Sunday, January 23, 2011

Just burn them....

Let me start, by saying how great the Anamosa Show was on so many levels... Polly....Peg...Amy...Mark...Sarah...Matt....Wanda...Ginger...Chery...Bill...
Vikki...Brandon...and...so many others...{a special thanks, to Connie Bennet...our very wonderful neighbor...she is amazing...} Bloggers... friends...Good Folk.....no.....Great Folk...
 My sales were down... but... o.k....tho...I take that personally...My Fault...
I hired the Boys, to come help load.....and to be there by 4...  we took a large portion of one of  the doors, we upset some Folks... I appolgised....I should have told the boys, to come later...My Fault... I was trying to hurry...I simply have a lot of baggage..{by the time I found out, I had annoyed some Folks, we were nearly loaded....I asked Mark if we should pull out, and wait...when I was told...he thought we could have it done in 20 minutes, more...and...we did...we had 4 trucks loaded, in an hour and a half.... I thought that was amazing....not good enough...Once again... my fault...}
 Ya know... this truly isn't worth it...I'm done...we threw all of my old Farm House Doors, I use for walls, on Justin's truck... to Hurry... I told John to burn them... Just burn them....
I'll do Nashville... then...try and figure out the rest of it...
Thanks, to all of the kind, patient, wonderful people, this weekend....and all of those who bought...Thank You...and to all of those, I ruffled feathers...well... Bless Your Hearts.... I am...so sorry...
This is simply too much...I'm broken...just...broken....
Enough...
My Love to You...
Barb C.
Peg sold tons of her Beautiful Gourds....and Mark did well.... it was a Beautiful Show....Cecilia, and Jon, did a Lovely job...as always...

11 comments:

summersundays-jw said...

Don't you just get so tired of dealing with "stuff". If it makes you feel any better, we all do. Don't lose heart -- you'll feel better after you rest. I think you are fantabulous!!!! Jan

simplyiowa said...

Oh, Jan... You and Peg...cut from the same cloth... God Bless you.... Peg kept patting my arm...as I was sobbing, while driving down the road... in the Little Ford...
Thanks...Sweet Pea...
My Love to ya...
Barb C.

vikki said...

~♥oh sweetie...soo sorry 'things' happen! sometimes we just can not win/do anything right...it just gets tiring trying to & then you do not please anyone! & it sooo hurts! i agree with jan & peg & everyone else... u r fantabulous m'dear! take care...drink a big glass of wine & may you have sweet dreams m'friend. loveya with hugs & blessings, vikki♥~ xoxo God Bless!

crowbiddy said...

So sorry to hear things didn't go well.. but... DON'T BURN THOSE DOORS!
bev in much warmer Canada
xox

Gatherings said...

Hope today is a better day! Keep your chin up! Winter is always soooo long! Kindest Regards, Wanda

Anita said...

Barb- You and I both know people always grumble about someone hogging the door. If it was not you, it would have been someone else they were whining about. Plus, lower sales and football games on were likely influencing some to want to get out fast. Unload the doors when it is a titch warmer this week and move on to Nashville. You always have a wonderful display but it does take hours to set it up- think about an "express" set up for these small shows maybe. I can hear you now saying- but that's not me. But, maybe it could be once in awhile...especially when it is colder than....you know.

Go play in the shop. You'll find something to smile about in there :)

Anita

Amy N said...

Oh Dear, In your profession...Burn'n those doors is like a librarian burn'n books.....pull back on the reigns just a bit my dear. It will all settle down in due time. People are people and as a wise woman once told me "it is what it is" You were most likely the "angel" in the middle (as we have talked about before)there were propably folks who would not have handled it as well as you did and you saved them from the angry mob! Think Nashville and brush off the where you came from dust and lead with your heart!!!

Kari from Meadowview Farm said...

We try & we try & we try -- so often we fall in the muck, get up and try again. Sometimes we just simply can't win for all of our trying. There are people that decide to be obstacles, dead ends, half full cups -- and there is nothing that will change that -- not even all of our "try-s" in the world. So the door was blocked a bit, people were asked to maybe wait a bit or find a different route, so what? In the end was it meaningful harm -- was it anything that a "sorry" wasn't enough for? Rest dear Barb - rest.
It is all O.K. -- always believe that a cup that runneth over (or at least is half full) is best. Rest.
Kari

Kathy said...

HI Barb!
It was sooo great seeing you yesterday. It was nice to finally see the finished product of your booths and not just the bits and pieces that go into it.

As for the door hogging ... most people should have been long gone before 4 as the show was over at 3 and most people jumped the start on packing. Don't take it personally everyone has to grumble about something and just remember that they may not have really been mad at you just taking out other wrongs in their life on you. Keep your head high!
Your booth looked Amazing! I am jealous of your talent and personality that goes into it.
Love Ya!
Kathy - Plaza Antique Mall

simplyiowa said...

To all the above Girls...
Thanks Little Angels...
You are all, Amazing, Hard Working Women...and...I so Respect all you do...and am Blessed to have you...
Thank You...
My Love, to Each of You...
Barb C.

Anonymous said...

ok -- Barb -- I just know you from reading your blog (and some emails we have exchanged)--- but would love to see your booth in Nashville --- and I agree with all of your friends -- a bad day seems endless ---but it does end...as a flea market --antique loving -- Illinois Lady --- I say - you can't burn the doors --- people like you --with talent -- make people like me smile and feel good about what can be and what I can do with the things you drive (load and unload) all across the country --- have a better week --- and remember taking your time --- is no big deal -- Cheryl