Thursday, June 9, 2005

Taking Care of Business...

As I tuned in to another day in quiet Journal-land, wondering why it is that people are just not writing much these days, I realized that it has been almost a week since I posted an entry myself! What’s my excuse? I am in the throes of one of the two busiest months of my season this year. We had an event last weekend, will be doing one this coming weekend, and have one the following weekend as well. Whew! I have been beavering away, either in the trailer doing production, or packing, unpacking, and repacking all the paraphernalia. I shelled out $600 on yet another piece of equipment (ouch!) and worked my fingers to the bone today making over 400 sandwiches. And more to do tomorrow.

Here is a picture of what we looked like last weekend in Canby at the Clackamas County Fairgrounds. It is such a lovely venue (well, except for the garbage cans...) I think I’d go back even if we didn’t make any money.

That’s one of the reasons I will probably never be much of a success with this business. If I’m attracted to the location of an event, I will find some way to rationalize returning, even if the event was a bust. Luckily, we did pretty well at this little event, the "Canby Wine and Art Festival." Showed a 51% increase in sales over last year. Even though it DID rain a lot on Sunday. I’ll take it!


It’s almost midnight, and I need to go to bed. I just thought I’d drop a little line in here to let you all know I haven’t fallen off the edge of the earth. I HAVE been listening to NPR while I work, so I’ve been tucking away a few bits of inspiration for some political ranting. And I’ve been trying to keep up with other journals. A few folks have written things that have switched on that little lightbulb above my head. As soon as I wade through these next few busy weeks, I’ll have some time to do some serious writing again. However, when I come back, I may be more inclined to vent in the direction of the birthday I’m looking forward to (not) in approximately 5 ½ weeks… Ugh! How can I possibly be that OLD!


  1. i am feelin'you!
    i really hate to admit it,but 50 is kinda scary!
    Oh,well,when you consider the alternative....
    it was nice to hear from you

  2. Where do you go with your sandwiches? I like going to events.

  3. Glad your event turned out well.

  4. I'd say a 51% increase over last year is nothing to sneeze at.  I think it's a GOOD event for you.  I know you're busy but pop in when you can....

    I'm not to far behind you on that BIG birthday.  Remember when we used to think that 50 was ANCIENT!!

  5. Great little building. Glad you had a great weekend.


  6. don't think OLD.....think fashionably experienced....

    You know so much more now than then.  You have so much to offer :)

    One of these day I may have to run over to one of your events so we can actually meet.  I think we'd know eachother, don't you?

  7. great increase, glad it was a success...and hey, write whenever you can, don't feel it's an obligation you know? :-)


  8. I look forward to the stories that will spill forth as time permits. :-) ---Robbie

  9. Awesome job - 51% increase is wonderful! ~ Lori