Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Honey, This Day Is Yours! ♥

     I'm taking a break from talking a lot on the blog today. Today is my anniversary, and I'm giving it to this man...


     I'll see you all tomorrow!! :-]


We've had many years
of laughs and fun.
I knew we'd make it,
Honey Bun!

The hard part's over.
The tears all dry.
We're still together,
Sweetie Pie!

All years to come
will be easy-maybe!
We'll make it so.

Making it last

has been our career.
We've gone headlong,
without fear.

For years to come
we'll be right here,
and I'll love you more
each year-My Dear!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Beauty in Days and Etsy!

     Yes, I know it's not morning everywhere! :-)) But the 'Good Morning' print was too cute to pass up.'s morning here! ^_^ And it's a beautiful morning too! The weather man says that it's gonna be only one of two 'beauties' the way of beautiful days.... because tomorrow is suppose to be beauty also!....I'll take it!! :-)
      We've been having off and on rain, 'spritzing', darkness, and fog...So, sunshine, low humidity, and temperatures in the low 80s is GREAT!! :-] I! :-)

     With the nicer weather has come less aching in my bones and muscles, more nectar in the hummingbird feeder, and sales picking up in my Wuglyees shop!! YAY!! It's gonna be a good anniversary for me this week!! :-) Before I take off to start enjoying it though, let me show you a couple of other beauties, and cuties, I found in my Etsy search this morning!...

       I LOVE those stones...the shapes and colors almost made me drool!.....What?!...Too much information?!....Okay, pretend you didn't read anything about drool! ^_^

     But right next to that 'beauty' was this one too! (below)...

  (Red Flower Statement Bib Necklace by KisspatFeather)

       Boy, does she know how to make a statement necklace, or what?!! :-)

       And then I spotted this cutie (below)...Meow! :-) ...

     All day long you can look down at your wrist and say: "Hello Kitty, what time is it?!" ^_^ What can I say...a mind with seven hours of good sleep, waking up to sunshine, and the forecast for a beautiful day, flips around in the brain and thinks like that!! LOL

      Moving on!!.....Here's another beauty I found!...

      It's almost too beautiful to eat out of, don't you think?! :-)

     And last of all, this cutie...

     I love compact leather pouches!...although mine wouldn't carry credit cards. I'm trying to stay out of debt like that!! ^_^ Mine would carry grocery store cards and stuff like that. In my mind it's not about what's in a's about the thing!! ^_^ ...unless we're talking about my stomach! Then it's about what's in a thing!!! ^_^
     Speaking of which.....breakfast is calling! :-) Have a good sunshiny day, Everybody!! :-) And if you don't get sunshine today, live i hope, like we were doing. LOL Sometimes hope springs forth good beautiful mornings!! :-)


The sun is peeking through.
Its beam is flowing to the ground.
The Autumn at it's new peak,
and the leaves are fluttering down.

A baby girl's joyous laughing,
legs and arms kicking everywhere.
A mother, when she's  nursing,
playing with her baby's  hair.

The gentle rain, when falling
on a southern old tin roof.
A toddler's gap-faced grinning,
when they've lost their first front tooth.

A man with long, bow legs,
walking slowly down the street.
A colorful new spring flower,
visited by a bumble bee.

A person who is kind,
and smiles at everyone they meet.
An artist's painted picture,
with the last brush stroke complete.

An "I love you" that's been said
just because they wanted to;
and the person that gives hugs
when they hear an "I love you".
(And there's  other beauty too.)

Monday, July 29, 2013

Weekend Update.......And Onward To Monday!

       Hello Everybody! :-) I hope you had a good weekend. I sure did. But it wasn't a weekend of anything spectacular. Just a weekend of doing all of those things...those boring things...that make a weekend so wonderful! ^_^
      Thanks to the Etsy shop flapperdoodle I have a cool way to show you what all I did this weekend!...First though, let me pause to say: "I LOVE FINDING NEW SHOPS TO FALL IN  LOVE WITH ON ETSY!!" :-) ...So, here goes!...

       We had to dodge a few raindrops here and there in Massachusetts over the weekend...     

      ...Today we have just a few 'sprinkley' showers in the forecast though...So I'm good! :-]

           I did quite a bit of reading and studying over the weekend too...Brain and heart food! ^_^ ...

     I made some long-distance phone calls to old friends...

      I find that old friends are sorta like 'reset' buttons for your spirit. They put your forward course back on track, and remind you just how great it is to be you!! :-) They also give you an opportunity to emotionally give of yourself in ways that, without those loving 'human reset buttons', you wouldn't be inclined to do!...Where would we be without old friends?! ♥

     Speaking of old friends, I got to spend some valuable time with my 'old' hubby this weekend too! :-)) ...

  (8x10 Couple In Love Black and White Drawing Art Print by flapperdoodle)

      We did an entry on our 'couples blog' about a commercial we saw on television...funny! ^_^ You can check out the post on my other blog HERE.

      We also have an anniversary coming up in a few days....Shhhhhhh! ^_^ we spent some preliminary time being 'lovey dovey'. :-)) I can hardly believe that we've been together almost 35 years!! (We're only gonna be married 31 years though. We started dating when we were 18, and got married at 22 years old...'Old' being the definitive word!! ^_^)...I'm ready to do it all over again...with a 'few' frustrating, maddening, annoying, and crazy things taken out! LOL

      I also took some pictures this weekend...of my newest boutonnieres. Nothing special. Just necessary pictures...if I plan to sell anymore of them I mean!! ^_^ 

         You can check out the boutonnieres HERE if you like. :-)

     Otherwise, the weekend was full of napping...

      ...and eating ice cream! :-) ...

        Ice cream...mixed with leftover cheesecake with cherry topping!!!!! :-) What can I say...No weekend should be considered complete without some good dessert!!! :-)

       Okay, let's go Monday!! 'Let's see what ya got', in comparison with the weekend!! ^_^ I suspect that there will be NO comparison!! But hey! I'm willing to be wrong! :-)) ... Have a good week, Everybody! We're in this together!

We're In This Together

Supporting one another
with our smiles and hugs and care.
Gathered as a group
with all our crafts and things to wear.

Thankful for the weather,
bringing people by the mile.
Showing what we do
to every mother, dad, and child.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Pancake Sunday...Without Pancakes?! O_O

      Yes, I know. My 'Pancake Sunday' header photo should be of a plate of pancakes, or something that looks like pancakes, right?! But, considering the fact that I'm barely awake, and that my stomach doesn't even wanna look at a 'bloaty' pancake right now, it's got to be a carafe of coffee!...It's gotta be!!! ^_^
     Maybe I'll have a couple of pancakes for dinner...just so the 'Pancake Sunday' theme will stay intact! LOL But for this morning, I'm leaning more toward something more...Ummmm...fishy! :-] ...

     ^_^ Etsy sellers make my heart smile!...Look at that cute catfish bath buddy!!! :-)

     As I was saying, I'm leaning toward a breakfast more fishy, and less bloaty. So I decided on catfish and know, something like this!...

      Okay!!...not exactly like that! ^_^ Although I know somebody out there thinks that catfish look just like that!! LOL

      I'm talking about catfish that looks more like this, when it's in it's natural habitat...

       ...And more like this, when it's in 'MY' natural habitat!! LOL...

     YUM!!! :-)

     So, sorry. No pancakes today. And hubby was ready to make me some too!! "Thanks, Honey!" No, I'm gonna eat my catfish and grits, and sip on my green tea this morning...For lunch or dinner I'll probably sneak those pancakes in...along with a heaping piece of cheesecake with cherries on top!! :-) Oh!...did I forget to mention that hubby made cheesecake yesterday?!...I'm sorry...sorta. ^_^
      And no, I'm not gonna show you! Some things are better not shown, because it would just be cruel and unusual punishment!! ^_^ But, just for you, I'll lick my lips a little extra after I eat it!! LOL...Sorry again. :-)) 
      Have a happy Sunday, Y'all!! Spend it in good and loving communication with your family. Our 'Watchtower' magazine had really good reminders about that today. I look forward to talking and listening to my friends discuss it at the meeting today. :-) It reminded me of a poem I wrote a while ago about teenagers too. I'll leave it below...Have a happy!!! :-)

 Dreaded Teenager

She was our little daughter,
with a playful, happy grin;
Now this teenager replaced her-
and our nerves are all on end!

She Was confident and sure;
Now, her self-esteem seems lowered;
She would entertain herself;
But now, no matter what, she's  bored.

She loved raising up her hand,
giving comments from the heart;
Now, she's  hesitant and shy;
Being bold's a long lost art.

She used to love her sandals;
Now, its all about 'the boot',
She Would wear clothes to keep warm;
Now, she'd  rather be cold-and 'cute'!

What happened to the little girl
who just couldn't wait to please;
Who would run and jump and play,
with a giddy kind of ease?

She's  now a dreaded teenager!
These years have come too fast;
and my only consolation
is that soon this too shall pass!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Time To Say Goodbye.....*Sigh*

        Before my 'Goodbye' sounds too dire, let me tell you that it's not a goodbye to a person! It's a goodbye to some items currently in my shop. It's time...*sigh*...time to let them expire and be gone from my online venue.
       The reason is because the U.S. Postal Service has gone waaaaaaay up on the prices for shipping things out of the country. To the point where shipping anything weighty ends up costing ridiculous amounts of money...more than the item itself!!
      Case in point: I shipped a few boutonnieres to the U.K. recently. Usually the same package would've cost me around $5.00 to ship. This time it cost me more than $12.00. MORE than a boutonniere!! O_O And frankly, with the 'Wug' family's current financial down-turn, we just can't afford to be generous with those kind of prices anymore!
      So, I'm gonna have to find some way to sell my scarves and pocketbooks off-line. The shawl in the header photo, which I spent hours and hours on, and which weighs about as much as a small child!,...has to go..."Bye Bye, Pretty Baby." :-(
       And this one has to go too...

      It's also a heavy 'baby'!...It's probably all of that love they're so full of! ^_^ 

      For the time being they're still in the shop. But it won't be long before they're gone. Some of the scarves and other items already expired. I'm about to send them packing to a consignment store...or something!
      Here are a couple of the scarves that are about to head out the door too!..

      If any of you are interested in them, you can click on the photos and go over to the listing that has the price and the description, size, materials, and so forth...I know I'm gonna end up on the losing end of the deal, with the cost of the shipping being ridiculous, but for the time being I wanted to give my 'babies' an opportunity to go to a good home. And I know that if any of my blog readers bought them they'd be heading off to sunny skies, open fields, and lots and lots of adventure! ^_^
      That's where I headed last night for our virtual date too! :-)  Sunny skies, open fields, and lots and lots of adventure!....Not really. We went to New York! :-)) There were no sunny skies or open fields anywhere! ^_^ But we did have banana splits and refreshing, adventurous naps! :-))
       I got really tired and had to say 'Goodbye' to the big city early...just like I have to say 'Goodbye' to my crochet 'babies' soon...and to you NOW!! ^_^ 'Goodbye!' See you tomorrow! :-)

Ease By Rhyme

To ease my mind,
I jot down a rhyme.

When forced to think,
my brain cells link.

With emotions on paper,
anxieties taper.

With the flow of my pen,
I'm  at peace again.

And to jot down this rhyme,
brought ease to my mind.

Friday, July 26, 2013

'Virtual' Friday...Woohoo!!...and Things I'm Loving Right Now!

        Woohoo! It's another 'Virtual' Friday Date Day for me!! :-) And guess what?!....I have no idea where we're going! O_O I'm sure it can't be far because hubby didn't ask me to pack or anything. :-)) He did give some clues away though, so I 'think' I know where we're going. It's not far from where we live...It's a place to hear good music...and eat good food! That's all I require out of a good date!....Well, music, food, and a hubby in a good mood! ^_^ 
       It's raining out right now too, so a good mood is a definite 'must have'! I mean who wants to go on a date with a tall, dark, and handsome man whose in a bad mood?!....Uhhhhh....not me! ^_^ On rainy days I usually have enough cranky, achy bad mood and pain for the occasion all by myself anyway, thank you very much!! LOL

      Moving on!!...Let me share a few of the things I'm loving right now! :-) Rest assured that rain and dark clouds will not be included, no matter how, what, where, when, or why they show up!!! :-) ...

      "Hoo!....Hoo!"....^_^ Oh yeah, I forgot 'who'!! LOL...No matter who makes them show up!! ^_^ ... Just kidding!! LOL

      Speaking of why, why do I love chicken photographs?!! O_O The answer is as the sands of the sea...many. And if you're standing in the rain while you're listing get wet! ^_^ Yes! I am in a very silly mood today! ^_^ It's a great time to have flow of consciousness blog writing, don't you think?! LOL
       Back to what I was showing you...

     I'm loving all of the artist's paintings lately! Especially the ones of their pets, rooms, and houses. I think it's so cool that people are so talented, first of all, and then 'home-minded', second of all! :-) ...Speaking of which, home is a great place to go on a date too!...just saying. :-] *Don't listen to that for today, honey!*

       Yes, buttons! I'm loving the buttons of all kinds, sizes, and colors lately!...even though I haven't actually been using my buttons on any of my projects! O_O I want to, but for now I need to make what my customers want. And my customers want BOUTONNIERES! :-) In fact I sold a whole slew of them last night!...It made me very happy!! :-)

     I'm also loving any kind of dishcloths right now!...but especially colorful ones, with any kind of flowers! :-)

    And 'NEWS JUST IN', on Fridays I just have to eat something good! And when I saw this photograph on Etsy I said out loud: GOOD!!!!! ^_^ ... I go to eat something 'good' for breakfast, before I plan ahead to eat something 'good' for dinner tonight on my date with my hubby! ^_^ Yep! That's all it's about today!! ^_^ ... So, what are you up to today?! Whatever it is, don't fret or fuss over anything this weekend. Just have a good one!! :-)


There are things in our lives
that we try to hide;
And others that we show
with the utmost pride.

Things we didn't  say,
that we wish we did;
And others-said in anger,
when we 'Flipped our lid!'

People that we wish
we'd  tried harder with;
Others who, when asked about,
we'll 'Take the 5th'.

Things we never tried,
because it cost too much;
And times we pushed ourselves,
when price was not the crutch.

Hurdles that we climbed-
with our hands-and in our mind;
Others we're  still climbing,
every day-from time to time.

People we forgave,
because it was the best for us;
Life is just too short,
over 'Things' to make a fuss. 

Thursday, July 25, 2013

A Lovely Day....For Flowers!

       I woke up with Bill Withers singing in my ear this morning. :-) Well, not really. I've told you all a million times probably about how I wake up every morning with some tune or the other going over and over in my head. Well, this morning it was Bill Withers singing 'A Lovely Day'! :-) ...


       I'm gonna go with it! If it's not a lovely day....I'm gonna make it a lovely day!....because Bill said so! ^_^

       So, while you're listening to Bill sing, and sipping on your tea or coffee, have a glance at the backyards flowers...

     ...think lovely thoughts. And have... ♫ a lovely dayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy! ♫ :-)


The sun is peeking through.
Its beam is flowing to the ground.
The Autumn at it's new peak,
and the leaves are fluttering down.

A baby girl's joyous laughing,
legs and arms kicking everywhere.
A mother, when she's  nursing,
playing with her baby's  hair.

The gentle rain, when falling
on a southern old tin roof.
A toddler's gap-faced grinning,
when they've  lost their first front tooth.

A man with long, bow legs,
walking slowly down the street.
A colorful spring flower,
visited by a bumble bee.