I have had a really bad case of down in the dumps, midlife crisis, fuckitall. I haven't been sleeping well. My brain is full of what could have been's and what will be's. Things I could have changed in the past and things I certainly cannot prevent from happening in the future. Things have seemed overwhelming to me. Projects, plans. All of it. Just overwhelming. I get so down when I read Facebook posts from friends and family saying awful things about politics and fighting with family and friends. Life is too short for that stuff. Instead of surfing Facebook at night, I have fallen into the YouTube pit. Oh, it's a hard one to crawl out of - I have always avoided the time suck of You Tube. But, it has been just what the doctor ordered lately. I have watched people dumpster diving, people thrifting, little girls dancing, soldiers coming home to their kids and their dogs, road rage, good deeds and on and on. Oh, such a time suck. But, such a mental holiday.
But, today a cloud lifted for no apparent reason and I am feeling like ME again. Woot! Someone is sure to say it is Winter Blues, but we have had little to no winter at all this year. It was 76 degrees yesterday! Today it was only in the 40's and seemed much more like Winter. Winter is my JAM. Who knows if this will stay or my fuckitall will kick back in. Hopefully I will get some stuff done and start on my new booth prep and the upcoming Junk Ranch stuff soon. I ordered a ton of new jewelry making supplies. I have ideas for new stuff to make. I think I am coming out of my funk.
Today I snuck out all by myself and hit up a few thrift stores. I saw on Craigslist that one of my old standby thrifts was 1/2 off all week. That just does not happen around here. So, off I went. I prowled around that thrift for almost an hour. I spent $13, which means I bought $26 worth of things. I never find that much there, so I am happy that I went. I found a couple baby afghans, some old beer steins and mugs, a sweet Paint By Number, a cool lucite display rack and a few other things. All to sell, thank heavens.
When I left there, I went to the Salvation Army across the road. They have an "Antiques Corner" where they put all the older stuff, but it isn't priced any higher than the regular stuff. In fact, it's usually pretty cheap. Today I found a game called Snap Bowling from the 1970's. The box was almost as tall as me! It was only $2.00 so I thought it might be missing something. But it wasn't! Yay! As I carried it around the store, this guy that was looking at all the games and puzzles spotted that huge box I was carrying. He read the box and his eyes got big and HE WANTED IT. But, it was mine. He followed me all around the store just hoping that I would put it down. I have done that to people (in a far less creepy way. I hope.) but have never had anyone stalk me in the thrift store. After I paid, I hightailed it to the car and got out of there! I would hate to get mugged for a $2.00 game.
*You'll notice there aren't any photos in this post. I can't remember my icloud password and I will be DAMNED if I am going to change it again. It'll come to me soon. I hope! :)
Oh, that new booth? It is actually the booth that Lara and I share. She closed her big booth out at Daisies and Olives and wants her own booth at the store we share. Which is sort of crazy because I want booth at Daisies and Olives and I'm not over excited about the store where we share the booth. Don't get me wrong, I sell quite a bit there and make decent money. But, it's not the sort of place where I feel like I can set up a lovely booth with lovely things. It's more about selling stuff - household stuff, decor, ugly Christmas sweaters, funny mugs, silly hats and cute things that the college kids can use for a year and re-donate. It's not about a cohesive look and a theme. Now, Lara will be able to set up a lovely booth with her pretty and quirky theme and it will look great. But for what I sell there, I just don't want to make it all my style. I want to do that in a different store. I will put some personality into it, but I won't go all out. My stepdad has a big inventory of old military surplus like coats and bags. I was at the Mall the other day and saw that thin cheaply made look a like Military items are in now. So, he is going to bring me a bunch of that sort of ting to put in the booth. The college kids will freak. Plus, we still have a storage unit full of my Grandmother's things that really needs to go. So, there will be room for that now too.
Here's to a new month and less fuckitall and more doitall! Can I get a hellzya?