Friday, February 24, 2012

Present Attitude?!...It Doesn't Matter Anymore!

      Guess what?!...The beautiful header photo is where my good thoughts are today. Calm, colorful, taking it as it comes. :-) But outside right this very minute?......Aargh!...

       Yes it is!!!!!...Snowing!!...I tried to get a photo of the big flakes that are coming down, but my camera skills aren't that proficient! LOL

       Snow....job suspension....gas prices going up ridiculous amounts every single day!....*deep breath*...It doesn't matter to me anymore. I'm just gonna keep praying for endurance, reminding myself of the positives, and....keep crocheting my boutonnieres!! ^_^ ..

       See the little daisy button I put on this one?! :-) How could anybody be in a bad mood with these little colorful flowers staring them in the face all the time?!! ^_^

     I tried to take a picture of this one on hubby's suit coat...

       Hopefully...bad camera skills not can at least get an idea of what they look like!...Here's how the button works...

       What do you think?!....I finished 5 of them yesterday, but I only got to take photos of 4...nightfall happened. LOL But here's the other 3...

      Half the fun was choosing which button would go with which color!...Here's the orangy-yellow one...

      Here's the purple one...

      And here's the beige one...

       I'm mulling over in my brain the idea of making his and her sets. A boutonniere and a necklace or woman's brooch in a matching color...What can I say! I have to think about SOMETHING! And I don't want to think about cars or jobs anymore!!! {By the way, the header photo is from a treasury of orangy goodness that I'll share with you tomorrow...on 'virtual date day'. ^_^}
           The state of gas prices, jobs, heath problems, and stress is exactly what I was thinking about when I was looking at this rerun song from "American Idol" (below). If you haven't seen it, you're in for a treat! ^_^ I keep playing it over and over...even though the Youtube video's sound is not as good as it could be. It was great on t.v.! :-) These new kids are goooooooood!!!

        Enjoy!...And have a good day!...To me it's gonna be good, because all the other stuff...just doesn't matter anymore! :-)

 How Can You Be So Positive

"How can you be so positive
with everything so bad?
When folks are so unkind
and all those doctors make you mad?"

"It's easy!" I assure them.
'Cuz one thing makes it okay.
I wake up every morning,
and I'm breathing every day!

When I can't move a muscle
and can barely lift my head,
I think of all the folks I've known
who now are gone, yes, dead!

No matter what my problem is,
and if I stand or lay,
I'm thankful that my mind still works
and I'm breathing every day!

So how am I so positive,
When things sometimes seem bleak?
It's easy, 'cuz my breathing
keeps on going every week!

Oh yes, I have a choice!
I can be miserable and whine;
Be mean to folks around me,
Be demanding and unkind.

But who would make that choice,
when there's a better way to be?
I mean, who's breathing every day
and writing poems?...ME!


  1. I loved the poem today makes you reflect in a good way ;-) Oh God not snow that is the last thing you need hope you don't get to much. Loving your crochet they look great with the buttons now. dee x

    1. Thanks, Dee! I think we all need to keep a positive mind-set during rough times, don't you?! Being a negative Nelly won't change anything, but being positive can! :-)...And thankfully the snow has stopped. Apparently it only covered my backyard lawn! LOL The roads are still clear. And the temperature is suppose to rise...up to the 40s (fahrenheit)!...I'm glad you like the buttoned up boutonnieres too. Thanks for the nice words about them. :-) Have a great weekend, Dee!

  2. That's all we can do! Keep our heads up, pray for the strength to endure and be grateful for every breath and the beautiful things around us, yes even the snow lol
    Have a wonderful day and yes, spring is just around the corner!!!

    1. How right you are!! ^_^ Head High!!...You have a wonderful day too! Thanks for the encouragement.

  3. You are one of the most positive people I know! I could learn a lot from you (me with the chronic negative attitude). Keep it up my friend!!! Things WILL get better!!!
    I think my favorite new boutonniere is the purple one!! Love it!!
    Thanks for sharing! Keep your chin up to and enjoy your time with hubby! :)

    1. Awwwww! That's so sweet of you to say! Thank you, Bead...I wish I could say it was a learned behavior. I think it's just a part of my make-up. I face things head on. Change things I can. Leave things alone that I can't do anything about. And try to be as much myself and as positive as I can in the other times...Don't get me wrong, I'm not ALWAYS positive! But even when I'm not, I don't tend to wallow in negativity for too long...Moving on! That's my motto! ^_^ ... I'm happy that you like the purple boutonniere. Thanks for the nice words about it too! ♥

  4. At least I know I'm in good company! :) Love the purple flower with the silver button! ♥ And your poem really spoke volumes and helped my overall mood. Thank you my friend!

    1. Awww! I'm so glad the poem was encouraging to you!...We're all in this thing together, Teresa! :-] ...And thanks for the nice words about my purple boutonniere! I guess I better make some more purple flowers. They seem to be popular!...Have a good rest of the day...Head up! :-)

  5. What a great poem! It's hard to stay positive sometimes :)
    That daisy button is really pretty. It suits that boutonniere perfectly!
    That song was great. That young man singing has an amazing voice. They all do really but I really liked his :)

    1. Thanks, Jo! :-] I'm glad you like the daisy button, the song, and the poem!...And yeah, it "is" hard to stay positive sometimes. That's why it's worth working at, right?! :-] Thanks for the nice comment. Have a good rest of the day, Jo. :-)

  6. I like your daisy's and your poem I did one too on my blog . greetings

    1. Awwww! Thank you! :-)I'll have to check yours out too!


Wait!! Click the "Join This Site" button, and leave me a comment! I'd love to get your thoughts! ^_^