Monday, June 30, 2014

All I Have To Talk About Today Is Candy And Flowers!

       You're gonna have to forgive me for this blog post today, Y'all!...Seriously!...I'm talking REAL SERIOUS forgiveness!! LOL...especially for those of you who haven't had your dinner yet, or who've had  your dinner, but didn't have any dessert! ^_^ Because there are lots of candy pictures in this post!...Sorry. O_O
      But I thought of YOU Blog Readers as soon as I saw the salt water taffy! ^_^ ...

       Well, 'YOU' in the 'I-have-to-blog-about-this' sense! LOL Yes, I know, it's kinda funny to have real live good-smelling taffy sitting right in front of my nose, and to be thinking of YOU!... Go ahead and laugh! ^_^ But, truth be told, I'm kinda proud of myself that when I saw the taffy I didn't think: "EAT IT!!!"...I just thought: "Oooooo! Blog-worthy!" ^_^

      And I thought that even though I haven't had salt water taffy in a long, long time! :-) Honestly, I wouldn't have the taffy now if one of hubby's clients didn't think that my hubby was really nice. :-) She gave it to him today as a gift, all wrapped up and tied with a ribbon and everything!...When he came home and handed it to me I thought "I" was the one that had been thought of, and was getting a gift. O_O Foiled again!!...A first-hand gift, with no occasion attached?!....nooooooo! LOL I got a second-hand gift with no occasion attached!! ^_^ Well, guess what?!...I still love it!! ♥
      The only thing missing was flowers!! :-)) And since hubby wasn't carrying any flowers today...*Teehee*...{I'm SURE...especially after mentioning it on this blog... ^_^...that I'm gonna be getting some flowers soon though!!...Besides, our anniversary is coming up next month! ^_^}... I found some fabulous flowers from some great shops on Etsy to share! :-) ...

      ...And I'll be sharing some more candy too! :-) So, please forgive my simple candy and flowers post...

       And, since you can't enjoy the smell, enjoy the view!! LOL...

      Oh! O_O How did that empty taffy wrapper get in there?! LOL...Okay! I 'did' eat one or two of the taffy...Or three! ^_^ But the whole time, I promise!...I was thinking of 'YOU!' LOL

      I suppose I should get outta here while the getting is good, right?! ^_^ ... But first, let me share a few of my Wuglyees shop flowers too! :-) I listed these back in the shop today!...

      If you wanna see the rest of my colorful crochet flowers, just click on one of the flowers above and head on over to my Etsy shop! :-) ... Otherwise, take a minute and read an encouraging, although sugary, poem...and then...have a good rest of the evening! :-) ♥

Head High, Little Girl

Keep head high, little girl.
And your heart as an open book.
Think good thoughts of who you are,
so other girls can take a look.

Your self esteem, little girl,
should be pumped up wherever you can.
But shouldn't depend on prettiness,
or the sugary words of a man.

Your self esteem needs to be balanced.
Not arrogant or smug at it's core.
For the sun does not rise and set on you,
but nor is garbage dumped at your door.

So keep head high, little girl.
And your heart as an open book.
Your self esteem will then be lifted,
and the whole world will take a look.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

It Was A Good Day To Relax!

      I'm in such a relaxed state today that I almost forgotten that I hadn't done a blog! ^_^  And since I don't have much to say anyway.....*yawn*...I'm just gonna share some Etsy relaxation, and call it a day! :-)
      I heard a great talk at my meeting today, got my head scratched by hubby, watched some flash-backs of the week of tennis at Wimbledon, and ate some pinto beans, beef, and cornbread for dinner. :-] It's been a wonderfully relaxed day at home.

      Now I'm gonna sit and have a cup of tea with the hubby, and head off to bed...*yawn*...

      Tomorrow a new week begins a full run, I'm sure! So I'm gonna enjoy these last few hours of relaxation...And I hope you do too! :-] And have a good week, Everybody! ♥

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.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Is Your Saturday Looking Like This Too?!

      So...what is YOUR Saturday looking like?! Just wondering! ^_^'re wondering what MY Saturday is looking like?!...I thought so!! LOL That's why I'm here to tell you all about it! ^_^
       My Saturday looks like beef! ^_^...

      ...beef that's been marinated overnight in all kinds of acidic juices, oils, and curry!... :-) ...and then slowly sauteed to a delicious mouth-watering tenderness! YUM! Next Stop?!...I don't know. Maybe a big salad, or a sauce to mix it with and put over rice or egg noodles! Decisions, decisions! ^_^ ...

      This made my Saturday smell pretty good too! Just saying! ^_^

      My Saturday also looks like fĂștbol!...or should I say: SOCCER, Baby!! :-)) There have been some very good games over the last couple of weeks! And the game today was the best so far! The one I watched the most of was Columbia versus Uruguay. It ended with a 'kick off'......Well, that's what 'I' called it! :-)) {I'm not completely up on the soccer jargon yet.} ^_^
      But anyway, it's where, during an overtime tie, both teams have one guy at a time, up to five in all...kick a ball past the goalie to see who scores. The team with the most points, preferably five!...wins the game! :-) ...It only took three points today for Columbia to win! :-) Congratulations Columbia!! ^_^

      My Saturday also looked like tennis!...Wimbledon! :-) Even though it rained almost all day, there were still matches under the roof on center court! :-) {That expensive investment is paying off!!}...Roger Federer won his match, and so did Maria Sharapova!
      It didn't go as well today for Serena Williams...the world number one. Her match with Alize Cornet started in one of the outside courts, and then was interrupted with rain for about five hours!!! O_O Unfortunately for Serena, Cornet wasn't stymied by the rain. She just continued her 'beat-down' of Serena!! O_O ...

      This is the first time, I think they said, that Serena didn't get to the finals of Wimbledon since 2007!! O_O Oh well, Cornet will have to take up the slack I guess! :-] But since Maria Sharapova will be waiting for her down the line, I won't 'count my chickens before they hatch' regarding Cornet's Wimbledon championship win! :-)) She'll definitely have to work for it, that being the case!

      Okay....there's one more thing my Saturday is looking like! :-) It's looking like fresh and strawberries...whipped cream and pound cake! :-) ...

      I spared you having to look at the whipped cream. ^_^ I figure some things should just be left to the imagination...YOURS, not mine!! :-)) I'm looking at whipped cream...and tasting whipped cream...YUM!...right now!! ^_^ Oh Yeah! This is a good-looking Saturday!!...I hope yours is too!! ♥

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, June 27, 2014

'Virtual Friday Date Night'!...We Haven't Done This In 40 Years!!

      Hubby and I have done a lot of interesting things on our 'virtual Friday Date Nights'!...We've visited France, Italy, Greece, Iceland...YES WE DID!! ^_^...Hawaii, etc. And we've visited numerous states in the United states too! :-)
      Our dates have been dress-up...for fancy dinners and the opera. And our pajamas...for a 'stay-cation' at home, where we ate good food, danced to good music, and slept...FOR HOURS! ^_^ (This was one of our best dates ever!!)
      But we've never done what we're about to do tonight!...And the reason we haven't done it is because we haven't had a place around here to do this, for a long...long...long time! 40 years!! O_O What are we doing?!...We're going to a 'Drive-In' movie!! ^_^ ...

      Have any of you ever been to an outdoor 'drive-in' movie theater?!...If not, it's probably because they don't have them in your area. They certainly don't have any in our area any more!...In fact, I thought they were a thing of the past. Sorta like spats, bustle dresses, and dinosaurs! ^_^ 
      But, surprisingly, my online research says that there are still 357 American Drive -In theaters around!!...Really?!....GREAT!! ^_^ ...We're gonna find one of those drive-in theater towns tonight!...And, of course, our 'Goobers', 'Mike N Ikes', 'Milk Duds', and hot roasted peanuts will be with us in a bag!...Who can afford movie food?! LOL
        Although we will be buying hot dogs, french fries, and popcorn at the theater!...I mean, visiting the concession stand during intermission...and getting your shoes all sticky from other people's soda poured all over the part of the experience, right?! ^_^ ...

      The last time I remember going to a drive-in with my hubby...I don't remember seeing much of the movie!...And not for the reason you may be thinking, either!! It was because it was freezing cold in the car with the window cracked low to pull the speaker into the car!...And we had to drive around to like...3 or 4...different speaker stands before we found one that worked! Then we could hardly hear the movie because the volume was too low, and it was crackling and cutting in and out! Ugh!
      Add to that that our attention kept getting diverted from the movie by people walking up to the car and asking us for change and stuff! O_O I mean, where was their cars?! LOL... There were even some people sneaking into the drive-in and sitting on the ground with their speakers put on a blanket that they carried in with them!...but the police came along and shooed them out. LOL 
      I'm SURE that none of that stuff is gonna happen tonight!!...*wink! wink!*...The weather outside is great!...And everyone is required to stay in their vehicles for the duration of the movie!! LOL There will be no walking around until intermission. At which time our doors will be locked, and we will be boogieing to Motown music in our own car!! ^_^

      I love 'virtual Fridays'...and stuff from the old days!!! ^_^ Okay, I'm off to put my goodies in a bag and figure out what movie we're gonna be viewing this evening! :-) Have a good date night yourselves...all those of you who do this too! ^_^ And for everybody else, have a good rest of the weekend! ♥


Why do we get nostalgic
for the places of our past?
For the music and the people
who were in our high school class?

Why do we get nostalgic
for the foods we used to eat?
Like your mom's banana pudding,
boiled pig ears and chicken feet?

Why do we get nostalgic
for old bikes we once rode on?
And for buying penny candy
at a time thats long since gone?

Why do we get nostalgic
for the movies we once liked?
And the drive-ins where we sat,
and the trails that we once hiked?

Why do we get nostalgic
for long conversations had
when our cousins used to visit
(That is, till we all got mad)?!

Why do we get nostalgic?
Frankly, I'm sure I don't  know,
but I sat and wrote this poem
like a true nostalgia pro!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Day Was Up!...And Then It Took A Nose Dive!

      Before I explain the blog title, I wanna tell you that this is gonna be a really quick post, and I wanna show you these cute items I found in the Etsy activity feed earlier today!...Watermelon baby socks (above)!...A clock face ring (below)!...

      ...and the cutest diamond flower ring I've ever seen below)!! :-) ...

      And, Oh yeah, I also wanna show you the other crochet beaded brooch I listed in my Wuglyees shop today..., about the blog title!...This was a great day!...almost ALL day it was a great day! O_O I watched some tennis...great!...I watched some soccer...great!...I studied for my meeting tonight...fabulous!...I got a sale in my shop!...SUPERB!!! :-)
      In fact, the sale was of my large black and maroon crochet shawl!...

       ...One of the most expensive items I sell in my shop!...And WOW! I sure needed that!! :-)

      Great, right?!.....RIGHT!! :-) ...But less than an hour later... :-( ...Bad news!!!...VERY bad news!...I found out that one of my dear friends had a heart attack!!! :-( ...*sigh*...Smile-worthy?...NO!!!...Finding something to smile about tonight is gonna be hard work!!  ;-( But you know me...I'll find SOMETHING!!!...Wait!...I just smiled at my hubby...He brought me a bag of nacho cheese doritos!  ;-) For's a start!! ^_^ Goodnight, Y'all!

Just When You Think...

Just when you think you've got it bad
you see that someone's got it worse!
You complain: "My aches and pains...",
but see that some folks need a nurse!

Just when the weather's got you mad
and the snow's too deep to run,
you see the melting everywhere...
And look again!...and there's the sun!

Just when you think: "I'll just move on,
and find something else to do",
there's another blog post finished...
and another poem too! :-]

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Have You Ever Seen A Fly On Your Brooch?! this makes two days in a row where I'm starting my blog post with my own crochet creations!...sorry....but it's what's on my mind right now. CROCHETING! :-) Well...crocheting AND tennis....and soccer! :-)) But I'll spare you the sports talk for today...except to say: If you didn't see the tennis match between Stepanek and Djokovic missed a GOOD one!! ^_^
      But, getting back to my crochet...I was slightly distracted from my tennis matches today, with my head up and down with my crochet projects! Actually I wasn't crocheting as much as I was re-fashioning some crochet!
       I turned some brooches into necklaces, and some necklaces into brooches, etc...I'm sure you've had days, just like me, where your jewelry 'spoke to you' and knew exactly how it wanted to be worn. Right?! O_O And no...I don't actually 'hear' an actual jewelry voice. That would just be weird!...and scary! Ha! Ha! I'm talking 'creatively' people!! LOL
      Anyway!...this is one of my 'new' brooches! :-) ...

      It took every ounce of me not to put a price tag of 'one million dollars' on this brooch! ^_^ That's how much I love my little rhinestone Czech flies!!...

      I'm resisting the impulse to hit the edit button and add about $20 to the price just the same!...So if you're interested in it you better get it before the impulse gets the better of me! ^_^

      This is another one of my new brooches that I haven't listed in the shop yet...

      I love the bead dangle! I got it from Cindy at


     This is a happy little brooch to wear...and one of a kind! :-)

      I already listed a new necklace too. You can see it HERE. It has a beaded dangle on it too! :-) 

      Tomorrow I may move on to some other news, like how our car repairs cost us almost $400!!!!!!!...*I need to sit down after saying that out my head! ^_^*...And how the car still needs a master cylinder...or some thing like that, for the brakes....*sigh*...And thus explains all of my showing off of my crochet jewelry! LOL If I don't sell something substantial pretty soon in my shop, I'll be standing in the line to the poor house...holding hands with a 6-foot man with a forlorn look on his face...and carrying the three pieces of my clothing I still own...while sucking air through a bag over my head, with a hole near the mouth...(so I can hook up my C-Pap machine!!! LOL)

      Oh Yeah!...I wanted to show you a couple of other people's beautiful, trendy, one of a kind crochet jewelry pieces that I found on Etsy too! :-) Look at these!!...

      It makes me happy to see so many of us crochet jewelry makers out there, with our own niche. :-] I'll say it again...there are so MANY talented shop owners on Etsy!!! :-) If you tied all of our creative energy up in a ball, and threw it down a bowling lane, we'd be...tired...and stone, stark-raving crazy!! LOL So don't do that!! ^_^ Just leave us to our own devices...and to our crochet hooks and other creative fly accessories! :-) And go off and have a good rest of the day, Everybody! ♥


I'm feeling butterfly-ish.
Wanna flutter...move real slow.
Wanna wander...mind and body.
Not be fast, and 'on the go'.

I'm feeling like I need
a quiet day to hang around.
Have everything wrapped up,
and just block out surrounding sound.

I'm feeling butterfly-ish.
Wanna lay in bed till noon.
Wanna have some time to morph.
Need a tree and a cocoon.

Tomorrow they'll be time
to change and modify.
To spread my wings, add color,
like a brand new butterfly.