Saturday, August 29, 2009

No, I'm not dead... yet. Also, a blogger's plea.

I know you must be wondering where I've been-- no? Whatever people!

Anyway, I have been preparing for a yard sale and OH MY GOD am I tired!! Believe it or not, I'm typing this while pricing the massive pile of crap I have accumulated over the past couple of years. Umm did I say crap? I meant TREASURE.

Also, my mommy got sick with THE shingles. But we didn't know they were shingles so we spent a few horrifying days because her pain was unbearable. I knew it was bad because my momma never ever complains but she could not handle this pain. She's still ill but at least now she is being pumped full of good stuff (read: narcotics).

I wanted to mention something before I head off into the wacky world of yard sale-ing.

We, as bloggers, sometimes encounter people who *don't get* how we can bond with people we've never met. I have come across a couple that, in their narrow mindedness, have even looked down their noses and made it seem like there was something wrong with me for actually caring about those same people I've never met. Right. Because you can only bond with others over coffee and crumpets.

For whatever reasons, when I visit somebody's blog and they are going through hardships, I feel their anger, pain, frustration. Sometimes I wish with all my heart that I could help them in some way because that is who I am in *real life*. Unfortunately, I'm always limited by distance and money. Still, I don't want to sit here twiddling my thumbs so...

Please go and visit Coolred's Rants and read her story. She is a desperate mom in a foreign country trying to reunite her children. I can relate since my own family went through something similar. I know it's a scary world out there and you never know who to trust but, and I know this will shock you coming from a cynical bitch, I need to believe not everybody is out to scam you. Read her story and decide for yourself. If you can help in anyway, I'm sure the big guy will give you brownie points but I'm sure any well wishes and prayers well be appreciated too.

Now I'm off to bed so that I may at least get 4 hours snoring time before I have to wake up and showcase my treasures.

Oh yeah! I've asked Milton if she wants to piggyback on my yard sale. You know I'll have some stories!



  1. Do people still have yard sales? I thought they just used ebay these days to sell their left-over butt cake and stuff.

  2. hope the yard sale goes well and that the weather holds out for you. it's a crappy day here

  3. Hope it goes well for you. Yard sales are not something we have here.

  4. I'm sorry to hear about your mom. Wish her well for me. I hear shingles can be pretty excruciating.

    Good luck on the yard sale. You can actually make some pretty decent money on those.

  5. You were gone?

    Good Luck with your sale!

    I totally agree with you about the bonding. It is a unique experience and very rewarding.

  6. Oh, hope your mom feels better soon!

  7. good luck selling your crap.

  8. So sorry to hear about your Mom, shingles are horrible! Hope she feels better soon.

    As for people who don't understand bonding with people you've never met - man what they're missing!

  9. good gack, what kind of weird shit do you think Milton will part with if she saves other peoples cake containers??

    I'm shaking for you

    Is your mom in Mexico? I think it's easier to get proper pain pill doses there. Hope she's better fast, shingles suck

  10. Thank you Bee for posting on my behalf. That was very kind of you.

    I hope your mother is feeling better very soon and that your yardsale was a resounding success. If I were there I wouldnt hesitate to buy your precious junk...uhm...I mean treasures.

  11. Yay! A yard sale--I wish I could piggyback on your sale, too. I have so much stuff I can't fit into anymore but I can't do my own sale. I don't have a yard.

    Headed to Coolred's site now. Good luck with your sale today and I hope your mom feels better soon.

  12. Sorry to hear about your your mom. Ouch! I've heard shingles are a bitch. Good luck at your yard sale!

  13. Good luck with the yard sale... hope you make loads of Benjamins. Or at least Washingtons. Oh, and I'll check out that link...

  14. Shingles are AWFUL. Hope your mom is feeling better!!


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