Thursday April 16

The day after the last day of volunteer tax prep!  Still working on reports, but all returns are filed!  Woot woot!  Yesterday was spent at the Bangor Public Library – it was a bit of a crazy day, but we got through it and out on time.  Not sure how.  🙂

Today is the day I go to Ellsworth and see if I can put some things in a shop there.  Trying to get my mind and my stuff ready for this big step.  Yikes.

Lunch with my coworker got canceled, she has some family stuff going on.   Visit to the doctor is happening.  Hope to get some answers. Meeting with my boss is happening. They did call and schedule an interview, I guess they are going by the book, since they have other applicants.  Good for them, but it leaves me in limbo for a bit longer.  I’ll have my interview next week, but need to check in on some logistical stuff for between now and then.

So, I am off to sort out knit things and see how to best present them. EEK.

Friday before a craft fair

Different kind of a list today, because tomorrow I will have a booth at my very first craft fair.  I am nervous about it.  Nervous I don’t have enough inventory, nervous I don’t have enough variety, nervous I have the wrong sizes/colors, nervous that my prices are too high, nervous I will sell out early, nervous I will not sell anything.

I need to ignore all that and just get ready and do my best, right?  This is how I learn what sells.

Today I need to make sure I go over my list and pack everything I will need, then load the car with it all and head out.  I’ll be staying overnight at Mom’s, as she is right near the venue (the Owls Head Transportation Museum in Owls Head, from 9-2 on Saturday, please come if you are in Maine!) and is happy to have me.

Today I will set up the table and get my head ready for it, then help Mom make a million sandwiches for the food stall.

My sister and her family will also be coming to Mom’s at some point Friday night, my sister will have a booth next to mine at the fair.  I think it will work out well, as she will be selling her knits and pottery, and I don’t know what else.  She and I are complete opposites in the colors we are drawn to, so I hope that between us, no matter what color hat you want, we have it.  🙂

There will be some visiting before bed. Little Niece E will do some entertaining, without a doubt.

In the middle of all that, I will do plenty of nervous knitting and probably some last minute display prep.

I will take photos of the booth, but don’t expect professional perfection – I am just not there yet.  I did remember to type up care instructions to give to folks, so I don’t have to say 1 million times “hand wash cold  don’t wring dry flat keep colors separate. ”  🙂

Lots of deep breathing is also on the list.