Hi everyone! Hope you all had a good weekend!
I’ve told you in the past that I am very blessed that I get to work from home. I have no set hours, I can be with the unnamed child and pups more, and I don’t have to put real clothes on unless I leave the house.
The downsides to working at home are you never buy new clothes because you rarely need them, your house is constantly a mess with tools and chalkpaint dust everywhere, and the worst is that you are always surrounded by your work. When all of your unfinished projects are always staring you in the face, you tend to work all of the time.
The only way I don’t work is when I physically have no access to paint supplies, crafting materials or a laptop. That is why cruises are great for us. In order to have internet access, I have to pay a bajillion dollars, and we all know that I am way too cheap for that.
Topher and I had a talk a few weeks ago and decided I need to get back some resemblance of a life. I need to take at least half of one day a week off, get out of the house, and do something I actually enjoy doing. If I think really hard, I can remember going to a thing called a movie theater, going to antique stores, buying something for myself, and sometimes just take a long bath and read a few magazines.
I decided last weekend was going to be the first in Operation: Get A Life. So I woke up Saturday morning and guess what I did? Topher and I went to the Vintage Market Days. Now I have been to a lot of craft shows before — which usually consist of about 15 people with small booths set up in a field. This was not one of those. It was in an arena (in Derby if you are local), and all of the booths were amazing.
I can’t image the time these vendors spent setting up for this. There was even one booth where they had literally built a small house.
The only down side? Even at 9:00AM, it was hot as the blazes of Hell. I felt for the poor people running it, although I don’t think they were feeling too sorry when you saw the amount of traffic there.
After that we went to a farmer’s market (also insanely hot), and then went and cooled off at a great BBQ place.
We then came home, took a nap, and had dinner with my family that had come in town.
All-in-all a pretty perfect day I must say. Of course Sunday was back to business, but taking a day off really recharged me, and Topher and I got to spend some fun time together (although I call painting while he’s assembling furniture fun … but he sadly does not).
One thing I did get finished on Sunday was this little side table. I forgot to take a before picture, but let me assure you it was not cute.
I cleaned it up, threw on some plaster paint, distressed it, and it’s good as new!
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