Gorgeous, I say, gorgeous! As I drove down the street to the market, I saw this, so I had to stop and take a picture.
They do this every year, and this year I actually thought to stop and record it for posterity. Next up is the coffee shop that is selling my cards now:
Oh, look, they have a spider, too:
That one is a bit too real-looking for me! I stopped in to get my coffee and they told me they've already sold 5 cards! In one week! Yay!!!!
The market was a bit slow in the morning, but it picked up later in the day, so we all did okay. The highlight of my day was when this little guy showed up:
He's a 5-month old Blue Shar Pei, and he had two modes: laying down or moving. All my pics of him not laying down are fuzzy because he simply could not stand still! And yes, his fur is as soft as it looks. OMG, just look at that face!
After the market I made a quick stop to put some air in my tires. I must have looked pathetic, because one of the guys inside came out to help me, which made me quite happy. I think I was actually letting more air out than putting any in. Sigh.
The reason I needed air in my tires was I was headed to Angela's in Reston, VA, to pick up some much-necessary (not) items and to meet June (Hi, June), and I really wanted to make it all the way there. I did make it, and I was incredibly restrained in my shopping. June may not think so, as she had like two items in her hand and one piece of paper, but for me I held back a lot. I think when craft-type people shop, your purchases are largely influenced by the other person with you. Which is why I show absolutely NO restraint when alone, because the 'myself and I' part of 'me, myself and I' are as weak and easily influenced as I am. They are NOT good shopping companions. Then there's Beloved Reader #2, who is an admitted Collector of the highest degree, and when I shop with her and I ask her if I need something, instead of talking me out of it, she gets one for herself, too. Or if she can talk me out of it and there was only one of them, then she buys it instead. Hey, it has happened! So June, you are a good influence!!!!! ;-) It was fun meeting a Blog Friend in person! We figured out that Angela's is 30 minutes from each of our domiciles, so while we might be more like an hour apart home-to-home, Angela's is smack dab in the middle, time-wise, anyway. How perfect is that?!?!?
So I got home all invigorated to create. Spending time with a fellow stamper can do that to a person! But as soon as I started to cut up some card stock, I felt suddenly drained. Drained as in 'oh, I could sure use a nap right about now' tired. So I cut up some squash and put it in the oven so I can say I've had something to eat today besides a muffin; that lack of food may be contributing to my lack of vigor, ya think? Mmmm, it sure does smell good in here now!
Oh, no Dalhias? Nope, not today. The Dahlia Guy got called in to work, so we had no flowers. ;-( I know, I am in withdrawal. I hope I can make it through the week! Sigh.
I think I'll spend tomorrow stamping (and cleaning), so I should have something to show off tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by!