Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Catching Up And MOOO-ving Along!

The closer Moving Day gets, the more nervous and worried I feel about being organized and ready for it. Nobody could say I'm not working as hard as I can to get everything done, but organization was never my specialty! I make every effort to TRY to be, and I'd LIKE to think I'm improving, but I'm not exactly following a checklist, like I'm sure I SHOULD be! To be honest, I'm more like the chicken running around with her head cut off right now! Well, for getting so much done as I did today, whether it was in an orderly fashion or not, I felt I deserved at least a little computer time tonight, to catch up a bit before I head to bed for the night! So without any further ado, let's get this post MOOOOO-ving, shall we?!

I was so happy to receive a couple of awards during the past week! This first award was given to me by Gracie, whom I love to visit at both her blogs.. A Touch of Grace, and Grace Is In My Kitchen.

If I remember correctly, I first met Grace through Pink Saturdays, and it has been a pleasure visiting and getting to know her ever since! Now, as a rule, I must pass this "One Lovely Blog Award" on to new blogs I have recently discovered. They are as follows...

I received a second award from Sally, at Suburban Hooker! Sally is one of the first friends I met here in Blogland, and I made one of most favorite winter hats using a crochet pattern she designed! Here she has presented to me the "Gorgeous Blogger Award"!

Upon acceptance of this award, I must tell six things about myself that you don't know. Having done this, I am to pass this award on to six other gorgeous bloggers! So.. Here goes...

1. I hate peppers, onions, and cabbage; but I LOVE peas, spinach, lima beans, and sauerkraut! Weird, huh?!.. I can just see your faces now!

2. I have traveled by motorcycle, car, boat, and by plane, but I have never been on a train yet.

3. My favorite computer games are Scrabble, Solitaire, and Yahtzee! In fact, I love Yahtzee so much, I carry this hand-held electronic game in my purse AT ALL TIMES! I have had it for years, and love it when I get stuck in waiting rooms, or in the car for some reason or other. Mine is actually starting to show some wear and tear. I may have to ask Santa for a new one!

4. As a little girl, the first thing I remember wanting to do "when I grow up" was to have my own dolly hospital. There was a real "doll hospital" where I lived, and I remember my grandmother "admitting" her dolls there, for some special attention and repairs. I remember how beautiful they looked, and I guess this is where I found my inspiration!.. I also remember wanting to run my very own library, and how all the books there would be written by ME!

5. I can't sleep unless I hear the t.v. on.. What's funny though, is that unlike most people, I can drink 20 cups of coffee, and I can still fall asleep as soon as my head hits that pillow!.. Well, as long as the t.v. is on!!

6. My favorite Trick Or Treat candies are Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Baby Ruth bars, and Snickers!

Oh!.. and Junior Mints, and Raisinettes, and Hershey chocolate bars, and.. Oh, alright.. I guess I can stop there!

So, there you have it. Now I pass this award on to the following...

As I conclude my post for the day, I want to remind my friends and followers that tomorrow, Wednesday, is the last day to vote for your favorite pet, in the Pet Costume Contest over at Doris' blog, Crocheting In Georgia. When asked, "Ubu, if you had one wish, what would that wish be for?" Well, my heart just swells with pride, as my little Ubu replies, "Why, of course, I wish for world peace"!.. Isn't that just wonderful?!

Oh, alright.. Just kidding!.. But if you haven't voted yet, please DO click on our picture of Ubu, on my right side bar. You'll be brought directly to the voting poll, where I hope you'll vote for Ubu, our little Frankenpooch, Contestant #10!! Winners will be announced on the 29th through the 31st, and I hear there's going to be a new Trick Or Treat Giveaway too!! So don't miss out! Head on over!

I want to thank Gracie and Sally for the awards they have shared with me! In a time that has been so busy, pretty much all work and no play, and when I post so little that I'm afraid you all will forget about me, you, and all my blogging friends let me know otherwise! Thank you so much!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Cast Your Vote For Franken-bu!

Today's the big day! Doris, over at Crocheting in Georgia, has opened the voting poll for the Pet Costume Contest! Our cocker spaniel, Ubu.. aka Frankenpooch, is Contestant #10, and I hope you'll click the image on my right side bar to take you where you can cast your ballot!

So I call upon you, my fellow citizens, friends of animals, and loving pet owners everywhere, to head on over there, and exercise your right to vote!
Let your voice be heard! Do your part!

Vote for Ubu!!

Two, Four, Six, Eight. Who do we appreciate? FRANKEN-BU!! That's who!!

Say it with a vote for Contestant #10!

Ubu.. Making our home a better place!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Holiday Spirit or Horror Show?

Ask me how I'm doing today!.. Go ahead.. Don't be afraid.. Just ask me!

Do I post the following images in the fun and spooky spirit of the holiday?.. Or more likely, is this the way I'm really FEELING right now?!!!

As I pack box after box throughout the house, I can't help but feel like things look worse and worse. I am surrounded. I try to make my way through, but I trip and I stumble! Oh my gosh, it's getting dark in here, but I can't find the lamp!!

Now I might be wrong. I'm trying to remain confident. I've always been a firm believer in taking things one day at a time.. And I convince myself that I really AM making a dent! I really AM making progress! Why I MIGHT even be more ahead of the game than I THINK I am! Dear Son readily helps with anything and everything I ask. He even offers help WITHOUT being asked! When Dear Daughter comes here, to help when she can, she says she can see all the work I've been doing! But there are so many boxes! They're piled sky high, but STILL I need MORE! My God, I need MORE boxes!!

There's a CRASH!.. What was that? I turn to look, but I see nothing!.. Nothing but boxes! Left. Right. My heart races!.. I can't make my way through! Dear Son? Anybody?.. Where are you? Did you hear that? What was it?!

Oh.. (sigh).. It was just the cat, knocking down one of my silk flower arrangements! Bad little kitty! Now you shall have no pie! NEVERMORE!!

My gosh, I have to get a grip here! What happened to whistle while you work?

You know?? When after a year from now, if I should question if the place I'm in is not good enough for some reason.. and I actually seem to be consciously contemplating moving AGAIN, by CHOICE, might I ask even one of my good friends and neighbors here in Blogland, to just snap their fingers.. For the love of everything holy!.. Wake and shake me up just a little.. and remind me of the HORROR that I'm going through right NOW?!!

Thank you so much for hearing me vent just a bit! Wish me luck. I'm going to need it, to be ready to move by the 31st!

And please.. Don't be afraid to stop back tomorrow... If you dare!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Some Mouse, On The House!

Good Morning! I'm so glad you could stop by to visit me on this Magical Disney Sunday! Each week Heidi, from Fairy Footprints In The Sand, hosts this event, in the hopes to share some fun and magic to all who participate and/or visit! If you think this looks like something you'd like to join in on, then by all means, hop on board! Share your Disney collectibles, photos, or favorite memories.. or how about a recipe?!!

I hope you brought your appetite, because I have some Mickey Mouse pancakes fresh off the griddle! I thought a pumpkin pancake recipe would be fun to try for the season, so I tried the one I found from HERE! Another recipe that I'd still like to try is THIS ONE! I still have quite a few apples around from apple picking, but they ARE going fast!

Here is some Disney silverware that I used as a kid, then my kids used when they were younger!

Now, how about some Disney music in the background.. I've got some old record albums that are still great fun to listen to! Would that be nice?

I hope you enjoyed breakfast at my house today! Hope you're enjoying a wonderful weekend, and please do stop by again soon!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Who's Your Favorite Princess?

What's that you say?.. You wish it was Magical Disney Sunday again? Well, then.. Now where's that wand? I was sure I had it a minute ago!.. Oh, here it is!

Bippity Boppity Boo! Your wish is granted! It's Heidi's 2nd Magical Disney Sunday! Be sure to visit her at Fairy Footprints In The Sand, to see what she and a list of others have to share today! If you enjoy the magic of Disney, then don't be shy! Share your Disney treasures and memories, maybe even photos of Disney vacations! Walt Disney, himself, said "If you can dream it, you can DO it!"

Today, as I begin packing pictures, knick-knacks, and various collections into boxes, I wanted to share the two Cinderella dolls I have. The first Cinderella comes with her own 1st edition "Little Little Golden Book"!

This second doll is Disney's 50th Anniversary Edition of Cinderella! To me, this doll is stunning in her ice blue brocade and satin gown!

Now of course, when the Platinum Edition of Cinderella came out on DVD, I couldn't wait to pick up a copy for myself as soon as I could!

I think most girls, young and old, have a favorite princess, out of all the Disney princesses! Dear Daughter says hers is Belle, from Beauty and The Beast. As for me, I love them all, but my favorite is Cinderella!

Best wishes to everyone for a wonderful weekend, and for all your dreams to come true!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Start Each Day With A Smile

Well, I've done my crying. My eyes are the cleansest eyes in town! Time to act like a brave little soldier now! So, where to start?.. It seems obvious that I should start with my collections. They're wonderful to look at, but since we don't USE them from day to day, they will have to be the first things to be packed in boxes for the move. In recognition of the 60th anniversary of the first Peanuts comic strip, I guess now would be as good a time as any to share a few of the things I have from my own Peanuts collection. I don't like pulling all my things down like this, dismantling my home and all its memories, so it seems most appropriate to show this item first, doesn't it? Chin up, and keep smiling, right?...

Next are some of the dolls, plush, or whatever you would call this lot. It does look like I should give a couple of these "li'l folk" a "li'l tubby", before I pack them up!

Next.. It's not a snow cone machine, unless it's a Snoopy Snow cone machine! Here you also see a coffee mug and a couple of glasses I've saved over the years.

Does anyone else out there still save their Welch's collectible jelly glasses?

Anyone still like to color?.. or play a couple hands of cards, maybe?.. Actually, if you like the crochet milk jug crayon tote I made, you can go HERE for the pattern!

Finally, here is a puzzle, and various other publications I have saved.

Charles Schultz once said, "If I were given the opportunity to present a gift to the next generation, it would be the ability for each individual to learn to laugh at himself." He knew just as well as the rest of us, how life has its ups and downs, and twists and turns. He also said, "Wouldn't it be nice if our lives were like VCRs, and we could fast forward through the crummy times?" It sure would! But, the fact of the matter is, we can't, and I just don't feel right fretting and feeling sorry for myself over it... "What's the use of crying?" I don't want my kids to see me handling a problem with that kind of attitude and mentality either. So, as I try remember to keep smiling, and counting my blessings, I'm going to end today's post with this "song in my heart". It's a song written by Charley Chaplin in 1936. It has been sung by many, and it is one which I'm going to keep humming, singing, thinking, and reminding myself as I do all I have to do in this month ahead...

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Just Thought You Should Know

Wow!.. I just saw this, this morning, and I felt strongly enough about it to want to post it. It could happen to me, my family, or any one of us. I just hope this is as informative to you as I found it was for me.

I have never heard of a "power punch" before, but I am definitely purchasing one for myself and for my daughter! I'm not sure where yet, but I assume I could get one from a cart parts store, so that's where I'll start. If they do not carry them, then perhaps they can point me in the right direction.

Well, on a sadder note, it looks like I'm going to have to move. I rent. The house is now up for sale, and for related reasons beyond my control, I now have to move. I have 30 days. This is a shock to me right now. I LOVE my home, and it breaks my heart... But I've been through tougher times than this, and I just have to remember God always provides. He never gives us more than we can handle, and He will help me get through this..

What's hardest, but most important, to remember too, right now, is that it's not the house that makes the home. We will make plenty of new happy memories in our new home. My home is not a place. It is the people and love within it.