Welcome to Fern Valley

Here in central Alberta prime farm country,my husband Martin and I work together raising beef cattle and Appaloosa horses. Fern valley appaloosas have long been known for their quality of temperament conformation and color.I have recently rediscovered a love of writing and have published 2 collections of poetry. "Telling Tails" and Tails Trails and Campfire stories" . I look forward to a future spreading my wings as an author and as a horse woman .

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Festival of Christmas Wonder

That is where I have been the last  couple of days. It was held in Westlock. A bit of a hairy drive  up there and back Friday with the roads still  poor from Wednesdays snow . 

This is my table , I was set up  in front of a wonderful Mural done by the Art Society  there, I felt a little bad because the mural was hard to see with me in front of it, but it is where I was told to go.
I was very careful to place my things well away from it so as not to damage it ,but (in the one  really yucky moment this weekend) a lady took it upon herself to approach and demand I move further out . I explained I could not move much  further without blocking the aisle , and that I was well away from it . She said "well when you weren't here kids were running behind your table and there is not  room for them to  do that." ???? How about we don't have kids running wild around a display???
Anyhow I  agreed to try to move slightly  further, and she grabbed at my table to yank it forward , upsetting several of my cards !
I kept my cool and  calmly advised her I would take care of it . But I have to say , after the nasty roads and all the set up, along with not loving  crowds , I was ready right there and then to pack it in! I almost felt like crying!
A little later the organizer stopped by and said  hello , she was fine with where I was and made no further comment.
Sales were pretty slow this weekend , not  just for me , but for many of the vendors, there was a lot going on for kids and also a hockey tournament so that may have played a role , or  just the weather . Several vendors packed up  early last evening , and also today some left  just after lunch .
My sister came with me today , (so that lady is  lucky she didn't pick on me again! not with my big sis there to defend me!!) Again slow sales but we did have a nice time , spoke to lots of folks and  did a little looking around ourselves . All totaled I sold 3 books and a few cards , and had a nice day. But dang!!! am I tired tonight !
Staying home to  do a few things around here tomorrow , may get a start on my inside decorating , then Martin is home Monday till after Christmas!
Hope everyone had a good weekend
Stay safe and warm my friends


Reddunappy said...

Sorry that lady was so rude.
Sometimes people are just schmucks!!

Ami said...

Aww ((hugs)).

I know it's YOUR blog, but this is my comment and I have to say she was a snotty bitch.

I'd like to slap her.

And I love the photo of Winston, I saw that it was on a card in your display. That ought to make just about anyone smile. :)

kden said...

Vendor shows are hard, and it doesn't help when someone doesn't play nice.

Christmas-etc... said...

It is a lovely display... That "poor" woman...you just have to feel sorry for that type.
PS Love the photos in your previous post too! Snow makes everything so pretty (even if it is a bit hard to live with sometimes!)

aurora said...

Some people...your display looks very nice, and your getting your name out, way to go!

Nicole said...

I'm with you, why should those kids been allowed to run wild? Gosh that upsets me more than anything! I probably wouldn't have kept my cool with that lady! Sad but true.

Crystal said...

Yaaa Marin comin home for Christmas!!! That has to make up for that ladys poor manners, no need for her to be like that!

GoLightly said...

How much ya wanna bet it was HER kids/grandkids that were running around. OOOOoooh, I'd have given her a piece of my mind.
Welcome to serving the public, I am so sorry that idiot upset you. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

Let Martin relax you:)
No wonder you're tired!

Hugs, girl, OH, that made me mad when I read that.
Which is why I suck at sales.
You were wise to keep your cool. I'da bludgeoned her.

Thanks for the offer to look at your snow:)
Trouble is, it isn't here, where it would be much more acceptable to Blaze toes, than that ewwy mud.
I think I saw three flakes today.
a Blizzard;)