Yup, getting up at 5.30am certainly goes against the grain! It could be worse, though – if it was dark and cold, it would be a lot harder.
As it was, I woke often during the night. It was hot, not the slightest hint of a draught coming in the window, and I left the blinds open so the moonlight kept waking me. That’s the sort of thing I can do when Tai Chi Man isn’t here. When he works out of town, which happens only rarely these days, I get to read in bed of an evening, have the blinds up, and the door open. I warned my son to be quiet as a mouse so he wouldn’t disturb me, and in fact I fell asleep quickly and didn’t notice him moving around.
There is an advantage to having fuzzy hearing. Once I take my hearing aids out and put one ear on the pillow, I don’t get disturbed by much. Tai Chi Man, on the other hand, gets bothered by the crickets, the kids brushing their teeth, a pin dropping at 500 metres – you know the thing!
So it was my third morning at the Farmers Market and I have to say that I am having to remember my humility and lack of attachment to outcomes. Because I didn’t earn one single cent. And I paid $20 for the stall. However there is a lot to be said for exposure and being a regular, because people know they can come back, and hopefully when they do that they will buy something, or recommend a friend.
I had a prize draw bucket today. Having people who were sort of interested come and put their name and phone number on a draw slip got them up to my table. And I said that if they saw something specific they’d like to win, they should write it down too. That meant they actually had to take time to look at what I was selling.
You always have someone ask you at the end of the morning whether you had a good day. What they mean, as far as I can tell, is, “Did you make any money?” When the woman in the next stall asked me the good day question, I said No, then corrected myself. I told her that, yes, I had indeed had a good day, but hadn’t made any money. Because I enjoyed myself (despite the heat) meeting people and crocheting a couple of baby hats just for fun.
The photos are on my iPad so I will add them later.
Once I’d packed up my stuff at 1pm, I was intensely hot and sweaty. The library was right there, so I dropped my books in and sat there for a bit, cooling off and relaxing. Then I bought groceries, and finally, once home, was able to hydrate, shower and eat. I really needed all three, badly!
Ds2 and I ate a mountain of organic blue tortilla chips with cheddar Daiya (nachos), plus black beans and salsa. I was ravenous. Dessert was fresh blueberries.
And now it’s after 10, the windows upstairs are once again open and I have the large fan blowing air through in the hope it’ll be reasonably comfortable to sleep tonight. I can bear 30-plus degrees better if the nights are cool.
So now the only WIP on my Ravelry project page is the mitred square vest I was possibly going to knit with all that Marks and Kattens Carolina. And with plenty of inventory and none going out today, I don’t feel obliged to make more. No pressure!
Have a great weekend!