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Dilemma...

I just printed out the info for this year's County Fair. They've gone up on their entry fees - they've doubled this year. Yeah, $2 isn't much.....but.

See, the entry fees come out of my discretionary fund. It's not big, and I use it for the "fun" stuff - vacations/zoo visits/movies..stuff like that. I have a set amount each month I try to not exceed it (and usually fail miserably, but...:grin:) Usually, it's not a problem.

This year, it is. We've got a LOT of trips planned this year - we're going to Houston, naturally, but also Galveston, San Antonio, Austin, Big Bend, Longview....right now, we have about...10 trips planned. Most weekend ones, but still - hotel rooms, gas, and food all add up. Yes, Sweet Geek will help - but I will NOT allow him to foot the bill for all these trips.

So.....$1 extra per entry will hurt. I had already scaled back my entries - 1 knitted item and a few skeins of yarn for sure....maybe a woven one - and the kids..well, Herself will have 1 drawing for sure, Himself..probably nothing (especially if the looms sell. :grin:) I just haven't had the time to get stuff done (I have 2 shawls, a pair of socks, 3 washcloths and a hat on the needles now....granted, the hat is within 18 rounds of being finished; I have 2 spinning projects on the wheels (and a...lot of yarn to choose from anyway), and dishtowels on the loom)...the Fair isn't until April 1, but entries are due March 7....and I don't know that I'll have time to get more done. (The hat is my default knitted entry. It'll be done by then, and I can do without it this winter...the rest? I have 1 sock almost to the toe decreases, but the shawls are...well, 1 of them might be finish-able, but I see a glaring mistake in it right in the middle. The receipient probably won't notice it - but *I* do, and I can't enter something I'm not 100% happy with. :sigh:)

I just don't want to be accused of not entering out of fear I won't win - I DON'T CARE about that. Yes, we have a guild now - I hope EVERY member enters something - especially handspun yarn (there STILL isn't a category for that - I looked 3 times :sigh:). I won't have my handwoven jacket finished - I can't sew, and haven't had the time to find someone who does to convert my yardage into a jacket yet.

:sigh: Guess I need to see what the trip schedule is - if we have a destination the weekend of the fair, then my decision's made - I won't enter anything. If not, then I'll see what I can get done.

Fun stuff.....and now, back to the hat!
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