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Friday, January 29, 2010

Rain For An Over-Active Lemon Tree and My Top EBay Sales of the Week

Rain in Arizona is like an over-due drink of water for a marathon runner.

The transformation is amazing.

Trees stretch and are finally able to do so without breaking dry, brittle branches.

Flowers bloom and fill in the gaps of what is normally a brown dusty backdrop.

The wind blows and there’s just a ting of moisture moving through the cool air.

Yellow grass catches morning dew and holds onto it for dear life.

Children play like they're on vacation.

Every morning, I pick an orange from the backyard tree. It quenches my thirst like nothing else. I don’t know why Florida get’s all the attention from the citrus industry.

I have a lemon tree that reminds me of an over-active dog.

It’s just so happy to be alive.

It produces more lemons then I ever know what to do with.

Last year, it broke a major branch. Why?

Because it couldn’t carry the weight of its fruit.

This year it’s threatening to do the same thing.

Do you ever feel like this?

Overworked and under-picked?

Or maybe just over-picked.

I’m using the lemons as fast as I can.

The kids get home from school and we make lemon-aide icees.

Only in Arizona are lemon-aide icees even desirable in the winter.

Here’s the recipe.

Squeeze the juice of three lemons (by the way, I paid $3.00 at a yard sale for this retro super sweet juicer).

Pour lemon juice into your blender.

Add ½ a cup of sugar (more if you like it sweeter).

Add 4 frozen strawberries.

Fill the blender with ice, then add water to the top.

Blend until smooth.

Share with all, and be prepared to make another within a few minutes.

Like the lemon tree, my EBay sales have been lively and abundant.

Here are my top EBAY sales of the week.

Abercrombie & Fitch! You rock and this week, these Women's size 12 lowrise flare jeans sold for $31.00.

Gap Overalls, my unpredictable friend. Does it make a difference if you are XL. I think so. This week, you sold for $25.49 Way to go!

Men's Ralph Lauren Jeans. Waist 46, length 30. Sometimes these hard to find sizes sell really well. At $20.49, the seller and buyer both have a great deal.

Banana Republic, Size 10 NWT $79 Pants, you never looked so good. $14.99 is a great profit for me and an even better price for the lucky buyer.

Men's Abercrombie & Fitch does almost as well as the women's. These hot button fly 32x32 vintage jeans sold for $20.50.

Dollar Day is every Thursday at your Phoenix Valley Goodwills. Get out there and see what you can find.

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