Sunday, October 28, 2018

Flea Market Madness, Foreign Food Markets, the Business and Other Issues


This old house is at the end of our neighborhood.  I often wonder what the story is behind it.  Who lived there and what was their life like.  Did they farm?  And so forth.  And what was our neighborhood like back then when someone lived here - was it a dirt road with cows?  lol

George and I had an early morning.  We went to take his car to Usery's garage.  George drove by and saw they were open but then by the time we went to take his car there, they were closed.  So Usery doesn't get the business this time.  We've tried for two weekends to get the RAV4 to his shop.  He's not open when we are off.  So off to the other place in town that we go.  Both trustworthy.  We will take it today and drop it off and George will stop on the way to work tomorrow and leave instructions.

So then we went to the Flea Market in downtown Nashville.  I cannot believe I didn't take pictures but:  1) I was worried about what was going on with me  2)  To take any pics would be to take pics of a lot of other people too and I don't like doing that.  3) I was all wrapped up in a rain coat and bulky.  For the same reason as not wanting to get my camera out were a lot of the same reasons I didn't want to buy much of anything. We did buy a few things.  But there was just a glutton load of people.  lol  I knew it would be crowded but at times it was even hard to move.  You are always in someone's way or someone is in your way.  I guess I just wasn't in the mood for a crowd.  Sometimes it can be fun.  But I was cold and wet and grew grumpier as the day went on.  That was the down sides.  The fun sides is that in the buildings where it was warm and not raining, it was fun to see the nostalgia.  

The real interesting time was that we found a cafe with seating and for comfort food sake - I got a cheeseburger.  That oughta plug up any remaining issues!  lol So I even added fries since I hadn't had any and they were the good thick kind like you get at restaurants.  Was thinking someone would be finished at their table by the time we got our order.  

Nope.  So there we were with order, wrapped in rain garb with packages and my big heavy purse.  Two big ole' barges trying to find a place to sit.  George scored a seat outside the restaurant on a bench.  I took my rain coat off as the rain had come to a fine mist only.  I used my rain coat to sit on to keep my back end from getting wet.  I think George just sat on the rainy bench straight out.  We put packages b/w us and purse b/w my feet and I sat and ate.  

Well, my burger was half raw - certainly red in the center and I get mine well done.  Now I was worried that my tummy issues would be even more of an issue.  I ate most of it due to starvation, lol.  And the fries were a God send.  But a gust of cold wind blew as if it were a devil blown straight out of the Andes mountains and the gust went for my napkins and blew them down the way.  I let them blow.  I was not able to get up quickly.  I'd have tossed everything.  During the time we ate a guy with a trash can parked his load right next to us.  Really?  Smelly garbage while I try to eat my God send of a burger and fries?    He must have read my mind.  He left.  

Oh no I forgot ketchup.  Oh well.  George, knowing I was about at witts end, went and lovingly retrieved ketchup as he had inhaled his burger in his uncomfortable wet seating arrangement.  And then I hurriedly dipped and ate my fries as the gentle rain came back and the cold wind blew.  How miserable.  I think that was probably the most miserable of meals that I have ever had.  I finally decided enough that I was done and I didn't even eat all of it.  So I went to throw my plate away - and of course the trash man was no where near.  Of course not.  George had me stay with packages and he threw it away.  I was relieved to throw on my coat again.  And we found an inside building to walk through to warm up.  

I tried to enjoy the rest of the time but really had visions of warm PJ,s a lazy boy and a book.  lol  We did manage to see some interesting things so it wasn't all miserable.  I did not enjoy the outside though as it was really cold and wet.  But the inside became more pleasant as we warmed up.  We did buy a few things. 

I was glad to leave and get to the car.  We went to the Asian Market next - well I call it that but it's really the Bangkok Market.  It's in Nashville off of the Harding exit and kinda hidden around the area where the I 440 interchange is. 


I was happy and warm again and not bombarded with wall to wall people.  So I took some pics. 





So we went to Black Abby after that.  We had a coupon for buy one and get one free beer.  When does that ever happen?


Happy faces back on and I realized that had not any issues!  ;-)  

And we had a good time there watching a family play Jenga and it got really tall and fell eventually and all the kids squealed with glee and laughter.  It was cute.  We laughed too.  We planned a few things and talked.  We looked things up in Hot Springs to see what we wanted to do there in a few weeks when we head there on the way to and from TX.  

And we went to eat at Applebees nearby b/c we had a card there.   All of our day was in this one area.  I called it our "Harding Area Excursion". 

I picked a meal with fewest calories.  



And discovered they had a dessert called "brownie bite".  A small serving.  Oh yeah.  Hit the spot.


Then we went to a Russian market that was nearby.  Aleksy's.  Take a peek at the caviar.  Woah!  No we did not buy any.



George did buy some kind of meat there from the deli.


He loves grocery stores and breweries of all kinds.



This is in the same parking lot as the Applebee's restaurant.


You could tell how dark the day was.  

We DID buy Tugie a tee shirt at the flea market for $5.  We have another outfit for her too which is even warmer. T shirt material is good b/c it breathes better. 


I need 3 or 4 more.  So maybe she can have some to swap out until I can get laundry done.   
I'm thinking two days in a shirt will be good.  It seems to help her a bit.  She gave me a kiss when I put it on her as if to say she knew what I was doing for her.  She never minded us dressing her up when she was younger. 

Well, George and I rested when we got back home last night each doing our own things.  I watched some of my YouTube shows.  And went to bed at 9:30.  George read.  And this morning I got up around 5:30 or 6.  I began on the laundry and cleaning kitchen.  When I got to my desk, George wanted to plan a bit over the next month or so to align our calendars. 

So, I'm supposed to pick out my Apple Watch very soon.  
We are going to get our new fridge after Texas b/c we don't have time to deal with it.  We are going to go look at them the night of Halloween though.  lol We do odd things at odd times. 

I'm truly excited about both of those things. 

I have also had to look at when we will have time to decorate for Christmas.  Next weekend I'll begin bringing things upstairs and trying to organize or start the transition from removing the fall items - to dusting and then placing the Christmas items.  Because of our Texas trip we will be more behind than ever putting it up.  I want it up when the season begins.  Once it begins it's here and we will be all over the place trying to shop and wrap and do parties.  I can't do all at once and work too. 

Someone had asked about our sleep support spray.  We have a lot of products that are a part of our nutrition and wellness system.  We have immunity products and energy products and healthy aging products as well.  You can check out the link above called "Transform your Life" which leads to a video and you can see what it is about.  And email me from that same website if you want me to help you with your goals and see if this is something that will help you.  You can also earn some really good money from it just from sharing with two people and helping those share with two people.  The comp plan is amazing.  I didn't even want to do this until people were interested.  I've not even been sharing that much or that often and have money coming in.  I can't imagine what would happen if I really worked at it.  lol  I mainly enjoy it and glad it's helping me and if I can help others too then I'm glad. 

Someone wondered if the system had been the cause of my issues.  I really don't think so.  I've been it on it for a while now and it never had caused any of those issues.  But I did have a frozen meal that was supposed to be all natural and such and I'm wondering if something went awry with that.  I also didn't keep it frozen like it suggested. I usually let it thaw and heat it by lunch time.  It was almost like a bacterial thing.  And then I could not get it regulated.  So I'm more back to normal life than I have been in a while.  I finally took ProBiotics and some other OTC meds, along with tumeric, cinnamon, and ginger pills.  I did not have major issues yesterday nor today.  So things are returning to normal.  Not perfect but more normal than they have been as long as we keep going in the right direction.  

So still have a lot to do but I managing to get most of it done!  My new 2019 calendar came in.  I am excited to begin planning some of my marketing campaigns for 2019 which will be directed toward the building of my specific team in this business.  I'll be looking for specifically selected candidates that I want to be a part of my team and build the business in this health/care wellness business with me.  I also will be joining a gym and will be having to shake things about next year with my schedule and in life itself.  January kicks the fun off with NYKO in Phoenix.  It is going to be an amazing year.  And one of transformations of several kinds.   I'm looking forward to it.  

Til then I'm going to enjoy each day and do what I can and when I can.  I'm also going to take the down time when I need it and family time as well.  It's a lot to pack in.  I've learned a lot and have prepped well, and have made some progress without even half way having the time to try.  So next year we'll be bumping it up a notch or two in many ways and in many places.  

January 2019 also brings the RV show!  I will get to go to my first RV show.  I love RV's so much I ought to be selling them.  lol  Anyway, I'm really looking forward to that show.  I want  to make a list as well and figure out what all I want to see so I make sure it is meaningful.  I also want to see if any of my favorites on YouTube will be there.  I doubt it but there will be a meeting of them if they are.  

See my side bar for shows on YouTube that I watch. I watch RV'ers and also those out there sailing the world.  I doubt I will do the latter.  But the lifestyle intrigues me.  I think I was meant to be free out there in the world.  And at 55 I've finally decided to go for this dream. But it'll take me a little bit to accomplish.  I've seen several others do it so I know it's possible.  I want become financially free and be able to see the things I want to see.  I will do this.  People on our team are already doing it!  It's very exciting.

And I'll leave on that point.  And will finish doing some things around here before we head to the store.  I have to get buns and hot dogs for work next week.  I am busy tomorrow night with the business and Tues night get my hair cut/colored (I'm adding more blonde).  And Wed is Halloween and that is when we need the hot dogs for.  And Wed night George and I go out so I'll have to come in and change - lol!  I just now thought of that.  I will have George take a pic of me dressed up.  
I've got to practice my outfit.  I hope it works. 

Well, I need to go.  We have such weird weather.  It was so cold yesterday.  This morning it was warm and mild and now it's warm and windy - like really windy.  Crazy.  George is fixing a roast for tonight.  But better go get my shower in.  

Take care. 



1 comment:

  1. Tuggie looks so cute in that new shirt. Good Idea. Sorry your day out was so wet and raining, but at least you had a few good places to get in and get warm. Nice you have your trip to look forward to. There should be lots to do and places to see !

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