Wednesday, October 28, 2009

my take on farmer...

this is me every Saturday this summer (and into a few of the chilly fall Saturdays) hanging out at the farmer's market in provo. i was peddling ChicoBags, my personal favorite reuseable grocery bags.

full disclosure, until this summer i always thought it was dumb and slightly annoying to go to the farmer's market and see all the craft booths. "produce," i thought, "i'm at the FARMER'S market because i want farm fresh produce." not so much embroidered pillow cases. but when i found out that because i live approximately 3.5 houses away from the market, it was free selling for us in the neighborhood, the dollar signs of entrepreneurship flashed before my eyes.

not only is chico my hometown, but my sister-in-law works for the fabulous
green company, and i happen to agree that this product is pretty great. i felt like even frugal (okay sometimes cheap) provo, could see the light and fall in love with this product.

so there i sat, saturday after saturday. luckily debby had also caught the entrepreneur spirit, and I had a partner in crime for my saturday shift.

truth be told. i should never be an entrepreneur. its not in my blood. and if i add up the time i spent sitting there and the amount of money made in 4 months of saturdays, well, let's just say i really shouldn't do the math. it will just make me sad.


we decided early on that i was just aiming at earning enough to buy us something that we would ordinarily not splurge for.

yes, a robot. totally not joking here. as a youngster, i asked for a robot for christmas several years in a row. my brother, jared, and i even bargained with the parents that it could be our joint christmas present. no such luck.

so when we found a robot that would sweep our floors for us, and keep them stinson hair free, so we could have a dog and not feel like our house looked like we had a dog... sold! the perfect splurge! is this a commentary on our state of laziness? Wall-E anyone?

last saturday was my last posing as a farmer. and- i earned, to the dollar, enough for this bot, yet to be named, to be welcomed into our home.


debby said...

hooray! it arrived. i'll have to come see it in action.

Frankman's said...

how fun! you are so industrious! I love it!

Anonymous said...

Way to go! Hey, selling stuff at bazaars and flea markets paid for many a Christmas at my house.
Clever idea, a robot to do your housework. You are no dummy!
Love ya - Mom

Annalisa said...

i hear those robots work great.

Erin Leigh said...

yay for robots! that is pretty funny actually. i'm so glad you earned enough for such a splurge. you gotta tell me how you like that roomba thing (is that what it's called?) cuz i'm so curious.