Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Happy Birthday #10 Camden!

I didn’t forget. ;)

Today started out pretty blah but has rounded off being a pretty okay day.
I have new motivation and I asked someone if they would like to be interviewed for my blog! Stay tuned for more on that!
Less than 10 days until my first trunk show.
Am I calm? Hardly… Yikes, yikes and triple yikes!
My oldest (Josh) was scheduled today to have his wisdom teeth extracted on the 28th. My poor baby! I remember getting mine out. He thinks he’s going to go out that night. Ha!
We shall see…
More later…
Must get… beauty… sleep….

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

I was scammed!

When I was in Ohio several weeks ago I had the opportunity to try on my nieces “Crocs”. As ugly as they are, they were surprisingly comfy.
After some consideration I decided to look them up. Retail they go for about $30 bucks. So I decide to search for them on eBay. Bingo! I find a seller who is almost giving them away for $9.95 plus shipping and handling! And they were authentic! So I immediately choose the “buy it now” option and purchase them.
I saved so much money I decided to search for some fun accessories for my Crocs.
I bought a cute little bunny, a plump and juicy strawberry, a cup of Joe and a Sugar Daddy sucker.
Now all I had to do was sit back and wait for my purchases to come in.
Two days later I received my accessories. So cute!
Seven days later I look online to see the status of my shoes.
Hmmmm… the seller who had a 100% positive rating is now receiving negative reviews.

I contact her and ask her when I could expect my shoes.
She replies:
I am sorry. i get them from canada and they were stuck at customs on the united states side. i have resolved this. they will be here by thursday afternoon. if you want i can give you your money back. if not i will pay to overnight them to you as soon as i have them. here is the tracking number of the shoes XXXXXXX 754 and here is there website if you want to take a look .
I ask if she’s talking about the current Thursday or the next Thursday.
She replies:
thursday next week. as i say in my listing, i try to ship within 2 weeks.i am getting them from canada. i will get them to you as fast as i can. thank you
I tell her no problem. Just keep me in the loop.
The following Thursday I log onto eBay to see the status of my shoes.
There is no listing…
There is no seller…
(Insert swear words.)

I file a claim with PayPal.

Meanwhile I decide to give another eBay seller a chance. Mind you $10 dollars more, but the first deal should have sent huge red flags my way. If it’s to good to be true, it probably is.
I received my new Crocs from the second eBay seller in 2 days. Love em!

Just received a email from PayPal.

We have concluded our investigation into your case and have decided in your favor.
We were able to recover $18.34 USD and this amount has been credited to you. Please allow five business days for this adjustment to be posted.
If you are due any additional funds, we will make our best effort to recover the balance from the seller.
If the seller's account has insufficient funds to complete the refund owed to you, please be assured that we will take appropriate action against the seller's account, which may include limitation of the seller's account privileges.

What comes around…

Thank you PayPal!

Monday, September 10, 2007

Sunday Miracle

So yesterday I was affixing bails to some pendants when I hear a loud “THUMP!” on the front storm door. So I look out the window and see nothing. I was about to go back and sit when I decided to look down. There on my front doormat was a tiny yellow bird. I thought to myself “Why are you torturing me God? You know how I can’t stand to watch anything die.” As I about to cry the little bird moved ever so slightly. There was hope! I ran to the linen closet and grabbed a washcloth. I opened the door carefully and bent down and scooped up the tiny bird. It opened one eye and sort of glanced at me but didn’t move. I sat in a chair on the front porch and started to talk to the bird.
“You can’t die bird. I don’t do dying. So tell me what’s wrong and we’ll fix it.”
The bird just kind of looked back at me tiredly.
I gently extended one wing to see if it was broke. Didn’t look broken, but I’m no birdie doctor. I extended the other and it looked fine too.
I checked both of his tiny feet. They seemed to be okay.
All of a sudden he stood up. He looked at me warily. I said “Well, hello.”
He sat atop of the washcloth and eyed me. He kept closing his eyes as if he just wanted to nap.
He was breathing a little hard, almost as if he was too hot so I left him on the washcloth and ran into the house for a small bowl of water. I was afraid he was just too tiny to set on the bowl to drink so I held the bowl up to his beak and let a few drops run into his mouth. He drank! He turned to me as if to say “Keep it comin!” so I dribbled a few more drops into his open mouth. He drank for awhile. Then like a football player coming to after being tackled by the opposing team he did a big shake and quickly looked around. He froze when he saw me only inches from his face.
I went back into the house for my phone and snapped a couple of pictures of him. All the while thanking him for not dying.
I offered my finger to him and he climbed up and perched there for about 30 seconds, maybe to thank me. Then he flew away.
To me it was truly one of life’s little miracles.
Every time I’ve answered my phone this morning his picture pops up and makes me smile.