Thursday, September 29, 2022

September 29, 2022 - RIP Sir!,

About 2 weeks ago, I had a skin prick test done by my allergy specialist, a total of 48 pricks for different allergens. She needed to check if my immunotherapy was working. 

My results were favorable, especially since they found that cat hair is not on the list of my allergens anymore. 

I couldn't thank her enough. I enjoyed the outdoors so much and gardening is on top of the list. 

I can sleep well. I can manage my allergy and asthma symptoms, and without a doubt, I am enjoying a really good quality of life now. 

So we chatted about gardening and that her dad, according to her, loves planting too. He grows vegetables. We also discussed Filipino dishes using ingredients fresh from the garden. 

Yes, they're Filipino Americans. I think they migrated here when she was about 6 or so. 

My doctor asked me to send her photos of my garden and the varieties I grew. I told her that I'd be sharing him my seeds once I'm done fermenting them, probably on my next visit. 

Yesterday, I went in for treatment for this month. I didn't bring the seeds because some aren't ready yet. Just a little more drying and then I'll pack them. 

I am going again for another set of shots next week, but I was told I couldn't come on Monday because they'll close early (I always come in after 2 pm), and on Tuesday, their office is closed all day. 

So I asked why since it is not a federal holiday. The nurse said, because the doctor's dad just died. I think those days are the viewing and the interment. 

I stood there a couple of feet away from the nurse, ready for my 4 painful shots on my arms with a lump in my throat. 

I was sad. 

I haven't met her dad but I heard about him from my doctor. He wanted some of my bitter melon, some tomato varieties, and my red Malabar spinach seeds. And even if he's gone, I’ll still bring him some next week because I promised him that I would. 

RIP, Sir.

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

September 24, 2022 - Cha-ching!

 I acquired this 63 year old box of language flash cards at a hospital thrift shop's bi-annual brown bag sale. This sale means that whatever you can fit in a provided brown bag, it only costs $5.

I was looking for something small to fill in my bag, I saw this lone small box of flash cards on an empty shelf near the linen aisle.
I picked this 1959 Parent Teacher Aids French Phrase-Sentences flash cards Set 1.
I wasn't even sure if it was a complete set. I just knew that someone out there would buy it!
And yes, it was sold yesterday at my Etsy shop to a buyer in New England.

Thursday, September 22, 2022

September 22, 2022 - Cha-ching!

I got multiple sales today but I wasn't planning on shipping items because I am planning to finish cleaning and organizing our dining room and our kitchen. 

Yna and her tratow (boyfriend), Larry are coming home for the weekend. 

But at quarter past 3 in the afternoon, I got a "CHA-CHING" notification on my phone. 

I sold an expensive skirt---a 1970s Givenchy electric pleated skirt. Sold to a costume designer for a TV series on Fox called Feud starring Molly Ringwald.

Buyer paid $30 for express shipping. So I hurriedly packed the item, printed the shipping label, and flew to the post office to drop the item. Phew!

If you happen to follow this series, let me know if this was used on screen.

I told Jay that we sold another one for a TV series.

"Na sad?" (Again, he answered.

Now, I'm back to cleaning. 

By the way, I earned a 3260% profit from the sales. Cha-ching!

My vintage store on Etsy, click here--- JUNE22.