The Stock Market Fainted!but you can relax. The stock market has done, and may still do, many things, but it has never fainted and it has never worked a weekend. What? Did you just say that you have some relatives like that? Yeah, we all have some drama llamas in our family herd but that isn't what I'm talking about today.
So, what am I talking about? (I think I just heard Bill ask that very question...)
- I went to a shoe store on Saturday and did not buy shoes.
- I went to Walgreens and only bought the sinus/allergy medicine that I needed.
- I went to an art fair yesterday and didn't buy a thing.
- Later I went to the yarn store to meet with the knitting group and did not buy any yarn, not even yarn that was 50% off!
Walgreens did tempt me with a magazine until I flipped through it a second time and noticed the ads far outnumbered anything I would read. I know that ads help pay for the magazine, but when a magazine rivals a paperback in price, it should have more than two articles that might interest me.
The shoe store wasn't one that carries styles that I like but they do have a good repair service which is what I was using. I will be spending $4 tomorrow when I pick up the "new" old shoes.
But the art fair not getting any money from me is a surprise, even to me. Some things just weren't appealing to me, but many were and I walked away anyway. I guess the downsizing bug has really taken hold of me.
Even though this was a fine art fair and not a craft fair (serious art rather than mixed skill levels with seasonal decorations prominent), there was a feeling of fall in the way some of the vendors decorated their booths. The air was crisp when my daughter-in-law, grandson and I started out in the morning, and the senior center was selling homemade apple pies near the exit gate.
I put a few autumnal decorations out at home but am waiting a few weeks before the Halloween theme makes an appearance. That feeling spread to this blog too, hence the new background and a few changes in the sidebar.
The stock market might feel woozy over my lack of spending this weekend, but the house is happy and I think my husband still has a big smile on his face. Or is he practicing a Jack O' Lantern grin? Whatever. It's all good.