Monday, September 15, 2014

Chocolate...Hat! :-)

      Sooooo...what's new with you?! ^_^ Clearly, there's not much new with me...except hat after hat after hat!! LOL And considering the week I had last week, hat after hat after hat sounds like a whopping good time!...TRUST ME!! ^_^

      My new schedule with the PCA (personal care assistant) is working great! I feel more organized and more productive these days. I was even able to go through my closet and gather all of my scarves and shawls for washing today! :-) I know. It doesn't sound like a big deal, but it was one of those things where I kept saying: "I have to do that!"...and somehow five years went by and it never got done!! :-))

     But now it's done! :-) ... And uhhhhh...who knew I had that many clothing accessories?!! O_O I could've started my own colorful shawl and scarf shop!! :-]

      My shawl and scarf shop will have to wait it's turn though. First I have to open up a button, shoe, old jewelry, and hat shop! LOL

      Speaking of hats... ^_^ ...This is the new chocolate brown hat I finished last night! :-) ...

      And, lo and behold, is that one of my buttons on the side?!.....Why yes it is!! :-)) Now only a million and a half buttons left to use!! ^_^ ...

      And yes...those are a pair of my earrings that Shequita is wearing! ^_^ She spent half of yesterday bald. I figured it was time for her to 'feel like a woman'!! LOL 

      This morning, early, I started another hat! ^_^ I'm making it with some Caron Simply Soft paints yarn. New to me!...

      I don't know how the hat will look in the end. I couldn't visualize it in a hat. I immediately 'could' see it in a scarf though!...So.....stay tuned! We'll all see it together! :-)))

      In the meantime...back to the hat-making business!! Go, Wuglyees!! :-) Have a good week, everybody!! ♥


A snow storm on the way,
finding out you're hard in debt.
Somehow it's not so bad,
if you have melted chocolate!

Bad news everywhere,
want to throw your T.V. set.
Thankfully there is music
and some deep dark chocolate!

Doggie had an accident,
a long trip to the vet.
A waiting room with lots to read,
but you can nibble chocolate.

Grocery shopping too.
While you run in there to get
dinner for the evening
you can grab some chocolate!

Okay, you know what's coming.
Are you sick of this poem yet?!
If you are, just roll your eyes,
and sit and eat some chocolate!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

"Smile, Honey! You're Gonna Be On My Blog!!"

     As I mentioned yesterday, I finished hubby's crochet hat! ^_^ He picked out the colors, and the buttons for the side of it! :-) And he loves it! ... I'm missing the brown still, but WHATEVER!! LOL I think it's a pretty cool Fall/Autumn colored hat! :-) 
      Unfortunately, the moment that I picked for taking photos of hubby in the hat didn't fit in with the moment hubby 'wanted' to take photos of the hat! ^_^ He was on his way somewhere, to do something else, and I insisted vehemently insisted...coerced...wrangled...badgered...requested that he let me take a few shots of his new hat first! ^_^

     I told him: "People are gonna think you don't like the hat, Honey!...SMILE!!" ... The above photo was as close as he could muster at the time! LOL

      Oh Well!...I wasn't really after a smile yesterday anyway. I was after some good shots of the hat! :-)) And I got 'em!!! ^_^ ... I'll have to get my smile today!! ^_^

      He's already in a better mood this morning!...It might be the fact that he's looking at my pre-washed hair flying all over my head! :-)) At the moment I look like a 1970's afro-wearing, back-up singer for 'The Supremes' or something!!...but my afro is waaaaay bigger!! LOL...And, even though hubby tried to take photos of my head today.......Uhhhhhhh......NO!!!!!!.....You will not be seeing that smile-worthy moment on this blog!! LOL Hubby's smile is much bigger today though!! ^_^

      Instead, you can smile at these cute earrings I found on Etsy! :-) ...

      I'm off to play some 'Supremes' music and get my hair washed before my meeting. ^_^ Have a good rest of the day, Y'all!! ♥

Go-Go A Dancing

Oh! I remember dancing
late into the night.
Boogying and shaking
up until the morning light!

Nothing like some music
to take your cares away.
And while you're there a-shaking,
there your problems all will lay.

It's a great relief
to be dancing all around.
Smiling as you shimmy
with your 'poundage' going down!

Going to a go-go,
hip a-snapping. Finger too.
If you hear the music
there is nothing else to do!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Happy September Saturday!

      What I want to say right now is: "And so it begins!"...and I wanna say this about Fall/Autumn!...but actually, September started 13 days ago! So, it isn't the beginning. It's more like the middle of it! LOL It's just that I'm finally feeling it today...via dark skies, impending rain, and pumpkin colors all over everything I look at!! ^_^ Yep! Fall is beginning!!

      The above Etsy treasury by Alicja W. is a confirmation of it! :-] There's Fall/Autumn colors everywhere!! :-) And my tiny crochet necklace (below) fit right in!...

      Actually, the hat I just finished for my hubby would've fit right in too!...

      With a hint of cooler weather in the air, I offered to make hubby a new pull-on hat. I was thinking that I would make it with navy blue, gray, and chocolate brown...BUT I didn't have any brown in the house at the time. (I do now though! ^_^) So I told hubby to pick three colors out of my extensive stash of Caron Simply Soft yarn...

      These are the three colors he came up with...persimmon, country blue, and soft gold...

      They very much have the look of Fall/Autumn colors, don't you think?! ^_^

      As soon as I can get some photos of it...and maybe with my hubby wearing it! ^_^ ...I'll share them with you! :-)

      If I'm being honest, I still wish it had some brown in it! :-)) But hey!...I can always make another one!! LOL ... But first I have to finish the three new ladies hats on my list! :-) Stay Tuned!!...Sorry there isn't anything more interesting to talk about, but you know how it goes! I call it as it lies! :-)) Have a good rest of the weekend, Everybody! ♥

Fall Is The Tree

Fall is the tree,
with its colors all set free
in the orange and red you see,
and the golden leaves in the
honey-colored harmony
of a busy bumble bee.

Its so beautiful that we
don't even have to pay a fee
for the stark tranquility
that just fills our heart with glee.

Fall is the tree,
and it makes us hit our knee,
and thank God so humbly
for the unlocked door and key
to our visual memory.
All the other seasons flee,
but the fall is the tree.

Friday, September 12, 2014

'Virtual Friday' Catch-Up!

     Hello! :-) Yes...I'm still alive! LOL But even I was surprised at how many days have passed by since I blogged!! What is it?...three?! :-)) Three days without blogging may not seem like a lot to most people, but for me it's a lifetime!! ^_^
      I was in a habit of blogging every single day! But my personal...offline...schedule has changed dramatically lately, and I'm trying to get used to it. And trying to figure out where to fit the time for crocheting and blogging and everything else in! Not easy!!
      I can tell you that I now have a PCA (personal care assistant) whose here with me every day. She's really, really nice! :-] And hubby loves here attention to detail! She does whatever dishes he doesn't get to before he goes to work, helps with laundry, cleans my C-Pap machine for me every day, and is available to help me out with anything I need! :-) It's really taking a load off of our minds!
      And we're trying to get my wuglyees etsy shop back in the 'SALE' category!! It's been practically invisible lately!! O_O And we can use the money these days....badly!!!...So if you know anybody that needs some crochet items, send them my way, will ya?! ^_^
      In the meantime, I'm a hat maker extraordinaire!! LOL And this is the beginnings of my latest one...

      I'll show you the finished hat in a minute! :-) First, I wanna share with you that I still have hummingbirds...YAY!!! ^_^ ...

      I can barely see him! :-)) But....they are kinda little!! :-) 

        Not as little as bumblebees though...and we have lots of them still in the backyard these days too! ^_^ ...

      It may just be my mind playing games with me, but I somehow remember this time of year as cooler, with no hummingbirds left...and no bumblebees!! O_O Why we still have so much activity in the backyard is a mystery to me!...A nice mystery though! :-)

      Boy!...Look at how I'm yapping on and on!! :-)) ... I'll stop now!...and show you my colorful hat!! ^_^ ...

      It was funny how it looked almost like a different hat every time I changed colors! :-) ...

      And the flower brooch gave it yet another look! :-) ...

      I must admit...I don't like the back seam. The next time I do these may colors I'm gonna have to figure out how to make that seam a bit more invisible!...but for now...OOPS! There it is!!! LOL

     I may need a hat on my date tonight. Hubby and I are gonna be going over to the opening day of 'The Big E'! ^_^ We're gonna walk around and check out the other crafts being displayed, and the animals, and catch a LIVE show too!! ^_^
      What are you doing on your date tonight?!...Or this weekend?! ^_^ Whatever it is, have a good time!!! ♥

Have a good weekend!

Spend some time with your kids,
do the errands you been meaning to do,
do a little grocery shopping,
maybe make a chicken stew.

Organize your messy space,
clean the closets, throw things out,
watch a little mindless T.V.,
and replace the bathroom grout.

Take a walk around the park,
play some board games with your friends,
maybe even cut your hair
(but just a little bit, off the ends).

Take a trip to Grandma's house,
do some gardening in the yard,
give new projects a little finish,
but nothing that might be too hard.

It's the weekend, after all;
It's your week's tail, at a wag;
No need for scurry, hurry, rushing.
No! You want this time to lag!

Monday, September 8, 2014

And Another Hat Is Heard From!

     Do you 'rememerah' yesterday, when I told you that I was pretty sure I was all done with Etsy treasuries, and how I told you that it would probably be a while before you saw any more on the blog?...Well...say hello to today!...and let's call it 'A While'!! LOL
     Yep! midnight last night there were two more treasuries in my Etsy 'convo' box!! ^_^ ...

    This soft and pretty pink flowers treasury (above)....and this blue-themed beauty (below)!!...

     They both featured one of my crochet brooches! :-) Of course there were other cute items from the different shops too!...but since my mind is kinda anxious these days, I just wanna move!! ^_^ Although I want credit for the fact that I did share a few of the items!! ^_^ Anybody gonna give me credit?!!!!....Oh Well! I guess I'll still survive!! LOL

     I guess I should be completely honest and tell you that I'm also watching the U.S. Open men's tennis tournament right now too! :-)) (Kei Nishikori against Marin Cilic) I'm having a real problem getting into it though. There's no 'Baby Boy' (Rafa Nadal), no Roger Federer, and no Novak Djokovic!! O_O It's almost unbelievable that there will be a completely new champion this year!!!

     Oh Yeah...and I'm also crocheting two hats at the same time (alternating the rows! ^_^)! I think just about anybody would be a bit anxious with all of these scenarios, don't you?! ^_^ ... Please forgive my dark photos, but I wanted to show you...sorta, kinda...the hat I finished yesterday!...

     It's not in my Wuglyees shop yet. I'm trying to wait until I finish the other two hats, and can get some decent photos!!...Speaking of which, here is where the other two hats are at the moment...

     The lighter colors were easier to photograph when a cloud went by! ^_^

     I'm gonna make flower brooches for all of them too...just in case the buyers want to wear them with a flower on them! :-] Or if there ARE a buyer for them!! LOL Sales are real 'slim pickings' in the shop these days. Like, for instance, NONE!!! LOL But I'm hopeful that my $20.00 hats will make all the difference!!!....Ha! ^_^

     In other news...there is no other news!! ^_^ Not that I can talk about anyway!...or that you would want to hear. TRUST ME on that one!!!!!!!! Ugh! Therefore I will just keep moving on! ^_^ Hubby has the house smelling like a whole lot of deliciousness, and it's adding to my anxious!! ^_^ But in a good way this time!! :-) Have a good rest of the day, Everybody!! ♥

No Rhyme Or Reason

I've never written a poem
that didn't have a rolling rhyme.
In my head that's how I see words.
Rhyming lines come every time!

No matter what the subject,
'food', 'crochet', 'hubby's bike'.
In my mind I have to find
a word that sounds alike!

Have I written words on paper
without rhyming every word?!
Yes I have! About my father,
and my backyard hummingbird.

But when I think of poems
I can almost tap my feet...
as if music is now playing,
and I'm rhyming to a beat!

Is this every Poet's way?!
I don't know. I just know ME!
But if I wrote about it,
it would be a rhyming soliloquy!