A Few Questions…


What was the last thing you bought on eBay?

I purchased "Vintage Cookbooks, Canning and Preserving Kerr and Ball".  My friend and childrens godmother Belinda was looking for these cookbooks so I bought them.

What’s the #1 most played song on your iPod?

Um.. I don't have an iPod. Does this make me the most uncool person in the world?

What is your favorite quote? (I have a couple)

"I will" Chris Eads, on the day we were married
"What would you attempt if you knew you would not fail?"

"I got mauled by a cougar, learned nothing about driving and my Crystal Gayle shirt was ruined" Ricky Bobby

'It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.' Upton Sinclair "They canceled the Anger Management series due to lack of interest. That really pisses me off"
"I had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalog: – 'No good in a bed, but fine against a wall.'- Eleanor Roosevelt


What chore do you absolutely hate doing?

I really dislike vacuuming.  When I was a child (and to the present day) anytime I vacuum I think someone is going to come up behind me and scare me or you know kill me.. all Criminal Minds like.

What eBay chore do you hate doing?

I don't like to fix pictures or do inventory.

What is your favorite time of day?

Sometimes right after I take a shower, I get like 10 minutes where I lay in bed and no one (as in the 9 people I live with) is talking to me.

What is on your eBay Desk?

My computer, Passion Tea from Quick Trip, a basket with mail, to cups with pens and a ruler, receipts that need to be filed.

What is the first thing you would do if you won the lottery?

If I won the BIG one.. you know over 10 million, I would buy The Man a Dodge Charger in black, and have it delivered to his work signaling that he was officially retired.  We would take our kids on a tour of the National Parks (not in the Dodge Charger), and I would do some remodeling to our home.

Would you still sell on eBay if you won the lottery?

Hmm… it depends on how much I won. 🙂  probably after my tour of the parks 🙂

What is your biggest pet peeve?

There is this place that I frequent and buy some eBay junk there.  This store has quite a few regulars on sale days, and these people make me nuts.  I've given them "code" names.  There is Clompy that can't pick her feet up when she walks, Zombie Apocalypse, she looks like a member of the Walking Dead when she shops.. but buys super fashionable stuff, The Russian, who always seems to be looking at the same thing I'm looking at and says not so nice things to me in Russian while we are both looking at stuff.

If you could know the answer to any question, what would it be?

What is heaven like?

At what age did you become an adult?

Thirteen. My parents got a divorce,and I grew up pretty fast.

What did you do growing up that got you into trouble?

Rolling my eyes.. is the first thing that comes to mind.. but seriously I think I was in trouble all the time.

If someone wrote a book about you, what would be the title?

I think it should be: "What looks like crazy on an ordinary day".  #2 says.. "163 how the eBay Queen made her fortune" #1 says: "Don't poke the bear! #@*!$" 


Truth Tuesdays… or Questions I’ve Been Asked:


I've been asked some strange eBay and non-eBay questions… Here's a few of them:

  1. Are those ALL your children, and do they have the same father?   My answer?  Yes, and yes.. but different mothers.  Then I walk away quickly… because WHO ASKS that kind of question… Do they have the same father?  Are they saying I have questionable morals? Or maybe that there's no way one man could have sex with me 7 times?  
  2. What's the best thing you've ever sold on eBay?  Hmm.. I wonder if that means the best (most money) or the best (as in it made me happy)… I'm going to go with a combo of the two. I purchased a Mario Lemieux game day hockey stick at an auction for $1.00 BUT I had no idea that it was anything more than a hockey stick because it was wrapped in black plastic.  When I unwrapped it I was pleasantly surprised.  I sold it for $488.00
  3. What's the one thing you'd change about yourself? I'm 85% happy with myself. But if I could change something I would say either my weight or that I would love fruits and vegetables, and to run.. I want to be happy about running.
  4. Do you leave feedback for every transaction?  No, if I don't like you for some reason, I will not leave you feedback… because according to eBay rules, if you can't say something nice (positive) then don't say anything at all.
  5. Why do you post what you do daily on your blog?  I have a lot of people ask me "how do you do everything you do?"  It's a pretty simple answer.. I write a  list everyday.
  6. Is there one country that you wish you didn't have to ship too?  Yep.. Canada. I seem to have the most problems with Canadian buyers. I'm not sure why.. one day I'll tell you the "pink poodle" story, and you'll know.
  7. Mom, which one do you love more? I love you all equally. (that's what I tell them 😉 )
  8. Have you ever bit your toenails?  No, but I use to give my sister a $1.00 for putting her big toe up her nose.
  9. Do you have any regrets? HMMM… I usually regret staying up too late.. but my biggest regret is not meeting and marrying the Man sooner.. we would have had 15 kids by now!  OH.. and I regret not loving to exercise.
  10. Do you sell for other people?  No, not really. I'm not very good at it, and when I do, I'm always worried I will let the person down.

A Few Questions… and Some Old Pictures

Our house being built.

What was I doing ten years ago?
Back in 2002 I had a 16 year old, 6 year old and 3yr old.  I was pregnant with #4,  selling primarily antiques and collectibles on eBay, homeschooling and doing stuff to our house.  We had just built the house we live in now.  My dad was not having a good year, and I flew back and forth to see him in Georgia every other weekend. 

5 Things I did Yesterday:

1. We went to my in laws house yesterday to celebrate their 50th Wedding anniversary. 

2. Look through old photos of The Man and his family. 

3. Ate some delicious BBQ

4. Loved watching my mother in law play with #6

5. Needlepoint for an hour in the car ride over there

#2 and #3 Ten years ago…

5 snacks I enjoy:

1. Mounds or Almond Joy

2. Hostess Snowballs

3. Russell Stovers Chocolate Covered Coconut Eggs

4. Reeces Peanut Butter Eggs

5. Popcorn with Hot Tamales


Things I would do if I were a billionaire: 

Build a homeless shelter in my community, Pay off my house, add a 3 car garage and a mud room.  College for my 7 children, set up some kind of college scholarship thing at our church.  Pay off my church's building debt.  Give money to each youth group in our community.  Take the youth on a mission trip that we would not normally go on… you know some place unusual.

5 jobs I have had:
1. New Car Sales manager

2. Cashier at a grocery store

3. Lifeguard

4. Worked at a "meat market"… packaging meat, helping customers

5.  Telemarketer for a Carpet Cleaning place

If only she were that small now.. and her floor were that clean…

3 bad habits
Worry, Fly by the seat of my pants, talk too much

If I had nothing to do I would…

I'm not sure I've not ever had anything to do.. but I love to sit at home watch a movie and needlepoint.

5 places I have lived
Camarillo, California, Clearwater, Florida, Raymore, Missouri, Olathe, Kansas, Hutchinson, Kansas




What is Wrong With Humans These Days.. or eBay Buyers Can Be a Pain in the Patootie..


                                                                                                This is how I feel..

I’ve been putting off my blogging today, because I’ve just had the urge to be sarcastic and rude most of the day.  Why you ask?  If you sell on eBay you know why..  come on.. take a guess.. it starts with a B and ends in R.  IT’s a BUYER.. Now if you are a Buyer, please don’t think this is about you, unless of course it is, then well, change your ways!

So the day started out pretty good.. and then I received the email that puts a fear into most seller’s hearts…

Subject: New Significantly Not as Described Dispute: Case #PP-000-00-000


Dear Dumb Seller, (that’s me)


This BUYER has opened a dispute for the payment made on Mar 21, 2009

indicating that the item they received did not match the original



THIS BUYER has requested a $12.99 USD refund.

Now.. I know I should not be upset over $12.99.. and really I am not.  It’s what this buyer who has 3548 feedback ) said in the dispute. ** a little side note.. the "buyer" was also a Seller.. of the SAME item she bought from me**

She told PayPal this item was "not as described" and that she has given me ample time to resolve the problem.  HA.. She hasn’t even EMAILED me to tell me there was a problem!  Had she emailed.. we wouldn’t be having this blog.  It’s the fact she lied about contacting me (to make me look like a schmoe with PayPal), and kept the item almost 2 weeks.

I know that I won’t win in this situation AT ALL… No matter what happens, I will lose this dispute. I don’t want a buyer to be unhappy.  I want them to like their product.  I just don’t like being lied about.. by someone that knows better.  I will gracously take the item back and block the snarky hag from my auctions