10 12 / 2012
Saturday, I was at Hobby Lobby looking at the jewelry section. I had to squat down to look at something on the bottom display, and when I stood up I remarked, “Oh I’m getting too old for this!”
A woman pushing her cart through the aisle stopped and replied, “Oh honey, you are just a spring chicken!”
"I don’t feel like one," I said.
She said, “Salonpas.”
"Yes, when I was nurse in the Navy during Vietnam, I used it all the time." She took a package out of her purse and opened a packet, "Where do hurt?"
"My elbow," I replied, holding my arm and showing her where my elbow has bothered me for months. No Icy Hot or warming gel has helped with the pain.
She slapped on two of these Salonpas strips on my arm and said, “Leave it for 4 hours. Get yourself some of these at CVS and replace. Always use two treatments. You’ll feel relief in about 15 minutes.”
I thanked her and we went our separate ways.
I have to say that my arm DID feel better with this strip - I was skeptical, but I could feel the warmth on and off for the 4 hours I had the strip on my arm. And even after I had taken it off.
Amazing stuff, and an amazing encounter with a former military nurse still tending to the medical needs of strangers. Thank you, wherever you are!
24 10 / 2012
So I started an etsy page for my jewelry. I wonder if I will have better luck with it. My own domain expires in December and I have seriously thought about giving up jewelry and beading. I’ve been doing more beading for my own pleasure this year than selling. I had hoped to raise more money for American Cancer Society this year (last year it was $100). But - I’m not even close and it’s the end of October.
I wonder if I am good enough? What do I need to improve / change / do different?
I use Swarovski crystals because they are beautiful - should I use acrylic/plastic because they are less expensive?
I don’t know… Would love some advice / comments from the outside world.
17 9 / 2012
A little bird was flying south for the winter. It was so cold the bird froze and fell to the ground in to a large field. While he was lying there, a cow came by and dropped some dung on him. As the frozen bird lay there in the pile of cow dung, he began to realize how warm he was. The dung was actually thawing him out! He lay there all warm andhappy, and soon began to sing for joy. A passing cat heard the bird singing and came to investigate. Following the sound, the cat discovered the bird under the pile of cow dung, promptly dug him out and ate him.
Moral of the story:
(1) Not everyone who shits on you is your enemy.
(2) Not everyone who gets you out of shit is your friend.
(3) And when you’re in deep shit, it’s smart to keep your mouth shut!