No, not Christmas... not yet. A big craft show that I signed up a year ago to participate in and am frankly frightened that it is only eleven days away. This is one of those shows that draws hundreds or thousands of people. Some years they buy. Some years they look. I was doing so well the first half of the year creating items to sell. Then summer hit with vacation and I must have fallen asleep along the way. Now it feels like no matter how hard I work, I won't have enough product to sell or variety or the stuff people want to buy. And it feels like an investment in this show of $75 for this table. I need to at least sell that and a bit more to make sitting for a day worth while.
And my nephew Kyle told me that we are all experiencing "hurricane brain". Since losing a week or more of power and adding to that shock and depression for all the losses so many people suffered in our state and neighboring New York. Lives, homes, cars, all of it and an extensive amount of recovery needed to rebuild. Knowing it will never be the same again.
Back to the show... both of my sisters have tables too. Ruth is by far probably the most prepared for this. Janet works too much overtime to feel prepared for it. And I am in the middle. Always seem to be (I am the middle child after all).
I have done a handful of shows over the years. I don't feel like I know what I am doing yet. Any advice? I would love to hear some!
Oh, and in eleven days I will begin the next countdown to Christmas!!!
Peace to you and yours,