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Sinking Fast

Well, my friend is moved, finally.  The drama in her life is over, but the drama in my life is about to crank up full steam.

My life is selling on eBay at a startlng rate and I spend much of my time wrapping packages and making mailing labels. Report cards are due Friday and I’ve not started them yet.  I may be noticibly absent for the rest of this week.  Be patient with me.  I’ve not forgotten you.

Quilly is the pseudonym of Charlene L. Amsden, who lives on The Big Island in Hawaii. When she is not hanging out with Amoeba, she is likely teaching or sewing. Or she could be cooking, taking photographs, or even writing. But if she's not doing any of that, she's probably on Facebook or tinkering with her blog.


  1. OMG, I remember it well! GO! GO!

    Probably, the packages aren’t guaranteed for VERY QUICK, QUICK, Really Fast, or fast delivery…are they? Won’t next week do? I hesitate to tell you……..but…………………………….I worry about you…….Judy

  2. Hoooo Boy! Breathe! Relaaaaaaaax…. prioritize!

    Quilly… I just have to tell you that you are absolutely wrong about me! People LIKE me absolutely LOVE people LIKE you! 🙂

  3. It’s ok, Quilly, we’ve all got to prioritise our time. I remember eating, sleeping and dreaming report card comments at that time of year. It’s one of the things I don’t miss from teaching.

  4. titanic — hope floats, and I am full of hope.

    Polona — thank you. I appreciate your willingness to wait.

    Judy — I need to get the package out quick, fast, so I don’t have a chance to lose track of what I am doing. There is a back up on my long term memory, so I am pretty much working on short term right now ….

    As to worrying about me, are you one of those folks who think I do too much? I still tend to think of myself as a slacker and think I could do more — but I am not certain I could do it well.

    Dr. John — YOU will wait, but will the folks in Pidgeon Falls?

    Mumma — I am postponing teaching …. tomorrow I am giving my students Wasabi Peas to taste and design advertizements for. They can write taglines andf do art, while I sit at my desk and do report cards. Yes?

  5. Glad your things are selling. That’ll help with the moving expenses – as well as lighten the load. I always thought that selling on ebay must be a lot of work and pretty time consuming….watching the bids, taking care of the monies, mailing, etc. Things will slow down soon – you’ll be out of school!!

  6. Jackie — I will never again post 27 things to sell on the same day! It never occurred to me they would all go, or how much time it would take to prep them if they did! I’ve got it down to a system now and it isn’t near as hectic. Plus, I have learned to use eBay’s postage meter, so no more standing in long lines at the post office.

    Other good things about eBay: I could never do a yard sale from 4-9 p.m. each evening. Virtual yard sales require much less setting up and taking down, plus they do not require the seller to be fully dressed while dealing with customers. Last but not least, my customers shop from all over the US and its territories.

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