............where does it go? Why is there never enough of it?
Perhaps you've been following me for a while so you know I stay quite busy for a 'senior citizen'. Yes, I am one of them, how did that happen? Age doesn't really bother me, it's just a number on the scale of life. I certainly don't feel old. I try not to act that way despite the little annoying aches and pains that crop up now and then, the wrinkles from so many years of smiling (smile!), and the grey hairs which, by choice, I have my delightful hair stylist turn into my red 'crowning glory'.
So this isn't going to be a post about aging, more about finding time to do everything. Perhaps I'm slowing down or, more likely, I'm taking longer to accomplish things because I procrastinate a little more. Knowing I don't have to be up at the crack of dawn, something we earn once retirement arrives, and can 'put things off' because there's always a free day sometime in the week, gives one some leeway in the busy scheme of things.
So, where is all this leading? Right here of course to my booth at SuzAnna's Antiques.
I've been here almost 12 months as a dealer and it's been a wonderful experience. I've learned a lot about antiques and vintage lovelies. Sharing many hours chatting with other dealers, as well as Susie and Jenny the great mom and daughter duo shop owners, has been a big part of my life. Even when my dear friend Vanessa decided to leave our shared booth I thought I could perhaps carry on. However, being a "shopkeeper" of sorts takes time, and a lot of commitment, and now I just don't have much of either due to a busy travel schedule the remainder of this year and all of next.
A sale is in the works. I'm tying up loose ends at the shop and will be vacating my booth at the end of September. Fortunately SuzAnna's usually has a list of people waiting to rent space so I know someone will move in. I'll be sad leaving but of course it won't be 'goodbye'. I'll always be a shopper if not a dealer, stopping by to treasure hunt when time permits, and always ready to chat with the gals.
Meanwhile, shopping right now revolves around 'gear' and packing it into duffel bags. No satin evening gowns like this vintage beauty hanging at SuzAnna's!
I'll soon show you some of the wild things I'm readying for the sub-Antarctic voyage..........take my word they're not very pretty, stylish, or by any means elegant, but they're certainly necessary!
All photos taken at Suzanna's Antiques, Raleigh, North Carolina.