Girlfriend time is the very best medicine! Friday night, my hottie friend, we affectionately call her “Mama”, joined me for Zumba class followed by dinner at a new place close to the gym. The food was phenomenal, the eye candy delicious but the laughs we shared were the highlight of our evening. Thanks, Mamacita!
I related to Mama that earlier in the day I had shared stories with the Seniors I work with related to the theme of the three R’s, “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle”. For a little flavor, I had looked on Craig’s List to see what categories were listed if you wanted to buy or sell something. This in fact how I have proudly purchased half of the furniture in my home. Why buy new? The thrill is in the hunt.
Under the GENERAL sales category, I could buy a Columbarium Niche (Ground floor, Historical) for $7500. I had to Google this term as I had no idea if they were selling a car or a timeshare in a tropical climate! For a lack of a better description, it is similar to a locker for your loved one’s remains at the cemetery. Seems pricey for a single purpose cupboard but what do I know!
There is a FREE category with things like mattresses, home appliances, moving boxes and dirt. There is a 16 foot trailer missing both axels and wheels—If only I were in the market for a big box!
What intrigued me the most was the BARTER category! There lies a cornucopia of treasures like a set of red Puma shoelaces. Yes, just one pair with an estimated value of $5. There is a pommel horse needing a new home as well as 50 rolls of very delicate blue tape. Yes, delicate. Here is the posting:
50 rolls of scotch blue 2″ 60 day tape very delicate,
sells for 9 to 13 dollars a roll .. (300 is lowest I’ll go)
would like to trade for Ipad … but open to other ideas
Or this posting….
Robots need home! These robots come from a smoke free home…willing to sale or trade for a working freestyle bmx trick bike or working Ipad or something i haven’t thought of…take them all or just your favorites…
(thank goodness they haven’t lived with second hand smoke!)
Well hells bells. little lady! I want an Ipad and bartering may be the perfect avenue for me. What can I trade?
Since I became perimenopausal, my psychic abilities are rather inconsistent so I am taking that out of my repertoire. I have publically confessed to being a part time people hater so I can’t do anything face to face or with happy people. My best asset (drumroll please), is My Girlfriend Voice! That smart little voice in my head that lovingly supports me through thick and thin, the highs and lows.
Let me support you! Yes! Ask me a question. Seek my advice. You can only get it here from Yours Truly! I am going to post this ad:
I am willing to trade soulful, wise and honest advice on topics such as self-care, relationships, finding happiness and living an authentic life. Looking to trade my advice for a working Ipad.
Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional nor I do not guarantee results. I may tell you what you don’t want to hear. This ad should in no way be construed as an offer for sex.
PS. No whiners or mean people, please.
Can’t wait to see what happens!
From the heart,
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