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Going to the Fair

Discussion in 'Lifestyle Management' started by WoolPippi, Jun 25, 2015.

  1. WoolPippi

    WoolPippi Senior Member

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    today I'm going to the Farm- and Countryfair. I'm a hostess in the wool tent where we promote knitting. It's one of the three outings I do each year.

    We have a table with a table cloth and tea and sweets and we sit there all day, knitting and chatting. Around us are different breed of sheep and stalls with yarn.

    The thing is: I cannot sit up straigth for long. I'm not well at all these months.

    My solution: To bring my stretcher and a bunch of fleeces and lie there, next to the table. Let them stare. This how I roll. I want my wool day.

    (and my ear mufflers and lots of water and salt and my own snacks and handknit socks)
     
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  2. Kati

    Kati Patient in training

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    Way to go @WoolPippi. Have fun :cool:. Best wishes for a very good day.
     
  3. WoolPippi

    WoolPippi Senior Member

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    PS I look aweful. My skin is pimples because my liver has a hard time removing waste. And I cut my own hair the other day - no way am I spilling precious energy at a hairdresser with all their noise and soaps- but I was tired and I messed it up. Vissibly messed it up.

    But I'm still going. A cute knitted cap wil hopefully distract.
    Not many people actually look at other people's hair, I'm thinking. Hoping.
     
  4. rosie26

    rosie26 Senior Member

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    Enjoy your day @WoolPippi .Good idea to take the stretcher. I find when I lie down it is so much harder to talk. So I probably would rest mostly lying down and then sit up to talk after awhile :D How are you with talking lying down?
     
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  5. leela

    leela Slow But Hopeful

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    I think I remember a photo of you from last year's fair! Yay you for finding solutions to go.
    Lucky you're in the knitting booth as you can get away with swaddling yourself in yarn and knitted items!
    You can be there as a horizontal representative of the benefits of Rest--which is highly underrated in
    the so-called healthy population! Embassadress of Rest, reclining as relaxation itself, an example to all
    on how to lie back like a Queen and chill out.
     
  6. WoolPippi

    WoolPippi Senior Member

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    I have the opposite: when I lay down my blood pressure levels and I get more oxygen in the brain (or something).
    I become quite the chatterbox lying down!

    It's my go to solution whenever I receive an unexpected gift :alien: flop to the ground and after a few seconds start chatting.
     
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  7. Little Bluestem

    Little Bluestem Senescent on the Illinois Prairie ❀❤✿Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ✿❤❀

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    Reclining on fleeces sounds like it might be fun, if one were not forced to do. Enjoy your wool day!
    Are you competing? Should I hope that you win a trophy? :trophy:
     
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  8. Valentijn

    Valentijn The Diabolic Logic

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    Maybe you can ask one of the women there to straighten it out for you :p
     
  9. WoolPippi

    WoolPippi Senior Member

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    My knitting friends were cool with it and chatted with me. That's my mug with salted water next to me.
    Actually, pretty much all stuff you see is mine: the blue cardigan and the pillow and yarn on the chair, the colourful bag on wheels, the weaving loom, the shawl, the table cloth and the see through box with the funny little suitcase in it. Also my clogs. Handspun socks on my feet.
    I made that skirt from curtain fabric from IKEA. It's just a rectangular wrapped around me and taken in at the top. Sturdy fabric, easy to wear.

    Visitors were surprised when they saw me. We laughed when I told them knitting is a relaxing hobby.

    (I also got many remarks such as "pooh pooh, you are taking things easy! I wish I had your leisure." but I only nodded to those people and thought slightly snarkilish: "be careful what you wish for")
    (in a way it is nice to be judged quickly and shallow just on how I appear, just like a regular healthy person)
     
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  10. Effi

    Effi Senior Member

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    @WoolPippi that looks fun! oh and btw you AND your hair look nothing like you described earlier! (I'm actually dreading going to the hair dresser myself, so I could use some tips about how you cut your own hair :redface: )
     
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  11. leela

    leela Slow But Hopeful

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    If I ever make it to the Netherlands, I am SO coming to lie around at your house!
    Here's one gal who knows how to be comfy :angel::balloons::love:
     
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  12. worldbackwards

    worldbackwards A unique snowflake

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    You look fine. Perhaps you compare better when everyone around you is collecting a pension. :)
     
  13. Daffodil

    Daffodil Senior Member

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    that looks fun. i would totally come up and talk to a person who was knitting on a stretcher at a fair! brilliant
     
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  14. Kati

    Kati Patient in training

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    Way to go, @WoolPippi it sounds like it was a huge success! I'm very happy for you. i hope you will not be paying the price.
     
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    You look great and I bet all those who were standing were jealous! You know how to do things right in my book! Reclining is the way to go!

    Yay! Nice job! :thumbsup:
     
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    helen1 Senior Member

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    What a fabulous scene, with the queen of rest on her throne! You're brave and beautiful...
     
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    . . . and the fire extinguisher?! :rolleyes:

    What a majestic scene, @WoolPippi, hope you had a fantastic day!

    PS. I have sock envy, wish I could knit.
     
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  18. Daffodil

    Daffodil Senior Member

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    lol queen of rest. i like that. i call myself a woman of leisure lol
     
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