Saturday, November 21, 2009

Gratitude



To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven. - Johannes A. Gaertner
Hi folks, I was able to get one in full bloom! So beautiful, unbelievable colors! I don't think the owner has ever seen it in bloom, but she should be home next week, hope she gets to see it. It only stays about a day and then the bloom closes.
Since we are embarking on Thanksgiving thought I would write some things of which I am thankful for the next few posts.
Yesterday I had a yard sale. whew what a work out! I did make over $200 and I got rid of some things out of the house.
Some men in the neighborhood have been so helpful in pricing things for me so I won't get robbed! What do I know of what tools cost? They even helped getting the heavier things out of the shed, and one of them is barely able to walk!
One neighbor housed the hubbies motorbike in his yard so I would have more room for the yard sale. A couple others 'made' me put a sign on it so I could sell it!
One guy brought me a banana split! I joked to him I needed one, and low and behold he went and got one! He even bought blizzards for my daughter and my friend. I can't eat a whole banana split, but it sure tasted good!
My daughter rode her motorized bike about a mile to a little sandwich shop and got us iced tea and also my favorite clam chowder they have on Fridays.
My friend did most of the selling, did I tell ya I hate yard sales! Especially when people start dickering!
Hey, I bartered about one thing and a guy who does painting and power washing gave me some money for a carpet cleaner and threw in a power washing for my gutters and trim! (I had already done the house)
My knee is killing me today, but I did have a fun time talking with neighbors and friends that have been away for awhile, I also got to meet new neighbors, so guess I'll do it all over next year!
just one little thing I am not particularly grateful for, is my toe hurting like the dickens! I ran over it with my daughters motorized wheelchair while putting it away!

10 comments:

Sandee said...

I've never had a yard/garage sale. Way too much work. You convinced me with this post that it is indeed a ton of work.

I hope you toe gets better very soon. I hate it when I do things like this too.

Have a terrific day. :)

Carver said...

That's a beautiful flower. I have always avoided having a garage sale although I should. I'm so sorry about your toe!

Diane said...

Sounds like a busy, crazy, fun, tiring kind of day! :O)

Lynn said...

Poor toe and knee! But what a lovely time you had with friends and family. Your neighbors sound like a stand up crowd. That means you are very special yourself.

secret agent woman said...

That's a remarkable flower.

Mmm, clam chowder.

Sandy said...

Wow, it's good to have friends and neighbors like that. Glad you made some good bucks!

Rambling Woods said...

I'm glad you were able to make some money.. but the real joy must have come from all your neighbors pitching in and helping out. If you watch the news, the world can be a sad cruel place so we need these experiences to remember that there are good loving people in the world.. Michelle

Patty said...

We have garage sales around here, not only do I hate going to them, I hate holding one. I think since we've lived here (since 1962) we've had two. First time items that didn't sell, I put away, the second time I had the city come haul it away and if the firemen could sell it at their auction, they could do so. I figure WHY would I want to buy someone else's junk, unless it's something I am really looking for really cheap. Hope the toe feels better soon.

Virginia Gal said...

oh I am so glad the yard sale went well, I think they are so much fun! You talking about the banana split has made me so hungry : )

Craver Vii said...

I hope your knee and toe are better today. What kind of flower is that?