June 20, 2017

When You Ask the Universe For Something, Be Specific

A couple of years ago, I saw a turquoise gnome in someone's front yard. I know you're not supposed to covet your neighbor's goods... but, damn, I coveted that gnome in my heart...

Mainly because I'm obsessed with the color turquoise, as this photo demonstrates...

If someone wanted to sell me the London Bridge, all they'd have to do is paint it turquoise and I'd be in. (Did you know the London Bridge is in Lake Havasu, AZ?)

Anyway, I searched and searched online, but couldn't find one. So I asked my sister, who loves to go garage-saling, to keep her eyes peeled - after all, you never know what you might find at a yard sale.

Shortly after that, I was with my sisters shopping and we went into a store that was a mix of odds and ends. I was hot, so went outside to sit in the shade.

A few minutes later, here come my sisters - all giggling - and the yard-saling sis says she's found me my turquoise gnome!

Only he was a mere inch tall.

Isn't that nutty? I asked her to find me a turquoise gnome, and within like 2 weeks - she found one! And it was, technically, exactly what I'd asked for. (He was also missing an ear...)

This was an important lesson in being very specific about what you ask the universe for!

Fast-forward to a few weeks ago... I was on terminal-hold with the bank, and trying to think of something mindless to do on my computer while I waited. From some bizarre corner of my brain, the idea to search for a turquoise gnome popped up.. make that, a proper yard-sized turquoise gnome complete with two ears.

Off to eBay I went, where - cue the heavenly choir of angels: "Ahhhhhhhhh" - there he was!!

And now he's mine! I love him so!

Rita loves him too...

Rita has also taken this lesson to heart.
(Note the word on the sign above Rita...)
Ever had a wish come true? What would your pet wish for?

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37 comments:

  1. Turquoise is my favorite color too! Most of my clothes tend that way, as does my jewelry, coffee mug, bedspread....I actually have to consciously NOT pick the stuff in turquoise!

    That gnome is really cute. You can find most of your (material) wishes on the internet!

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    1. I have a lot of turquoise clothes too (and raspberry). But I try to mix it up a bit... cuz once I was shopping in a turquoise top and buying 2 more turquoise tops and the salesperson commented on it... and I kinda realized I had a problem... :)

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  2. Great gnome much better in larger size

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  3. That gnome is so cute and I'm glad you found it. I think Booker T would probably wish for a never ending treat supply - he's so food motivated it isn't funny. I'm not sure what Cassius would wish for and I fear it might scare me :)

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    1. Rita's not super food motivated - but treats! Boy, she loves treats.

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  4. Love them. I kinda want your turquoise drinking glass too.

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    1. I must admit, that was at a place we rented. I need to start searching for those too! (The set was 4 different colors - and of course everyone knew the turquoise one would be mine... Need to find a set of ALL turquoise.)

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  5. Blueberry wished for a dish of hamburger patties...and well...you know how that turned out.

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    1. Poor, poor Blueberry. See.... she wasn't specific enough. She wished for a dish of hamburger patties, and it appeared. She should have wished to EAT a plate of hamburger patties.

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  6. Back in Ithaca, I used to see "fairy houses" in people's front yards. They were tiny houses under trees that would be just the right size for your first turquoise gnome.

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    1. Yeah, I actually keep him in this little planter-type thingy I have that's full of succulents, and somebody said it looks like Pandora (from Avatar... and, well, it did before some of the succulents died off and I replaced them...). Anyway, so he's got his little Pandora that he lives in. He's happy there.

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  7. Who would ever think to make a turquoise gnome?

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    1. I know, right? So random. But once i saw one, I had to have one!

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  8. That is a beautiful color. I can't even imagine what either Boys would wish for, but if I had to, I think Jax would want to have the ability to climb a tree after the squirrels and Harley would love a good nights sleep without Jaxson bothering him.

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  9. Love the gnome and the color!

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    1. Isn't he great?! (He's in the backyard... we have an orange front door, so now I'm thinking I shoudl start wishing for a bright orange one for the front yard...)

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  10. Congratulations on your persistence and acquisition of the turquoise gnome. The tiny one is cute.

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  11. Both versions are adorably cute. P.S. LOVE the toes, too. Turquoise is one of my favorite toe polish colors. So happy and cheerful and really goes well with somewhat tanned feet. 😇

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    1. Right now my toes are shiny turquoisey-green. Have you ever seen those shiny green beetles?? My toes kinda look like one of those...

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  12. Wishes are good. It's best to say them aloud.

    I'm sure your sister loved looking for you too. I had a friend who loved the movie Office Space. (I don't get it, but . . .) One day I found a red Swingline Stapler, thought of him and just HAD to buy it. I giggled for days until I could give it to him.

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    1. Oh, I love Office Space. Maybe you have to have worked in an office. (The part when they do all gangster on the fax machine cracks me up.) And the red Swingline Stapler... classic!

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  13. ha! I LOVE turquoise! I use it all the time in quilts. I sewed another star hexie with turq. yesterday! The gnome is adorbs.
    I want to talk to you about living in San Diego... we three could move there from MD and I hear it has good air quality. Looks like housing is over the top expensive tho... LeeAnna and Milo

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    1. Turquoise is awesome!

      Yes, SD is quite expensive... (actually, it seems like everything is expensive here. Used to compare my vet bills w/ my mom's in AZ and they were WAY bigger) but we love it here. Shoot me an email if you have specific questions and I'd be happy to try to answer them.

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  14. Oh my gosh, I have a friend who is so into turquoise too. Her house is filled with it! It does make her easy to shop for, because it's everywhere, isn't it? Really, who woulda thunk they'd make a turquoise gnome? LOL

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  15. Since we were just talking about "This Is Spinal Tap" on Facebook, all I could think of when you were presented with the tiny gnome was the 18-inch "Stonehenge"
    BAAhahahahaha

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    1. Hehehe. Been ages since I've seen that. Need to watch it again.

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  16. Congratulations on finding your gnome! Both versions are cute and look like they fit in PERFECTLY! I just got a Pedi yesterday and wish I had gone for a more summer like Turquoise! ;-)

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    1. Yes, time for summer colors on the tootsies! :)

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  17. hello pooch smooches its dennis the vizsla dog oh hay wow yoo askd for a turkwoyze nome and yoo got a turkwoyze nome maybe he wuz smal but he wuz not just enny nome with his missing eer he wuz vincent van gnome!!! i bet if yoo giv that littel nome a payntbrush he wil prodoose sum tiny masterpeeses for yoo!!! ok bye

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    1. Hahaha. Dennis, your dad is a riot. I'm going to always call him that from now on!

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  18. That's funny, it is true, you must be specific with the Universe, because she can sometimes have a twisted sense of humor...

    Sampson of course wants lovies, while Delilah wants food. They are such polar opposites.

    I'm glad you found your Gnome!

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