Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Rain Brings Flowers And...Tea?!

      Sooooooo...yesterday I was talking about the 'better weather' we're having, and today?!...RAIN!!! DAY!! Ugh! Such is life, right?! You say something nice, and the next thing you rains all over your complement!! LOL
      Whatever!!!...we're just gonna get us a good umbrella...and move on! ^_^ ...

      Don't get too excited. We're not moving on to anything in particular. :-)) There's nothing special going on around here. Nothing!...Well, unless you call having a nice breakfast of seafood salad, tomatoes, a banana, and a cup of hot green tea, special! :-] ...

      Although one of hubby's clients 'did' think he was special enough to give him a large bag of different kinds of tea! :-) There were some flavors in the bag that I haven't had for years!...They were prior to my green tea phase. :-)) Too bad I don't have this box (below) to put my teas in!...

      I love the butterfly carved in the front!! :-)

      Wait!...There 'is' something else special going on around here!..Well that already happened...this morning!...The physical therapist worked my aching muscles to a frazzle!!...O-U-C-H!!! ^_^ I tried to get some sympathy for the fact that my arthritis is all flared up...because of the rain. But she wasn't having any of it! :-)) It was true though!!!...OUCH!
      I only did the upper body exercises for today though. She gave me a break on the lower body ones....My legs and hips would not have taken it!! NOPE!...But I'll do some moderately altered ones before bed tonight....Or at least I'll try!! :-] I promise!!

      Well...that's it. Except for some flowers! :-) ...

      Isn't it pretty?! :-) ... And no...I didn't make it...I wish I did! :-) But nope!...This 'pretty' is all callmemimi 's..."Good Work, fellow Etsian!" :-)

      Here's some more pretty flowers too!...

      And they're sitting on top of the cutest booties ever! :-) Oooo! The knit work involved here would be intense for me!...That's why I'll leave the knitting to her! ^_^ ... By the way, if any of you is interested in some tiny 'crochet' flowers, my Wuglyees Etsy shop is full of them! ^_^

      Okay...I'm off to 'try' to do a little crocheting. Or take a nap. :-)) Whichever comes first!...Wanna take a guess which one will come first?! ^_^ Have a good rest of the day, Everybody! ♥

Ode To Flowers

Ode to all loved flowers,
whatever color, shape or form.
You enthrall with sheer delight!
At other times, make my heart warm.

Whether photographed or made,
growing tall out in the yard;
In a vase or porch-side planter,
or just naturally unmarred;

Please know you always make me smile,
and lift my mood when I am down.
The world would be a different place
without a lot of you around! 

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The 'Better Weather' Has Brought Creative Brain Cells!

      I suppose, considering the dark skies and impending rain outside at this very moment, I shouldn't be talking so smilingly about the better weather we're having these days!... ^_^ ...but rain showers and dark clouds notwithstanding, I'm having a mentally great time these days, creatively I mean. :-]
      Leaves are popping out on the trees, and creative ideas are popping out of my head, one after the other!...My baby blanket is coming along nicely. And my 'To Do' list is getting shorter and shorter (even though I keep adding new things to it every day)! :-) 
      I woke up day before yesterday with the first two lines of a new poem going over and over in my head too! :-) I haven't shared it on the blog because I didn't want anyone to misunderstand and think that it's a 'Mother's Day' poem. I don't celebrate Mother's Day. But I found out that Mother's Day isn't for a couple of weeks or so, so I'll share the poem at the bottom of today's blog post. :-) ... Anyway, as far as Mother's Day goes, shouldn't you love your mother every day?! It's puzzling why we would have to be given a certain one day a year to remind us to love our mothers!...just saying. :-] But I always respect other people's right to celebrate as they like. :-]

      With my mind searching for creative outlets, I've also been doing a lot of extra reading {The Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnesses}. I'm really enjoying the experiences of the early years of Jehovah's Witnesses in  Sierra Leon and Guinea. :-] Have you ever heard of Freetown? or the 'Cotton Tree'?!...I hadn't!...It's good reading! :-)

      The only problem with the better weather's arrival is that my sneezing, wheezing, and watery eyes have arrived too! ACHOO!!!! Ugh!...Forsythia is the worst for me at this time of the year!...and it's popping out all over the place right now! O_O Ugh! And I love looking at the flowers so much too!!

      Even flowers on other things besides bushes and trees! ^_^ ...

      The better weather is bringing out something else too!...the opportunity to put away heavy coats, snow boots, wool scarves, and warm clothing! It's time to 'sport' your Spring-wear!! :-) And no one could 'sport' it better than this little one! :-) ..

      Don't you just love a little girl in red and white polka dots?!!! ^_^

      Okay...all done! ^_^ And if you're living in an area that's not having 'better weather', hang on! A new season is just around the corner!!... ^_^ ...even though the corner may be a ways away!!! LOL...Have a good rest of the day, Y'all! ♥


This poem might sound angry,
but that's not the truth.
And sound kind of sad too,
even though I'm renewed.

I was a girl with no 'mommy',
the one I loved dear.
The one who was reckless,
and who is no longer here.

But now I've got "mommies".
Some big, and some small.
Some younger than me.
Some not my gender at all.

They were there when I needed
a pat on my back,
a hug round the neck,
or just to help me to pack.

They were there with much wisdom,
and spiritually clear.
Oh, I'm missing my "mommies".
How I wish you were here.

So this poem is not angry,
cuz' that not the truth.
And it's not sad at all,
because I'm feeling renewed.

I'm a girl who is grateful
for the "mommies" I've had.
Thanks for lifting me up,
though I still had my dad.

Thanks for loving a sad girl,
and for being so dear.
And for helping me grow up,
with my "mommies" all near.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Don't You Just Love Getting Good News?!!!

      I was having a pretty good Monday already, but I just got a phone call that took my Monday mood up a notch! :-) I'll tell you about it in a minute. First, I wanna share some work from some wonderful artists on Etsy!
      And yes, I 'do' call the ability to take a great! Especially considering my lack of artistic skill in the photo taking department! ^_^ Although I'll add a caveat to that statement...the caveat being that if I could bend down, and climb, and get myself into unusual positions on top of roofs or laying flat on the ground, etc., I would probably be a wonderful artist too!! ^_^ (At any rate, that's my story, and I'm sticking to it!! LOL)
      So, as I continue to I will anyway! ^_^ ...please take note of the beautiful artistic photos on the blog today. :-)

      Hey! Good news!...Hubby finally hung the hummingbird feeder up! :-) It looks so pretty, all red and yellow, hanging next to the tree with all of the new leaves coming in! :-) I wanted to take a picture of it, know the story! LOL
     The other good news...the phone call I mentioned at the start of this that the doctor called about my sugar levels. (I sent in my numbers for the last two weeks, after finger sticks two times a day.) He was very happy with my numbers. And he doesn't want me to continue doing the finger sticks every day anymore. YAY!!!! *Happy Dance!!!!* ^_^ He says to do the finger sticks twice a week, and record the results. Of course I said: " :-( Awwwww! Nooooooo!" I'm gonna miss sticking my fingers twice a day!!.......NO I DIDN"T!!!! ^_^ I said: "WHOOPEEEEEEEEE!!!" ^_^
      Now all of that sunshine outside makes sense!! :-) The fact that it's gonna rain tomorrow doesn't even matter! The only thing it's raining right now is LOVE!!!...

     "I love you, Doctor!!!" ^_^ ...

      The key holder displayed below is not here because of  it being a photograph. Although it is a good photo! :-) It's here because I LIKE IT!! ^_^ ...

      It is kind of artistic looking though, isn'tit?! :-] ... Speaking of which...
 (Original Still Life Orange Fruit Bowl Oil Painting by smallimpressions)

      Aren't they great?!! :-) If I bought as many artistic pieces as I love...Uhhh...(I don't have that much money anyway. Thankfully!! ^_^)...where in the world would I display them?!!!! O_O I'd need to buy a museum, add a lock and key, and a conveyer belt, so that I could go and visit my art work every day and get a big smile! :-) 
      That's a project for the future! ^_^ Right now I'm just concerned with the rest of this day, and what other good news I'm gonna get!! ^_^

      I'm anticipating seeing a hummingbird fly in to take a little sip! ^_^ That would really be good news to report to you tomorrow! ^_^ Wait for it!! ♥ Have a good rest of your Monday!!

Let's talk about our bad

Let's talk about what we've done bad.
Not talk about what we did right.
Let's talk about what we have messed up.
Not what's been clearly black and white.

All the photos that we've taken,
that we want no one to see.
All the cakes that fell apart.
Things that deserved apology.

It's easy rolling out our 'good'.
We do that every single day.
But Oooo! The 'bad' things we destroy
we quickly want to put away!

So, let's be bigger than our 'bad'.
Let's see some beauty in 'mistake'.
Let's give a pause to being 'perfect',
and give ourselves a little break!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Look What's Peeking Out In The Backyard!

      Isn't that a pretty blue flower?! :-) ... Okay, it's not a pancake!...even though this is 'Pancake Sunday' around here. But I'll take it! ^_^ In fact, pancakes on Sunday are gonna change drastically, now that I'm considered 'borderline diabetic'. Instead of pancake flour and so forth, I'm gonna be trying new ways to make maybe this recipe for  two ingredient pancakes (eggs and bananas) that I saw talked about on A Cup Of Jo's blog, HERE! :-) I may be trying this for next Sunday. Today it's seafood salad and a banana!...Don't judge me!! LOL
         As I was saying!...about the pretty blue flower from the yard...

      ...It's so nice seeing flowers peeking out of the ground again! :-) ...

      Some of you followers probably know the name of them, but I didn't stop hubby long enough to find out. ^_^ I didn't wanna start sneezing! LOL Yes, I sneeze even at the name of a flower from the yard!!! Ha! Ha!...Not really. But I can get a little 'twiggle' in my nose if I think for too long about what they must smell like! ^_^
      Here's a few of the other little flowers that are popping up!...

      There's not a lot of them. In fact, if you're not looking for them, you can walk all over my backyard and totally miss them!...

      They're in little patches, and all around the edging. But mostly the backyard is looking green! and lush! :-) There' no 'white stuff' to be found anymore. And no rain this morning either. (I think we had our fill of that yesterday!!) :-)

      It's another relaxing morning...watching the tennis finals in Stuttgart and Barcelona. :-) By the way, congratulations to Maria Sharapova. She just won!! :-) "Maybe next time, Ivanovic!" :-) Since my 'Baby Boy' (Rafael Nadal) went out early in the tournament in Barcelona, I haven't been as interesting in the men's side of the draw. Although I am enjoying watching the rising career of Kei Nishikori! He's amazing!!
      I've got other interests to focus on now....CROCHET! ^_^ My blanket needs my attention!! :-) Have a good day, Everybody! ♥

Daisy, Pretty Daisy

Daisy, pretty daisy,
with your petals all sprawled out;
Making sunshine, bees and children
wonder what you're all about.

All spread out in the garden,
up the sidewalk, down the lane;
So much prettier to look at
than all those street lights down on Main.

Daisy, pretty daisy,
in your red or white or pink.
Letting bees and flies land on you
so that they can take a drink.

It's hard to see you basking
in the sun and not just smile,
'cause you look like friends just hanging out
and talking for a while.

Daisy, pretty daisy,
rain or shine you have no care.
You just smile at passersby
and make us happy that you're there.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Easy, Breezy Saturday!

      A little wind. A little rain. A little sunshine. And a little relaxation. That's how my Saturday has gone so far. Awwwww!...And it's led to 'smiles-for-miles' at how easy the day has least so far! :-) You know how it usually works! As soon as you say how great the day has gone...something happens that makes you wanna eat your words...with a slab of humility lathered on top of them! LOL
      But not me!...not yet anyway! ^_^ So before things change, I wanna share today's pretty Etsy finds...Including the 'easy-flowing' dress in the header photo! :-) ...

      Other than that...and a note to self: "Buy More Notebook Paper!" :-) ...all I have left to talk about today is how far along I've gotten with my baby blanket! :-) ...

      I case anybody is keeping count, it's about 22 rows along so far. ^_^ And I still haven't found the rainbow baby blanket! O_O The hound-dog nose hunt is still on for it though! :-))
     Okay...have a good rest of the day, Everybody!! ♥

Sitting Quiet

I love just sitting quiet,
letting silence be my friend.
I'm not afraid to be alone,
and hear my breathing out and in.

With no T.V. on, or music,
just some thinking done, with me,
In a world where quiet reading
is now called "activity".

There's no reason to be scared,
or to need all kinds of noise,
to create some kind of chaos,
or to look for games and toys;

Just a quiet low lit room,
where I ponder my life course,
where I think of plans ahead,
but no thoughts I have to force.

Just me, still, and sitting quiet.
Nothing altering my mood.
No smoke wafting at my sinus,
no one mad or being rude.

Can you turn off all the gadgets?
Can you hear your own-self sigh?
If you cannot take the quiet,
You should stop and wonder why! 

Friday, April 25, 2014

I Think It Is!...I Think It Is!!!

      And just like that...YAY!!!...the real Spring is here! ^_^ How do I know?!...Well, those aren't pork chops, or the 'white stuff', hanging off the end of those branches!! LOL They're a new growth of leaves...soon to be flowers! :-) ...

      We've been waiting, and waiting, and waiting!! And finally the lawn is lush and green, the leaves are quickly sprouting on the tree branches, and.....I said: "AND"!... :-) ...And is that a hummingbird I see?!...

    No! Not in the cage!! LOL...although it's a beautiful cage! ^_^ No!...I see the hummingbird...or should I say: 'saw' the hummingbird! by the window a few minutes ago!! :-) He's so quick!!..."Sorry Mr. Hummingbird. Hubby is not as quick as you!" ^_^
      If you look close in the above backyard tree photos you'll see that the wintertime suet bird feeder is still hanging there! ^_^ Not for long though. The hummingbird's 'buzzing the window' is a clear indication that it's time for hubby to 'get-to-making' some hummingbird nectar!! :-) 
      He won't be making the nectar today though. We're due to get rain here tomorrow. So he's gonna wait a couple days, instead of encouraging the sweet birdies to come out into the rain with their 'humming-umberellas'. :-))

      *deep breath*....*cough! cough!*...Yeah, it's that time again too!...Allergy season. Ugh! I've been sneezing, dripping, and wheezing a bit, for a few days. In the morning my first vocalizations sound like a 'scratchy-throated' Barry White!! :-)) ... ♫ "...The first, my last, my everything..." ♫ ^_^

      It's also time...I hope, I hope, I hope!...for pre-planning brides and grooms to start searching for new wedding ideas! :-) Reception venues, dresses, tuxedos, shoes, flower bouquets, clutch purses,...

...and...uhhh...boutonnieres, lapel pins, etc...???! ^_^ Wuglyees has LOTS of the last two things!! And some shawls and crochet necklaces 'to boot'! LOL Come on by and check them out yourself....PLEASE! :-)

      Okay...two more cute items to share and then I'm gonna take my Barry White singing self outta here! ^_^ ...

       I think it's time to go! ^_^ Have a good rest of the day! ♥

Its The Beat

The syncopated rhythm
of the tapping of your feet,
and the snapping of your fingers
to the systematic beat
make the music that you're  hearing
(that you think is kinda neat)
motivate your body's  swaying,
and you have to leave your seat;
Now you're dancing back and forth,
and causing rising body heat.
And it's all from a beat-
Yes, a syncopated beat!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Hummingbirds And Flowers!

      Hummingbirds and flowers! :-) In other words...Hello! ^_^ Isn't that a beautiful porcelain set?! (in the header photo) I saw it and knew right away that I was gonna share it here on the lieu of any 'real' hummingbirds and flowers from my backyard!...because we don't have any yet! ^_^
      Well, that's not entirely true...about the flowers, I mean. We do have some 'straggly-looking' flowers...probably weeds! LOL...coming up on the top of the hill of the backyard. I'll see if I can get hubby to take some photos of them so I can show you. I'm not going out there!! O_O I'm already feeling the effects of my allergies starting up for the season. Ugh!
      Other thana couple of items from Etsy that caught my eye, I don't have much to share today...except the progress of my baby blanket! :-) It's slow-going, but it's coming along!...

      I'm ready to be working on the edging already! ^_^ I'm afraid it may be a while before that happens though! 

      I do have something else going on. I have a couple of new projects for my 'To Do' list. I have some labeling to do of my boutonnieres and lapel pins...for quick retrieval. Up until now I've been just keeping all of the similar colors in the same bin. But I ordered some small clear bags so that I can put each pin in it's own individual...labeled!...packaging! :-) That way they'll be a lot easier to find when someone orders them! :-]
      It's no 'BIGGIE", but what can I say?...I'm easy to excite about nothing much! LOL ... Oh Yeah, speaking of easy to excite!...look at this gorgeous-colored dress I saw on Etsy!...

      It's the perfect dress to pack for a 'virtual date night', don't you think?! ^_^ I guess now you know where my mind is!! LOL...That's not until tomorrow though. Today it's all about my spirituality! :-) We have a meeting at the Kingdom Hall... :-) ...and my studying is all done!! :-) to do a bit more crocheting, eat, and take a nap. In that order. ^_^ Have a good rest of the day, Everybody! ♥

Color Is

Auburn is the setting sun.
Blue is a mood.
Black is the night sky.
Brown is dog food.

Green is the grass.
Yellow is the sun.
Gray is the stormy sky.
Purple is just fun.

Pink is carnations.
Plum is a fruit.
Tan is for shoes.
Beige is just cute.

Turquoise is terrific!
Teal is where it's at!
Blue-green is the color
that I have to have...STAT!

Gold is a metal.
White is plain, mild.
Red is a fire.
Orange is hog wild!