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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