Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Do You Have Different Times For Different Kinds Of 'COMFORT FOOD'?


      I know the header question is kind of an odd question to be asking when you're looking at a pair of crochet slippers, not food! :-)) But I didn't have any pictures of the food. I ate it all up!! LOL So you'll just have to settle for the conversation we're about to have about it...while you look at a few of the 'comfort slippers' I have listed in my wuglyees shop right now! ^_^

 (by wuglyees)

      Why am I talking about 'comfort food', you ask?!...Because I was having one of those days over the weekend where I was slowly eating some 'Ben & Jerry's' ice cream off of a big soup spoon while thinking about a well-done cheeseburger. That's why! LOL It was at that moment that I realized that some of the incidents of late, incidents where I would have had one kind or the other of a certain kind of 'comfort food' to get me through it, had crossed over each other, and I wasn't gonna be able to comfort myself with food to get through it!!...Well, not with one kind of food anyway!! LOL
      Money problems, health problems, disappointments, discouragement, people I love getting into trouble with the law....you know, things that make you need huge vats of some kind of comfort food!!...or hours and hours of hugs, and lots of prayer!!
      Frankly, what's really getting me through it is lots of love from friends and family, prayer, Biblical reminders, my brand new Bible student's attentiveness, and projects to crochet! :-) 


 (by wuglyees)


      
         Okay....and food!!! ♥ ^_^ ... When there's not enough money at the end of the month I focus on the comfort of a great big chef salad with ham and cheese folds, ripe-thin sliced tomatoes, black olives, lettuce, green and red bell peppers, black pepper and hot pepper flakes!...YUM!...and it all seems better! ^_^


       When I get that 'out-of-the-blue' phone call that harbors a brick-load of bad news, followed by an email saying that the news is even worse than I first thought....UGH!...I sit down with a big spoon, and a pint of 'Ben & Jerry's' 'Chunky Monkey'...and chew my way to calm!! :-))


       When I move unexpectantly and throw my shoulder out of place...OUCH!...I holler for hubby to bring me a bowl of chicken noodle soup, or a hot chocolate to sip on...and eventually I relax enough to fall asleep...where I'm not in pain, or thinking about pain, for at least a little while!
       Of course, food isn't the cure all to end all!! In fact, it usually doesn't change anything really! But I sure have enjoyable comfort thinking it does!! ^_^ ... Am I the only one who does this?...I think not!!...I'm sure some of you have what I call 'Go To' comfort foods!
      When someone has lied to you.......French Fries!
      When the check that they said was in the mail...isn't actually in the mail!....a grilled cheese sandwich!
      When there's no more money to spend on comfort food!...an egg sandwich with pickles and mayo! LOL (Sometimes you have to find comfort with what's left in the fridge!! LOL)
       Yes! There are loads of other comfort foods that are not so bad for you, like baked chicken with a vinaigrette dressing, cabbage soup, cottage cheese topped with a pineapple ring and fresh tomato, and many many more!! I'm sure you could name a few! ^_^
      


      But whatever the food, for whatever the situation, my question is why does it seem to work?...Even if only temporarily?!...I suspect, in my case, that it has something to do with the way I was comforted through hard times as a kid.
     It seemed that through all of the hard situations of my childhood...having to move from place to place, watching my baby sister being given to other adoptive parents, my parent's divorce, and OTHER stuff! Some of it really YUCKY STUFF!...there was always food!
     I sometimes dream about the food of my childhood: homemade biscuits and gravy, peach cobbler, turkey cornbread stuffing, bacon, fried chicken, meatloaf, hash browns, homemade french fries, hamburgers, homemade jam, etc....*drooling*...Oh yeah!...COMFORT!!! :-)
 



      And today, with aching joints because of the rain, what do I have...uhhhh...comfortable slippers, and a dream! LOL And prayer!! ^_^ There's no 'comfort food' in sight!!...unless you wanna call leftover cabbage and a boiled egg 'comfort food'!! LOL But, for that to be the case, you'd have to be comforting a walrus whose been cooped up at the zoo!!! LOL I guess I'll stick to my dreams!! ^_^ Have a good day, Eaters!! ♥

Fast Food!

Tasty, salty, satisfying.
Bloating, coating stomach lining.

Greasy, cheesy, burger grinder.
Gassy, thick, intestine finder.

Crispy, long, french fries a-plenty.
Chocolate, peppermint, green and minty.

Salads; veggie, seafood, chicken.
Fried and floured, finger lickin'.

Hoagies, subs, and roast beef stew.
Catfish, dash of hot sauce too.

Pizza, mushroom, peppers, tomato.
Apple fries instead of potato.

Catch-up, mustard, condiments.
Onion rings? I'm on the fence.

Frosty, frothy, milk shake sip.
Coffee Coolata, do-nut, dipped.

No matter if it's hot or chilled.
Definitely a happy meal.

Monday, May 11, 2015

So...Like...I Took A Little Pause, And Then.....!!!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/183793450/purple-hair-clip-crochet-flower-hair?ref=favs_view_3

      So, it was like this...one day I was in my groove, talking my head off and crocheting every chance I got, and then something serious happened in my family...and here I am, a week later, wondering where I am, and if somebody got the license plate of the train of life that hit me!! ^_^ I can't tell you what happened because then I'd be talking about somebody else's business on 'my' blog! But just trust me when I tell you...it was SERIOUS!!
      It's taken me a few days to digest the news and try to get my land-legs back under me. Now I'm back to the hunt for smile-worthy things, and flowers, and hummingbirds! :-) Yes! The hummingbirds are back!!! They've been entertaining me for about a week now. A necessary flying smile in the sky, and sitting on the feeder. ♥
      This post is not 'me, back to usual'. But it is my forced post to try to get me back in the mood to blog...because, frankly, I haven't wanted to do much of anything lately! I think it's my brain trying to take a hiatus, or re-group, or veg-out, or whatever!! LOL I know it'll get it back together soon. In the meantime I'll just say a quick "Hi!", ask if you all have any news to share, and share a couple of etsy items that made me smile today. :-) ...

https://www.etsy.com/listing/182788823/black-crocheted-sweater-elegant-and?ref=favs_view_2

https://www.etsy.com/listing/208355932/vegan-summer-yonka-shoes-all-handmade?ref=favs_view_1

      And share a couple of flowers I made for a repeat customer this week...

https://www.etsy.com/shop/wuglyees?section_id=6606659&ref=shopsection_leftnav_9
https://www.etsy.com/shop/wuglyees?section_id=6606659&ref=shopsection_leftnav_9

https://www.etsy.com/shop/wuglyees?section_id=6606659&ref=shopsection_leftnav_9
https://www.etsy.com/shop/wuglyees?section_id=6606659&ref=shopsection_leftnav_9

    And share a pair of slippers I just listed in my wuglyees shop! ^_^ ...

https://www.etsy.com/shop/wuglyees?section_id=6765903&ref=shopsection_leftnav_6

https://www.etsy.com/shop/wuglyees?section_id=6765903&ref=shopsection_leftnav_6
https://www.etsy.com/shop/wuglyees?section_id=6765903&ref=shopsection_leftnav_6

      Hopefully over the next few days I'll get my 'talking groove' back! Until then, just hang in here with me, will ya!...And talk amongst yourselves. LOL See you soon! ♥

Head High, Little Girl

Keep head high, little girl.
And your heart as an open book.
Think good thoughts of who you are,
so other girls can take a look.

Your self esteem, little girl,
should be pumped up wherever you can.
But shouldn't depend on prettiness,
or the sugary words of a man.

Your self esteem needs to be balanced.
Not arrogant or smug at it's core.
For the sun does not rise and set on you,
but nor is garbage dumped at your door.

So keep head high, little girl.
And your heart as an open book.
Your self esteem will then be lifted,
and the whole world will take a look.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Pretty..............Ugly?!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/223549859/black-butterfly-headband-butterfly-hair?ref=favs_view_4

      Hi! ^_^ I'm not here for a long drawn out conversation tonight...*and you can stop hooting and clapping at any time! LOL*...but I did wanna share some pretty things, and some ugly...*scratch that*...some 'not so pretty' things that I made myself! ^_^
      The header photo is showing one of the pretty things! I love pretty butterflies on a headband, don't you?!!...And the only thing they have in common with my 'Ugly Wuglyee' style bedroom slippers is that they both have black coloration included on them!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/231334802/size-11-crochet-house-slippers-charcoal?ref=shop_home_active_1

      Of course, my slippers also have other colors! Some charcoal gray and black print, and olive green soles! :-) ...

https://www.etsy.com/listing/231334802/size-11-crochet-house-slippers-charcoal?ref=shop_home_active_1
https://www.etsy.com/listing/231334802/size-11-crochet-house-slippers-charcoal?ref=shop_home_active_1
https://www.etsy.com/listing/231334802/size-11-crochet-house-slippers-charcoal?ref=shop_home_active_1

      They're like some 'throw-back' colored slippers from my favorite generation...the 70s!! ^_^ *♫ Staying Alive, Staying Aliveeeeeeeee! ♫ :-)) ... What can I say?!....Oh! I know what I can say! I can say that what they lack in 'pretty' they make up for in 'comfortable'!! ^_^

     Moving on to the other 'pretty'! :-) ...
 
https://www.etsy.com/listing/105157147/crochet-chocolate-strawberry-coaster?ref=favs_view_12

      I love Monika's coasters!! :-) They almost look like real chocolate-dipped strawberries!...but..like...chocolate-dipped strawberries that you can eat your peanut butter cookies and milk off of!! ^_^
      Speaking of peanut butter cookies! :-)) ...


      These are my other 'ugly'! :-] They were a quick meal for some desperately 'desserty' bakers! ^_^ Me and Mr. Wug I mean...of course!! LOL...


      Our cupboard was kinda bare, but we found a way to make some deliciously ugly cookies anyway!! ^_^ There were only three ingredients: a cup of peanut butter, a cup of white sugar, and an egg! Seriously...that was all!!!
      We had to preheat the oven to 350 degrees, mix the three ingredients until they were smooth, and put them on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper for 6 to 8 minutes!! :-) (Our oven took a little longer, so I guess that old adage about a watched pot never boiling has some truth to it!!...at least it does when it comes to watching ovens for cookies to brown!! LOL) 
      They weren't 'pretty' when they came out, and they weren't as crisp as I like my peanut butter cookies to be, but they sure were good!!!! ^_^ Our dessert craving was thoroughly satisfied!!


      There was only enough milk for one of us to get a glass to sip on with their cookies...You'll just have to guess which one of us drank it...and shared a sip or two. :-)) No...those kind of manners are not 'pretty'!...I'll have to work on that...tomorrow!! Ha! Ha!...Goodnight, Y'all!! ♥

Cooking

Flipping, Frying,
Flambeing, Filleting,
Burning, Browning,
Paring, Pureeing.

Boiling, Baking,
Mixing, Making,
Simmering, Scaling,
Sifting, Shaking.

Cooking, Crackling,
Cutting, Coring,
Sprinkling, Spattering,
Patting, Pouring,

Broiling, Battering,
Steeping, Steaming,
Timing, Tossing,
Cubing, Creaming,

Slicing, Scrambling,
Turning, Toasting,
Melting, Measuring,
Rinsing, Roasting.

Dipping, Dicing,
Skimming, Sauteing,
Poaching, Peeling,
Mincing, Microwaving.

Gathering, Grilling
Basting, Barbecuing,
Hacking, Heating,
Scoring, Skewering.

Standing, Stirring,
Rough, Tough,
Kitchen, Ditching,
Had Enough!

Sunday, April 26, 2015

It's All About Being Blue Around Here...But Not The Way You Might Think!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/216012640/palermo-blue-backpack-leather-leather?ref=favs_view_6

      Considering how many blog posting days I've missed lately, and the fact that hubby is out of work again, it would be reasonable for you to think that I might be emotionally blue!...and I wouldn't be mad at you for thinking that, considering I do have my days!! :-) But all of our immediate bills are paid and we're still not at each other's throat from being too underfoot of one another, so we're good!! LOL
      The blue I was talking about was first this!...

https://www.etsy.com/listing/216012640/palermo-blue-backpack-leather-leather?ref=favs_view_6

      It's a gorgeous blue leather bag I found in this Etsy Treasury!!...

https://www.etsy.com/treasury/Mzc4NjMwNDV8MjcyNDg5NDk5Mw/darkblue-lightblue?index=8&ref=l2&atr_uid=

          If you like at the items in the treasury you'll see how much fun I had clicking onto each shop and checking them out! ^_^ All I can say is that it's a good thing I don't have any money!! LOL If I did, this bracelet might now be mine!!! :-) ...
 
https://www.etsy.com/listing/231010100/blue-sponge-coral-bracelet-set-blue?ref=favs_view_5

      And, then again, maybe not. All of my extra money would be going to yarn for slippers!! ^_^ Although I didn't have to buy this yarn...


      ...I've had it for a while. I haven't known what to do with it!...Should it be a baby blanket?...a baby sweater?...baby booties?...
 

          ...Eh!...baby booties are kinda close to baby slippers, so that's what I'm making!! ^_^ Why not! I'm already in slipper-making mode!! ^_^
 

      I'm gonna be making some boy's sizes (3,4,5,6,)...
 

      If they come out nice, maybe I'll make some girl slippers too...in pink! ^_^ I have LOTS of pink yarn already too!! And I know how to 'girl up' some slippers...with some flowers!! ^_^ ... Okay! The flowers aren't for the girls. They're for me!! LOL

      Anyway!!! ^_^ ... I made a pair of 'Ugly Wuglyee', size 11, slippers yesterday! O_O I took photos of them today, but I haven't gotten around to editing them, or listing the slippers in my wuglyees shop! But I will!! ^_^ And, some time or the other, I'll show them too you......When I get enough self-esteem, so as to not care what anybody thinks of my ugly babies!! LOL I'm not quite there today, but....maybe tomorrow!! ^_^

      Enjoy the rest of your weekend, Everybody!! ♥

Everything Is Getting Older

Everything is getting older,
past it's time, and rusting fast!
No matter how many times you oil it,
Somehow, still, it doesn't last.

Everything is getting older.
Even veggies just from the store,
have now browned and withered up.
They're not all shiny like before.

Everything is getting older.
Old dogs included, people too.
Even babies, from the womb,
start getting older, just past brand new!

Everything is getting older,
like real good books, with tales all told.
But, Wait a minute! Some books are good!
That's why "To read" will not get old.

Everything that's getting older
doesn't harm us and displease.
Just think of wisdom in the aging-
that's with people and with cheese!

All the things, those getting older,
showing marks and scars of time,
just need a tad bit more attention,
or just a small aged glass of wine!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Shhhhhh!...I'm Not Really Here!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/221646139/crochet-music-note-appliques?ref=favs_view_1
 
      Hi! :-) ... Just so you know, I'm here, but I'm NOT really here! LOL In other words, I just woke up from a nap and my mind is still under the covers dreaming about some soft music being played on a street corner in Italy!! ^_^ But since I'm awake now, I thought I might as well share some of the music with you!! :-) ENJOY!!...and see you tomorrow. ♥




 I Love A New Experience

I love a new experience!
No matter how it's learned.
A fact that's new to me,
or a new food that I've burned.

A place I've never been,
or a person I've not known.
A book I've never read,
or a gadget on my phone.

A song that's not my norm,
or a craft I've never tried.
A veggie fixed a new way,
whether boiled, sauteed or fried.

I love a new experience!
A new jolt for my old eyes.
To make my life worth living,
and each day a great surprise!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Now, Why Didn't I Think Of That?!!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/171649826/hippo-crochet-basket-pdf-crochet-pattern?ref=favs_view_4

      What a cute basket!!! ^_^ It has all of the things I love...creatively!..all in one place! It's crocheted...it's colorful...it has buttons...it's practical...

https://www.etsy.com/listing/171649826/hippo-crochet-basket-pdf-crochet-pattern?ref=favs_view_4

      ... and it has a flower!! :-) I'm imagining it in blue, and pink, and green! And all I keep asking myself is....why didn't I think of that?!!! LOL

      I guess the reason I didn't think of it is because I've been preoccupied with other things...like slippers!! :-)


https://www.etsy.com/listing/230754518/size-8-crochet-slippers-baby-pink-and?ref=shop_home_active_1

https://www.etsy.com/listing/230754518/size-8-crochet-slippers-baby-pink-and?ref=shop_home_active_1

https://www.etsy.com/listing/230754518/size-8-crochet-slippers-baby-pink-and?ref=shop_home_active_1

      These pink ones are the ones I finished today. In fact, they're already in my wuglyees shop! ^_^ Yes! I'm 'on it' today!! It must be the sunshine, snow-less backyard, and the hummingbird sighting!! ^_^ YES I DID!!! ^_^ Can you believe it?!!!
      Of course, it was only one hummingbird! And I actually sighted him while he was checking me out and wondering where the feeder was! O_O ...Oops!!...We hadn't even THOUGHT about putting up the feeder yet!!...But, "HELLO LITTLE HUMMINGBIRD, IT'S UP THERE NOW!!!!" :-) 
      Now it's back to the crochet hook...after an episode of 'Chopped' (a cooking show), and maybe a short nappy-poo!! ^_^ ... and BAM!!...that makes two blog posts in a row!! LOL Do I dare say 'I'm on a roll!'.......Naaaaah!!! We'll just play-it-by-ear!! LOL Have a good rest of the day, Y'all!! ♥

Ode To Flowers

Ode to all loved flowers,
whatever color, shape or form.
You enthrall with sheer delight!
At other times, make my heart warm.

Whether photographed or made,
growing tall out in the yard;
In a vase or porch-side planter,
or just naturally unmarred;

Please know you always make me smile,
and lift my mood when I am down.
The world would be a different place
without a lot of you around!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Just Putting My Foot In It!


       I don't have much to talk about it today. But look at where I am still!! LOL Over here talking about nothing! Just putting my foot in it, so to speak. ^_^ And I'm sharing these 'foot photos' because I just listed both pair of these crochet slippers in my Wuglyees Etsy shop! :-)
 

      The ones in the header photo are blue and white, size 8. And the above slippers are black, size 10. (Just so you know though, I can do them in a lot of different sizes, 6 to 13. In other words, as long as you're not a big foot...I mean a real BIG FOOT!...I'll give it a try!! LOL)
 

      And the photo below came from another recipient of a pair of free drawing slippers! ^_^ 
 

      Hers was the last free pair on my list! :-) Now I'm making 'em for the shop! ^_^ I'm hoping somebody still wants some cozy tozies! :-)) {Sorry Yaya, I had to steal your expression. It was calling to me!! LOL}

      In other news, hubby is still on the hunt for a job that works in our schedule! It's gonna be tough this time. My health and our age is making things kinda tough! *blink, blink* We're not in panic mode or anything though....YET! ^_^ It's just a matter of time before something wonderful will show it's lovely head. We just know it!!!...And if not, we'll keep on using Scarlett O'Hara's positivity training...knowing that 'Tomorrow Is Another Day!" ^_^ By the way, tomorrow is another day...and I'll see you then! ^_^ Have a good rest of the day, Everybody! ♥

Good To Be Alive

Trouble breathing, bills galore,
family problems and all that jive.
I don't care how bad it gets.
It's good to be alive!

Jobs and money, your fair share,
of which you are deprived.
But even so, no matter how it goes,
It's good to be alive!

Migraine headaches, family loss,
careers you can't revive.
Oh yes, debilitating,
and yet, still you are alive!

Injustice, fearing the worst
because of planes that don't arrive.
And while some didn't make it,
for most it's good to be alive.

While trouble in this world
will long continue, grow, and thrive,
For those who see it's end
It will be good to be alive!!