Evidently, I was right.
The heat WAS too much.
I could not seem to stay cool enough at the market on Friday.
I sat in the shade, I had a large ice water I kept drinking, I took a wet bandana that I had around my neck that I put ice cubes in from time to time, I patted my arms down with ice cubes, to no avail. I finally started getting nauseated. This alarmed me enough to go to the market manager and beg off. I left 45 minutes early, went home and got in a tepid bath to cool off. I really can’t take too much heat. It’s official.
I was the only crafter there that afternoon, and we only had four other gardeners there I think. And the customers were thin.
It was kinda gruesome actually.
Next week it’s supposed to be in the 80′s on friday.
We can only hope.
On other fronts however, we have happier news.
I finished my little felted bag that was inspired by the creek the other day.
I’m calling it the “Alder Creek Bag” , even though that is not the name of the actual creek.
I get to employ artistic license.
Because it turned out just about exactly as I imagined it.
It’s 5 inches high and 6 inches wide and I love it to bits.
In this picture, it was still wet. It’s actually a bit lighter in color now that it’s dry.
I am learning more and more about how to create patterns that make the shapes I’m looking for. It is a very satisfying process. Especially when I really get close to my “mind’s eye” vision of a thing.
Meanwhile back on the homeless front….
I won’t lie to you. The house hunting is not going well. I have investigated so many avenues and possibilities that I can’t even remember them all. I’m trying to be optimistic, but I admit to a certain level of discouragement. I try not to dwell on it. I really do.
I keep thinking about what Hub Man said that day back at our old place about remembering that I’m working toward a goal… a chicken coop.
You know, it seems like such a humble desire.
My sister-in-law gave me a gift the other day.
She wanted to remind me not to lose heart.
That one day, God willing, this will be me, if I just have….