One day last week, I was getting ready for work in the morning, when I suddenly burst into this song. Right when I got to the line about putting on make-up, I instantly transitioned to this song. My only thought at the time was: "People at work today better watch out!"
I have no idea what brought the songfest on, but I think part of it was the end of my chemo cycle. I go for my second infusion tomorrow, so I think it's filtered out to the point where I'm on the (brief) upswing until the next round.
It was a pretty perky week overall, although I did end up having to take a couple of rest breaks along the line.
Sales were weak at the beginning, but closed out strong. I ended at Peddlers with my highest since Christmas. I'm in the range I need to be for the larger space, finally. I hope that I can maintain it. I did sell several smaller pieces of furniture that edged things along: a barstool, an old office chair and a CD/DVD rack. I need to keep my eyes peeled for more stuff like that. I also had a bonanza day, where I sold over 80 dollars worth of stuff off the St Attica wall. Someone went home with a LOT of Madonna figurines, plastic rosaries, and prayer leaflets. Then on the next to the last day of the month, I sold nearly 40 comic books. I get exhausted just thinking about it, sometimes!
I had the same kind of end of the month spurt at YesterNook too, where I sold nearly everything I had in the rough room in one day. Sometimes, I don't feel so competent about my ability to handle larger items, so days like that give me a much-needed ego boost.
On Friday, I had to meet with my surgeon to fix a boo-boo on Beátriz, my scar. She's healing well everywhere, but on one end a little fiber poked up through the skin and started to get irritated. The doc plucked it right out, and everything was fine! It was a subcutaneous stitch that kind of went the wrong way when it started to dissolve. Sometimes it happens.
I also had an appointment with my primary care doc on Friday. I love my doctor. He's caring, intelligent, talks openly, and listens well--everything you want in a doctor, in other words. One thing I hate most about this cancer thing is that he's become just one in a horde of doctors that I have to see. It's just another appointment in an unending line of appointments. It makes me a little sad.
There really weren't any sales worth hitting this weekend, and it was still quite foggy at 9:00 am.m, so I stayed in. If anyone had set up in that dense fog, then the stuff would be all damp. I just didn't want to mess with it.
I'd been intending for a long time to rescue what I thought were a couple of tubs of stuff from the early days of the booth that got buried in the shed. I figured that would make up the booth load for the week and I would get some shed space out of it. What I found were nearly a dozen tubs and boxes that I had completely forgotten about, some of it already priced!
I yanked it all out and brought it in the house. The priced stuff will go to Peddlers Mall today. The rest of it, I will price over the month and take in a bit at a time. This kind of takes the pressure off me to find new stuff, in case I have some chemo reactions this month. I can sit in bed and price stuff, if need be.
There's an added bonus, too. If I do feel up to the hunt, I can put more effort into furniture and large items, knowing that I have the small stuff under control for a bit. Woo hoo! Since I have no idea what's in these boxes, it's also like shopping twice. Not that I recommend letting shit sit hidden away forever not making you any money, mind you. I'm just looking for the upsides in being this disorganized.
This is chemo week. I get my second infusion on Tuesday, followed by IL2 shots on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. It's also a light work week. I only go in on Monday and Wednesday, for a few hours each day. That should give me time to rest, if needed. I'll try to post an update here, if one is needed.
I am taking the liberty of pre-loading some posts for the week, so keep checking back. There will be some content here. I'll get back with you when I can. I managed to do pretty well with posting in March and am back on track with my goal. I hope to be able to keep that up this month.