Life has been quite full here on the Farm lately. All in good ways! We’ve been on the go, spending time with family and friends, having fun adventures, and keeping so busy I haven’t even had time to read a page in my current book (I can’t even remember the title or author, it’s been so long since I picked it up!). All this going and doing has fried my brain, which is why I’ve not been inspired to sit and write lately.
However, a thunderstorm is keeping me awake this morning (it’s 4:30 am as I type this), and it seems like a good idea to take advantage of the opportunity. For some reason, I feel bright eyed and busy tailed, despite having only slept 5.5 hours. There may be a nap happening later this afternoon…
A couple Fridays ago, on Sept 2nd, Some Postman took the day off and we made a little road trip up to a tiny town near the northern KS border called Sparks. Twice a year, they hold a flea market; our life insurance agent had told us about this event a year or two ago, knowing how we enjoy thrifting and old stuff. We left before dawn and arrived before many of the vendors were even open. The weather was cool early in the day, almost to the point of wishing we’d worn jackets, but the sun quickly warmed us up.
Arriving so early, we snagged a prime parking spot. When we took a haul back to the car a few hours later, cars lined both sides of the road all along the main intersection. Sparks’ population had exploded! I read on their website that there are about 9 people who live in Sparks year-round. I’m not very good at estimating accurately, but I’d guess that they hosted 1000 visitors that day! Learn more about the Sparks flea market here.
I came home with more new-to-me Frankoma than I really needed, but it was all too pretty and wonderful to leave behind, especially since I got some good bargains. All of this for $32:
It took all last week for me to recover from all that going and doing. Am I getting old??? I’d better get used to lots of activity – the lazy days of summer are over. My day planner is packed, all the way through December! Being busy is good; I just need to remember to schedule regular rest days so I don’t get overwhelmed. And I need to remember that writing in the pre-dawn hours is a much more productive way to handle insomnia than playing games on Facebook. Although, I will admit to doing some online shopping before the sun rose one morning last week…more on that to come!