I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears, behold I will heal thee.
2Kings 20:5

Sunday, June 13, 2010

This is sooooo me!

Today I spent the afternoon with two pretty incredible guys! One of course was my fabulous husband and the other was my friend from CF Camp Redcliff. I had not seen Jake in almost 20 years. Him and his wife were in Phoenix for a conference his wife had to be at. . .so I was lucky enough to spend ALL afternoon with him!

Bryan drove us up to a cool little 'touristy' area up cave creek. We found a book store. . .and another jewelry store where Jake purchased a $2.00 magnet! We were big spenders today :) However my big purchase was at an interesting 'yard sale' where an imdependant movie was selling off their props and stuff. Apparently they had a 60's themed movie of some kind with perhaps some questionable plots. But that didn't detour me from finding this treasure!!!
I HAD TO HAVE IT. I wanted a wig they had (not high quality, but may be fun), and a night stand. . .not just ANY nightstand. . . .this one called to me. It was marked $65 and the wig was $20 but everything left was 1/2 price~ so that would have been $32.50 and $10.00. They couldn't take debt/credit. . .so I checked but only had $25.00 cash on me. My friend Jake offered to give me more money if I needed it. . .but I had a plan in the works! I KNOW HOW TO YARD SALE! I pulled out my $25.00 and said it is all the cash I had and I would take the table and the wig. Some discussion was exchanged and before I know it I owned both of them for only $25.00 ~ I didn't see any other potential buyers there to offer them more than that I knew what I was doing. So Here She Is, my night stand that in every way describes me, we were meant to be together!!!

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Thank You for taking the time to read my blog. I am hoping that through this blog and my experiences that I can bring hope, faith and strength to all that may be living with Cystic Fibrosis, CF with Cepacia and Lung Transplant recipients. Information and blog entrees start Nov. 07. My Double Lung Transplant was on Dec. 10th 2007. Please feel free to read about my experience and ask me any questions! My email address is jamiebug77@gmail.com

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