Thursday, August 27, 2015

FM Fatigue

Sorry for my absence, it's been a busy week with the market, the coming school year and closing out the previous school year.

Either way, just wanted to mention that last week was a bit brutal in terms of the market, not to mention disappointing. First off, the summer has been mild in terms of the heat, and as I mentioned, I figured with August coming to an end, we were past the worst of the heat. That is, of course, until last week, when the temperatures spiked and hit their high point on the day of the market. I shouldn't complain because we lucked out in that we didn't hit with a thunder storm, which was in the forecast, but it was hot.

We had prepared for a busy day, which meant plenty of falafels and fresh vegetables, and the market ended up being really slow. Not horribly slow, but much slower than we had anticipated, and now we have all these leftovers. The falafels are not a problem, but the veggies have a finite life. The tomatoes and cucumbers might survive a week, but the lettuce lasts about a day or two, at the most, and we can only eat so much salad before getting sick of it. Kind of a bummer, but not the end of the world. Life goes on and you have to just deal with it, right?

It is at times like these, however, that I sometimes wonder if the market is worth it. The time, effort, and cost can make me question it all. Then again, how else are we going to make the big bucks to support our fabulously opulent lifestyles? Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go cook some falafels.

Until the next time, thanks for reading, and thanks to sasha noir for the pic.

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