Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The Teddy Bear Roundup

Good morning everyone.
Well lets hope today for me starts on a better note.
Yesterday after my early blog post,
I could not find my purse nor money.
I did find my purse eventually...but not my money.
Bob gave me some so I could have breakfast.
(I could have used my card)...
(but it was my birthday money I was looking for)
Then I had trouble just getting my coat on.
After 3 attempts, Bob helped me.
I told him then it was going to be one of those days.

Sure enough about a mile and a half up the road,
I see blue and white flashing lights behind me.
Am hoping when I pull off the road that they go by me.
I get pulled over by the police.

She asked me first where I was going.
{To work ma'am}

Do you know why I pulled you over?

You have a broken headlight and you crossed 
the fog line a few times.
{Sorry but I did not know I had a light out,
nor did I realize I went over the line}
[I'm sure she must have thought I was drunk]
[just tired]

License, insurance and registration please.
[I hand her my wallet with my license]

Need you to take it out of the wallet.
{So sorry}

Then I told her as I grab for my purse once again,
that finding anything in here today was going to be a miracle,
as I had such a messy purse.
Even told her that I knew it was going to be a bad day,
and even told my husband that before I left the house.

She shined her flashlight on my purse 
[I grabbed out a bunch of papers]
***Managed to find my insurance***

I will be back she says and if you find the registration,
hold it out the window for me.
{I know I have it as my birthday was just Saturday,
and the new tab was put on}

She says nothing and walks away.
[GEEZ...I say to myself]
[Manage to finally find my registration]
[In the dark I might add]
***That was an accomplishment in itself***

After what seems eternity....all of maybe 5 minutes,
she comes back and I hold the registration
out the window like she said. 

She looks at the registration with her flashlight.
Folds it in half.
Hands me everything back and gives me a warning.
[WHEW...I say to myself]
{Thank you officer}

{Do you mind if I ask which light is out?}
I don't know. Its one of them in the front.
[Really I say to myself]

{May I go outside and look?}
No it will be safer for you 
if you look at it when you get to work.
{Ok, thank you again}

She goes back into her SUV,
I drive off.
She pulls a U-turn and I continue on to work.

I still had a half hour drive to work....
still dark...and am now worried which light is out.
The next town up, I stopped behind a car
at a traffic light and saw my car light reflections,
and then knew it was the driver's side light that was out.

Now I am even more worried, as I did not want anyone driving into my lane... so I am hugging that dang fog line.
Just hoping another officer does not pull me over.

Long story short,
I call Bob at work, 
he buys a light for me before opening the store.
He replaced the light last night.
{I left work before it got dark}
Now all is good.

One can only hope.
Today is another day.

Hope you enjoyed seeing my teddies for the holidays!
Much better than reading my pathetic story I bet.

I have many friends and family doing police work.
I know the officer was only doing her job,
and I am very grateful now that she pulled me over.
As would never have known about my light.
They truly are only doing their job to protect and serve.
Thank you for all that you do!!!

Teddy Bear Roundup Blessings To All!


  1. Well that was quite the morning. I love your teddies but the hooked rug behind them is pretty sweet

  2. Oh, boy, at least it was a warning. I know you will appreciate this story. This past summer, I was called to buy some items, it was town about 45 minutes from me. I scored on some super cool stuff and with van full, I head toward home. All of a sudden about 10 minutes into my drive on a country road, I see lights...what?!? So I pull over, same question..do you know why? I said, no officer, I know I wasn't speeding...and...I'm just off a great pick, look my van is full! I was thinking about all my treasures...well, I guess I was too busy to see a stop sign on a 3 way T in the road...to my defense, I was on straight road...but, people have been T Boned there and have passed. Needless to say, that junk cost me an additional...drum roll....$175!

  3. I was busy reading your story, I forgot to look at the pictures. lol. I'm sorry your morning was sucky. I hope the rest of the day went better!
    hugs, jessica

  4. Oh my what a way to start a day!!! Why is it that when we get pulled over, everything is a mumbo jumbo and we find ourselves digging for documents and not finding anything quickly??? It is always a big scary when pulled over even if you catch a break. Thank heaven Bob was able fix the light before you had to travel home!! Your Teddy story with photos is so cute!! They make a very festive Christmas addition to your home!

  5. wow what a morning some days are like that.like you just want to go back to bed and stay there.

  6. oh no!! what a morning you had!! hope everything is fine now..

  7. Well the good news is you did not get a ticket :)
    Did you find your money?
    Love all your teddies.

  8. I LOVE the pictures 10 and 11 from the top. The mix of fabric which I love to use with some greenery and of course lots of pin lights. I have tonnes of them! I found you on Pinterest.


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