It’s A Miracle–It Grows.

All right—everyone that grows plants. Have any good experiences or bad?
I’ll start off—I gave my outside plants some Miracle Grow and they died. I had some pretty new guinea impatiens in two pots. They were doing well–but I thought could use some vitamins. Not—r.i.p.
The funniest flop–in plants is when I bought a cute Donkey Tails. It looks like little balls strung together, It was reduced at the local supermarket (red flag-right?). So I brought it home—put it in the corner of my bedroom.
It looked so nice and green. I watered it–and a few days later—noticed some of the balls on the floor.
So I went over to it and touched it—and almost all the balls of the plant start rolling off onto the floor. There was nothing left to the Donkey Tail Plant. It lasted two or three days.
I am glad when things grow. It does seem the plants have plans of their own.

©2017 Craftvamp-Sally J
pink now

donkey tails

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Beware Of Zombies And Updates

I want to caution all you computer owners….on installing Windows 10 Creator. It was an update from Hell. At first –it seemed good—with new features–virtual reality….3rd printings. It wasn’t offered as a choice —which is very wrong—because this machine belongs to ME! It was just installed and took a long time. At first it worked….but then froze up my machine.
Nothing is wrong with my computer….but I got a black screen and a zombie machine. Way to go—force it on people. The machine wanted to do a disc fix but that’s their crap excuse for almost ruining my computer.
I was able to get it back by working on it. Nothing is wrong with my disc or computer. It is this stinking update. So I was able to go back to a previous Windows 10 version.
Go give this nonsense to other computer users and leave me alone.

©2017 Craftvamp–Sally J

When Is A Dollar Bill More Than A Ten Dollar Bill

I had a weird experience today. What day do I have that I don’t? I went to the gas station. I was paying for the gas before you pump it. I gave the clerk a ten dollar bill and several others. He looked at it (was korean) and said the ten doesn’t look right. He held it up to the light.
Well that bill was with some I had. I said–I will give you a twenty instead. I looked at the bill later and it had the all the markings of a genuine bill. But I checked the date on it and it is a 1934 Series A ten dollar bill.
So maybe this bill is special. It is in good condition. I had it with some money I saved from a special day.

©Craftvamp-Sally J

Not A Bargain–Beware

When you are shopping in the food store. Beware of those packages of vegetables that are marked special priced and packaged in a cell pack.
I bought some peppers. Peppers are high here. So I thought a good buy. Not. When I opened it up to cook. Two were a little soft. Three reds and a green.
So I was cutting and tasting one of the reds. Yuck. It was moldy in the inside. So watch out for that great buy.

©Craftvamp–Sally J

When Poems Live On

I wrote this poem some time ago.
Then one day I saw this contest in a magazine. It was for a poetry site where
you submit for an anthology poetry book.
Yes–prizes where supposed to be awarded.
The book it was supposed to be in was expensive and designed beautifully.
Your poem could be on mugs, magnets and more.
Well–I never won one of the prizes. But some time later—my poem appeared
on a poetry online website. Daily people could vote on whether they liked it or not.
Just because I submitted to one contest (I obtain copyright to this poem)—it seems like they say went forth and multiplied.
Which goes to say—you never know what you are getting into.
So here is my poem. I found out it is on Poetry.com—currently.

Dainty Dandelion

Dandelion, dandelion
How did you get your name
It is quite a shame
The way people pluck out
Your dainty yellow head
Peeping shyly out of flowerbeds
Tossed out of lawns, dead
Sitting so shiny and bright
It does not seem right
Something so pretty
Considered a noxious weed
Would you believe
Is a first hint of spring.

©craftvamp–Sally J