February is almost half over. Where did it go?
I’ve been sick. Not in the hospital sick, but sinus cold type sick. I’ve been trying to get rid of it for almost a week using over the counter meds. I thought about going to a doc in the box but was concerned I’d pick up something worse. Seeing people out and about with surgical masks is becoming a common sight right now.
I was well enough to take in a craft fair yesterday. I have worked several craft fairs when my daughter was first getting her Etsy business up and running. Crafters work hard and long to get their wares ready, and then there is set up, take down, not to mention the hours of waiting to see how successful the sale ends up being after you deduct the cost of purchasing the space.
One of the funniest things I remember is the person coming up and asking her if she could tell them how she made something because they wanted to go home and make one. Sure, she spent weeks getting ready and is trying to make a living, so why wouldn’t she just explain it in detail to you. Did you ever hear of Pinterest or Google? 🙂
If only I wasn’t a minimalist and 1,000 miles from home, I could have shop til I dropped yesterday because I admire each and every one of those talented crafters.
But, instead I look at something and talk myself out of it. Oh well, good for the wallet I guess.
But, I sure would have enjoyed taking this beautiful gourd fairy house home. Handsome isn’t it?
There are a fair amount of antique type shops down here.
They are stocked by a variety of crafter types which means some items are actually made and others are bought from China.
I did buy a piece of yard art. It is a metal egret. It will look perfect either on my four-season porch or in the yard. He’s long and flat, and I can squeeze him in the car.
So, are you watching any of the Olympics? Favorite sport? I like the ones I understand like the luge. Those are some serious competitors going 80-90 mph down an ice slide on a piece of plastic.
I watched curling for a while trying to figure it out. It seems to require patience and strategy, but it sure could put you to sleep. And, please, will someone give Lindsey Vonn a real job and make her go away? Just saying. 🙂
No golf today for the hubby. Another day of rain and heavy fog. A dripping wet seagull flew up to sit on the balcony railing for a while this morning and even let me open the door to snap this shot. I couldn’t decide if s/he was looking for an umbrella or a snack. I think I’ll hit the mall to walk today.