Lucky.. Napkin Rings

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SIA Silver Hand Hammer Napkin Rings.

The other day #1 says to me.. "Mom." (that's what she calls me) "We have a problem."

ME: "What did the dog do this time?"

#1: "I'm not talking about the dog."

ME:  "Then what are YOU talking about?"

#1: "You aren't going to be happy."

ME: "When am I happy?"

#1: **long sigh**

ME: "What's wrong?"

#1: "We sold some napkin rings."

ME: "How is that a problem?"

#1: "We don't have them."

ME: "However can this be my sweet muffin? We simply must have those napkin rings somewhere."  **what I really said was something like  WHAT? Are you flippin' kidding me? How did this happen again?"**

#1: "Why my dearest mother, I believe we sold them on Amazon and on eBay within a week apart, and we did not change the inventory numbers."  ** this is a lie.. she really said: "I have no idea." I just like the first comment better.


After spending what seems like 10 hours looking through everything we have.. we can not find these dumb napkin rings. I had purchased a bunch of these at a going out of business sale in Kansas City a few months ago. I told #1 to look one more time and if we couldn't find them we would apologize all over ourselves and send the woman her money back. 

I left her at home to look for the napkin rings, and I went to one of my favorite stores to look for eBay stuff. While at this closeout store guess what I found? The napkin rings! Cheaper than I had bought them the first time!.  Pretty lucky huh?

My Own Personal eBay Problem.. Have You Ever Had One?

I’m sure every eBay seller has had some item that disappears then shows up again.. Only for it to disappear AGAIN.. This yellow tang fish paperweight is my disappearing problem.

I think we sold this at least 2 or 3 times in about a 5 month time period.

The buyers were very understanding and we returned their money.

Currently the fish is lost again.  He’s been that way for several years.

If I ever find him again.. I’ll let you know.

So.. do you have a disappearing item in your eBay inventory?

So are your resolutions REAL? or Fake?

New Years is a weird time for me.  Everyone is making resolutions.. and I’m not.  I learned when I was 15 or 16 that I never kept them.   Every year I make a “fake” resolution list in my new Franklin Planner.  It’s fake because I write it down, but I don’t really practice any of it.


This years fake resolutions are:
1. Lose weight

2. Exercise daily on the Wii

3. Make a 30 day menu.. buy those groceries and STICK TO IT.

4. Learn to be a better record keeper. (Girl Scouts, Youth Group  and Homeschool)

5. Keep my house sparkling

6. Become a gardener.. you know the kind that grows vegetables?

7. Keep fresh fruits and vegetables in the house.

8. Spend more time with The Man

9. Stop doing every thing at the last minute.

10. Teach my boys how to cook and sew.

11. Read the Bible everyday.

12. Piano Lessons for the monkeys.

13. Find new sources of inventory BEFORE I have to.

14. Open a webstore.

15. Be a better listener.

So.. do you have any resolutions?  Are they REAL..?  How successful are you at keeping them?