Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The Pennies from Heaven Post

It's a story that HAS to be told!

I look for pennies on the ground when I walk. I have for quite a few years. I used to just think of it as "Luck" but now I view them as the proverbial "Sign from God".

You see I am not what most people would call "Well Off". In fact I live way below the poverty level. You know what though? It's ok because I never want for anything. I have food, clothing, shelter, my cool stuff, my friends, a great family. I have more than enough.

But I don't have a car which is why I walk everywhere. And in walking I find pennies, and other coins of little value. This is what happened to me today:

I was walking to catch the bus to Champaign when a series of events led me to my first penny of the day. Next I found a nickel crossing Main Street (Honorable REO Speedwagon Way) in Champaign. I went to FedEx and then the Art Coop were I saw this art piece

I thought "Well that's weird" lol

After I got back from FedEx in my boss's car I found another penny in the parking lot. Wow, I'm on a roll! I get all the way back into the building and was ready to get on the elevator when I remembered I didn't lock the car so I went back out and there I found ANOTHER penny in street!

Yeah to you it may only be 8 cents but to me it's a blessing.

Monday I found a Canadian penny in the middle of the Chiropracter's parking lot down the street from my house.

I don't spend these coins I glue them to a small canvas with Matt 6:33 on it- Keep seeking first the kingdom and His righteousness and all these things will be added to you.

ETA- I found another penny when we were leaving for home- My all time record is about 40 cents in pennies and dimes up at the Jewel Osco parking lot in Lombard. The snow removal people pushed the snow into a corner and all the change with it.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Still Collecting

Once a collector always a collector. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. As of right now my obsessions are:
  • Large/unusual bird scarecrows or sculptures
  • Chinese looking tins from the 50s and of course knitting needles and crochet hooks to go in them
  • Crinoid Fossil "Indian Beads"
  • Old pictures
  • China with roses especially unusual pieces
  • Whatever those stone encrusted things are- I have an official collection of them now that I found my third piece, a knob at Hobby Lobby.


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Humanitarian rescue in back alley

Strange sight on the way to the Kingdom Hall Sunday. I  had to go out and investigate after I got home. I rescued the baby doll and will clean it up and make it some funky new clothes. It's a Cabbage Patch Doll from 2004.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Ice Jam at Bird Sanctuary (or as we used to call it The SWAMP)

The weather outside is frightful still. Took these pics Thursday out near the boardwalk where the bird sanctuary is off West Newel Road.