|HOWEVER, apparently... I am not 'of the masses' on this type of thinking.||I recently posted some items for sale. A friend had told me about a 'face book' page for the local military/Americans wanting to sell things. So, I actually signed up for facebook and proceeded to do this. I can't believe how many times... someone 'sees' the item that I am posting for sale and says something like: "I WANT THAT!" and then we set up a meeting point... which has usually consisted of me 'meeting them on base' in a parking lot. So, there I am... WAITING for the agreed upon hour. NO SHOW from the buyer. One person (yes, call me a fool if you wish-- but, they had just arrived and I know how busy that time can be) did this to me 2x. Finally, I said... "OK, you have to come to my house to pick up the items." Flash backward ... I post a couple of items-- even some things that I'm GIVING AWAY... (I have so much stuff- I have got to get serious about getting rid of it- and I couldn't do it last year w/ the knee injury/surgery.) Several people said: "I WANT THAT!" (name the pretend item of your choice)... I'll be there to pick it up. Others would come by (for the free stuff) and/or want the item/s that I'm saving for the others that said, "I WANT THAT!"... THEN, when the people who said, "I WANT THAT!" do show up... (if they do show up) they decide that they don't want the item... that I could have SOLD TO THE OTHER PEOPLE who did want to buy it! grrr|| SO NOW I KNOW... the "I WaNT THAT!" means: Hold it for me and don't let anyone else buy it-- until I get there 'or' decide to come by to SEE IF I WANT TO BUY THE ITEM! Got it. Of, course since my mind doesn't think that way... I didn't realize it. Instead my mind thinks: "I WANT THAT! I'm going to come and buy it/get it/pick it up." Means... Just that. Sigh... I just had to vent my frustrations. Meanwhile, I still have the items that I was trying to sell... and most of the free stuff is gone.|
UPDATE: One person came by... took the 'free potting soil'... but, also took 6 brand new flower pots w/saucers (with a price tag of only $3.00 on them) and my brand new never used... wet/dry hand vac.. like a dust buster 'but, with more features?' Sigh... They took them- w/out paying for them. I'm sure that they didn't realize it? The 'free' items were apart from the 'for sale' items... free items did not have prices on them-- the 'for sale' things did. THEY had a bright GOLD price tag taped to them. A large gold price tag. I had pointed out the 'free items' and the prices of certain items... (some of which she took) SIGH... (They were brand new-- people... brand new...)
Right now, I'm trying to regain my trust in human nature. I'll be OK in a couple of days. I think so anyway. But, in the meantime... = : - ()
Sunday, May 11, 2014
I just realized something: If I say that I'll do something... buy something... show up... I do 'everything in my power to do so' otherwise... I let you know if I am delayed, etc.
Sunday, May 4, 2014
I finally found my way back (was it the fog or was life just getting too busy? or something else? OR many things as the reason for my absence?)
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
"HEEEATTTHCLIFFFF".... or when did our school playground turn into the foggy Scottish moors? .... excuse me... "Heathcliff!!!!"....
|My driveway right before I pulled out on to the street. This should have been my first clue.|
|This is at 10:00am. You could barely see children that were several feet away. Nice to see 3 boys using the swings. Sometimes, at other schools, boys don't usually use the 'swings'... here? I have to sometimes tell them to count 20 swings back and forth so that other children can have a turn. We have 2 swing sets; but, lots of children want to use the swings. I loved swinging when I was a child too. I would often lean my head back and I would drag my hair on the ground.|
|Yes, we have the spongy surfaces here too. I just don't know how I survived my childhood. We had pebbles, dirt, and concrete on our playgrounds.|
|"Heathcliff!"... "Are you out there?"|
|Even the school (this is the lunchroom area) is difficult to see.|
|We couldn't let them play in the grassy area- we couldn't SEE THEM!|
|Yesterday, it was foggy. It used to be foggy a lot in Germany too. However, today... was foggier than I have EVER seen it! I could not see anything in front of me. I was the lead car and the white lines on the road hadn't been painted in what looked like YEARS! I didn't even know most of the time if I was on my side of the road or about to fall off the road into the deep drainage ditches! I was only driving 10-15 mph. I finally had a car behind me and for the first time ever... a car didn't pass me. They must have FINALLY realized that IT WAS NOT SAFE TO PASS THE OTHER CAR even if you didn't think it was going fast enough. (I get passed often- even though I am going the residential speed limit.)||The strangest fog that I experienced in Germany-- was frozen FOG! It was so scary!! I drove home one night after meeting friends at a restaurant.|
Sunday, March 16, 2014
|What is this creeping through the jungle grass? Could it be?????|
|A wild tiger and her 'tiger' kitten?|
In one box, I found a couple of old ratty holey quilts that my grandmother had used as a mattress padding. I had cut one apart to make pillows, angels or something long ago. In this same box I found the above animals that I hadn't seen in many years. I forgot that I had them. My same 'step-grandmother' had put them away for me when I grew too old for them. I don't have many items from my childhood. That is what happens when you have younger siblings- they tend to take over or destroy your possessions.
I loved cats and kittens when I was young (still do) and no one could find a stuffed cat toy in small town rural Oklahoma when I was a child-- so, they got the next best thing. A big stuffed tiger. Later the smaller one was added to my collection. I was about 3 or 4 the year that I got them. I loved them. The big one was the mama tiger; of course. The eyes have been loved off of the big one and the baby tiger only has one eye left.
I only had one other stuffed animal. I think someone made it for me. It was a black mop looking thing with long black yarn for hair sewed on. I think it was supposed to be a laying down dog? I seem to remember that the hair had a middle part and I spent a lot of time 'combing' it with my fingers to make the hair go in the right directions. I have no idea as to what happened to it?
I never had a Teddy Bear as a child. Sad, huh? Years later, one of my friends bought me a little teddy bear. I still have him. He sits on a shelf where my yarn/etc. is stored. I guess he is guarding the yarn?
The tigers have been sealed back into the box with the ratty old quilts. After all, they might get cold.
Saturday, March 15, 2014
|Looks good, huh?|
I did buy a basic black leather purse and a red one which is what I had gone there to purchase the last time-- but, I got overwhelmed by all the choices and left the store without my black or red purse. I did buy a blue and green and a medium brown leather purse though on my visit several days ago.
So, today... I did buy my intended colors. I stuck to the plan (mostly). It's a good thing that I did go back because... there were ONLY 3 black purses being sold. I got the only one that was a solid black. AND, 'bonus' ... I liked it. No, I loved it!
And, the other day... while cooking something or other. I cut into a bell pepper and look at what I found. Has anyone ever found this cute little thing inside? It was kind of like opening up the kinder eggs to get the surprise toy inside.
|Today, on the way home from the 'purse' store... I decided to go to a different location, that is near my house, and I put this place in my navigation device. Oh my... does my 'navigation' device like to take me traveling around. Even in my limited knowledge of the area... I knew that I wasn't going the right way.|
I just cut the bread open and I added the photos. The inside is the softest bakery bread that I have ever purchased. I grabbed some soft local cheese and spread it on pieces of the end piece that I cut off of the round loaf. So, so, so good... ubbmsuummummm nom, nom... (that's me eating the bread)
*P.S. You can click on the photos for an even larger yummy view.
Friday, March 14, 2014
|Home made crackers and dinner rolls...|
|Grilled Pork Chop. This was awesome... and there was so much meat- that I took over 1/2 of it home and had 2 more meals from this serving. They also gave me an entire bowl of home-fries (not frozen) and this is all that I had with my meal. I gave the rest to my friend who was eating with me.|
|The dessert menu and I did appreciate the ENGLISH translation. I can read quite a bit of 'Italian' when it concerns menus though. I need to learn 'the words for how a dish is prepared though.'|
|The name of the restaurant. *Also the front of the dessert menu. I got the 'tiramisu' again, of course.|
Thursday, March 13, 2014
|A tulip tree in bloom... (at least that is what I call them!) I snapped this photo on the street as I was turning the corner- just stuck the camera out the window-- which is why you see the sun glare on the photo. I have seen a few of these trees in my neighborhood blooming too.|