Sunday, April 20, 2014

.......Plus The One I Forgot Yesterday!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/181730930/lena-lawson-counted-cross-stitch-chart?ref=favs_view_16

      What a beautiful morning it is! :-) Surprisingly, though, it's not the beautiful morning I thought it was! O_O I thought it was Saturday!....Uhhhh...apparently I lost Saturday somewhere! ^_^ Imagine my surprise when I came to the blog this morning to post the new finds for Saturday...

https://www.etsy.com/listing/185163071/1920s-pink-copeland-spodes-tower?ref=favs_view_2

https://www.etsy.com/listing/169495372/kitschy-plastic-flower-pot-hanging-swag?ref=favs_view_1

      ...Only to find out that it isn't Saturday at all...but Sunday! O_O WOW!...Where did Saturday go?!...Hmmmm...I do have some vague Saturday images in my head....of some belly pain...some potato soup...and a Roger Federer versus Novak Djokovic tennis match that Roger won!!! :-)
      I was intending to post about all of that too...yesterday...Saturday! ^_^ But...uhhhh...I forgot to post them!!...So today I'm posting the post I forgot...and posting today's post...Sunday! ^_^

      Today's post is sweet and simple. :-] That's the title of the treasury that one of my tiny lapel pins got picked for!! :-) ...

https://www.etsy.com/treasury/MTg3NzM2Mzh8MjcyNjA1MzAyMg/sweet-and-simple?index=0&ref=l2&atr_uid=

      This treasury has a smorgasbord of stuff in it! ^_^ You can click on the treasury and go over and check out the individual shops if you like...My tiny lapel pin seemed out of place in there to me!...
 
https://www.etsy.com/listing/122267522/crochet-lapel-pin-tiny-1-inch-blue-gray?ref=shop_home_active_10 
https://www.etsy.com/listing/122267522/crochet-lapel-pin-tiny-1-inch-blue-gray?ref=shop_home_active_10

       But I was thankful to see it there just the same! ^_^ It means that someone is still looking at my shop!! :-) ... By the way, the few tweaks I made to my shop listings, and my shop announcement, have made a bit of a difference to my Wuglyees shop traffic! :-) It hasn't translated into sales that much so far, but I'm still hopeful!
       Okay...I'm off to find the rest of my...Sunday!! :-) I don't wanna lose it the way I lost Saturday!! LOL Have a good rest of the weekend, Everybody!...And don't let the rest of this Sunday get away from you either!! ^_^

Sunday Mornings

Sunday mornings are for quiet,
and for music in your ears.
Not for fretting over business,
or for struggle, or for tears.

Sunday mornings are for worship,
or for time to just relax.
Not for schedules that need keeping,
or for dealing with the 'Quacks'!

Sunday mornings are for slowness,
sipping on a cup of 'Joe';
Getting ready for the new week,
when you have to 'Go! Go! Go!'

Sunday mornings are for birds,
crows and woodpeckers alike.
Or for pancakes on the griddle,
or for snowy morning hikes.

Sunday mornings are for color,
and for spousal 'chitter chat',
and for doing a bit of reading,
or writing poems that end like.....that!    

Friday, April 18, 2014

It's A Beautiful Day To Go Somewhere, And Do Some Stuff!!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/181739893/lena-lawson-counted-cross-stitch-chart?ref=favs_view_17

      It's just a beautiful day today...so far, that is! :-] As DUDADAZE cross stitch says: 'The sun is up. The sky is blue...' And considering what my day was like yesterday...I'll take it!! It was...hmmm...how shall I say?....interesting!
      I was gonna try to give you the play-by-play of yesterday's activities, but when I was trying to figure out how to write it I realized that if I told it as it happened I'd have to give you details that might hurt someone's feelings. So...I won't get into it. Just trust me when I say: 'It was interesting.' And let's leave it at that!
      Instead of 're-hashing' yesterday, let's talk about what I'm going to do today...'Virtual Friday' Date Day! :-) Hubby has today off from work. YAY!! It's gonna be a nice long weekend...with NO STRESS!....I hope, I hope, I hope!!
      We're gonna just relax and smell the roses!...provided we can find some growing somewhere!...
https://www.etsy.com/listing/26789484/fine-art-photography-apricot-orange-rose?ref=favs_view_3

      Then we're gonna take some time to laugh!...at each other, the television, the ringing telephone, our 'To Do' list, and at anybody who thinks that we're gonna be doing anything serious and important today! ^_^ Ha!... 

https://www.etsy.com/listing/28014876/laugh-sterling-ring-modern-word-name?ref=favs_view_5 

      We're gonna do some Friday 'date night' dancing!...Or some semblance of said dancing!... ^_^ ...
 

https://www.etsy.com/listing/121156621/flamenco-dancer-illustration-on-vintage?ref=favs_view_1

      I can get hubby to dance with me for sure if I play some Ella Fitzgerald or Louis Armstrong! Oooo! He loves jazz!! :-]

       And I am gonna have a bit of chocolate today!...(Me, not hubby. He can't eat chocolate, or have caffeine, without it doing strange things to him!...Things that I don't want happening on my 'Date Night'!!! LOL)... :-) ...

https://www.etsy.com/listing/20927097/chocolate-piano-for-music-lovers?ref=favs_view_2

      By the end of this weekend I hope that hubby and I are as relaxed and happy as pigs in slop!! ^_^ ...
 
https://www.etsy.com/listing/24279074/pot-bellied-pig-family-original?ref=favs_view_4

      ...Or, at the very least, somewhere with a 'virtual' sunbeam shining down on our 'flip-flopped' feet!! LOL...

https://www.etsy.com/listing/155272359/crochet-flower-clips-sandal-clips-flip?ref=favs_view_6

      As usual when it comes to my 'virtual Fridays', I'm sure we'll have a good time as long as we're together, and we eat something good, and listen to some good music!...because, if not, you really can't call it a date, right?!! ^_^ 

https://www.etsy.com/listing/181723840/lena-lawson-counted-cross-stitch-chart?ref=favs_view_16

      Oh Yeah!...I didn't tell you where we were going on our 'virtual date'! ^_^ Here's a hint: half of the shops featured on the blog today are from the area that we're headed to! ^_^

      Look at that!...I hardly remember what yesterday was like now! :-)) Not really. But I've worked hard to achieve this level of memory loss! So don't you try to make me remember yesterday, ya hear!!!! I have to remember some steps so that I can do some jazz dancing!! LOL...Have a good weekend, Everybody! ♥


Dance

Life is a dance, they always say.
It has a rhythm and a rhyme,
It makes you set a pace for it,
while it flows in the stream of time.

And dancing has expressions
that I think are kinda neat,
like dancing eyes, and dance of joy,
happy dance, and dancing feet.

Whatever dance you do today,
I hope life pleases you.
It really doesn't matter how.
Just dance! I hope you do!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

No Words.....

(Vintage Websters New Ideal Dictionary by AmeliaBedeliaVintage)

      I'm sorry for the late post, but it's been one of those kind of days!!! I'll be back in the morning to tell you all about it. Well,,,maybe not 'ALL' about it! ^_^ But the part I can tell you, I will! :-]
      I'll find some words in my sleep tonight. LOL Until tomorrow.......I'm O-U-T! ^_^

I don't feel like talking

I know you won't believe this,
but I don't feel like a chat!
I don't wanna talk today.
That's just not where my head is at.

I'm not all giddy gabby.
I don't feel like spilling words.
I wanna sit and watch the weather,
or the clock, or maybe birds.

My non-communication
only happens now and then,
so enjoy the tempered silence
while I keep a quiet pen.

Tomorrow may be different.
I may talk your ears right off.
You may not get a word in edge-wise,
so today...go play some golf!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Would You Dress Up In These?!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/162245592/personalized-two-dogs-gift-fingerless?ref=favs_view_5

      It's been an interesting day. It started out with snow on the ground and a temperature of 29 degrees!...Now, all of the snow has disappeared from the yard, and the green grass looks as though there never was snow there in the first place! O_O
      So, just on the chance that winter has decided that it's not ready to go yet, I thought I'd share a few 'cover-ups'! :-) First, some cover ups for your hands!...Some fingerless gloves that have 'gone-to-the-dogs'! ^_^ ...

https://www.etsy.com/listing/162245592/personalized-two-dogs-gift-fingerless?ref=favs_view_5

      I always say how impressed I am at the talented people on Etsy, but gloves where you can personalize your doggie onto them?!...WOW! :-) You can wear them when you go out to walk the dog, make some 'Woof! Woof!' noises, and totally confuse the dog altogether!! LOL

      Frankly, I don't want to give winter that much attention!! ^_^ I'm gonna pretend it never snowed, and that tomorrow I'll be able to put on a bikini and go to the beach!.....Bahahahahahahaaahha!! ^_^ ...Now you know the weather is driving me crazy!! ME...in a bikini?! O_O ...Bahahahahahahaahahahahaha!!!...Wait!...Did I just see a pig fly?!! LOL
      Let's get serious!!...The outfits below are more my speed...WHATEVER the weather!! :-) ...

https://www.etsy.com/listing/176545236/white-and-brown-stripes-maxi-oversized?ref=favs_view_3
https://www.etsy.com/listing/176545236/white-and-brown-stripes-maxi-oversized?ref=favs_view_3

https://www.etsy.com/listing/159759835/dd-maxi-african-print-dress-m-and-l?ref=favs_view_2

https://www.etsy.com/listing/181268212/1970s-dress-polka-dot-dress-70s-dress?ref=favs_view_4

      And in case I couldn't afford to buy any of them....but if you can, DO!...I like the idea of making my own! :-) ...

https://www.etsy.com/listing/181577450/vintage-crochet-dress-pattern-maxi?ref=favs_view_1

     I've crocheted outfits before!...jackets, 2-piece skirt sets, blouses, etc... My problem was always the linings. I HATE putting linings into anything!!...YUCK! O_O Thankfully I have good friends who are great at putting linings into stuff! :-) They've even lined a few pocketbooks for me over the years! ♥
      Would you wear a crocheted dress?!...Don't answer too fast! I may make one soon and ask you to wear, and photograph yourself in it, for me! ^_^ ... I've been looking for something else to sink my crochet 'teeth' into for a while. A crocheted dress...a toilet tissue holder doll dress...a fancy shoulder shawl...or a few baby blankets?! They're all on my 'Maybe' list....Which one do you think it should be?...Or do you have another suggestion?!
       I was gonna show you some of the new flower boutonnieres I finished lately, but my camera batteries died on me...and uhhhh...when I went to put new batteries in the camera....Uhhhh...I found out that I don't have any more batteries! O_O Well...not yet anyway! Hubby is bringing me some home this afternoon!!...So stay tuned! ^_^
     
     Okay, one last thing to talk about today. My physical therapy exercises. :-) I've been such a good girl that my physical therapist wants me to add some more exercises to my repertoire! O_O 'Blink! Blink!'...Uhhhh...maybe I've been TOO GOOD of a girl!! LOL
      Not only have I exercised myself into more exercises, but she also wants me to add 2-pound weights!!!! O_O Oh Boy!...So much for doing as I'm told, right?! Ha! Ha!...Oh well, at least there will be some benefit for me in the end...Not like the time when I was younger, and was picking peas all day...only to end up almost bit by a snake, and stung by a swarm of bees!! LOL It's a long story...I'll spare you...THIS TIME!! ^_^ Have a good rest of the day, Everybody!! ♥

Dress And Feel Better

When I'm feeling bad,
and about to drop some tears,
I make myself feel better
putting pearls upon my ears.

When my hair just won't act right,
and I'm feeling kinda fat,
I put some perfume on my wrist,
and wear a fancy, frilly hat.

There's nothing better than some frill,
and high heels from off the shelf
to make you stand a little straighter,
and feel good about yourself.

Wear some bold and brighter colors;
wear some jewelry everywhere,
Then you'll look so good to others
that you'll feel like what you wear!

Change your mood-and sport some flare!
'Strut your stuff', and go somewhere!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Things To Do In The Rain!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/171711400/tonka-pound-puppy-brown-and-white-stubb?ref=favs_view_4

      Yes...it is...RAINING! O_O After that beautiful day of sun yesterday too!!...And this weather has the nerve to be threatening to turn to sleet...that would be cold rain mixed with 'the white stuff'...tonight too!! Ugh!...Now you understand why I led my post with the 'Pound Puppy', right?! :-)
      That cute little guy represents the 'non-energetic' nature of my day going forward...After my nice breakfast in bed that hubby made for me today...and my hot green tea! (no lemon...no honey...no sugar! ^_^) It''s gonna be a 'take-it-as-it-comes' kinda day!
      
      What else would I be doing in the rain?!...What do you do?!...I know what I 'used to' do! I used to go for walks in the rain...hubby and I had a specific area...a beautifully manicured graveyard...that we used to like to walk through in the rain. Everything looked so lush and green!...not the gravestones! We didn't look at them that closely...We're not weird or anything!! LOL We just wanted to hold hands and be wet, without anybody bothering us! ^_^

      One of the other things I like to do when it's rainy is eat! :-) ...
 
https://www.etsy.com/listing/154804598/kitchen-art-fork-spoon-knife-wooden?ref=favs_view_3

      ... Who doesn't, right?!...But I like to eat soups and stews and stuff!...In fact, I have some potato bacon soup lined up for lunch today!! :-) It's soooo good!!...Actually I've been eating different soups for the last week or two! And I was worried that, because of the potato, and it's potential sugar raising ability, I might have to give it up. O_O But my sugar levels have been really low!...even in the late afternoon! (The preferred count, I was told, is suppose to be around 125. Mine has been between 95 and 97 every day! O_O) I'm not sure what it means, but I still have to keep doing the blood-stick tests for another week before the doctor re-evaluates it...WHATEVER!! ^_^)

      Another thing I love to do in the rain is watch the birds, rabbits, squirrels, foxes...Yes! I said foxes!! ^_^...cats, and neighbor kids stroll through the backyard. :-) And yesterday I noticed that there are big buds on the trees too!!...
https://www.etsy.com/listing/186232326/tree-art-acrylic-painting-cherry?ref=favs_view_5
https://www.etsy.com/listing/186232326/tree-art-acrylic-painting-cherry?ref=favs_view_5

        Pretty soon there will be leaves and flowers on the trees! :-) ... As long as I don't see a bear or a moose stroll through the backyard I'll be good! O_O Did you hear about the woman who was in her screened in porch and was attacked by a black bear?! YIKES!!...He clawed and bit her pretty bad, and was trying to drag her into the woods!! O_O She fought hard, and he let her go!! WHEW!!!
      And a lady found a moose in her backyard in a town near here!...A MOOSE!!! O_O...He had jumped her fence and was hanging out near her children's swing set!!!....NO THANK YOU!! I don't want those kind of surprises in my backyard!! LOL Just give me a chirp...a song...a squirrel squabble here or there. THAT'S ALL!!! ^_^

      Something else you can do while it's raining...And I LOVE doing this!...is play dress-up!! :-) Don't play dress-up outside 'IN' the rain! :-)) But you can go through your closet, see what still fits, what you need to throw away, and how you can wear some things in a different way than how you've been wearing them! :-) {I started wearing one of my scarves as a scarf hat instead of a neck scarf after one of my dress-up periods!! :-)}
      And just think of all of the accessories you can play with!! :-) ...

https://www.etsy.com/listing/184724361/large-boho-earrings-green-gemstone?ref=favs_view_1

      I also used to like going walking through the mall on rainy days...window shopping. Or going to visit friends. Or going out to eat. Or just staying at home listening to music and shadow dancing with yourself!! I LOVE home stuff! ^_^ ...

https://www.etsy.com/listing/172480522/handpainted-plywood-money-box-coin-box?ref=favs_view_2

      On 'this' rainy day it's tea with hubby...watching the rerun of 'The Voice', which I missed last night!...and doing some studying. :-] Notice that I didn't say 'crocheting'! I'm not gonna crochet today. I have about seven items already made that need to be photographed and listed. If I get enough light in here today, I may do that. But it's not a big priority. It's rainy. And I'm a 'Pound Puppy'...Remember! ^_^
        You all have a good day too!...Rainy or not! :-)

Home

The place where I am at my best.
A place of calm and peace and rest.

The place from which I never roam.
'Cause it's in my heart, this place called home!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Ready For Some 'Tea Time' And A Little Chat?!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/161804699/tea-time-hand-stamped-teaspoon-vintage?ref=favs_view_1

      Hello! :-) ... Yes, I know I just posted a blog late last night. But I've decided to go back to my usual daily posts....Stop shaking your head!! LOL...I have to admit that I miss the outlet of talking about my every move! ^_^ Okay, not really. I just love the creative mind-set that writing puts me in. I probably should re-read, and then re-write my book!...The book I wrote about my life over fifteen years ago!!...That would be the opportunity for me to get this 'writing bug 'out of my system, for sure! :-) ... I'll think on it! :-]
      In the meantime, I thought I'd share some conversation with you over a cup of tea! :-) Do you have your tea?!...or coffee?...or whatever?! ^_^ Well, here goes!...I'm getting so old!!! O_O Yeah, I know I've said that before. But this time...YIKES!...Hubby and I were talking over the weekend and something he said reminded me that I'm on the 'sunny side' of sixty!! O_O You know, sorta like being on the sunny side of a hill...The hill that I'm over, by a mile!!! LOL  
      The age, in itself, doesn't bother me...because I'm still 'ME' in my head...whatever age I am! ^_^ But it occured to me that I'm in the age range where doctors start asking you the 'old people' questions! And they want you to take the tests that 'old people' take! O_O The tests that tell them whether you're wearing out or not! LOL
      Well, I've got news for the doctors......Uhhhh....I 'AM' wearing out!! LOL I don't need a test to tell me that either!! ^_^ I have aches and pains that are stressing my aches and pains! And I have things leaking and popping, graying and wrinkling, drooping and making noises, and.....GETTING OLD!! :-)) 
      Time is not being kind to my poor body!...But the whole while my brain is doing great!! I'm getting wiser and calmer, less emotionally taxed, more thoughtful, and entirely more spiritually aware! :-] So, if I have to choose one...body or mind...I'm happy with the one I have. :-) ... "Go ahead time! Do you!! :-) And I'll do me!!"...

https://www.etsy.com/listing/79820300/crystal-watch-black-and-cream-marcasite?ref=favs_view_4
https://www.etsy.com/listing/79820300/crystal-watch-black-and-cream-marcasite?ref=favs_view_4

       How's your tea?! :-) ... I won't keep you much longer. I promise! :-) I don't have that kind of time anyway!!...

https://www.etsy.com/listing/186012600/watch-pendant-necklace-globe-watch-jazz?ref=favs_view_3

      I'm not gonna talk about my 'old lady' body anymore though! I'm gonna talk about how creative people on Etsy are!! :-] It's been such a pleasure for me to share their creations and craftiness! :-) It's made the time go by really fast while I was here talking my head off! ^_^
      Today I'm busy doing some creating myself!...more crochet lapel flowers and brooches, of course! :-) I'm also 'fooling around' with the wording in some of my wuglyees shop listings...to try to bring more traffic to the shop...It's been almost ZERO traffic lately...I saw that a lot of Etsians were complaining about it in the Etsy forums. So I know I'm not alone.
      I also hear that this is the time of year...from February to mid-April...when things slow waaaay down as far as people buying on Etsy. That maybe true. But it shouldn't stop people from 'looking', should it?!...It sure doesn't stop me from looking!! ^_^ 

https://www.etsy.com/listing/182566450/artist-palette-clock-3d-paint-on-wood?ref=favs_view_6

      That's how I found all of this 'time' today! ^_^ ... I just love clocks and watches!...just saying! :-)) ... Okay, back to your tea! :-) Sip up, and have a good rest of the day, Everybody!! We'll talk again soon I'm sure! ♥

https://www.etsy.com/listing/161804699/tea-time-hand-stamped-teaspoon-vintage?ref=favs_view_1

      Time is always waiting right here, isn't it?! :-]



I Like To Talk

I like to talk;
I like to gab;
I like a girlfriend
free confab!

I like to chat;
I like to speak;
I find that words
are what I seek.

I like the chatter
of a crowd;
Not in a whisper,
but out loud.

But, please no talking
while you chew.
{Speaking does 
have manners too!}

I like the noise
that utterance does.
The constant
conversation buzz.

Maybe I need a
word-free diet;
No! I could not
withstand the quiet!

So, I will talk;
Oh yes! I'll dabble
in a constant
lingo babble.

And I'll talk,
and chew the fat,
while the time goes...
just like that!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

What a sweet Weekend!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/150585753/chocolate-covered-cherry-body-butter-98?ref=favs_view_1

      Well, you know I don't mean sweet...as in eating chocolate covered cherries, right?! ^_^ Because I didn't!!...In fact the above listing isn't even for chocolate! It's for body butter! :-) But Ohhhhh!...it sure looks good, doesn't it?! :-)
      When I said it's been a sweet weekend I was talking about the weather...in the 60s, I think....and about the fact that hubby finally got his car on the road. YAY!!! :-) He still has to get it inspected, and do a few 'fix-ups', but he's driving it! And he said it runs great! :-) {If you read this blog you may remember the car. It's the one that was his father's! ^_^}
       Something else that was sweet this weekend was the plants coming up in the backyard!...all by themselves!!...


      Ahhhhhh!...Nice weather, and plants and flowers!! :-) ... "Hello Spring! It took you long enough!!" ^_^ You got here just in time for our special event for this time of year...the memorial of Christ's death...which is tomorrow Monday, April 14, 2014, after sundown, the anniversary of Jesus' death). Millions of people will be attending, and you are welcome too!!...{Just as a special note, for anyone that might be interested, all of the local Kingdom Halls of Jehovah's Witnesses will have a brief talk that explains why Jesus' death is so important. You, your family, and your friends are welcome to attend!...If you don't know what time it will be given in your area, just call the local Kingdom Hall and inquire.}
      Now it's time for some 'sweet sleep'! :-] That's the fitting thing for such a sweet day as this, don't you think?!...Or else you can eat some chocolate covered cherries! ^_^


Candy Rhyme

It's not right...I know,
to start your day with a chocolate face;
But the M&Ms with peanuts
gave my dream such a lovely taste.

It got me really thinking
about the candies of my youth,
like "Pixie Sticks" and "Twizzlers",
WOW! I had such a big 'Sweet Tooth'!

I remember in the playground,
trading candy like a stock.
It's a wonder you never hear
of kids going into "candy shock"!

'Hershey's with almonds',
'Kit Kats' and 'Peanut Bars';
Chocolate 'Reese's cups',
'3 Musketeers' and 'Mars'.

'Pay Days', 'Sugar Babies',
'Nestle's Crunch' and 'Heath Bars' too;
'York Peppermint patties',
because hard candies just won't do.

'Snickers', 'Milky Way',
'Butterfinger', Raisinets';
All that chocolate, good for me,
but not good for household pets!

'Twix', 'Reese's Pieces',
'Almond Joy', and Oh Yeah!, 'Mounds';
'Tootsie Rolls' and 'Whoppers'
I could eat them by the pounds!

'Dove Bar', 'Now or Laters',
'Laffy Taffy', 'Zagnut', 'Skor'.
Okay, I'm gonna stop now,
but there's plenty, plenty more!

Now that I'm grown up
I don't eat candy all the time.
Instead, I have sweet dreams of it,
and write a candy rhyme!