Tuesday, July 31, 2012

It's Our 30th Wedding Anniversary, So Forgive ME....

     I'm not gonna be around any more today. Hubby and I have plans together. It's our 30th wedding anniversary! :-) ...30years!!!!! I can hardly believe it!!!...I woke up to these...

        They are absolutely beautiful!!...

       Even the vase they're in is beautiful!! :-]

    Me, to husband this morning: "Happy Anniversary, Bae! You're a good man, Charlie Brown!" :-) I've been loaded up with kisses...What else are we doing today?!...

     Shhhhh!...He doesn't know what it is yet. Boy, is he gonna be surprised!! ^_^ I'll share with you tomorrow...Shhhh!!!!!

      Well, I assume it's gonna be hot and greasy! ^_^ We're getting breakfast delivered to us as an anniversary gift from a friend. I can't wait to see what it is!!!...Knowing her, it's gonna be something we probably shouldn't be eating, but are gonna devour because it's so good!! LOL

      Okay....who are we kidding?! This is me and my Mr. Man! Sports is gonna be on somewhere...at some time...today! ^_^

      Wanna know what else we're doing?!....Tell you later!...But I do know that I'm not gonna be online any more today...{If you haven't seen it yet, you can look at the vlog hubby and I did a little while back, talking about our anniversary --> HERE.}...So, I'll catch up with you all tomorrow! :-) Have a good day! I know I will! :-)

No Need For A Poem

There's no need for a poem
about the love that we both share.
No pretty words about our life,
our great affection, loving care.

No need for poetry of how
I've loved him since I was a kid.
No, there's no need for such a poem,
but I guess that I just did!     

Monday, July 30, 2012

I Needed A Reason To Smile Today...Shoes Do It Every Time!!

     Some things are just a given when you're talking about smile-worthy things....On the short list are bacon...giggling babies...soft ice cream on the cone...30th wedding anniversaries {YAY!!!!}...and shoes! :-) All of which can make you behave in ways that you know you ought not! And the shoes...they can even make your 'trigger-happy' pointer finger itchy to "Buy It Now"! ^_^
     But don't let me get your 'trigger happy' finger in trouble! This post is just for looking!...That's what I wanted to do instead of complaining about my headache and achy body from the last night of my 'Sleep Study'...YAY! It's over!!! All except the evaluation, that is. "To-be-continued" on that subject...Right now, let's look at some shoes!! ^_^

      Don't you just love a shoe with some color?!...especially blue teal! And if it has a Venise lace applique on the side...even better! :-) Any bride wearing these shoes on her big day is gonna have fun...and so is anybody around her, because these shoes say: "I'm fun!" ^_^

      And, speaking of fun, you are nothing but fun if you have this on your foot! :-)) ...

     Well...actually, if you have this shoe on your foot, somebody is probably standing around a corner laughing their head off at your "hillbilliness"... ^_^ ...because it's not suppose to be worn. It's a shoe sculpture entitled "In A New York Minute".

        Is that a cool shoe, or what?! ^_^ I love the rhinestone headlights on the toe!

    The shop SoleSensations is full of fun shoes, what they call "Fantasy Creations"...This one below certainly fits that description! ^_^ ...

        There's nothing like a shoe that's actually a shoe sandwich to make you smile the big smile! :-)

      But just in case you're the kind of strange person that actually wants to WEAR your shoes on your feet, here's a couple of cool pair for that purpose too...

       A vintage pair of NEON chunk heel shoes from Continual...

     More color, in orange, yellow and green! :-)

      I like this vintage, bright, not so mellow yellow pair too...

      These (above) are from MoVintagebycr.

     And if you want a couple of pair that you can just throw in a pretty flower shoe bag...

     ...and maybe take to the beach, the boardwalk, or on a picnic, or to a family reunion, etc...How about these...

        Or even these...

     See there! I'm smiling! :-) And my head barely hurts anymore!....Okay, maybe that's stretching it a bit. But I do feel better than I did during the night!...I don't even wanna talk about it!! Maybe I'll tell you about it when the results of the sleep study come in.

      I'll leave you with the next color started o my Sweater blanket...

       ...and with some reasons to smile! :-) Have a good day, Everybody!

Reasons To Smile

I don't really need a reason,
to let out a great big grin;
But I do from time to time,
just to exercise my chin.

Sometimes I do it just to see
what reaction I will get,
in the places where I've gone,
and the people that I've met.

Sometimes it's just for me!
To amuse some silly thought;
Or to show just how excited
I have been at what I bought.

Sometimes a smile can change my mood,
when weather forecasts make me blue;
Or when I see a baby playing!
Oh yes! Oh Yes! I smile then too!

Truth is, I really don't need a reason.
Frowns just,frankly, aren't my style.
I could sit and write about it,
But even that would make me smile. 

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Thankfully There's Color In The World...Once You're Awake I Mean!

      I'm gonna try my best to keep it positive today. No easy feat, considering that last night was night two of the sleep study....By the way, calling it a "sleep" study may be a bit misleading!...at least it is in my case...because "sleep" is not what I'm getting most of the time! What I'm getting is tired-er, more aggravated, and annoyed!...In fact, in my case they should call it a "Stay-Awake, Annoy-Your-Husband, Stare-At-The-Wall-Till-All-Hours" study!! Grrr!
      Wait a minute! I said I was gonna try to keep it positive! ^_^ In that case, scratch that first paragraph and just stare at my sweater blanket! :-)

      I just added my next color. It's the first color I started with in the middle. I figured I'd better work with the colors I have on it already and not start any more. They seem to be working. And I know how quick one extra color can make "good" go straight to "weird"! I'm stopping at 'good'! LOL

       In more positive news, I added two new re-fashioned brooches to my shop yesterday...

      Look at that gorgeous raspberry truffle Czech Glass and fire agate dangle, and that pretty yarn too! :-)

      And I also added this brick red flower dangle, with a copper resin bead dangle...

       I think they'll make nice additions to coats or pocketbooks or whatever!...Now, Is that enough positive for you?!...I hope so, because the next few pictures, unless you're hankering for some rain in your area, are not gonna seem all that positive! ^_^

      This was our backyard practically all day yesterday!...

      And yes....that "IS" a puddle!...A huge puddle. The first puddle of the season...That lets you know how hard and fast the rain was coming down yesterday too!

      The hummingbirds were waiting it out in the tree...while we were waiting it out in the house!

        More rain is due today....all the way up to Thursday even!....Ooooo! A rainy day for our anniversary!...Great! That'll make our "virtual" trip that much better! :-)

       I'm "positive" that it's gonna be an interesting week!....I'm thankful I'll have color to look at in the house....in the form of a rainbow sweater blanket. :-] And maybe I will have gotten some sleep by the latter part of the week too. Tonight is the last night for the so-named 'sleep' study.
       I have a meeting this morning. I just hope I can keep my eyes and ears open! O_O I'm sure I'll get some help! :-] ... Have a good day, everybody!


It feels good to be awake!
Eyes wide open. Brain cells too!
Now my mind and eyes need focus.
Let's go find something to do!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

I'm Drooling Over Food, Flowers and SLEEP!!!

      I had my first night of the sleep study last night. UGH! I can't imagine another two nights like the one I had last night! O_O And neither can my husband! I was just miserable!....and when you're married to someone for almost 30 years, when you're miserable...so are they. And if they're not, you remedy that little problem right away! LOL
     Between the thing obstructing my breathing near my nose, the velcroed monitor on my arm that kept falling off, the wires around my chest, and the squeezey thing on my finger...I could NOT get comfortable! And there wouldn't have been enough pretty nighties in the world to make it so either! :-(
      I kept falling asleep and waking up....Once I fell asleep, and woke up and only 45 minutes had gone by. I fell asleep again, woke up...less than an hour had gone by! O_O Then I flipped left..."Be careful of the wires!!"...I flipped right...I moaned....I hummed (^_^ a little thing I do instead of snoring!)...I complained!....And finally I said: "I've had enough of this!" All the wires and monitors had to go!....and it was only a little bit after 3 a.m....UGH!
      Now I'm exhausted, irritated, and hungry....thus the chocolate chip pancakes in the header photo! ^_^ I saw them in a post Jo, of A Cup Of Jo, did on Pinterest images. It almost made me rethink my avoidance of Pinterest! LOL...Just looking at them, I know that they could take care of the hunger...if I could just get my husband...whose probably "Too Through with me!" right now...to make me some!

         I mean...I 'am' the girl that was trying to order him some Peach Pie In A Jar, from LetThemEatPie, for our upcoming anniversary! :-) ... I was trying to, but then I realized that they needed three weeks to send the pies out!...I don't have three weeks before my anniversary. I have 3 or 4 days!...*lack of sleep has me losing track of time, so please holler when Monday gets here, will ya!*...Too bad too, because I was drooling over the prospect of biting into that delicious pie in a jar while I was looking longingly into the eyes of my husband of 30 years...I'm avoiding his gaze right now because, after last night, he's not very happy with me! His eyebrows are furrowed...and fuzzy too. :-))
       I can't wait until I see some sunlight...

       ...and be able to see all of those beautiful flowers that are growing along the edge of the backyard...

       They're probably weeds, but they have me flower drooling anyway! :-) I'm even drooling over vases to put them in. Wouldn't they look nice in this...

      Anyway...once I get a little something to eat, and do a little crocheting to try to relax myself (I'm still coming along on the sweater blanket)...

      ...and maybe do a little reading...


       ...and have a little something to drink...

     ....and watch a little sports (There's PLENTY of it on these days! ^_^)...

      ...then I'm going to bed!....and with my C-Pap machine on this time!..Hey! They didn't say I had to nap with all of those wires and stuff on! ^_^ I need to SLEEP....and maybe DROOL! LOL...Have a good weekend, Everybody! :-) 

 Hungry Stomach

My empty stomach's grumbling
was as noisy as could be!
So demanding in it's urging,
and it's "Hungry" symphony.

I awakened to it's music,
and the fluttering that it caused.
I tried to just ignore it,
with its twist and turning gnaws!

Like a 'stick-in-hand' conductor,
setting music to a riot,
I'll direct some food into it,
so that it will just be QUIET!

Friday, July 27, 2012

You Ever Have A Day Where You Feel Like A Potato Head?!

         Did you ever have one of those days where it seems like somebody took your brain and body apart and tried to put it back together like Mr. Potato Head?! O_O ...No?!... Hmmmm. Wonder why I'm so special then!
      I woke up to rain.....and pain...and the day just went downhill from there!...Maybe what I need to do is stop answering phones and reading the mail! LOL...I got a phone call about my sleep study. Now, apparently, it's gonna be a 3-day study. And instead of wearing my mask, they had me mistakenly scheduled to use a nose thing! O_O
       'Uhhhh...I don't breathe through my nose well, people. That's why I was given the mask!...And I'm suppose to just do it anyway...for three days?!' O_O ...Somehow the woman I spoke to didn't seem to be aware of exactly how bad my sleep apnea is! The truth is, I was told not to even take a nap without my mask!...Imagine how confident I'm feeling!!!!
      You know how I crochet to calm myself down?!...Well, my sweater blanket was getting a workout yesterday! LOL...

      The last time you saw the sweater blanket, I think I was putting the Autumn Maize color on it...After that came the sunshine yellow...

       Then came the persimmon orange!...

      It's getting much more colorful now! :-) 

       That bright color...to my husband's horror...would be Watermelon Pink Y'all!! :-))

     I'm kinda loving it! :-) At the very least it's distracting me from phones and letters...Oh yeah....Letters! Ugh!...I got two very upsetting letters. One was from the government! *gulp* Apparently I had forgotten to pay my quarterly taxes to the state! YIKES!!!...I totally did too!
     "Sorry nice Mr. Government. O_O  I'm afraid you're dealing with a potato head girl who sometimes doesn't remember where her head is!"...Thankfully all I would have to pay...on the big end...was about 4o or 5o dollars. Leave it to me to be thankful today that I'm not Donald Trump! LOL...Imagine how much I would have owed then!!! O_O
      Anyway, I got that paid 'tout de suite' !!...or as my 'home girls' would have said: "fast, quick and in a hurry!" ^_^ I don't need any problems with the nice Mr. Government!! LOL
       But then there was another letter....*sigh*...This one was really bad!...Remember how back in March we realized that months had gone by and we hadn't received a bill to pay for the thousands of dollars that my insurance company didn't cover for my hospital stay?! I did a post about it --> HERE <--. We were ecstatic!....That'll learn us! Grrrr!
      I got a letter yesterday...One of those "We haven't heard from you in quite a while....and you better pay us NOW or else we're gonna put your potato-headed self in some big trouble!...BIG trouble!!!!" type of letters! O_O ... What??????!!!!!...*inhale*....But we were told that it was paid! O_O
       Well, apparently there was a glitch in the system somewhere...the woman I talked to didn't know where...O_O...and she didn't know who would have told us such a thing as that we no longer owed anything either! O_O She also doesn't know why we never got anther bill or notice about it until now either!...*steam rising from my yanked apart potato head*...So, all of those nice words about the hospital and the insurance company....scratch that! LOL
      There was an invitation for us to go back to paying the amount we were paying before...but I assured her that I do not want to pay anything until they can show me that I do indeed owe this now! I'll be perfectly happy to pay it then!....I don't know what's going on, but there is a definite glitch somewhere!!!...Yes, it could be in my potato head, but I don't think so this time!! LOL
      Focus.....focus.....focus! You're still breathing....at least until the sleep study gets a hold of you! O_O...and you're still married to the best friend a girl ever had....who has your 30th wedding anniversary plans all wrapped up too, by the way! :-) ...You still have music!...{Where would I be without music?!}...and you still have a lot of rows of color to go on your sweater blanket!...*exhale*...So I'm good! :-) Have a good day, Everybody!

Where would we be without music?

Where would we be without music?
Don't answer. I don't want to know!
The thought of no guitar or back beat,
no humming or tapping of toe!

What 'Umph!' would there be to commercials?
What excitement for games yet to play?!
What missing movie's anticipation
that the  'Dun Dun Dun' would happily say?!

How would new mommies rock their babies,
and calm them to put them to sleep?
Without music the world would be screaming,
but the ocean of silence would be deep.

So, where would we be without music?
In a world with no brain cells to link.
In a big room with nothing to do,
and a bunch of poor folks that don't blink!