Friday, May 22, 2015

Garden Time - What's Your Name?

Hello, Dear Ones! I can't believe I haven't posted anything since Monday but again...busy busy busy over here. I've been watching my grandbabies and we've also had some workers here installing some ceiling fans. Gotta have my breezy fan in the summertime at night. Now, I wanted to show you my flower beds and the progress the plants are making. I didn't plant any of this but I thank the previous owner very much. Okie dokie...here goes.
 This is a front yard flower bed and I took the snap last month.
 I was so happy to see pretty tulips coming up. This fall I will plant more so I'll have a better showing next spring.
 Fast forward to this month and you'll see the hostas are filling in nicely. I know there are so many varieties of hostas and the pretty yellowy green ones get tall and full.
  Here are a few tulips. Don't you think a tulip is the most beautiful flower?
 There are a few little lilly of the valley coming up. Seems there aren't many plants of the same kind, except hostas, mostly just one plant.
 Just one little sedum plant.
The hostas again. I just love these.
 I think this is a prime rose? Now this is where I'm asking for your help. I don't know what these next plants are and if you do I would really appreciate you telling me. I will thank you in advance.
 1. This pretty purple plant?
 2. This pretty purply pink ferny leafed plant?
 3. I like these but I don't know if they are a ground cover or if they are bushes. Do you know what they're called?
4. I have two of these plants. The leaves are so pretty and are a darker purple underneath but I don't know what they're called?
 5. Is this a ground cover with some pretty blooms?
 6. This is a pretty ground cover?
 This is a front side yard flower bed with a few hostas.
 This is the bed at the front of the house. There were a few little tulips and one daffodil that didn't do well. Of course there are more hostas. After I took this snap I did pull the weeds. Then...
 A big old dump trunk came with black mulch! If you look closely you can see the steam coming off it.
We got 10 yards of mulch and had it put down on our flower beds. We just didn't want to do it ourselves. It looks so pretty now and I'll show it to you later.

If you can help me with the names of these six plants I would be most appreciative. I don't have a green thumb like so many of you do so I know you just know everything! :)

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;) 

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

What's Your Name?

What's your name?
I've seen you, before
What's your name
May I walk you to your door
It's so hard to find a personality, with charms, like yours, for me.
Ooh-ooh Ooh-ooh Ooh-Wee.

Oh, What's your name?
Is it Mary, or Sue?
What's your name?
Do I stand a chance, with you?
It's so hard to find a personality, with charms, like yours for me.
Ooh-ooh Ooh-ooh Ooh-Wee

I stood on this corner
Waiting for you to come alone
So my heart could be satisfied.
So please let me be your number one
Under the moon, Under the stars.
For always in your heart.

Oh, What's your name?
Is it Mary, or Sue?
What's your name?
Do I stand a chance, with you?
It's so hard to find a personality, with charms, like yours for me.
Ooh-ooh Ooh-ooh Ooh-Wee
Ooh-ooh Ooh-ooh Ooh-Wee
~ sung by Don and Juan


Monday, May 18, 2015

Niska Day

Hello, Dear Ones! Oh, what a wonderful, busy and exhausting weekend we've had. I have to say, living in this little small town is just wonderful and we are loving it! Saturday was Niska Day.
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This is an annual community day with a parade, fun and ends with fireworks. We only live about 3 blocks from the festivities so our daughter and her family came over to our house and we walked. Well, they walked and Mr. Precious took me in the car (because I'm so delicate, you know) :)!

 We were so excited to join in with the fun. Free balloons were given to all of the little ones. As you can see, Mr. Precious, our daughter and son in law just had to have a Starbucks!
 A little jazz group greeted each one as we walked down to the parade route.
 The weather was so beautiful - not hot, not cold, just right!  Here everyone was lined up and down the street as the parade was coming. The parade route is through a little neighborhood called "Old Town". The homes are just darling so I'll have to come back and take some snaps later on and show you these little fairy tale looking houses.
 Carter was all ready with her lollypop!
Campie had his Wo Wo (that means dog). I have to tell you a little story. Mr. Precious bought Campie a firetruck that we keep at our house for him to play with. It has buttons you push and it lights up, has sirens, talks and rolls forwards and backwards. He loves it and the first time he saw it he called it a Boo Dough (pronounced just like that). That's his word for fire truck. Well...
There were quite a few firetrucks in the parade and little Campie was whispering Boo Dough every time a firetruck would pass. I thought it was so cute. Of course I'm his grandmother! :) As you can see in the above snaps, his little face was completely turned to see the Boo Doughs! :) Reckon how he gets Boo Dough from firetruck? Don't you just love it!
 Campie and me.
There was a house on the parade route in "Old Town" that had a cotton candy maker in their driveway and were giving it away for free! Folks were backed up an entire block getting their cotton candy. Well, I took the babies and we got ours. Yes, I said ours. Cotton Candy is right up there with an extra thick chocolate milkshake in my book! ;)
Lots of sports group marching in the parade. I love the banner the girls are carrying in the bottom right hand corner: Niskayuna has GIRLS who make BOYS with they THREW like GIRLS! Yeah!
Lots of school bands and other groups entertained us with their music.
 Cars! Do any of you remember the TV show "The Dukes of Hazard"? Well, there was an orange Charger named the General Lee! :) Cute. Even a Lab with shades and a bandana was blowing in the wind.
A few yellow Boo Doughs! :) Next time you see a fire truck make sure you point at it and say very loudly, "BOO DOUGH!"

We came back to our house and the grands played out in the backyard. Carter was practicing Volley Ball moves and Campie was bringing me beautiful handfuls of dirt and picking off the flower heads of my Day Lilies! He was so sweet doing it so I just couldn't tell him no! :) I'm a sucker for these little ones. We grilled hamburgers, hot dogs and chicken legs for dinner and sat out on our front porch and watched the end of the festivities - Niska Day fireworks. It was just wonderful.

So what a wonderful life living in this small town and enjoying it with family. I know I get mushy and gushy! :)
I'm so talented like that. :)

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Saturday In The Park
Saturday in the park
I think it was the Fourth of July
Saturday in the park
I think it was the Fourth of July
People dancing, people laughing
A man selling ice cream, singing Italian songs
"Eh Cumpari, ci vo sunari"
Can you dig it (yes, I can)
And I've been waiting such a long time
For Saturday

Another day in the park
You'd think it was the Fourth of July
Another day in the park
You'd think it was the Fourth of July
People talking, really smiling
A man playing guitar
Singing for us all
Will you help him change the world
Can you dig it (yes, I can)
And I've been waiting such a long time
For today

Slow motion riders fly the colors of the day
A bronze man still can tell stories his own way
Listen children, all is not lost,
All is not lost, oh no, no,

Funny days in the park
Every day's the Fourth of July
Funny days in the park
Every day's the Fourth of July
People reaching, people touching
A real celebration
Waiting for us all
If we want it, really want it
Can you dig it (yes, I can)
And I've been waiting such a long time
For the day
~ sung by Chicago



Wednesday, May 13, 2015

New Jadeite!


Hello, Dear Ones! Thought I would show you my new little Jadeite piece! Well, it's 'new' Jadeite and not the old but heck, I don't care. Take a look...

 Do you see it? It's the pretty chubby little chicken on her nest! We were in Cracker Barrel the other day and I always love to look in their store and walked over to the things on sale and there she was! She was just sitting there smiling at me and I knew I needed her and she was 50% off! :) Grabbed her!
 I think she's so cute. I do have a lot of the glass chicks on nests but this one is made different. She's bigger and has a different little head. I just love her. I know some of you get upset with 'new' Jadeite pieces but I don't care. I love her.
 I'm so lazy and haven't taken down my Easter things yet so I grabbed this pitcher with my faux spring blooms and poked it down on the table.
 I just love this darling little egg cup. Don't you think that little bunny with the laughing face is just so cute!
I just wanted to show you my little vignette with my new chick. I've been enjoying digging in the dirt the last few days! The weather is beautiful and we slept with the windows up! :)

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~
Where I Come From
Where I come from It's cornbread and chicken
Where I come from a lotta back porch pickin'
Where I come from tryin' to make a livin'
Workin' hard to get to heaven
Where I come from
Yeah where I come from
A lotta front porch sittin'
Starin' up at heaven
Where I come from
Where I come from
Tryin' to make a livin'
Tryin' to make a livin'
Oh, where I come from
Where I come from
Yeah where I come from
Get back down there sometimes
Where I come from 
~ sung by Alan Jackson





Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mother's Day (and I've been busy)

Hello, Dear Ones! I want to wish you all a blessed Mother's Day! I've been blessed to have our little grandchildren this weekend and again I'm worn out this morning but my joy is full, pressed down and running over! :) Just a few snaps of our fun.
 Little Campie played so hard and fell asleep in my lap. Oh, my heart is full and what a wonderful feeling to hold this little one and to know he loves me, calls me 'Mama' :) , holds his little arms up for me to pick him up and gives me kisses. What more could I ask for?
Carter and I took a walk to a field in our neighborhood and watched the birds, followed a little brook and told stories of what we could do here in the summer. My little "Coo Coo" who hops up in the bed with us in the morning and says, "Shesho, it's day time and time for breakfast!" :) This little one hops up in my lap and snuggles in and tells me she loves me! Oh, my joy is full, pressed down and running over!
Now Mr. Precious is a runner and we buckled Campie up in the stroller and off he went with the baby! We wanted Campie to know his roots are from Texas so Mr. Precious put the Texas doo rag on his little head! 

Lord have mercy, do I feel blessed or what? Again, I have no doubt whatsoever if this long and expensive move to upstate New York was what we were supposed to do. Yes ma'am, it was! We're close to our family, have found a wonderful church, Mr. Precious has already been nominated to head up a special missions team and I have found a wonderful ladies bible study. Oh, I have to giggle, they like my accent (my accent?). Each week our bible study has refreshments and I volunteered last week and took a lemon loaf, strawberries and sausage balls. These ladies marveled at the sausage balls, never had them before! Can you believe it? One lady said, are these meat balls? Well, yes, in a way. When I told them it was just Jimmy Dean breakfast sausage, Bisquick and cheese - they asked for the recipe! :) I thought it was a hoot! :)

I'll say one more time that my joy is full, pressed down and running over!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~ 

We Are So Blessed

We are so blessed by the gifts from your hand
I just can’t understand why you’ve loved us so much
We are so blessed we just can’t find a way
Or the words that can say, “Thank you Lord for your touch”

When we’re empty you fill us ‘til we overflow
When we’re hungry you feed us and cause us to know
We are so blessed take what we have to bring
Take it all everything
Lord we love you so much

We are so blessed by the things You have done
The victories we’ve won, and what You’ve brought us through
We are so blessed take what we have to bring
Take it all everything. Lord, we bring it to you  
~ sung by Greater Vision



Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Song Title Twist


Hello, Dear Ones! Well, I've had so much busy going on in my life right now that I thought I would pull up a post from a long time ago - 2010 to be exact! I've been blogging for a long time.
Okie Dokie! Now you're going to see my dining room table from my former house all decked out for Easter. So I decided I would add little song titles to each little spot! I'm so clever like that since you know I end each post with a song title! :) So here goes and I hope you like it.

I've set the dining room table for Easter with lots of sweetness. I just love sweetness. You may ask, can you love sweetness? Well, you bet your pink and yellow peeps you can! :)

As I said, I'm going to change the wording of my post from last year. I believe I'll just caption each picture with the name of a song. Would you like that? Would that be okay?

Okay, here goes...

Don't Leave a Mess at Lunchtime -preschool song


Polk Salad Annie - Tony Joe White


I'm Putting All My Eggs in One Basket - Ella Fitzgerald


Anticipation - Carly Simon

Build Me Up Buttercup - The Foundations



You Don't Bring Me Flowers Anymore - Neil Diamond/Barbara Streisand


I Never Promised You a Rose Garden - Lynn Anderson


Long Tall Glasses - Leo Sayer


Dizzy, I'm So Dizzy - Tommy Roe


Red Roses (Hydrangeas) For a Blue Lady - Wayne Newton


In Your Easter Bonnet - Fred Astaire


A Tisket, A Tasket - Ella Fitzgerald


I'll Get By With a Little Help From My Friends - Ringo Starr


And Then He Kissed Me - The Crystals


You Lift Me Up! - Josh Groban


I Only Have Eyes For You - The Platters


Baby Love - The Supremes

Come On Baby Light My Fire - The Doors


He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother - The Hollies


You've Got a Friend - James Taylor


I Saw The Light - Hank Williams


Happy Trails To You - Roy Rodgers and Dale Evans


If you've lasted this long, I thank you so much and hope you've enjoyed my little revisited post.



Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll  leave you with a little Note Song ~

It's Yesterday Once More

When I was young I'd listen to the radio
Waitin' for my favorite songs
When they played I'd sing along, it made me smile
Those were such happy times and not so long ago
How I wondered where they'd gone
But they're back again just like a long lost friend
All the songs I loved so well
Every sha-la-la-la
Every wo-o-wo-o, still shines
Every shing-a-ling-a-ling, that they're startin' to sing's, so fine
When they get to the part
Where he's breakin' her heart
It can really make me cry, just like before
It's yesterday once more
Lookin' back on how it was in years gone by
And the good times that I had
Makes today seem rather sad, so much has changed.
It was songs of love that I would sing to then
And I'd memorize each word
Those old melodies still sound so good to me
As they melt the years away
Every sha-la-la-la
Every wo-o-wo-o, still shines
Every shing-a-ling-a-ling, that they're startin' to sing's so fine
All my best memories come back clearly to me
Some can even make me cry, just like before
It's yesterday once more
Every sha-la-la-la
Every wo-o-wo-o, still shines
Every shing-a-ling-a-ling, that they're startin' to sing's so fine
Every sha-la-la-la
Every wo-o-wo-o, still shines
Every shing-a-ling-a-ling, that they're startin' to sing's so fine
~ sung by The Carpenters