Monday, April 27, 2015


      Hi! ^_^ I'm not here for a long drawn out conversation tonight...*and you can stop hooting and clapping at any time! LOL*...but I did wanna share some pretty things, and some ugly...*scratch that*...some 'not so pretty' things that I made myself! ^_^
      The header photo is showing one of the pretty things! I love pretty butterflies on a headband, don't you?!!...And the only thing they have in common with my 'Ugly Wuglyee' style bedroom slippers is that they both have black coloration included on them!

      Of course, my slippers also have other colors! Some charcoal gray and black print, and olive green soles! :-) ...

      They're like some 'throw-back' colored slippers from my favorite generation...the 70s!! ^_^ *♫ Staying Alive, Staying Aliveeeeeeeee! ♫ :-)) ... What can I say?!....Oh! I know what I can say! I can say that what they lack in 'pretty' they make up for in 'comfortable'!! ^_^

     Moving on to the other 'pretty'! :-) ...

      I love Monika's coasters!! :-) They almost look like real chocolate-dipped strawberries! strawberries that you can eat your peanut butter cookies and milk off of!! ^_^
      Speaking of peanut butter cookies! :-)) ...

      These are my other 'ugly'! :-] They were a quick meal for some desperately 'desserty' bakers! ^_^ Me and Mr. Wug I mean...of course!! LOL...

      Our cupboard was kinda bare, but we found a way to make some deliciously ugly cookies anyway!! ^_^ There were only three ingredients: a cup of peanut butter, a cup of white sugar, and an egg! Seriously...that was all!!!
      We had to preheat the oven to 350 degrees, mix the three ingredients until they were smooth, and put them on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper for 6 to 8 minutes!! :-) (Our oven took a little longer, so I guess that old adage about a watched pot never boiling has some truth to it!! least it does when it comes to watching ovens for cookies to brown!! LOL) 
      They weren't 'pretty' when they came out, and they weren't as crisp as I like my peanut butter cookies to be, but they sure were good!!!! ^_^ Our dessert craving was thoroughly satisfied!!

      There was only enough milk for one of us to get a glass to sip on with their cookies...You'll just have to guess which one of us drank it...and shared a sip or two. :-)) No...those kind of manners are not 'pretty'!...I'll have to work on that...tomorrow!! Ha! Ha!...Goodnight, Y'all!! ♥


Flipping, Frying,
Flambeing, Filleting,
Burning, Browning,
Paring, Pureeing.

Boiling, Baking,
Mixing, Making,
Simmering, Scaling,
Sifting, Shaking.

Cooking, Crackling,
Cutting, Coring,
Sprinkling, Spattering,
Patting, Pouring,

Broiling, Battering,
Steeping, Steaming,
Timing, Tossing,
Cubing, Creaming,

Slicing, Scrambling,
Turning, Toasting,
Melting, Measuring,
Rinsing, Roasting.

Dipping, Dicing,
Skimming, Sauteing,
Poaching, Peeling,
Mincing, Microwaving.

Gathering, Grilling
Basting, Barbecuing,
Hacking, Heating,
Scoring, Skewering.

Standing, Stirring,
Rough, Tough,
Kitchen, Ditching,
Had Enough!

Sunday, April 26, 2015

It's All About Being Blue Around Here...But Not The Way You Might Think!

      Considering how many blog posting days I've missed lately, and the fact that hubby is out of work again, it would be reasonable for you to think that I might be emotionally blue!...and I wouldn't be mad at you for thinking that, considering I do have my days!! :-) But all of our immediate bills are paid and we're still not at each other's throat from being too underfoot of one another, so we're good!! LOL
      The blue I was talking about was first this!...

      It's a gorgeous blue leather bag I found in this Etsy Treasury!!...

          If you like at the items in the treasury you'll see how much fun I had clicking onto each shop and checking them out! ^_^ All I can say is that it's a good thing I don't have any money!! LOL If I did, this bracelet might now be mine!!! :-) ...

      And, then again, maybe not. All of my extra money would be going to yarn for slippers!! ^_^ Although I didn't have to buy this yarn...

      ...I've had it for a while. I haven't known what to do with it!...Should it be a baby blanket?...a baby sweater? booties?...

          ...Eh! booties are kinda close to baby slippers, so that's what I'm making!! ^_^ Why not! I'm already in slipper-making mode!! ^_^

      I'm gonna be making some boy's sizes (3,4,5,6,)...

      If they come out nice, maybe I'll make some girl slippers pink! ^_^ I have LOTS of pink yarn already too!! And I know how to 'girl up' some slippers...with some flowers!! ^_^ ... Okay! The flowers aren't for the girls. They're for me!! LOL

      Anyway!!! ^_^ ... I made a pair of 'Ugly Wuglyee', size 11, slippers yesterday! O_O I took photos of them today, but I haven't gotten around to editing them, or listing the slippers in my wuglyees shop! But I will!! ^_^ And, some time or the other, I'll show them too you......When I get enough self-esteem, so as to not care what anybody thinks of my ugly babies!! LOL I'm not quite there today, but....maybe tomorrow!! ^_^

      Enjoy the rest of your weekend, Everybody!! ♥

Everything Is Getting Older

Everything is getting older,
past it's time, and rusting fast!
No matter how many times you oil it,
Somehow, still, it doesn't last.

Everything is getting older.
Even veggies just from the store,
have now browned and withered up.
They're not all shiny like before.

Everything is getting older.
Old dogs included, people too.
Even babies, from the womb,
start getting older, just past brand new!

Everything is getting older,
like real good books, with tales all told.
But, Wait a minute! Some books are good!
That's why "To read" will not get old.

Everything that's getting older
doesn't harm us and displease.
Just think of wisdom in the aging-
that's with people and with cheese!

All the things, those getting older,
showing marks and scars of time,
just need a tad bit more attention,
or just a small aged glass of wine!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Shhhhhh!...I'm Not Really Here!
      Hi! :-) ... Just so you know, I'm here, but I'm NOT really here! LOL In other words, I just woke up from a nap and my mind is still under the covers dreaming about some soft music being played on a street corner in Italy!! ^_^ But since I'm awake now, I thought I might as well share some of the music with you!! :-) ENJOY!!...and see you tomorrow. ♥

 I Love A New Experience

I love a new experience!
No matter how it's learned.
A fact that's new to me,
or a new food that I've burned.

A place I've never been,
or a person I've not known.
A book I've never read,
or a gadget on my phone.

A song that's not my norm,
or a craft I've never tried.
A veggie fixed a new way,
whether boiled, sauteed or fried.

I love a new experience!
A new jolt for my old eyes.
To make my life worth living,
and each day a great surprise!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Now, Why Didn't I Think Of That?!!

      What a cute basket!!! ^_^ It has all of the things I love...creatively!..all in one place! It's's has's practical...

      ... and it has a flower!! :-) I'm imagining it in blue, and pink, and green! And all I keep asking myself is....why didn't I think of that?!!! LOL

      I guess the reason I didn't think of it is because I've been preoccupied with other slippers!! :-)

      These pink ones are the ones I finished today. In fact, they're already in my wuglyees shop! ^_^ Yes! I'm 'on it' today!! It must be the sunshine, snow-less backyard, and the hummingbird sighting!! ^_^ YES I DID!!! ^_^ Can you believe it?!!!
      Of course, it was only one hummingbird! And I actually sighted him while he was checking me out and wondering where the feeder was! O_O ...Oops!!...We hadn't even THOUGHT about putting up the feeder yet!!...But, "HELLO LITTLE HUMMINGBIRD, IT'S UP THERE NOW!!!!" :-) 
      Now it's back to the crochet hook...after an episode of 'Chopped' (a cooking show), and maybe a short nappy-poo!! ^_^ ... and BAM!!...that makes two blog posts in a row!! LOL Do I dare say 'I'm on a roll!'.......Naaaaah!!! We'll just play-it-by-ear!! LOL Have a good rest of the day, Y'all!! ♥

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!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Just Putting My Foot In It!

       I don't have much to talk about it today. But look at where I am still!! LOL Over here talking about nothing! Just putting my foot in it, so to speak. ^_^ And I'm sharing these 'foot photos' because I just listed both pair of these crochet slippers in my Wuglyees Etsy shop! :-)

      The ones in the header photo are blue and white, size 8. And the above slippers are black, size 10. (Just so you know though, I can do them in a lot of different sizes, 6 to 13. In other words, as long as you're not a big foot...I mean a real BIG FOOT!...I'll give it a try!! LOL)

      And the photo below came from another recipient of a pair of free drawing slippers! ^_^ 

      Hers was the last free pair on my list! :-) Now I'm making 'em for the shop! ^_^ I'm hoping somebody still wants some cozy tozies! :-)) {Sorry Yaya, I had to steal your expression. It was calling to me!! LOL}

      In other news, hubby is still on the hunt for a job that works in our schedule! It's gonna be tough this time. My health and our age is making things kinda tough! *blink, blink* We're not in panic mode or anything though....YET! ^_^ It's just a matter of time before something wonderful will show it's lovely head. We just know it!!!...And if not, we'll keep on using Scarlett O'Hara's positivity training...knowing that 'Tomorrow Is Another Day!" ^_^ By the way, tomorrow is another day...and I'll see you then! ^_^ Have a good rest of the day, Everybody! ♥

Good To Be Alive

Trouble breathing, bills galore,
family problems and all that jive.
I don't care how bad it gets.
It's good to be alive!

Jobs and money, your fair share,
of which you are deprived.
But even so, no matter how it goes,
It's good to be alive!

Migraine headaches, family loss,
careers you can't revive.
Oh yes, debilitating,
and yet, still you are alive!

Injustice, fearing the worst
because of planes that don't arrive.
And while some didn't make it,
for most it's good to be alive.

While trouble in this world
will long continue, grow, and thrive,
For those who see it's end
It will be good to be alive!!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

LIFE...Please Let Go Of My Neck!!!!

      Hello Strangers! :-)) I feel as if just when I get myself back in a groove of being able to blog regularly something 'wonky' happens and off I go again! And that's what happened last week. I was setting up a general list of the things I wanted to blog about, and deciding which days to talk about what, and then.....LIFE grabbed me by the neck and shook me like a rag doll!! O_O
      To make a long story short...which we all know I'm not that good at doing!...hubby is out of work again. :-( Needless to say.....UGH!!!!...but on the other hand, here's another opportunity to see what our faith is made of, right?! ^_^ So good!
      Thankfully we have extremely...and I mean extremely!!!...supportive and loving friends. They're helping us to keep our minds in the right place, looking forward with confidence. And in between they're supplying encouragement, money, food, and whatever else we need to keep going. ♥♥♥
      I'm supplying crocheted goods...because uhhhhh....that's all I got for now! lol

      I can't be certain, but some of the crochet 'custom orders' that are coming in right now 'might be' just another form of support, while allowing me to keep my dignity intact! :-) And if so.....THANK YOU!!!...although my dignity can take 'outright' orders too, for whatever reason!! LOL

      My friends and family know how to make me happy during stressful times though...*Ask me a Bible question that you need help with...*send someone my way that needs encouragement...or *ask me to crochet something for you!! ^_^ I'm happily distracted from my personal problems doing any, or all, of these things!!
       And if they send me a photo of them wearing something I made for them.......

      ...SCORE!!!! ^_^

      Thankfully I also have tennis this weekend, besides sunshine in the backyard. YAY!! :-) Now all we'll need for next week is a lot of newspapers (with WANT ADS), some more crochet orders..

      ...and positive smile-worthy things to focus on every day! I think we'll be just we always have been in the past. Our God has a wonderful way of taking care of us when we show that our interest is also in taking care of his interests! :-)
        Hubby is putting out the hummingbird feeder this week too! I KNOW that's gonna generate some smiles!! ^_^ ... Okay, have a good week, Y'all!! Hopefully I'll see you tomorrow! :-)) We'll see what happens! LIFE has barely taken it's fingers from around my neck now!! LOL

How Can You Be So Positive

"How can you be so positive
with everything so bad?
When folks are so unkind
and all those doctors make you mad?"

"It's easy!" I assure them.
'Cuz one thing makes it okay.
I wake up every morning,
and I'm breathing every day!

When I can't move a muscle
and can barely lift my head,
I think of all the folks I've known
who now are gone, yes, dead!

No matter what my problem is,
and if I stand or lay,
I'm thankful that my mind still works
and I'm breathing every day!

So how am I so positive,
When things sometimes seem bleak?
It's easy, 'cuz my breathing
keeps on going every week!

Oh yes, I have a choice!
I can be miserable and whine;
Be mean to folks around me,
Be demanding and unkind.

But who would make that choice,
when there's a better way to be?
I mean, who's breathing every day
and writing poems?...ME! 

Thursday, April 9, 2015

When Was The Last Time......?!

      It's 4:00 a.m. in the morning as I'm typing this, and I could sure use a happy mug full of hot coffee right about now!! ^_^ Although, I almost can't remember when the last time was that I actually 'had' a cup of coffee. I'm such a green tea 'aficionado' now! :-))
      In fact, coffee isn't the only thing it's been a long time since happening around here!...It's also been a long time since hubby was sick, but guess what?....Yep!...he's sick right now! Thankfully it seems to be just a cold. He has a sore throat, a slight fever with chills, and has to be forced to drink water, take his vitamins, and relax!...Well, the other stuff besides his sore throat and fever are just him being him! LOL But the other stuff having to do with the cold is clearly no fun for him.
      He went to work yesterday though....YES HE DID! (shaking my head)...All mopey and in 'slow-mo'. ^_^ I tried to get him to take the day off, but you know how that is...telling a working husband that he needs to stay home from work for a day 'when people need him'!! ^_^ So I relegated myself to being 'nagging wife' by yelling about chicken soup, drinking his water and fluids, and vitamin C!! :-)) ... And it worked!... *Check one... ✔ ... for nagging, loving, wives everywhere!! ^_^*
      He's feeling better this morning. He just got up. "Good Morning, Honey!" :-) Now I can move on to some other things it's been a while since I looking at stuff in my activity feed on Etsy! ^_^ ...

      This little 'baby' (above)caught my eye for two reasons: I love a new place to put my jewelry, and I love an interesting box!! ^_^

       You've seen my crochet rings before...  

      ...but I don't think you've ever seen it in an Etsy Treasury!!...I know I haven't!! ^_^ ...

      It's a mostly green ring hanging out in a yellow Treasury! O_O I don't ask questions. I just say THANK YOU!! :-) And then I go off to admire some of the other things in the Treasury, like these!...

      All the pretty colors!!!! :-) And all the pretty crochet!!!...including this pattern I saw later on Etsy...

      There's a lot of work in that pattern!! If I had a little girl I'd be forced to make it!...but since I don't...I'll just Oooooo and Ahhhhhhhh! ^_^ I'll do the same over this flower blanket pattern!...

      ...and over this flower pie!...

      Hmmm...there may be a lemon pie in my future! lol Maybe a 'Date Night' request is in order!! :-) ... Okay, time to get on up and get the day started. I've got a couple of crochet orders to fill. Now, when was the last time you heard me say that?! ^_^ Have a good rest of the day, Everybody! ♥


Why have I become
so addicted to your taste?
Why have I not noticed
what you're doing to my waist?

Why are you the first thought
that I have when my eyes open?
Why is your solution
part of how I now am coping?

I don't know the answers.
All I know is that I'm UP!
And I have to leave you now
and go and fill back up my cup!