Isn't this a beautiful all blue fine art print by Lori411? (You can click on any of the photos in today's post to check out details of the item) If you've been following my blog the last few days, you're probably thinking that I'm all about blue because of my car situation. Blue because we've now spent a ridiculous amount of money to get it fixed...and it's STILL not fixed! Blue because hubby has to find another way to get to work tomorrow, it seems. (unless something miraculous happens between now and tonight)...But Nooooo! We're dealing with it. At this point dealing with repairmen and car parts places is almost laughable! So, WHATEVER! ^_^
I could find other things to be blue about though, if I wanted to. Like for instance that my sister, while I was trying to have a "fix everything" conversation with her on the phone, has hung up on me two times now...with a curt "bye!" WOW!
Or that our clothes had to be taken to the Laundromat yesterday......something we haven't had to do for more than 30 years now! (except for an occasional over-sized bed comforter) ... What happened?! Well, the dryer decided it was not in the mood to 'play nice' yesterday. It no longer wants to heat up that much! (I can sympathize Mr. Dryer! I don't either!!) So the clothes were going around and around....and around. But they weren't drying!...UGH! Apparently clothes and cars have decided that our house is NOT worth the energy they have been putting into us! LOL
I feel like all I've been doing lately is complaining!! UGH! Sorry guys! But unfortunately, when I write about things here on my blog, I write about what's going on with me. I don't do it to get sympathy. I do it because writing is sort of like therapy for me. And once it's out of my head, and down on paper...I feel better!....Ahhhhhh! Feeling better already! :-)
So let me share something else "blue" with you. But this time "Blue" is good!....Very very good! :-)
This beautiful blue gourd with the sunflower on it is from the Etsy shop SharonsCustomArtwork. I absolutely love it! I wish it had a nest in it, and the holes were big enough, for the robins that have returned to my backyard! (I was going to try to get some photos, but they were too fast! ^_^ Maybe later this week.) And she has all kinds of beautiful hand-painted gourds too! Ones with butterflies, goldfinches, baby bluebirds, hummingbirds in flight, etc...Click to her shop and see for yourself!
Finally, I guess Spring has decided to arrive in the backyard!...I won't get too excited though. Snow is always lurking somewhere trying to spoil my mood....Talk about blue! :-)) ...So I'll wait until the weather is more steady before I start doing cartwheels (figuratively, of course. I'm too old to start flipping myself upside down on purpose! LOL)
Too bad I don't have some of these blue jean overalls (from youngteam1981)in my size to do some planting in! I think now would be the time!! :-)
I love sharing my blue with you! ^_^ It's making me not so "blue", emotionally speaking. But the real reason all this blue is on my mind is because I've been crocheting blue.....blue crochet flower brooches!
I've been playing around with Picassa to see which way is best to photograph them for the shop. Which one of the two shots of this blue and white brooch above do you like best?!
I did an all blue one too, with the same button though.
I;m also trying to decide whether to sell these two together or separately. Can you help me out?! What do you think?!
I know.....I'm asking for a lot of interaction today. :-)) I would appreciate it though....seriously!
Okay, one last reminder, and a poem, and I'm done for today. The reminder is that it's only two more days before the hat giveaway!
So please click the "Follow" button and leave a comment below if you want to be entered to win it! Enjoy the rest of the weekend everybody!!...And make sure you do tune ups on your cars and check your dryers to make sure their heating up properly.....just saying!! ^_^
You teeter totter, in the middle,
Lean a little, OOPS! You're off!
Now you know that you're not balanced,
and you hope the ground is soft.
It's not easy to achieve,
and once you have it, to maintain.
In almost every part of life
our balance is so hard to gain.
You have to balance your emotions,
how you eat, and how you spend.
And when you're balancing your checkbook,
try to keep a level grin.
Staying somewhere in the middle
takes a conscious, careful touch,
because it doesn't take a lot
to go from balanced to 'too much'!
So try to keep a balanced eye,
a balanced plate, and balanced life.
Keep your feelings all in check,
and minimize the stress and strife.
And don't compare your sense of balance
to your neighbor's...you're alone.
Because your neighbor's also trying
to get some balance of his own!