November 2, 2019-
The day wound around, on a gradual upswing. There being no Farmers’ Market today, I found my way to a special event: Highland Nature Center’s Holiday Bazaar. There, I found a booth where two young boys were selling some interesting, and well-made craft items, whilst being cheerfully coached by their father. I bought a lavender cold pack, which is good for 30-40 uses. Another booth had knit caps, for women and girls, so I bought one for a friend’s 3-year -old daughter. Finally, some graphic artists had a booth, where I found a lovely “Welcome to Our Home” placard, as an advance gift for a couple who’ll be married next weekend.
With that, it was off to the preparation for our public observance of al-Bab’s Bicentenary. A goodly crew of us set up an exquisite setting, at Prescott’s Senior Center, and all told, we had 65 people who attended all, or part, of the festivities. It was a quality program, and I was glad to help several people feel at home, from a skittish woman who could barely relax, to a visitor, who was a friend of the hymn singer, and was happy to visit with the singer and his wife, if only for a short time. The spiral continued upward.
We were done with clean-up by 5 p.m., but where is my cell phone? I retraced my steps, found no phone, let the janitor of the hall know to look out for it, and left to take care of a couple, more urgent errands. The errands done, a friend tipped me off that the event hall was still open, for an evening event. So, back to the Center I went, and with the night janitor leading the way, I went to the back stage area, where I’d eaten a snack, out of sight of my satiated friends, towards the end of the set-up.
It was the night janitor who spotted my phone, neatly camouflaged, as it was monochromatic with the stereo speaker on which I’d set it, during said snack. The day thus ended with yet another upward spiral.