Sunday, March 31, 2013

Pancake Sunday......And A SECRET!! :-)

        I'm usually pretty good at keeping a secret...unless you give me a clue that it's not the kind of secret that you really want to 'keep' a secret! ^_^ That's the feeling I got about 'this' particular secret...I'll tell you about it in a second...And don't get all comfy and ready to read nothing big!! That's your warning! ^_^
       I know what 'wasn't' a secret this morning!...everybody wanted to show off their 'pretty' on Etsy today!! :-) Their 'Sunday-Go-To-Meeting' clothes and stuff! Ha! Ha! {That's what my grandmother would've said about how people were all dressed up today. ^_^}
       I saw hats and pretty colors, dresses and scarves everywhere!!...

      And they sure were pretty too!! :-] ... I LOVE this scarf! (above) :-)

      Of course, it needed some other accessories to make a 'Sunday-Go-To-Meeting' ensemble really stand out! ^_^ Something like these bracelets below...

      Oh No! If you wear that much color out of the house...NOTHING about you is gonna be a secret!! Ha! Ha!

      Okay!...Here's the secret!...

      It's an Etsy treasury that she named "secret". ^_^ ... Well, I told you not to look for anything big!! ^_^ I have to admit though, I'm not sure why she named it 'secret'. O_O She may be the only one who knows the secret of why!
        All I know is that I'm not keeping a secret like this one! Oh no! Not with my little crochet ring in there!! LOL...

      My little crochet rings sit in my shop and ponder the universe...all day, every day!!!! LOL Nobody has been buying them!!...Well, one 'somebody' did. The 'only' somebody that did!! ^_^ THANK YOU, Somebody!! ^_^
      Moving on!!...Are you a good secret keeper?!...I am! Or rather, I should say, I have 'become' one over the years!...I had to learn the hard way that when someone tells you that something is a secret...that doesn't mean: 'It's a secret...EXCEPT for your bestie!' (best friend) O_O ... Oops!!
       Yeah, I made that mistake a couple of times over the years, telling the person that was the closest to me a secret that I wasn't suppose to tell...thinking that surely 'SHE' can keep a secret!!' Ha! Ha!...and then finding out that 'my' bestie also had a bestie...and her bestie had a bestie...and so forth and so on...until "I" got in trouble for being a big old non-secret-keeping blabber-mouth!!! ^_^
     Now you can tell me anything!...Well, as long as it's not something unscriptural that you're doing, or illegal! secret keeping abilities are like 'Fort Knox'!!! You can put your most valued possessions in this brain vault!! ^_^ ... And some people have!!
      I don't want to many more of your secrets though. I'm getting older...and I wanna talk!! LOL And some of your secrets are getting all mixed up with mine...and I'm starting to tell 'my' secrets!...I don't wanna have so many secrets in this brain that I forget where the line for yours ends, and mine begins!! ^_^
      As it is right now, I have to mentally separate the secrets from one another before I start you separate the rocks from your beans in a bag of dry pinto beans before you cook 'em!! LOL
      Oh Well! least your secrets are safe....TODAY!! ^_^ ... Now I'm gonna go mash 'em down with some pancakes and syrup! LOL

           Don't you just love Sunday mornings!! ^_^ ...Have a good rest of the weekend, Y'all!! :-)

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! 

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Spring!...So That's What It's Suppose To Look Like!!!

     Is that?......Really?!.....Nahhhhhhh!....SUNSHINE!!!! ^_^ Yes!....Yes!...I think it is!........SPRING!!!!...'Bout time!!!! LOL

     I'm surprised that I woke up early enough to actually see it! LOL Hubby and I got back home very early this morning from our 'virtual' trip to Texas to see the FGCU Eagles play the Florida Gators!...*wink! wink!*...We only got a little 'cat nap' before the alarm clock went off at our usual 'get up' time...which is around 5 a.m.!!
      After we threw a shoe across the room and knocked the alarm clock off of it's perch, we went back to bed for another hour or so! ^_^ But now...there's sunshine in the backyard!!! :-)

     I'm happy to see the sunshine! The way my body was aching last night I thought we were gonna get rain!...That must've been just too much traveling! LOL

        Now, the days will be longer and I can get more stuff done!...That's the way it works in theory anyway! LOL

     Right now I don't wanna do anything except wake up completely...and get some tea and food in my belly!...All of those peanuts and popcorn at the game last night only made me hungry for some real food!! LOL
       Hubby just made me a scrambled egg, and some oatmeal with honey and peaches! I'm off to 'get my grub on'!! LOL...Sorry winter birds...

     ...your free meal ticket is over for this year!...We've got to prepare the area for the hummingbirds!! :-) We want 'Wug Backyard' to be a 'Drive-Up' for all of Jehovah God's birdie creatures!! :-] 

        Have a good day, Everybody!! :-)

Spring Is The Rain

Spring is the rain,
when the flowers grow again,
and new life is let remain.
After months of drench and drain,
you now see roses down the lane.

Spring is the rain,
and the budding of the grain,
and birds, out your window pane.
When the weather makes you sane,
and its no longer on your brain,
'cause there's no cold to give you pain.

Spring is the rain-
the time for traveling on the train,
for watching trees, not weather vanes,
and raking leaves-Autumn's disdain.
You lift your head, just like a crane,
and now your thought's no longer vain.
You think of seasons that were plain,
but now its blooming, down on Main,
because spring is the rain.

Friday, March 29, 2013

We Have Something In Common!

       Yes! and little Vania the felt donkey have something in common this morning. But it's not what you think! ^_^ Well, I don't know 'what' you think!...not really. :-)) But if you were thinking that Vania and I both are products of creativity....then yeah! That part's true! ^_^
       But if you were thinking something else, then....I plead the fifth!! LOL But that's 'not' what I meant when I said me and Vania had something in common! ^_^ ... But here's another clue for you...

      Blissfully dark flower hair pins! :-)

      Okay, Okay! I'll tell ya...because 'trust me', you'll never guess! ^_^ The answer of my Wuglyees shop men's boutonnieres and Vania the felt donkey are both in the same Etsy treasury!! :-] ... maybe that news wasn't as exciting to 'YOU' as it was to me!! LOL...But still!!! :-))

     Hey! It's my 'Virtual' Friday Date Day! :-) I'm in a good mood, ready to travel, and easy to please today!! ^_^ Hubby and I have plans to go and bask in the sun, and get really reved up and excited!!! For what?!....I'll tell you in a second. :-)
      First I wanna show you something else that was in the "Midnight Bliss" treasury!...

      These hangers brought back a blissful memory for me of high school. I went to a vocational technical high school, and the first year there I had to take "Exploratory"...meaning I had six weeks of each of several different vocations. "Art" was one of them. And in "Art" I learned how to do paper machete, decoupage, and macrame! :-)
       I also had "Sewing", "Food Service, Catering and Waitressing", "Nursing", "Cosmotology", and a few other things! I chose nursing, and did that for the next few years. But I learned a wealth of things in that first year of 'exploratory'!! :-) ... Anybody need a massage?...a pedicure?...Something to eat?! ^_^

      Moving on!! ^_^ I've got a trip to get ready for!!! :-) I've got to pack my summer clothes and a crochet hook and some thread...for the down time. :-] I can't waste any time because I've got to replace some of these bad boys!! :-) ...

      I sold quite a few yesterday!...YAY!!!!

      Anyway!!...Hubby and I are heading Arlington Texas!...for the big game!!!!...The FGCU (Florida Gulf Coast University) Eagles versus the Florida Gators!! :-) ...

       We would've been heading to the gulf coast of Florida tonight!... :-) ... and how nice would that have been, to be looking at Florida sunshine and water! Ahhhhhhhh! :-) But, it's okay. We're still gonna be in the south!...Texas!!! ^_^
      We may not have sunshine and water, but we'll have this view (below)...from the 'cheap seats'! :-)...

     It's 'March Madness' basketball, Baby!!!! ^_^ It's gonna be a good game because NOBODY...and I mean N-O-B-O-D-Y!...expected for this little cinderella FGCU team to be in the running AT....ALL!!! LOL
     Oh yeah, that reminds me!...I've got to get some nuts and popcorn to take with us!! O_O I am NOT paying those Cowboy stadium prices for my refreshments!!! LOL ...Yes, I know we're nutty!! That's why we're family!! LOL...Okay, off I go!...Have a good 'date night' yourselves...and a good weekend all around, Everybody!! :-)

Nutty Folks in Your Family

Are there 'Nutty' folks in your family?
(not that there's anything wrong with that!)
Folks with a lean toward the peculiar,
that some would call 'crazy as a bat'?!

Do you find you make excuses
for the behavior you often see?
While you're secretly glad that you
MARRIED into this family!

Are conversations all one-sided,
with your head always cocked sideways;
but you remember when they were sane,
that is, back in the 'good ole days'?!

Are there 'Nutty' folks in your family?...
(not that there's anything wrong with that!)
collectors, hoarders, oddball misfits,
and the best friend to every cat?!

When seasons come around,
do you get gifts you can't explain?
Does their hearing seem affected
when their focus starts to wain?

Do they twist your words (like "Hi!")
and think you're putting out the welcome mat?
Look out! Now 'Nutty' is coming for dinner!
(not that there's anything wrong with that!)

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Love For The Tiny Handmade Boutonniere!

       Even though the world's news is full of homes sliding off of cliffs and the threat of war, battles over political issues and all manner of this and that...I'm NOT talking about any of that today!!...and you can't make me!! ^_^
      I woke up very early this morning...(Hormones. Don't ask!! Grrrrr!)...and I was in a surprisingly good mood! :-) I had the song "The Way You Look Tonight" playing over and over in my head...(Don't ask about that either, because I don't know why! LOL)...and my mind was as clear as a bell! :-)
      I got me a cup of tea with honey and lemon :-) ...

        ...and headed off to get my day started! :-) I went to my Wuglyees Etsy shop and saw that a few lapel pins needed renewing...and so I did...immediately!! It's getting to be about that time for people to 'come-a-calling' for boutonnieres and lapel pins, and I wanna have as many on hand and ready to go as I can!! ^_^
       I'm not the only one that feels that way either! I went through the Etsy search to see how the other boutonniere sellers are fairing, and I saw these!...

      Oh Yeah! They're doing just fine! :-) I decided to show off their work and give them a little love, from me to them! :-] So go by their shops and check out what they're making, will ya!

      Also come by and check out mine too, please! ^_^ ...

      I love the variety of colors I'm able to put together. What I most like about it is that if someone is getting married, or having a baby, or....or...for whatever reason they want!...they can let me hand-make a boutonniere or brooch pin in that color for them! {I'm about to do a whole black and white wedding theme boutonniere set soon!} :-) 
     Each boutonniere takes me about 1 1/2 hours, or a little less, depending, and I only charge $11.00 each for the boutonnieres, and $9.00 each for the tiny lapel pins... 

      The above tiny lapel pin will be in the Wuglyees shop later today. I finished it late yesterday. :-]

     Oh My!! O_O Did this post sound like one of those t.v. 'info-mercials'?!!!... ^_^ Oh Well! I've sounded worse, I'm sure!! Ha! Ha!...I'll try to find something more interesting to talk about tomorrow...or not! ^_^ Even if it's not interesting, you know I'll be here talking my fool head off!! ^_^

 Living Are The Words

All Poets through the ages,
from Poe to Maya Angelou,
have known the power of a word
and what the written word can do.

Words, alone, or in a sentence,
camouflaged or on their face,
are living breathing things,
occupying time and space.

Left within the mind
no one can hear them swear and curse.
When you release them by your speech,
their jab can go from bad to worse.

A complement is like the carving
of a golden apple's peel.
Falling gently on the hearer,
making shiny words a meal.

Cutting words are like a dagger
seeking out the mind and heart.
of the innocent and sure.
Pulling confidence apart.

Living breathing, in and out,
causing havoc every day.
You could be their vehicle.
So, be careful what you say.

Let good words inhabit spaces,
(which inevitably they do.)
And in receiving minds and hearts?
Let them flourish in there too!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Is Being A 'Bag Lady' A Bad Thing?!

       I am almost embarrassed to tell you how many bags, purses, clutches, totes and pocketbooks I've bought over the years!...*head hanging down*...I've even been referred to as a 'bag lady' by friends. ^_^ Maybe one of these days my embarrassment will lift and I'll show you some of them...YES! I do still have quite a few of them!! LOL
       The truth is though that my friends could just as quickly have called me a 'yarn lady'...'shoe lady'...'jewelry lady'...'scarf lady'...'bead lady'...or 'catfish lady'!! LOL I've had a few loves over the years! ^_^ 
       What can I say...somebody had to use, carry or eat them! Why not me?! ^_^ Anyway!!...even though I don't go anywhere that requires me to carry a ton of stuff in a bag these days, I find that my head still turns as soon as I see a cute bag!
         Case in point, wallah!... 

      I saw this cute blue and white striped bag and my mind immediately started doing the 'question bag list'!...How long is the strap?...Is it washable?...Does it have a lot of pockets?!...Does it have a clip hook inside for my keys?!...Will my kitchen sink fit in there?! LOL

       And when I saw these clutches!...

      ...all the years of beautiful weddings and receptions of my friends came flooding back to my memory. :-] ... Of course, some memories of us girls in the bathroom trying to find a safety pin to hold something up that just fell out...or down...also came flooding back!! LOL And where did we always find the pin?!...You guessed it! In the pocketbook! ^_^

       Oh yes! I love a good bag! :-) ... And nowadays, with me being a boutonniere making fool, I'm always keeping my eyes open for a good place to keep my colored threads! :-)

      In cases like that, the bigger and wider...the better!! :-) The above bag is perfect for that!! :-)

       If I had a perfect bag in my mind though, it would have to be green...have a handle to hold it with, and a strap long enough to toss it over my would be leather...and it would have a flower designed button somewhere on it!!

        Well, look-a-here!! ^_^ ...

        Perfect!!!! :-) ... Now all I need is somewhere to carry a bag, some money to buy a new bag, and a hammer to hit myself in the head if I buy another bag!!!! LOL What? O_O Is being a bag lady such a bad thing?!!!...How many bags do you have?!...And if you're like my girlfriend who doesn't own even ONE bag....don't tell me about it! You're just gonna make me start asking questions!! ^_^
      Have a good day, everybody! :-)

To Be My Pocketbook!

I go everywhere with you.
I am always by your side.
I hold all of your possessions.
I am where your secrets hide.

I hold all of your money,
and the pictures you hold dear.
I hold your make-up and I.D.
I make you feel secure, when near.
I'm your new pocketbook, every year!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

It's Not Just Any Old Full Moon!

   I initially wanted to start this post talking only about one of the favorite things that I look forward to at the 'end' of this day...the full moon! But as I was writing it I realized that I wouldn't be "me" if I didn't tell you the story of why the whole day is special to me. And not just to 'me'!
        This is a special day for many people around the world...Well, it 'will' be, starting after sundown tonight. Then it will be Tuesday, Nisan 14 on the calender, and the anniversary of the death of Jesus Christ....There will be public talks given in Kingdom Hall meeting places around the world. Jehovah's Witnesses invite any of you that wants, to meet with them and examine what makes Jesus and his sacrifice so vitally important. {Just call your local Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses to find out the exact time.}
     I've been preparing my mind all week, reading the scriptures that follow his footsteps for each day leading up to his death. {Luke 19:29-44;...Luke 19:45-48; Matthew 21:18, 19; Mathew 21:12, 13;...Luke 20:1-47;...Luke 22:1-6; Mark 14:1, 2, 10, 11;...Luke 22:7-13; Mark 14:12-16; after sunset today --> Luke 22:14-65.}
      It's the kind of day where I thought that my usual know, my rambling stories about something hubby said, or his wonky high five...or my family or hormone issues...should not be the focus! I'm mindful today of the ransom sacrifice that was paid to give me a chance at perfect health and life, and to remove the reproach from the name of God, Jehovah...Sooooo many people don't appreciate God anymore! :-(
     Hubby and I used to ride home in silence after the 'Memorial talk' (Memorial of Christ's death), just staring at the full moon that always accompanies this day...


       So, later this evening, I'll be looking to the skies...and be thinking thankful thoughts...Tomorrow I'll be back to my usual chatter, because this blog is not meant for a 'preaching place'. It's the place I share what's going on with me, my crocheting, my poetry, my life! ...What kind of person would I be though, if the most important event of my year wasn't talked about?! O_O
      So, forgive my indulgence if you don't approve. But if it's a reminder for others of you who may have forgotten when it're welcome! :-] ... Have a good day, Everybody. And a good evening. Don't forget to look at the full moon this evening...and remember. ♥

This I know!

I am breathing every morning,
moving limbs and reaching out.
And while my brain cells might be fuzzy,
of one thing I have no doubt...

I know I don't do this alone,
even though some don't agree
I know the fruit tastes good that falls,
but someone had to make the tree!

I have respect for other's views.
I don't push my beliefs on them,
but on a daily, weekly, basis,
I give all my praise to him.

Monday, March 25, 2013

I'm Looking For Signs Of Spring!

         It's Monday...It's the beginning of a new week.....It's almost the end of March.....and it's SPRING! :-) ... Uhhhh....I think it's Spring! O_O Looking out my window into the backyard, it would be hard to know for sure that it, in fact, 'is' Spring!..That's why I decided to look for signs of Spring today.
        I found some beautiful colors of Spring in the bracelet and necklace from shalayneoriginals!...

         Sorry can't buy this set. It's reserved for someone. But maybe if you ask her "pretty please" she'll make a set for you!  Just 'convo' her (Etsy email) and see! :-)

       Now, I'll show you why I'm looking for Spring....It's because of this!...

       We have cloudy gray skies, temperatures in the low 30s (Fahrenheit), and snow still on the ground! O_O Sad, isn't it?!...And it's suppose to be Spring!!...I'm glad there's still signs of Spring's coming...

      ...because visions like this...

     ...could really put you in a bad mood!!...I mean, I thought that by now there would be birds looking for Spring nesting material, and I'd be on the impatient wait for my dear hummingbirds to return!
       Instead I'm watching hubby going back and forth to the window, looking at the almost empty suet bird feeder, and saying: "Should I put another one out there, or clean the hummingbird feeder?!...Will the winter birds scare off the hummingbirds if they show up at the same time?! O_O"
       I keep saying: "I don't know.....I don't know....I DON'T KNOW!!!!"... All I know is that it sure doesn't feel..or Spring!! Spring would look like this!...

      ...and like this!...

       Not like this! O_O ...Grrrr!...

      Spring food would look something like this! :-) ...

       Of course I could eat anything and call it Spring food!! ^_^ But that's probably just me! Food is just FOOD...Spring, Summer, Winter or Fall!!!! LOL...Speaking of which...I'm hungry!! ^_^

       Time for me to get out my fork, spoon, and butter knives, and have me some breakfast!! ^_^ But my butter knives won't end up as beautifully arranged as the mirror above...That's for sure! ^_^
      Have a good day, Everybody!! :-)

Monday, Monday, Monday

Here comes another Monday!
Your frantic work week has begun!
Say goodbye to 'Take It Easy',
and all those things you haven't done.

Four more week days are ahead,
seeming like they'll never end.
But just think, before you know it,
"weekend" will be round again.

Lift your attention, all you mothers;
Week day workers, "Out The Door!"
Time to file, and diaper babies,
walk and scrape things off the floor.

Here comes another Monday!
Whether you want it to, or not!
Say goodbye to 'Take It Easy'.
You've got things to do...a lot!

Monday, Monday, Monday!
Why do you have to come so fast?!
And you stay so long! Why can't
the weekend 'Take It Easy' last?!