Monday, August 2, 2010
Kane County Flea Market and My Baditude
The needle on my attitude meter normally points to the positive but I'll confess that at Kane it leaned the wrong way for most of the weekend. Perhaps it was my "neighborhood"; the soy candles nearby and imported shopping carts next to me. Or the guy on the other side selling t-shirts printed with code for a very crude phrase, which I listened to him explain all weekend. Or perhaps it was the lady early on that walked off in a huff when I wouldn't sell her two $12.00 items for $3.00.
At any rate, I've snapped out of it and am feeling cheery once again! The show was a success overall and the good moments outweighed the bad; especially the visits from Terry, Marcy, (Haverford House), Suzzi, Polly, and the always encouraging Jeanine, (ChiPPy-SHaBBy!) and Candyce, (Altered Ever After). Thank you all for the smiles you brought me! It was also great to meet Sharon who owns "American Junk" in Lake Barrington, Illinois. I hope to visit her shop one day soon.
I didn't get a chance to get out and shop, but as I was leaving I ran into Anita & Judy, (Iowa Junk Gypsies), and had a nice little chat. One of these days I'm determined to shop their booth before all of their treasures are snapped up!
Driving home I had an unexpected "gift". Six hot air balloons were floating over the country side. I altered my route until I ended up on a tiny country road and could stop to enjoy their beauty close up. It was a glorious sight. I guess God knew just what I needed to turn my "baditude" into "gladitude" by the time I arrived home...it worked!