Saturday, February 28, 2015

I Guess There Will Be No Wearing Of Slippers Outside Yet!!

      Yep!...This is still what my backyard looks like!!! Snow...snow trails...snow paths....footprints in the snow......and SNOW!!! UGH! And guess what we're getting tomorrow?...

      You guessed it!...more snow!!! O_O 'Storm Thor' I think they're calling it. UGH!! I'm about ready to 'tap out'...'throw my hands up'...'Holler "I GIVE UP!!!" The only encouraging thing I heard about the weather lately was that Spring is suppose to be about 22 days away!!! sure feels further away!
      There's still enough ice on the back porch to go skating on!!!...

      My poor little bench is back there in the sun, dreaming of warmer days and less chill on it's seat! LOL
       The hibachi (small covered grill) is back there trying to stay hidden from the wind, hiding some Fall leaves, and begging profusely for some hot dog and hamburger weather!! ^_^

      I'm 'INSIDE'...crocheting warm and comfy bedroom slippers! ^_^ These are the pair I finished this morning...

      I also started another pair, using the mixed fiber threaded yarn I got as a gift in my pretty bag yesterday! :-) One is finished. I'm all about the other one tomorrow! I'll show them to you when they're done!
      In the meantime.....Brrrrrrr!....That's all I got! ^_^ See you tomorrow! ♥

Catching Up

I see life from my perspective.
And it's always a full cup.
I rarely see the glass half empty.
I don't let much interrupt.

But now I find this needs a change.
I have some catching up to do.
I have some things that need updating.
And some family bonds to glue.

Some things have lagged unmercifully.
They need some tweaking, not too much.
Just need to get back some perspective..
Get some family lines in touch.

This catching up will be wide ranging.
Out with the old, in with the new.
But when you're catching up with people,
there's still some old when you're all through.

Catching up sometimes is tiring.
Maybe that's why I've been waiting.
And, besides, when I'm all done,
there seems there's more that needs updating!

Friday, February 27, 2015

I Have A 'Thing' For Bags And Slippers!!

      I thought Friday would never get here!! ^_^ That's the kind of week I've had!...but I won't get into all of that today. I just wanted to stop by to tell you about my 'virtual' Friday Date Night trip, and show off a bag, and a couple of slippers!! ^_^
      One of the bags, the one in the header photo, isn't mine. It's just one that I saw on Etsy and had to share! :-) Aren't those deer the cutest!!...With all of the piles of snow we have in the backyard, those deer are the only wildlife I've seen around here in months!! LOL Unless, of course, you count the very large feral black cat that prowls the backyard as if it's his own private 'stomping grounds'!! ^_^

      Enough about that!...Let me show you the first pair of slippers I made from a new pattern that I bought on Etsy last week! :-) ...

      I love the soft fuzzy yarn I 'tried' to make them with, but...uhhhh...they ended up not working with this pattern. They were just entirely too thick!! And the stitches were very hard to see too, because the yarn was kind of knotty....Too bad for me! :-(

      But I'm not the kind of girl to let a crochet slipper pattern get the best of me!! ^_^ I just pulled it all apart...or cut it up...WHATEVER!! LOL...and started over!! :-) But this time I used some yarn I could see the stitches on!! :-) And they came out great!!

      I made them to give to my neighbor, thinking that she could use them on her job where she's always on her feet. But, unfortunately, I made them too big for her feet! :-)) I found out...after the fact...that she wears a size six. These slippers are a size eight.

      As it turns out though, the slippers still went to a good owner! :-) I gave them to one of my friends who was in a group of friends who came over to give me a gift!! ^_^ Oooooooo!...

      The gift I was given came in a beautiful bag too!! :-)

      The bag has colors everywhere, and birds, and butterflies, and FLOWERS!! ^_^

      And mixed fiber yarn was in the bag!! I can't wait to make something pretty out of it!!! :-) But there was also some other things in the bag!!...Including a large crochet book, with some FABU patterns!...And a pair of new crochet hooks (below)!! :-)
I am going to have SO MUCH FUN with this gift!!! ♥ THANK know who!! ^_^ 

      I'm going on a 'la ti dah' kind of 'virtual date' tonight! Hubby has hired a 'virtual' chauffeur, and packed a picnic basket, even!! ^_^ He said he wanted us to be able to take a nap in the car on the way there, and eat, listen to music, watch the scenery, etc...without worrying about anything.....I'M GAME!! ^_^
      This Friday is starting off great already! I received a bagged gift from some dear friends, and hubby cooked me some fish and grits for breakfast, bought me a large coffee and cruller (tubular donut) from 'Dunkin Donuts', and I watched the latest episode of 'Downton Abbey'! ^_^ I don't think this day could get any better!...but I'm open to being wrong!! ^_^
      Have a good day, Everybody! ♥♥♥


You teeter totter, in the middle,
Lean a little, OOPS! You're off!
Now you know that you're not balanced,
and you hope the ground is soft.

It's not easy to achieve,
and once you have it, to maintain.
In almost every part of life
our balance is so hard to gain.

You have to balance your emotions,
how you eat, and how you spend.
And when you're balancing your checkbook,
try to keep a level grin.

Staying somewhere in the middle
takes a conscious, careful touch,
because it doesn't take a lot
to go from balanced to 'too much'!

So try to keep a balanced eye,
a balanced plate, and balanced life.
Keep your feelings all in check,
and minimize the stress and strife.

And don't compare your sense of balance
 to your neighbor''re alone.
Because your neighbor's also trying
to get some balance of his own!

Monday, February 23, 2015

FINALLY!...A Snow-less, Easy-Peasy, Good News Day!!
(wuglyees crochet items)

      I'm happy to report that I had complain about all day today! ^_^ How often can you say that?!!...There was no falling snow, no angry phone conversations with telemarketers, and no nap interruptions. ^_^

      There 'was' a lot of mail though!...'snail-mail' they call it. :-) Well, I don't care what speed it took it to get here! I'm just glad it did!! ^_^ I found out that we're gonna get some fuel assistance cash...YAY!!...That I finally have a new doctor...YAY!! (my former doctor changed his insurance carriers, and mine was not in there! O_O) 
       I've been fretting and searching, hunting and looking, for a new doctor...especially because I didn't want there to be an interruption in having my personal assistant come to the house every day!! I rely on her, and don't know how frazzled hubby and I would be without the support!
       There was other letters carrying other good news too, but nothing you would care about. ^_^ It was just good news for us!

      The day went by so fast and easy that I was even able to get enough quiet time, light, and slowed down brain cells, in here to make a couple of my dark royal blue suit pins! :-)

       I put a different backing on each of them in case I get some finicky customers. ^_^

      I even had time to look around on etsy! :-) I saw some flowered items...of course! ^_^ ...

      You'll have to forgive me for the slow subject matter lately, but there's really not much going on around here! And I'm not mad at it! :-)) The quieter and easy-peasy it is, the better I like it!! I don't wanna turn over any "Uh Oh!" rocks!...NO!! ^_^ I'm just gonna keep my lap covered....*the temperatures are still ridiculous!!*...listen to some Motown, and have a bowl of soup, or something equally as warm and yummy! ^_^
      Maybe tomorrow I'll find something fascinating, or at least interesting, to talk about. And if know I'll still be talking anyway!! LOL Have a good rest of the day, Everybody! ♥

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, February 22, 2015

A Beautiful Walk In The Snow Anyone?!

      Okay...I'm back again! ^_^ But this time I brought along my trusty side kick...'Mr. Puppy Shoe'. 'Baby Wuglyee' was finally ready to part with him, so he's now listed in my wuglyees shop for sale. :-) Since he's a one-of-a-kind creation, I decided that he'd make a cute candy or stash holder for someone!

      I will not be making another one any time soon, so if you want him you better 'COME AND GET HIM' now!! LOL There must be someone out there looking for a cute place to put their tootsie rolls, jolly ranchers, or hot balls!! ^_^ Or, for pet lovers, you can keep your doggie's treats in here!...It would be a...'woof! woof!...of a great idea, don't you think?! ^_^

      The truth is I'm just not about wasting stuff I make! And since I'm not making a second puppy shoe slipper, it seemed kinda useless and sad to have him just sitting around here staring at me in that "Come On....I Need A Friend" kinda way!! LOL

      I did make a second slipper though! LOL It just wasn't a puppy!!...

      It'll hold a lot more candy than the puppy too!...because it was made for a size 13 foot!! ^_^

      Yep! That's what I've been doing with my time!...making puppy slipper holders...

      ...Size 13 slippers!...

      {By the way, hubby loves his finished pair still! ^_^}

      Oh Yeah...I've been watching more snow fall too!...

      And watching ice form....then melt...and then refreeze...and then melt again!!...UGH!

      Suffice it to say...I'm sure hoping that March isn't gonna show us more 'white stuff'! O_O I think I know enough about what white stuff looks like, feels like, and melts like, to fill a book of cover-to-cover, bound and filed, 'too-much-white-stuff!!', snow poems!!!

      In other news, today is the last day of our vacation... :-( Tomorrow will begin another week of phoning, reading, working, crocheting, writing, etc.... :-] It's been a great vacation though...relatively speaking. In other words, some things can't be changed about our situation, but we find our way around it and find great distraction in, among other things, eating, listening to music, playing games, and watching tv! ^_^
      I'll be back to making my artsy hats, and maybe a pair of slippers or two for the shop. If you want a pair, let me know what color, and what size, and I'll make those my first ones. :-) As to anything else I'll be making...doing...or talking about...stay tuned. I'm sure it'll be beautiful! ... And if not, I'll say it is anyway!! ^_^


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.

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 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.)