These past few weeks have been so stressful for me. Let's begin on the medical front.
About three weeks ago, I went in for my routine eye exam. The doctor gave me a peripheral vision exam, and noticed a visual defect in my lower left eye. So I had to go back the following week to repeat the test, and then had to go to an opthamologist. He then examined my eyes again and I had to repeat the visual field test, which I again failed. Good news at that point was that my eyes themselves looked good, and the nerves and everything were fine. So then I had to get a brain MRI to see if there is anything of concern in my brain which is pressing on my optic nerves or inflaming anything... You know, like multiple sclerosis or a tumor... Well great news! I found out on Tuesday that there is nothing of concern in my brain! The doctor says I am a medical mystery. Chances are it is a birth defect in the way my nerves fused together and it just hasn't been detected until now. I get to go to the neuro-opthamologist in January to see if he has any theories, but it appears to be non life-threatening. After all, I went 25 years not even knowing I have a blind spot!
That was a huge sigh of relief. Well then today I tackled my other stressor... I finished my final projects for both of my graduate classes. I keep telling everyone, it's not that the classes are hard, it's just that they are time-consuming! My case study was all I've been thinking about for the last week. But everything is done, all the citations were entered, the work samples copied, and inteviews put on DVD. Tomorrow night I present and then I'm done till January... Hoping for A's... :)
Now is time for me to get caught up with my odds and ends. I am ready to get back to working out (I gained 3+ pounds last week at Weight Watchers!) and I am ready to dive in on holiday listing on eBay. Recent sales:
Halloween Fall Thanksgiving Hershey's Kisses Pumpkin Spice 4/Four Bags NIP
Sold for $25.99 plus $6.00 shipping; purchased for around $3.00 a bag (Kroger).
Thanks to Julie at The Thrifty Momma Says for encouraging me to go out and check for seasonal candies! It's worth a look! I have some gingerbread Oreos to list as well as candy corn M&Ms.
NEW NIP RARE BLUES BLUE'S CLUES BIRTHDAY PARTY ACTIVITY MAT PRESCHOOL NICK JR
Sold for $15.99 plus $7.00 shipping ; purchased for $2.92 at VOA.
I purchased several of these back in the summer and they have a great sell-through rate. You probably already know this, but decor and toys from preschool shows do well, especially as their popularity runs through quickly but they keep getting new generations of fans.
VINTAGE BROWN SOUP'S ON UNITED SOUP MUG CUP UNITED AIRLINES
Sold for $7.99 plus $5.00 shipping; purchased for 15 cents (yes you read that right) at VOA.
Remember those days when they actually fed you soup on airplanes? Yeah, me neither...
LOT OF 4 BLANK TDK MC90 MICROCASSETTE CASSETTES TAPES NEW NEVER USED
Sold for $9.99 plus $3.00, cost me nothing! Apparently someone at DH's work was cleaning out her desk... DH's boss grabbed these and gave them to DH... Said to give them to me to sell on eBay... It's all a matter of who you know... :)
NEW NIB NIP Star Wars The Clone Wars EMBO CW33 BOUNTY HUNTER HASBRO FIGURINE
Sold for $9.99 plus $4.00 shipping; purchased for $3.99 at discount store... purchased a bunch of these, hope to unload them during the holiday season...
Happy Thanksgiving & Black Friday sales to you!