Friday, 23 November 2007

A fantastic morning

This morning I did something fantastic.

Twice a year there is a special flea market somewhere in Paris, and my bead teacher had told me I should really come. There was a flaw in this project ; I am not a rise-early person and I had to be there at 6:00 am latest, though the metro service has not recovered from the 8 days strike yet... plus I'd been to a screening of "Other Worlds" followed by a discussion yesterday evening.

A few days ago I'd read a great piece on procrastination on Christine Kane's blog. It said at the end "Don’t ask yourself how you “feel” about doing the activity, just do it". And so when the alarm clock set off at 5:00 am, I only waited a few minutes before getting up. Am I glad I did that effort ! As soon as I got there, I saw a small crowd. Connoisseurs were frantically searching through old boxes and fishing out the most marvellous treasures at bargain prices ! I spent all the cash I had on me. That was a really great experience.

4 comments:

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

Sounds like a really lovely time, I'm sew glad you shared the Xperience with 'us.' I'm NOT the early bird either... you familiar with USA's "Black Friday" shopping experience? I just returned from a thrift shop...I f'gured NOBODY would be there for they are all at the mall...boy was I wrong! there was a LINE of all things to get in the door. Yet, complain-I didn't... I made out like a bandit for it turns out that EVERYTHING was 50% off!!! We made out today you & I, didn't we? Happy holidays, Monica :)

stellou said...

looks like you're going to be busy now....

Hélène H said...

I didn't know about "Black Friday", it sounds good ! Happy holidays to you Monica :o)

Yep, Stellou, I'm busy staring at my preciousss finds :o)

KV said...

Quite a nice haul, Helene -- sure to keep you busy for some time. Wonder what you will make out of this neat stuff . . .

Kathy V in NM