The weather forecast looked pretty bleak yesterday. It looked as if the brunt of the storms rolling through were right through the hours I’d be under a tent at the farmers market. I texted the owner and was like “did you see the weather forecast?” His reply? “Be sure to bring rain tarps.” Apparently the markets are a go, rain or shine!
I made another big breakfast – this one is only 7 smart points though – egg white omelet with romaine inside (nice crunch!) with a tablespoon of feta cheese, 3 ounces of potatoes sauteed in 1 teaspoon grapeseed oil, 2 slices of turkey bacon and strawberries so sweet, they tasted like candy.
I waited until the last second to get ready for work, so Hannah put my lunch together. Later in the afternoon when I ate half my sandwich, I noticed she put a note in my lunch bag – so sweet!
And as promised, the rains came through, but it wasn’t too bad – just a good 20 minute soak, but that brought the market to a halt basically. And after the rain went away, it took another 20 minutes to bring people back out.
The best part about yesterday is that they let us park next to our tents. Usually at this market I can drive my car on the street, drop my stuff of, then drop it off at a church parking lot two blocks away. As I was driving to the market, I realized I never checked to see if I had the Square adapter so that I could scan credit cards. At a stop light about 5 miles from the market, I took a look in my cash box, and lo and behold, I didn’t have one. And credit card sales account for 50% of my sales at this market. Rat farts. So I did a quick side trip to Target, spent $10 on one, and made it to the market with 15 minutes to set up. Whew!
Then at 6:30, the director of the market blew a whistle to start packing it up, a half hour early, because the next wave of storms were coming in. I got back to the shop with no rain, and it stayed away all through emptying my car, but the ride home was pretty bad. Bumper to bumper driving at 25 miles per hour. I drove with my hazards on so the car behind me could see me.
That’s my cell phone holder on my car! I got home around 9:30 and is becoming customary for my Wednesday night, I brought home a Walgreen’s brand frozen pizza, and spent 15 points on a slice of pizza and a glass of wine.
I cooked it on my baking steel so the crust came out really good. All I did was sprinkle a bit of dried parsley over the top. Hit the spot!
I saw this on Pinterest or Instagram yesterday, can’t remember where, but it really spoke to me – hope you get something out of it too!
I have to drop of Tony’s car to the shop today – the air isn’t working and Hannah and Jacob share that car for work and school. It’s also time for an oil change. I work again today – another night market in the city. Looks like the temps are going to be in the low 70s – perfect!
Make it a great day!