Friday, October 3

Craft Sale Recap and Fighting Neighbors

Last week was just crazy. I was working everyday and preparing for the craft show.  I did what I could while at home, but I also brought it all with me to my parents house to finish it up. I went to bed Thursday night because I was pooped from working all night and Curt was tired from the drive up to Michigan (he did it all by himself.)

Friday I got up early to start working again. My dad had cardiac rehab, so he woke me up before he left. I got up eventually and started working. When he got home we ran to the Secretary of State to change over the title on my car. I also needed to get a new license plate. Note to self: I have to put that on today. We also stopped by the fabric store to pick up some last minute essentials, and Dad picked out fabric to make "friends" for Buddy. 

I worked hard all day Friday and turned it into a family affair. Mom was ironing, I was sewing, Bri was turning, Curt was stitching. It was all a very well oiled machine managed by yours truly. I was very thankful for their help.

Later in the night, Bri ended up doing some sewing of her own, impressive because the girl has never sewn before. She won't admit it, but she loved every minute and even kicked me out of her area so she could be creative on her own. I am the creative one in the family, so I was very proud of her. 

Bri & Curt went to bed around 3 AM and 5Am, respectively. I, on the other hand, stayed up all night. My mom woke up around 6:30 to get ready, and I greeted her in the bathroom. One mug of English Toffee coffee later, I was ready to go. We picked my eager grandma up and headed to the church where the craft show was being held. 

I was shocked to see how many vendors there were, and a lot of them were utter crap. My aunt Dianne also came to help us set up. My table was ready to go, we grabbed some donuts, and waited. 

And waited, and waited, and waited. 

We had a fun time, but unfortunately business was not booming. I sold a few things, but not like I had hoped. Headbands and cupcake pincushions were the most popular, go figure. The easiest and cheapest things to make. I should have just made a whole table of those. Oh well, now I know and I can make more for the next one. 

We all had a great time and it was so much fun to hang out with my family. I miss seeing them on a regular basis, so it was nice to catch up. The craft show was over at 3, and I immediately took a nap when we got home. They woke me up to go out to eat. I slept on the way to Mongolian Barbeque, barely made it in the door, woke up enough to eat and laugh at all the scandalous homecoming dresses. I managed to stay awake for awhile at home, Curt stayed up and I fell asleep on the couch watching SNL. I love me some Tina Fey & Amy Poehler!

All in all, despite the lack of sales, I had a great weekend with my family. My dad is healing up well from his surgery, and will be heading back to work next week. It's good to see him healthy and happy, when we left him last, he was still in the hospital bruised and bloody. 

Now I have some slippers and aprons to make special ordered by my family. Also 6 sets of coasters and one purse for my mom. I won more Anna Maria Horner fabric on eBay, so I am going to make it out of that. She wants a fall purse and picked out that fabric from my stash. 

Last night the neighbors were fighting at 4AM and woke me up. I'm still tired from listening to them yell for 1 hour, but I can catch up on that later. It went something like: 

Guy: You didn't come home, I was sitting here at home. 

Girl: What do you want me to do?

Guy: I don't know, call me. Get in the car and come home. If that was me out, you would have freaked and gone ballistic. 

Girl: Whatever

Guy: If that was me out with some girl, you would kill me. Who is the one always looking through my phone, checking my text messages? I talk to a girl outside of work once and you lose it. You sent a text to someone in my phone to see how she would respond. You don't trust me. What kind of marriage is that? - (which answered my question as to whether they were married or merely living together, we weren't sure. And I'm still not convinced they are actually married - no rings. But he does have a giant heart tattoo with her name on it. I haven't seen his likeness on her yet.) You don't trust me.

Girl: something I couldn't hear, she wasn't yelling nearly as loud as he was. 

This went on and on for over an hour. They were moving around their side of the house, so I couldn't hear the whole conversation, despite my best eavesdropping efforts. I was ready to call the cops if: A) I heard physical contact, B) she started crying, C) they didn't shut up eventually. I don't support domestic abuse, be it physical or verbal. But they seemed to calm down eventually; there was a door slammed around 5AM that woke Curt up because Finn started barking. I think at that point they got the clue that it was the middle of the night and they were a mere wall away from sleeping neighbors and shut up. I'm anxious to see if they are both living there after this weekend, they have been fighting a lot lately. I know it's none of my business, but they make it mine when they wake me up in the middle of the night with their screaming. So there. 

Now to the store, I need fabric and yarn and do-dads. You know, do-dads for the aprons. Oh, and either Joann's or Hobby Lobby has patterns mega cheap, so maybe some of those too. 

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