Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The Case of the Stolen Sunglasses!

Christa, Robert and I were out running some errands.
for lunch.
Stopping by some stores.
And then a quick stop at
for some yummy ice pops!
Walking out the door,
I turn to take a pic (of course) of Christa and Robert in front of The Hyppo
when Robert realizes he left his sunglasses on the counter by the register.
Christa and I go to the car as he goes to retrieve his glasses.
When he comes out... no glasses!!
He's positive he walked in there with them, and
 that they are in there, somewhere, in someone's possession.
Instead of driving away, he goes back in because he had noticed a security camera.
Christa and I are still in the car waiting....enjoying our pops.
I'm voicing my lament of missing out on the photo op with popsicles!
Also, saying over and over...
"he was in the try on room at Marshall's...
he had to leave them there!
We need to get over to Marshall's quick!"
All they while I'm thinking...."Kiss those glasses goodby!"
Robert comes out with a # for the manager, makes a call telling the manager he wants
someone to look at the security footage as he's sure the glasses were on the counter.
Hmmmmm, I'm thinking, let's not rule out Marshall's!
As we start to drive away,
 Robert pulls back over to go in one more time,
sure that an employee has his glasses, as there were no customers after us,
 and wanting to give them one more chance
to come clean.
He comes out empty handed
saying that the cashier was acting suspicious!
Christa suggests...uhhhh, maybe she's acting nervous!
these glasses were very special to Robert
as you can see from his instagram post from that day....
Notice his quote,
" pair of glasses I ever owned.
You will be missed."
Fast forward to the next night....
I'm sleeping in Jessica's guest room but in my half-asleep state,
I can hear Jessica laughing away.
 I get the full story the next morning...
Christa had called Jess
 and asked her to go look in my purse...
apparantly, after looking at the security footage,
the manager called Robert and asked him if
 "that woman in a black shirt with brown trim was with him in the cafe"
Robert says "yes"... so the manager tells him...
"Well, she picked up your glasses and put them in her purse!"
Oops...mea culpa...
can I blame it on my subconscience!!...
"The subconscious mind...
automatically reacts to situations with its previously stored behavior responses.
AND, it works without the knowledge or control of the conscious mind.
This is why we are generally unaware of our behavior,
in fact most of the time we are not even aware that we are acting unconsciously"
I think so!!!

Anyway, Robert,
these glasses are pretty great...

I hope you get them back!!!

For a few months now
I have in my possession
a pair of subscription sunglasses
 that I "found" in my car....
is there an owner out there?!?

Saturday, August 9, 2014

The Hummingbird Story

I think I want to turn into that
person who
walks the nature trails with a
pair of binoculars around their neck and a
Nat Geo guide in their back pocket.)

I've finally decided on a favorite bird.
it. was. hard.
 a kite or a spoonbill or a hawk or a robin, etc, etc, etc.

there were a couple of instances that
helped tip the scales.

First this,
a note from Rachel...
(I love this story of the hummingbird, and some legends, I believe, are true!
And thank you, Rae, for this lovely compliment!)

And then this happened...
Michelle's story,
 but I don't mind living vicariously through others
(right, Diana, as you trail ride through the mountains of Wyoming!)

In Mish's words,
"Saved a hummingbird who wore himself out in our garage.
 He couldn't figure out how to get through the door.  We left it open for him.
Poor guy was so tired I was able to hold him for 30 minutes.
Our awesome neighbors had fresh food
and soon he was feeling well enough to fly into the nearest tree.
His name is Henry."

Michelle got to hold and feed a hummingbird.
I count it a very, very special treat if I even get to see one!
Look at how comfortable he looks in her hand!
How very special!
 (If you look closely at the first picture, you can see his tongue reaching for nectar)

Googling birds and Native Americans, I found this...
 are viewed very positively in most Native American tribes. They are associated with beauty, harmony, industriousness, and integrity. In legends, Hummingbird is often portrayed as a healer who helps people in need, and sometimes plays the important mythological role of fire-bringer."
My goodness, some lessons to be learned from this
tiny, fragile bird!

So there you have it-
one major decision in life made...
 you are my favorite!