It started out pretty good…some last minute details before going to set up my booth at a really great shop in town (The Merchant Company in Portland, in case you’re wondering and want to visit!), peanut butter and honey on home-made waffles for breakfast, and spending the morning/early afternoon with my good friend Shanna (my booth mate at TMC).
Of course, being in town and spending two and a half hours setting up shop means dumping a lot of quarters into a money-hungry post of metal charged with the duty of guarding my parking spot on the street. I knew I was cutting it close…my watch said I had three more minutes to leave the store and get back to my car, but my bladder said it wouldn’t be able to survive the trip home without a pit stop. I didn’t make it…to the car, I mean, not the potty. As I walked up beside my vehicle to get in, I saw two things: 1) A ticket neatly tucked under my wipers, and 2) The friendly, neighborhood parking meter attendant walking away. Ugh!
I tried to count my blessings, I really did….like, “at least my business is doing well enough to be able to pay this ticket,” and “I got this ticket while setting up at a great place to sell my things,” but, I have to admit, even my usually optimistic self couldn’t shake the discouragement of getting a ticket after over two hours of running in and out of the store to make sure the meter stayed fed.
When I got home, all I wanted to do was sit down and sew for what little remained of the day, but a mound of dishes waited for me, three dish racks full. And the straw that broke the camel’s back…my tortilla broke as I was rolling up my fajita for dinner. There’s nothing worse than a broken fajita. O.K., there is, but it felt pretty bad.
Thankfully, God’s mercies are new every morning, and each day is a fresh start, so…..to start today off, here are some pictures of our booth at The Merchant Company:
Now, off to get this new day started right….time for breakfast! Have a great one!
P.S. The photos of our booth are courtesy of Shanna. Thanks, Shanna, for the great pictures!