Sunday, December 21, 2008

Please, Let Me Explain!! :(

Dear Ones, I'm so sorry for being so out of it this weekend. I posted my Blue Monday on Pink Saturday! I don't know if I'm coming or going! Our house has been torn up now for over a month - if you visit me often you know we're having new flooring installed and it ain't been easy!! I'm stressed, and I going to whine just a bit. Nothing has happened when they said it would. Wrong color tile, carpet not in, layers can't do it, installers mess up! Don't even come when they say they will! I'm pulling out my already very short little gorgeous hair by the roots!! So forgive me, I know I'm a few bubbles off, but I will be better. I'm whining right now, but I will get on with the fun of Blogland. I just needed to vent a bit. Thank you!

Would you just look at these lovelies! My sweet blogging friend, Justine at Justine's Froggy Bloggy sent this to me just because she likes me! She likes me even if I'm a few bubbles off! Look at the sweet precious card and she's even sent Chloe Dawn an edible doggie card! See the lovely black bag? There was a wonderful Christmas ornament she had picked out just for me and she had it personalized, too! Isn't it the sweetest thing you've ever seen? Little notes and a banner that says "Sweet Shelia's Note Songs 2008". It's precious! Thank you so much, Justiney!! I already have this little cutie hanging on my tree.


Jan at Jan and Tom's Place hosted a Christmas Card Exchange. We were to stick a little something in our cards for fun. Well, that meant we would get Christmas cards filled with goodies. I'd like to show you my cards and little treasures. I'm a bit behind on this - I was supposed to post this on Friday. I'm sorry Jan!! :(
This lovely card and sweet angel is from Jan at Jan and Tom's Place

...from Linda at Threads of Loveliness

...from Diane at Diane Knotts Musings

...from Sandy at Awtzm Nymf

...from Melissa at Things in life

...from Alaura at Cottage Rose

...from Lady Jane at Lady Jane

...from Lolly at Lollys Nestegg

Oh, thank you, Sweet Ones, for the beautiful cards and little gifts. I appreciate you all so much!


Now, I feel so much better. Thank you all so much for leaving your sweet comments. I so appreciate you coming to see me and Blogland has been such a joy! I've met so many nice folks and consider you my friends! I really do try to visit everyone who leaves a comment on my blog, but I've been so out of it the past few days and I haven't done it. Please forgive me! I love you all!!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Just Dropped in to See What Condition my Condition Was In

I woke up this mornin' with the sundown shinin' in
I found my mind in a brown paper bag within
I tripped on a cloud and fell-a eight miles high
I tore my mind on a jagged sky
I just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in

(yeah, yeah, oh-yeah, what condition my condition was in)

I pushed my soul in a deep dark hole and then I followed it in
I watched myself crawlin' out as I was a-crawlin' in
I got up so tight I couldn't unwind
I saw so much I broke my mind
I just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in

(yeah, yeah, oh-yeah, what condition my condition was in)

Someone painted April fool in big black letters on a dead end sign
I had my foot on the gas as I left the road and blew out my mind
Eight miles outta Memphis and I got no spare
Eight miles straight up downtown somewhere
I just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in

I said I just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in
Yeah yeah oh-yeah

~sung by Kenny Rogers when he was in the group 'First Addition"


  1. Happy Sunday Shelia--hang in there girl! Home renovations are enough to bumfuzzle and frazzle anybody!

    Your Christmas cards and goodies are lovely! Blog friends are just some of the best, aren't they?

  2. Oh Shelia, what would be without you in our daily lives. You add so much happiness and smiles to the ones that follow you. And as far as your house, I would go through anything to have a home like yours.So stop whining. LOL

    Love ya,

  3. You're allowed to be human, even though Bloglanders adore you, Oh Great Divaness. We love you more now that you've revealed that you are not perfect. (However, we still KNOW that you are!)

    Justine sent the most gorgeous gifts! I really love, love, love that ornament on your tree; and an edible one for your fuzzy face, too! I've never heard of that. She's a good Blogging friend.

    The cards are all sweet.

    Take a deep breath and know that MAYBE this time next year, your new carpet will be finished!

  4. Dear Shelia, I would be in a worse mess than you are with all that is going on in your home. I've been amazed at how you keep going with your floor projects interrupting life. Take a deep breath and remember - it will be over soon and you will be SO happy with the results. Until then, you don't have to explain or apologize - you're among friends. ~Adrienne~

  5. Renovations will drive anyone crazy!
    You got some lovely gifts in your cards!

  6. Aw, you got such great little tags and ornaments with your card! Lucky girl!
    I'm so glad you like your little ornament. And, you got such a good picture of it. When your bubbles are all in order, could you please tell me what setting you used on your little pink camera?

    Justiney :o )

  7. Well my royal sweetness... You know how I feel about you whether you think it is Pink Saturday or Blue Monday... You make my day with your wonderful, witty post... I am always smiling ear to ear when I read them...Sorry your having flooring problems but this will all pass and it will be gorgeous when all is said & done... Oh boy did you get some beautiful cards with goodies in them and that Justine... Isn't she the best...I love ya


  8. Sheila,you have been amazing.I noticed that,but I'm so tired I never was even really puzzled,i just read it and went on,ha.All I've had is part of my decoratrions and a hubby with a spider bite.I haven't wrapped not one present.Today i will though.I was sitting here last night like a zombie.And all of a sudden,it dawned on me.I don't have a blog for tomorrow.Eeeeekkkkkkkk.So I apologized ans posted a little clip of a dancing house.I best get one written today.And you take it easy,you have accomplished wonders...Ann

  9. Your bubbles will be in order soon, I'm sure!! (Never heard that expression, did you make that one up???) Try to relax the next few days and enjoy Christmas. It doesn't make any difference if your house is ready; we all know it's your heart that must prepare for Christ's birthday celebration. And, I'm sure your heart is ready!!! Sally

  10. Good morning oh Bubble-less Wonder!!! Everything is sure to be OK...............sometime!!!

    I have been busy, too, baking cookies and getting around to getting our tree up and decorated. Finished the cookies now...on to the tree. But, alas, we have a funeral to go to this afternoon. A young 23 year old girl, daughter of Tom's boss...died in a fall at Cincinnati's Crossroads Church...she was in a play and fell from her harness. So sad.

    I still haven't posted the winners of our Give-Away...was to do that lastnight, now postponed that til later today or tomorrow!!

    Thanks for playing with us in the Card Swap...and for posting about it!!

    Have you got the days straight now? It's SUNDAY!!

    Love ya,

  11. Ahhh what kind of friends would we be if we didn't understand the crazy journey you have had? We love you just as you are!!! Hugs French;)xoxoxo

  12. Your Christmas's gifts are very beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

    I wish you and your family a very joyful, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

    You are my dear friend!

  13. I knew something was going on to frazzle you. It is alright contractors are enough to frazzle anyone and especially at this time of year when it is a bit hectic anyway. Love all of your beautiful cards and little presents.

  14. Shelia,
    I know all about the trials of contractors and renovations - so I will listen to you vent ANY TIME! What a great ornament Justine sent to you, and that edible card is just amazing - I didn't even know they made those. I'm out shopping for the puppies Christmas presents today - so I will be sure to look for that.

  15. WHat beautiful treasures from the sweet ladies here in blogland. But that Justine is just the best isn't she. What a thoughtful gift from a sweet funny lady. I hope things get settled down and your house gets put back in order soon!

  16. Oh Sheila...I think you have done REALLY well under the pressures you've been going thru. Hang in there and it will all be done before you know it and you will be so surrounded by all the new beauty of your lovely home....
    love, bj

  17. Shelia I would feel just the way you do, only I would be saying it through tears (my way to deal with frustration). Even in your whine (which I don't think was really whining!) you are so upbeat! I'm sorry things haven't fallen into place the way they should have!

    The cards that you received are wonderful. What beautiful treasures you have!

    take care,

  18. Shelia, we are all a bubble off sometimes and that's OK!! We just enjoy you so much. :)

    I love your goodies. The ornament is amazing!!

  19. oh you must have been very good this year indeed!!! Wow, what wonderful gifts!

    Buffie :)

  20. Shelia, I think near the holidays we get so pulled one way then another that when we do sit down for a moment that our heads keep going. That is how I make my excuses. Heee Hugs!! Kathy

  21. Hi Shelia! Love that song! Loved the cards and the lovely things tucked inside. Don't worry about posting Blue Monday on Pink Saturday, it happens. Next time go to edit post and post it under the correct date. Hope things get better with the floors and you get to enjoy them soon. Deb

  22. Bubble off or not, you are always so very pretty Shelia!

    What a beautiful gifts; you must be so proud having such great blogger friends.

    Merry Christmas and Happy 2009 New Year to you and your family!

  23. Hi Sheila
    Well I thought you must be very busy that you didn't notice what was going on with your post...I thought that you were having a busy weekend and had intended on scheduling the post to appear on Blue Monday but it didn't work out that way.

    I know everything gets out of wack and schedule when things are not going so well...but just think of how great you'll feel when it finally is complete.

    Just hang in there a little longer...
    have a lovely evening and a very Merry Christmas too..*hugs*

  24. Don't worry dear heart. My bubble hasn't been on level for some time now. I just plod along, knowing that everything will come right, sooner or later.
    I guess this really does mean I'm still behind. No surprise there. Oh well, I'll catch up eventually.

  25. Oh, Glenda! I'm so glad to hear I'm not the only one with a few bubbles off!! lol Have a blessed Merry Christmas!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  26. Shelia...sorry it's been such a rough week. I remember when I had floors installed and NOTHING went as planned. It's especially hard when your in the holiday season. I hope they get it all straight for you very soon! Love the goodies and cards you got...what a nice gift from Justine! And Artie's vent anytime you like! Susan

  27. Oh Sheila what a mess you are in sweetie . But this too will pass. I don't know how people keep their jobs in the home remodel business. They NEVER do what they say they will do . And sometimes tear up more than they fix .
    Don't worry about answering me back Sheila because we are on the count down now til Christmas. Everyday gets a little more hectic til it's over .
    You and your family have a very Merry Christmas in case I don't get to comment again before Christmas.

  28. Hang in there Shelia it does get better. We renovated our kitchen and it was a mess! We do need to update our powder room and foyer tile but I know how caotic it's going to be and I am not looking forward to it. The card give-away looks like it was afun thing to do. I would have participated in that. You got some nice gifts. I will be looking forward to seeing a post from you again soon when You get your bubbles back in a row! ~ Robyn

  29. This close to the holiday I think we are all a little out of sorts. You are doing fine. I love you Note Songs ornament it is beautiful.

  30. Wow, Sheila...look at all those goodies...somebody loves YOU very much this Christmas...

  31. Oh dear one...I hear you! We all try to do to much, especially at this time of year! Do not worry...we all understand:-) Have a wonderful Christmas Day!


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