paraphrasing? OK. Gibber hasn’t been blogging lately because she needs to make a living. So you can buy a candle, or you can click the red “X”.
*** My apologies to Glazed. I was going to reblog his post, Sparking Hope Cain’t Be Drunk but West Virginia is currently beating Virginia in basketball and I just couldn’t quite get my hillbilly on.
**** SHIT! I didn’t get a fee for this advertisement! It’s just like those ones that Word Press inserts when you’ve said, “NO! I don’t want advertisements on my blog!”
***** Anybody who noticed that there is no footnote ***, ****, or ***** gets a prize. A candle they can buy themselves. From Gibber!