How quickly things change, is all I can say. I'm glad I bought the Woolee Winder when I did, while I still had some cash on hand.
Why the lack of cash on hand now?
Today I was informed that I have been laid off from my job, for at least two weeks, but probably a lot longer than that. I think they said two weeks to soften the blow.
Last year at this time, I took a leave of absence due to my mother's illness, and thinking back, if it hadn't been for that illness, I probably would have been laid off then, too. Spring and early summer are slow times at our place. The main difference between last year and this year, is that last year I decided when I would go back. This year, the decision is not mine to make.
Being a part-timer, I can't collect unemployment. I'm trying not to be anxious, but economically these are pretty tough times for everyone. I can't help being nervous about it. However...
I am trying to remind myself that all this time on my hands could be very good for my little yarn business. I now have time to build even more of an inventory for NH Sheep & Wool. It is my second year vending there. I hope I'll do better than I did last year, but I'm not counting on it. I will be in the Kimball dairy barn again, which is one of the LAST vendor buildings folks get to on the fairgrounds. Usually they are shopped out by then. I know when I used to attend as a consumer, I didn't even know there WAS stuff in that barn. Oh, well, we shall see what we shall see. And if it doesn't pan out, I have a cunning plan...to do the RI festival next year instead. Again, we shall see what we shall see.
I did a bit of spinning today, and am grateful for how calm it makes me, to just feel the wool in my hands and watch it wind on to the bobbin. What will the yarn want to be? It is a pretty blue-gray shade. I only have 8 ounces. Time will tell.
Debussy on the stereo. I had forgotten how much I like his orchestral works. They set a nice mood. It has been well over 20 years since I last paid much attention to them. Too darn long! Perhaps I will bring my bassoon out of retirement and give it a few honks again...