Tuesday, September 18, 2012

9/18/12 - Knick Knacks, Patty Wacks and Such


You may recall that in my discussion of August Heat, my key got stuck in Betsy's trunk.  (Now that's a sentence you don't read or hear everyday, LOL!)

Well, what I didn't tell you is that was also the day that my sister and I were having the grand opening of our booth at a local crafts & antique mall, "Knick Knacks".  As mentioned in my profile, we ingeniously call it, Me and My Sister.  Catchy, right?  Anyway, guess who had all the merchandise and was supposed to bring it that day.  Yep, me and Betsy.  Only Betsy didn't cooperate.  Chaos ensued.  My sister came after me (and the merchandise), and my niece saved the day when later on she brought me an extra set of keys.

Anyway, to make a long story short(er).... my sister and I have a booth.  I am determined to shake things up.  There's an old saying that goes something like this:
If you want things to be different, you have to do something different.
I've been jogging, I've signed up for several different classes and my Prosperity Consciousness class starts tomorrow night, AND my sister and I now have a craft and antique booth.  She fronted the money and I handle the bookkeeping, merchandising and marketing.

TA DA!  What do you think?  By the way, I'll give you a $5 gift certificate to our booth if you can tell me what the stained glass piece is in the lower right hand side of our booth.  Is it standing up or should it be horizontal?  I dunno!  You tell me!  (I'd probably be safe offering $50 - no one has guessed it yet!)  ROFLOL.


But wait!  There's more!  Here's where I give a MAJOR, HUGE shoutout to my sister.  You see, not only did my key get stuck in Betsy's trunk that Saturday morning, but in the chaos of everything I lost my phone by the end of the day.  I figured it was somewhere in the booth, but we didn't realize it until later that evening (after closing) so I planned on being there when the mall opened the next day.

I was beat folks.  Fresh out of the hospital, broke, coming off the heels of almost losing my babies, driving a taped trunk-mobile - I had managed to put myself in the middle of a fairly large pity-party by the time I pulled in the parking lot the next morning to check on my phone.  In fact, I'll just be honest - I cried the whole time I was getting ready.

But I pulled myself together and drove Betsy Buick to retrieve my phone.  I turned the corner, pulled in the parking lot, and there, much to my surprise, sat my sister on the bench outside the front doors.  She lives twice as far from the Mall as I do, and was just sitting there waiting on me!  With coffee for both of us!


She handed me the coffee, gave me a hug, and as I wiped yet more tears away I asked, "What are you doing here?"

She replied, "Silly, that's what sisters are for."

But wait!  There's more!  My sister is a widow, a mother of 7, grandmother to 6, and a teacher!  She barely has 5 minutes to spare, let alone 2 days.  Yet there she was - 2 days in a row - my knight in shining armor.  I was humbled beyond belief and grateful to my core.  I love you sis!

But wait!  There's more!  (And yes, that's the last time I'll use that, I promise.)  Sheree is my step-sister, but you'd never know it and you can't prove it by us.  Sisters through-and-through and best friends forever and a day.

A Sister Day Out

So that's the Knick Knacks.  Here's the Patty Wacks...

In my fight to have a new and improved, different life, I am stealing an idea from a fellow blogger.  I am adding a day-counter to the sidebar of my blog.  I'm done with the drama.  No more stuck keys, no more lost phones, no more stolen plants or busted out windows, NO MORE HOSPITALS!

I am manifesting a different life.  I can do anything through Christ Jesus who strengthens me.  AND.... I am going to do it Drama Free, One Day At a Time (ODAT).  The count began the day I turned the corner and saw my sister sitting there with a cup of coffee, a smile, a hug, and love beyond measure.

As Dad always said, "God is good.  All the time."  So are drama-free days, knick knacks, patty wacks and such.  :)

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Special Note: Thank you to Maria, another cornerstone in my life, for giving me the code that made it possible to have a counter widget on my blog.  You da bomb!  ;)

17 comments:

  1. a great big congratulations on your booth opening. It looks great. I would certainly stop and browse there.
    It sounds like your sister is one very special lady :)

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    1. @ Ann- Thank you very much! A seal of approval coming from you is HUGE! I should have an inventory of my handmade crafts in there by 10/6. They might not be Snap*Edit*Scrap-alicious, but I sure am having fun! :) And yeah, Sheree is awesome. ;)

      Thank you again for your wonderful comments. You always lift me Higher. HugZ!

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  2. maybe you should think about righting DRAMA stories you have lots of DRAMA to write about. oh my. i did not know about the hospital, i will have to check to see what i missed, i thought i missed nothing. wish i had a sister or a best fried that is HERE, my 2 BFF live 400 miles away

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    1. @ Sandra - A lot of my work is Drama. And yes, I have plenty of material. LOL. I briefly mentioned the hospital in my post, August Heat. I'm better now. All is well. I am VERY blessed to have family and friends nearby, but I know what you mean about friends living elsewhere. Two of my best friends live in Austin, 180 miles from here. I thank God for modern technology that allows us to stay in touch, but a virtual hug can never replace the real thing, right?

      Still, here's a hug from TX to FL for you, my blogger friend. :)

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  3. Congrats on your opening! You are a blessed woman to have such a sweet sister! Here's to more blessed days!

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    1. @ Teri - it's great to hear from you! Yes, Sheree is a big, big, big blessing in my life. And blessed days = no drama days, so yes, many more to come. :)

      I love your blogs! Wonderful readers - check them out. One is written by Teri and the other by her husband. Both are fantastic! :)

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  4. I guess I'm disqualified from the $5... I know what it is :P

    I still think your car looks custom with the tape so I'd keep it :)

    I hope the store does well, the boxes get unloaded, and you and your fur-babies settle in to a happy, drama-free life.

    Oh heck, I don't hope... I KNOW it will happen!

    Peace out!

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    1. @ Maria - when you get your RV, you make it to TX and you can have $5 off anything your 'lil 'ole heart desires. :) And yes, you are disqualified, but just a reminder - you couldn't guess it when you first saw the pic either. I had to tell you! So far, NO one has guessed it. Come on wonderful readers - no one wants to try?

      Thanks for the affirmation Maria. To quote Captain Picard, I'm on a mission to "Make it so." :)

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  5. And the rest of the story.....did you find your phone?
    Sage and cedar with prayers for cleansing. Keep up the good work!
    Hugs!

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    1. Yea! What about the phone. Did you find it? Don't leave us in suspenders! As my late father used to say. ;^)

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    2. @ Judy - you may not have seen my reply when you first mentioned the sage and cedar, but that is a big affirmative. Will do. Thank you for telling me about it! And hugZ right back at ya girlfriend.

      @ Trina & Judy - yes, sorry about that... guess I did drop the ball on that loose end, but at the risk of you dropping your drawers (cute "suspenders" Trina, LOL) yes - I found my phone.

      We walked in and it was on the bookshelf in our booth. I had set it down to make one last adjustment on one of our paintings before leaving for the night, and then forgot to pick it back up. I wear a backpack when working up there now so I'm hands free. :)

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  6. Sorry I got behind. Lovely story. I want a sister! :)
    Good for you....I love that you have the strength to turn things around. My oldest just told me last week that he told his teacher, "If something is bad, just look for the positive and it will be good". Where does this guy get some of this stuff???!!!! It's true though! I have a miniature genius in my home! Love you Debra, and miss you oodles!

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    1. @ Brianna - out of the mouths of babes... a TRUE gem! :) RB@ya.

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  7. I will get to your booth. how long do you have it?

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    1. @ Brianna - we have committed (to ourselves) to one year. I hope to have Holiday Crafts in there soon. :)

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  8. ooooh! Holiday Crafts! That's fantastic. I'm sure I will go broke(r) in there!

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    1. @ Brianna - love your humor. Reminds me of a saying that was popular when I was in High School, "I'm too broke to pay attention." ROFLOL.

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