Friday, December 5, 2008

I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas

Oh, how I love that beautiful old Christmas song sung by the crooner, Bing! Doesn't it almost make you cry? Well, most precious Ones, dream is all I can do...it ain't a gonna happen here! ;)


But my Christmas will be sort of white! Do you see those gorgeous white pelicans above? They're here!! In an area of wetlands so many of these beauties are gathered just looking like snowballs from afar. I wish I could get closer but can only see them from the highway!

I know some of you may not appreciate the beauty of the whiteness...you may say 'beautiful?' Yes, Dear Ones these birds are beautiful and God must have laughed all day long when He created these darling feather balls. They look awkward, but to watch them float in the air, dive with precision as they fish and even swallowing a fish is remarkable to me! Now this leads me to my post for today...

God is still laughing because He has given me lemons from my lemon tree for Christmas! He know how easily amused I am, Dearest Ones, so He decided to let my lemons all get ripe at the same time and a tad bit earlier this year. He knew I was fretting a bit about my non installed floors and He knows I'm just a silly and needed a diversion! Well, He knew just what to do - He gave me lemons!

Oh, I'm just so thrilled I can hardly see straight. Well, I can't really see straight anyway - first thing in the morning I have to put on my contacts. ;)

What does a silly like me do when God gives her a tree just overflowing with lemons?

I make lemonade!

This is how I make it! Slice up some of the juicy plump little lemons and add a little bit of candlelight...

Toss in some vintage tinsel and vintage Christmas ornaments...

And there you have it! Lemonade, fresh, tart and sweet and an early Christmas present from God!!
Thank you God!! ;)
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Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Lemon Tree

When I was just a lad of ten, my father said to me,
Come here and learn a lesson from the lovely lemon tree.
Don't put your faith in love, my boy, my father said to me,
I fear you'll find that love is like the lovely lemon tree.
Lemon tree very pretty and the lemon flower is sweet
But the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat.
Lemon tree very pretty and the lemon flower is sweet
But the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat.
Beneath the lemon tree one day, my love and I did a lie
A girl so sweet that when she smiled the sun rose in the sky.
We passed that summer lost in love beneath the lemon tree
The music of her laughter hid my fathers words from me:
Lemon tree very pretty and the lemon flower is sweet
But the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat.
Lemon tree very pretty and the lemon flower is sweet
But the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat.
One day she left without a word. she took away the sun.
And in the dark she left behind, I knew what she had done.
Shed left me for another, its a common tale but true.
A sadder man but wiser now I sing these words to you:
Lemon tree very pretty and the lemon flower is sweet
But the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat.
Lemon tree very pretty and the lemon flower is sweet
But the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat.
sung by Peter, Paul and Mary

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Dear Ones, I must tell you something...I was visiting our Screaming Meme and she was telling about a new blogger and her fantastic blog, so I thought I would mention her too so you could go and visit her. Her name is Cathleen and her blog is http://designbycathleen.blogspot.com/. This beautiful one is a designer and her blog is amazing! Go to visit her and spread the word about her newness to the Land of Blog!!

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Attention! Attention!! Oh my goodness, Most Shopping for Christmas Ones, the invasions of bathrooms never seem to stop! It's happening again and no matter who tries to stop this - well, they can't do it! Bathroom snapping will go on! Is that a song by Celine Dion? Well, I think it is...My Snap Will Go On! That's it.


Okay, now Most Get On With It Ones, I must grab my toilet brush and get down to my Bathroom business!

Look at this most gorgeous One! Oh, I see the most creamyness of complexions, gorgeous peepers, the most pearliest of whiteness, a body clothed in the most fashionable duds, the body is draped and dripping with the most priceless of jewels! eyes that sparkle and twinkle and hair filled with Bathroom highlights! I'm getting excited, Oh Depends Ones! Yes, yes, I can see the most slender arms with dainty creamy fingers attached to a CAMERA!! Yes, oh, hallelujah! We have another Diva! Who is this...hmmm...I think I see mouse ears...is this Minnie Mouse!!?? OH, I'm so, no, no Nanette, this is not Minnie, it's our own Melissa at http://missy-thingsinlife.blogspot.com/. Oh, and this most gorgeous one is a professional photographer! See, her flash is off and she knows exactly where to look into the mirror!
Okay, my toilet brush please. Thank you, Most Assisting Ones! What? There's toilet paper where? Blush blush...oh, excuse me. On with my Bathroom business. Melissa, I am about to bestow upon you the most desired and coveted title in all the Land of Blog. You have gone where few will tread and now for your Bathroom Bravery, I now crown you as a Daring Darling Bathroom Beauty Snapping Diva! You are one now and will be one for ever and ever and until the twelfth of never.
Go forth, Diva Melissa and change Bathrooms all over the land!
What? What have we here? OH, my heart~ my joy is overflowing today! More Divas???!!! Look Most Impressed Ones, we have a couple of returning Divas!! Who could these most lovely Bathroom Snappers be? This is our Dana at http://thestonerabbit.typepad.com/and Bonnie. Oh, Darling Divas, you have picked the most excellent Bathroom to snap in. I'm so proud of you showing all the too scared ones how to Diva! Are you timid? No way! Are you shy? No way? You are Divaing and I'm so proud of you!
Snap on, my Darling Bathroom Ones, snap on~
Whew, Most Get This Post Over Ones, I'm exhausted. Bathroom business is hard sometimes on a body, but you know I will never let you down. I will always be ready with my goregous baby blues and toilet brush in hand to flush the imposters down the toilet and to uncover Divas everywhere. Come on, Most Scared Ones, and make my day!! Snap on!

75 comments:

  1. Good morning, Sheila! Great post! Your lemonaide looks yummy...and fresh, can't get any better than that! Your vintage ornaments are so neat!

    Oh, and those pelicans! I would rather have WHITE pelicans, than WHITE snow any day...just beautiful! Hope you have a great weekend! hugs, Rhonda :)

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  2. "A wonderful bird is the pelican,
    His bill can hold more than his belican,
    He can take in his beak,
    Food enough for a week,
    But I’m damned if I see how the helican" (Dixon Merritt)

    I have used the philosophy of when life gives you lemons, make lemonade for decades. Another thing we have in common!

    Congratulations to the new and updated BBSers.

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  3. Morning Shelia~ I've seen pelicans in Galveston before and I just love them. I can't believe you have lemons now, that is just wonderful. Enjoy!

    J

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  4. Good Morning sweetness... Love the shots of the Pelicans (aren't they a wonderful bird) and all your lemon pictures are so beautiful they could be in a magazine... You take such great photos... Take out a fancy glass... I'll be right over for some of that yummy lemonade.... Have a great day!

    Love YA
    (((HUGS)))
    Donna

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  5. God does love you little Shelia...
    He watched over you as Ike came & went and now...lemons! I'd sure like to have a glass with you! Big smiles ♥ Bo

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  6. GM Pickel just a wonderful post today girl!! your pictures are just beautiful..every time I do a close up it all fuzzy looking but yours are great..Loved seeing the bathroom Diva..hope you have a great day on your side of the mountain dear friend...hugs and smiles Gloria

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  7. Shelia, those lemons look great! I saw lemons in the store the other day, for a very good price. I thought, "Lemons at Christmas...Hum..." I think I will go back and get them! You have given me some ideas.

    Love those white pelicans. I only see gray. Rarely see a white one and not in a flock like that.

    Your write up on my bathroom pic is fabulous. I am still laughing! And so is Dana's! And she is doing really good at getting friends to join her in the bathroom snapping. Good going Dana!

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  8. Mmm.. I don't think I've ever had fresh lemonade, but boy does that ever look good. And of course you set it up all pretty for us! Shelia, you're taking some really wonderful, artistic pics with that pink camera of yours! I need to take some lessons from you!!!!!

    And wtg Divas!!!!!!

    Justine :o )

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  9. Oh, how I wish I had a LEMON tree in my backyard...and that it was WARM enough here to give me LEMONS!! Tomorrow morning, I am making my Lemon Blueberry Scones with Lemon Cream Cheese. They are soooooooooooooo yummy...and good and they are Mr. Tom's favorite!!

    ~Blessings,
    Jan

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  10. It does seem that citrus comes to fruition during this season of the year. Not sure what the height of the season is for lemons, but so glad you have a bumper crop.
    While it is a bit of trouble, I am a huge fan of fresh squeezed lemonade.

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  11. Oh Good, more bathroom divaness! I love it!

    Wonderful post, Shelia. I can't tell you how much we enjoyed the sight of Pelicans, on the Mississippi, last winter. They are beautiful.

    Of course when given lemons in life, we always must make lemonade!
    Have a great weekend!

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  12. Oh Shelia I forgot to tell you how beautiful your new Christmas look is on your blog... And since I am back I went to visit Cathleen... What a little sweetheart she is... Love Ya, Donna

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  13. oh, grinningness one...of all the peopleness in the world to make lemonade out of lemons is YOUNESS!!
    And, the bathroom divas are OUT OF THIS WORLD...they all look fabulous. What a fun thing you started when you got this Bathroom Diva business going...it has been so fun and I find myself searching for neat bathrooms to snap myself in...hahaha
    Have a blessed day, sweetness...
    bj

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  14. I just knew you'd put a smile on my face this morning! And you did!
    I LOVE home made lemonade! God was sweet to do that for you wasn't he!?

    Can you believe how the bathroom diva thing has taken off???? Women all over the world are snapping away in restrooms! I love it! lol!

    Buffie :)

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  15. Good Morning!! I loved your post. The pelicans are such beautiful birds. I am a bird lover anyway. And oh my goodness. I do love fresh lemonade. I would feel like I was in paradise if I were you!!
    Hugs, Terrie

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  16. Oh, of all the fruit trees, I'd most love my own lemon tree. It's a good trade-off for your not having snow. :)

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  17. Good Day, Shelia!!!
    Those Pelicans are breathtaking!!! The only huge flocks of fowl we have here are gazillions of Canada Geese. There is a little pond not far from here and those birds are coming from all over the USA just to have their moment there---they love our Independence, MO water!
    I LOVED your gorgeous photos and text about the lemon tree and your wonderful gift from it!! What a terrific blessing---and you certainly are making the most of it!
    Yes, indeedy, you have certainly unleased a wave of Bathroom Snapping Divas! My "non-blogging" friends have gotten such a kick out of being in on the fun! Thanks for encouraging us to seek and find gorgeous water closets to share with the world!
    I will go right on over to check out the blog you told us about!
    Have a swell day! Dana :)

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  18. Shelia, I can always depend on you to bring a smile. Yeah, more divas. It is a growing tread!!

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  19. Who would have thought Lemonade to be a Christmas recipe? Love it. Have a great, silly day. Sally

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  20. What a fun post as always! You got some gorgeous close ups of the lemons and ornaments. Love them. Yay! For more Bathroom Divas and for repeats too. What fun! I will go check out the new blogger. Have a great day sipping your lemonade.

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  21. LOVE THE PELICANS.NO-I THINK THEY'RE AWESOME...ANN

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  22. Great post!!!! The pelicans are beautiful and the lemonade looks refreshing!!!!! CHEERS!!!!! Michele

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  23. Your pelican pictures are beautiful! I will take a white Christmas any way I can get it too.
    I'm so glad that you got early lemons. We can't grow lemon trees here in Utah, our winters are too cold. So I will imagine how wonderful your fresh lemonade tastes.
    Have a great weekend.
    *hugs*

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  24. Shelia! Oh, most wonderful of Sheladies, how I love visiting your blog home! And aren't the bew divas lovely! I also enjoyed seeing your pelican pals. So pretty. Best run go clean my toilets and make them sparkly for Christmas! ;-)

    XO,

    Sheila

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  25. There is nothing quite like a tall glass of Winter/Christmas lemonade :0)
    I hope you are having a fantastic day. Did they order the correct tiles yet? How soon will they arrive?

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  26. Hi Sheila,

    What a Sweetie you are! I woke this morning to a few more sweetie blog friends! So excited to check everyone out! Thank you for the sweet review! I think we all blog about what we love, and it's a great compliment to have someone appreciate your efforts.

    Thank you Blogger Sweetie's
    Ho, Ho,
    Cathleen

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  27. I love your white Christmas. They must be an awesome sight.

    Lemons! I love lemons - and limes.

    There are bathroom divas everywhere. And, they are all beautiful.

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  28. Oh my Sheila,you are making my mouth water, I want some of that lemonade !

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  29. I don't mind dreaming that kind of "White Christmas"... anything white but snow would do well with me! I don't like winter, or snow, in fact, I dread winter, and I'm already looking out the window expecting to see spring coming forth the ground... my husband suggest hibernation... ;) Maybe I should!

    Hugs, and a blessed weekend to you and yours, Shelia!

    cielo

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  30. At least you don't have to shovel the white bird feathers. lol
    My poor little lemon bush has only given me one ripe lemon so far. Sigh, maybe next year will be a bumper crop. I do get ooodles of oranges from my tree though.

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  31. Your beautiful birds are a wonderful substitute for snow and no shoveling required. They are gorgeous.

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  32. I thought you were going to make lemon mareng pie! :-)
    I have my great grandmothers recipe and this is the ONLY pie I will eat! I LOVE IT!!! (because it isn't sweet.. but fresh!

    Monica

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  33. I would be fretting about the flooring too, especially at this time of year. I'm so sorry that happened, but I'm so very glad you are not having to re-do your entire house as a result of severe hurricane damage!! And I agree wholeheartedly with you--God gave you those bright drops of sunshine to brighten your day! I just love pelicans, and didn't realize you could actually see flocks of white pelicans in your area! What a wonder!!

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  34. You are so artistic in so many ways.As well as blessed.

    Love Ya,
    Chris

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  35. You must take some of those lemons and make Preserved Lemons, it is so much fun. go to here for instructions:

    http://www.elise.com/recipes/archives/001815how_to_make_preserved_lemons.php

    from Roberta Anne

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  36. Lemons... Pelicans...and divas... Oh my! How wonderful :)

    I love your table top tree Shelia and the ornaments are beautiful!

    Everyone needs a little sparkle even if they're in the middle of construction ;)

    hugs,
    rue

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  37. Oh Shelia...I love pelicans! They make me think of fishing with my dad when I was a little girl. He's always say..."Behold the pelican. His beak can hold more than his belly can."...lol...But I have never seen white ones! How lucky you are to be able to see them. God has come up with some wonderous creations, hasn't He?...Debbie

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  38. I just love seeing the pelicans when we go to Galveston! How fabulous that you have a lemon tree to make your own lemonaide from!! That is too COOL!!!

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  39. You are the happiest up beat person I've ever run across..you always manage to put a smile on my face..
    hugs ~lynne~

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  40. What wonderful pictures of the pelicans. I'm dreaming of a white Christmas myself. I love that old movie. I watch it every year. :)

    Oh and now you have me singing Lemon Tree...another old favorite of mine!!

    I have never made lemonade from real lemons. Hard to believe isn't it?

    take care,
    Dawn

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  41. Hi Glenda! You're right! Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  42. Hey Pickle...great pics of the birds and I think it is awesome that you get lemons right in your own yard!!!! Loved what you did with them...so pretty girl..and the bathroom Diva 'commerical'lol Oh my word girl you ain't right!!!! lol lol have a great weekend sweetie! ♥

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  43. This was such a cute posting! Love how you make lemonaide. You are just so witty. laurie

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  44. GM Sweetness, come for a visit, I have something for you. :)

    Love Ya,
    Chris

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  45. Morning Shelia--I love your white pelicans--how neat that you can see them all the time. How wonderful that you have a lemon tree in your yard--I love the photos and can almost taste the lemonade. They look beautiful on your holiday table. You have a gift for seeing the bright side that is helping see you through your renovation and the post-hurricane time in your town.

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  46. Hi!

    Just got home from work... YES I work saturdays as well!!! People need food! :-)

    That is so neat that you might have been inside one of Norway STAV-churches... I have seen alot of them.. but haven't been inside one yet.. hehe...
    There are churches everywhere in this country of mine! :-) hehe

    Have a great weekend Shelia!

    Monica

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  47. I just love the idea of fresh lemons from the backyard! I have a backyard full of snow right now, and its still falling! I'd trade you that for the lemons, but its a trade I bet you'd love!

    Welcome to our newest bathroom divas!

    Kady

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  48. I just had to come back and see the flocks of white pelicans again. They are such wonderful birds. I've never seen one in real life. Perhaps one day I will be blessed to do so. You were so kind to post these pictures so we could all enjoy them with you!

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  49. Only you, Miss Sheila could write about lemons, pelicans and diva's :)...now I wish God would put some lemons on my trees....but alas there is snow falling outside so I will just dream about sipping from a cup of yours :)

    Hugs,
    Kathi :)

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  50. Love, love, love you attitude. I'm glad God gave you the lemons this week so you could reward yourself with sweet lemonade while enjoying the pelicans! I can seem to remember seeing that many White Pelican's...usually I see the brown ones. You are one lucky lady!

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